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In defence of a revolutionary

Eighty-five years after the hanging of Bhagat Singh, lawyers from India and Pakistan have joined hands to re-open, and overturn, the sham trial that …

Spectacular warped beauty of Mumbai interiors - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>Architecture is a precious thing; delicate and worth preserving. Whether by the slow slip into decrepitude or wanton destruction at the hands of terror, our heritage is at risk.<p>That's the driving force behind "Look Up Mumbai," an installation overseen by Professor Sarah …

How to Build An Epic Home Bar

<i>This piece originally appeared on Fix.com.</i><p>Back in the old days, it was enough to have a shaker and a few martini glasses to impress your guests. …

Iranian billionaire sentenced to death for fraud

A court in Iran has sentenced businessman Babak Zanjani to death for corruption. He's accused of secretly selling Iranian oil on behalf of …

Corruption

India denies visas to US religious freedom body

Setback for relations between Delhi and Washington as a long-planned visit by the agency is scuppered<p>India has denied visas for a delegation from the US government agency charged with monitoring international religious freedom.<p>The delegation from the US Commission on International Religious Freedom …

India

Refreshing Cocktails

From classic mojitos to watermelon-tequila cocktails, here are Food & Wine's best refreshing cocktail recipes.

90-Year Old Woman Gets Cancer, Takes the Ultimate Road Trip Instead of Treatments

When she was 90 years old, Norma's husband died. Then she was diagnosed with cancer. The doctors recommended a regimen of surgery, chemotherapy, and …

Cancer

Banana Peel Is Just as Nutritious as The Flesh

We've been eating bananas wrong this whole time.<p>That's right, you can eat banana peels. And not only are they edible, they're also good for you. If …

Stella’s Solar Car Wins The Crunchie For Best Technology Achievement

The best tech for 2014 is getting its just desserts at the 8th Annual Crunchies right now, and Best Technology Achievement is one of the categories that reflects true excellence in a field where it’s easy to identify standouts. This year’s winner is Stella, whose four-seat, solar-powered car won …

Clean Energy

Make a Buttery, Moist, Perfect Pound Cake by Avoiding These Common Mistakes

A good pound cake is hard to find—but you can definitely make one at home. Crack the code with these tips from our test kitchen.<p>If you've ever had a piece of subpar pound cake, you know how depressing it can be. What should be sweet and soft is nothing more than a heavy, dry piece of bread …

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies: All the Christmas Cookie Recipes You'll Ever Need

There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.<p><b>Sometimes, you just need a cookie</b>. Scratch that. There's always a reason to eat a cookie. So here are 71 of 'em, great for holiday baking or just because.

Dessert

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Photographers Find Creative Ways to Deal With Irritating Potholes

Potholes are the cherry on top of winter. A frustrating, dangerous cherry.<p>In cities hit hardest in the winter months, drivers risk flat tires and …

Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.Photograph by the Moody Bible Institute

Electricity flashes from the thimble-topped fingers of a “preacher-scientist,” August 1955.Photograph by the Moody Bible Institute

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

Red Bull Billionaire Buys A New Million Dollar Extreme Submarine

Red Bull billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter<b>,</b> part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for …

A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

Why India's Next State Is Not Likely To Be The Last

India's cartographers may soon be redrawing the country's map. If events go to plan, India will inaugurate Telangana, its 29th state, perhaps as early as next year — casting the spotlight anew on the challenges of governing a country as vast, and with a population as diverse, as India.<p>Telangana, on …

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Rio's Copacabana beach transformed as three million Catholics pack sands for Sunday Mass

It is usually synonymous with unbridled hedonism, but Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach was transformed into a vast encampment of the faithful on Sunday when three million young Catholics squeezed onto every last inch of sand for the climax of the Pope's week-long visit to Brazil.<p>Many hundreds of …

Mysterious Dancing Lights In Afghanistan

This isn't a painting. It's not from a movie. It's not a strange astronomical event. This is real — what you can see when certain helicopters in Afghanistan touch down on sandy ground, raising dust, causing mysterious arcs of light to loop and dance through the air.<p>This doesn't always happen. "The …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Louis C.K.’s 10 Funniest Moments

Louis C.K. struggled as a stand-up comic for 15 years, telling the same inane jokes. Then he became a father. One night onstage, he called his …

Comedy

Behance

The Vitamin Myth: Why We Think We Need Supplements

Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements. Fortunately, many excellent studies have now resolved the issue.<p>On October 10, 2011, …

Weekend Box Office: 'The Conjuring' Startles With Record-Breaking $41 Million

It’s a little bizarre that we would call a 2.44x weekend multiplier “exceptional”, but horror films are of course famously front-loaded. Nonetheless, <i>The Conjuring</i> didn’t completely collapse over the weekend and as such set a new record for an original R-rated horror movie. The $20 million 70′s-set …

How Social Media Moves Consumers From 'Sharing' To 'Purchase'

Vision Critical’s recently published study, <i>From Social to Sale</i> provides some answers to exactly how a company’s social media strategy could be tailored to drive sales. Using interviews from almost 6,000 participants, the company evaluated social media purchasing against participation in Twitter, …