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Madhava and the Uninfluential Discovery of Calculus

In the history of mathematics in India, one of the most fascinating institutions to exist was the <i>guru-parampara</i> or ‘chain of teachers’ of the Kerala …

Mathematics

One Simple Reason Why Touching The Sun Is So Hard

This past weekend, NASA successfully launched the Parker Solar Probe: the first spacecraft that will ever touch, with its own instruments, solar material directly in the vicinity of the Sun itself. It seems paradoxical: how could it be so difficult to collide with the source of 99.8% of the mass in …

Astronomy

The 100 best science fiction movies of all time, according to critics

At its best, science fiction can present a captivating, inventive picture of societal trends and flaws.<p>The Metacritic data we compiled here to track the most critically acclaimed sci-fi movies of all time traces a lineage of great films from Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" through the Tom …

Science Fiction

Want an extra arm? A third thumb? Check out these awesome robotic appendages

3D printing and robotics technology are responsible for some amazing work creating artificial limbs for people who have lost theirs. But what if …

Robotics

These Foreign Horror Films Are Straight-Up Insane — and All Available on Netflix

There's nothing better than a scary movie to get the adrenaline rushing through your system. Whether you're looking to get pumped up ahead of Halloween, or you need a more low-key horror movie that you can actually handle, scary movies are an unmatched experience. Once you've run through all the …

Horror

Geoff Dyer’s perfect essay on the sexiness of hotel rooms is back on the internet:

The best essay ever written on doing it in fancy hotel rooms.

Hospitality

Have Plantar Fasciitis​? These Are The Products That Will Ease Your Pain

Be kind to your aching heels with these affordable picks designed to release tension in the plantar fascia.<p>If you suffer from pain or severe tenderness on the bottoms of your heels, you’re in good company. The most common cause of this aching, a condition called plantar fasciitis, will nag about 1 …

Plantar Fasciitis

Microsoft debuts free quantum computer programming katas

Microsoft yesterday announced the release of Quantum Katas, a self-paced programming project that teaches developers how to write code for quantum computers.<p>Quantum Katas, as the name implies, are coding katas from Microsoft that teach beginning developers the fundamentals of the company’s quantum …

Quantum Computing

"Octonion" Math Could Underpin Physics

In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State …

Physics

7 Gynecologists on the #1 Question Patients Ask

<i>The hottest days of the year call for a</i> <b>Summer Fling</b><i>. This week, we're deep-diving into sex, dating, and relationship drama, here.</i><p>In the age of WebMD, …

Women's Health

This Ratnagiri homestay is the perfect pitstop between Mumbai and Goa

Run by a mother-daughter duo, Atithi Parinay wears Konkan's earthy charm with pride<p>Atithi Parinay is a lovely boutique homestay run by a cheerful …

Maharashtra

Drones in Precision Agriculture

As the development of programming and artificial intelligence expands their applications, so do the means to replace tasks traditionally undertaken …

Unmanned Aircraft

These 25 Sci-Fi Movies on Netflix Will Blow Your Mind

Science fiction has the power to transport us to other dimensions, expand the boundaries of our imaginations, and teach us very important lessons about being leaders and adapting to change. Once you've read through all the best sci-fi classics, you might be ready to cozy up on the couch with a …

Science Fiction

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

The most beautiful vacation spot in every state

1/<p>ALABAMA: Little River Canyon<p>Rob Hainer/Shutterstock<p>The Little River Canyon provides gorgeous views as well as recreational activities for visitors, …

Mathematics in India: A Complete Guide to Make Your Career in this Field! - Data Blogger

Mathematics is the study of measurement, properties and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols. In other words, we can say …

‘Still Can’t Believe It Worked’: The Story of the Thailand Cave Rescue

MAE SAI, Thailand — Improbably enough, most of the escapes went flawlessly.<p>But on trip No. 11, to save one of the last soccer teammates stuck for 18 days deep inside the cave, something went dangerously wrong.<p>Rescuers inside an underground chamber felt a tug on the rope — the sign that one of the …

Thai Navy

Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

<i>This article was originally published on</i> <i>Medium</i><i>.</i><p>Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I …

Why Aren't You Watching These Netflix Hidden Gems Yet?

Remember the feeling of flipping through channels aimlessly, and not landing on anything interesting enough to stop scrolling? Two hundred channels, …

The staggering rise of India’s super-rich

On 3 May, at around 4.45pm, a short, trim Indian man walked quickly down London’s Old Compton Street, his head bowed as if trying not to be seen. From his seat by the window of a nearby noodle bar, Anuvab Pal recognised him instantly. “He is tiny, and his face had been all over every newspaper in …

India

What does Sita really say in Valmiki’s Ramayana?

Every act of translation encodes something political, and, regardless of whether we like it or are even aware of it, all translators are political …

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've scrolled …

Love Stories

The man who paves India's roads with old plastic

At 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly as old as the mass production of plastic. But that is not the reason why the chemistry professor has a soft spot for the much-maligned material.<p>“Plastic isn’t the problem,” the venerable scientist says in his office in the southern Indian city of Madurai. …

Pollution

What Was It Like When The Big Bang First Began?

Looking out at our Universe today, we not only see a huge variety of stars and galaxies both nearby and far away, we also see a curious relationship: the farther away a distant galaxy is, the faster it appears to move away from us. In cosmic terms, the Universe is expanding, with all the galaxies …

Dark Matter

Center of Gravity

The <b>center of gravity</b> is a geometric property of any object. The center of gravity is the average location of the weight of an object. We can …

A tiny version of this physics toy is revealing quantum secrets

Scientists created a quantum Newton’s cradle to study thermal equilibrium.

Why Relativity's True: The Evidence for Einstein's Theory

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of "Ask a Spaceman"</i> …

Physics

30 Horror Movies So Twisted And Sick You'll Never Unsee Them

This brainchild of horror guru Eli Roth is pretty much every backpacker's nightmare. In it, a pair of American travelers check in to a hostel in Slovakia and are forced to endure a series of truly gruesome tortures.<p>Image: Lions Gate Films

What types of blood disorders are there?

Blood disorders are conditions that impact the blood's ability to function correctly. There is a range of different types and symptoms depend on the …

I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To

For two months, I hacked myself to separate the science from the BS. But if I ended up stronger, smarter, faster, healthier, calmer, more creative, and more productive, that would be okay, too.<p>With proven medical treatments for aging, brain disease, unrefreshing sleep, and low productivity years, …