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Earth - Why doing a poo takes almost all animals roughly 12 seconds

The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of faeces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture. Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail.<p>Sure, it's …

Hindutva’s ‘purification’ drive

The resilience of such categories explains why Hindu nationalist ideologues tried to apply techniques of “purification”, not only to Dalits but also …


Irom Sharmila’s decision to call off her fast against AFSPA reflects the state’s failure to engage

She began the fast on November 3, 2000, demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Manipur.<p>Irom Sharmila’s decision to end her …

Rights & Freedoms

Science says happy kids tend to have these 7 traits in common

Many of the most important factors in a child's happiness and success are outside of parents' control, and there's still a lot researchers disagree on or don't understand about why kids develop the ways they do.<p>But there are some things that the literature broadly agrees make a difference in kids' …


12 of the world's most beautiful spots to stargaze

But when it comes to observing the night sky, not all places are equal. If you were to step out on the street in, say, New York City, you might be able to see a tiny speckling of stars across a hazy sky, at best.<p>There are a lot of factors that work together to create optimal stargazing conditions. …


Dreamlike Watercolor Illustration Paying Tribute to Nature

Canadian artist Ella.T is behind beautiful and poetic illustrations made with watercolor. In her work, she pays tribute to nature. For some of her …

Glastonbury toilets: A good loo guide

As thousands descend on a Somerset farm for the Glastonbury Festival the annual challenge of providing toilets has created some clever solutions.<p>The BBC's Andrew Plant has been looking at the options available.

Manhole Cover Paintings in China: Pictures

Chinese Art

Photographer shares tips on how to deal with online criticism

If there’s one thing this writer has learned during his time as an online writer and newspaper photographer, it’s that it’s never a matter of <i>if</i> your …

Mark Zuckerberg

Venus Rises Behind The Aurora In Stunning Time-Lapse Filmed From Space

Thank you, Tim Peake!<p>Tim Peake's time in space is coming to an end.<p>But it looks as if the British astronaut is making the most of the three weeks he has left on board the International Space Station.<p>Peake shared this stunning time-lapse video of Venus rising behind one of the auroras to Facebook on …

Rock concerts in rice fields or trout fishing in Himalayan rivers, Stayzilla puts you there

High on a hill is a lonely goatherd...waiting for you.

Asia Travel