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India’s preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people

<i>Update: The working paper Quartz wrote about in 2015 was published in the September 2017 issue of American Economic Review.</i><p>Indian children are among the shortest in the world, and the country’s preference for sons might be to blame.<p>Globally, one in four children under the age of five is …

Demographics

Finding Out What the Past Smelled Like

Augmented reality could change the way we understand—and experience—history.<p>It was the smell that hit me first, a heady mixture of roasting meat, woodsmoke, and farmyard manure. Nearby I could hear a low murmured conversation—but the words were muffled and unclear. I could see piles of stones …

Mad Cow Research Hints At Ways To Halt Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ravage the brain in very different ways. But they have at least one thing in common, says Corinne Lasmezas, a neuroscientist and professor at Scripps Research Institute, in Jupiter, Fla. Each spreads from brain cell to brain cell like an …

Automation is the new new thing for Infosys, Wipro

<b>Bengaluru:</b> Infosys Ltd has tasked a former SAP AG executive with automating delivery functions across its seven services lines, even as smaller rival …

IT

Let's all move to Mars! The space architects shaping our future

Fifty years from now, says Brent Sherwood, there will be a different kind of honeymoon on offer. “Imagine a hotel with a view that’s changing all the time,” says the Nasa space architect, “where there are 18 sunrises and sunsets every day, where food floats effortlessly into your mouth – and where …

Space Exploration

The women fighting on the frontline in Ukraine

Photograph: Jonathan Alpeyrie/Transterra Media<p>Vitaminka followed her boyfriend to the front, where she volunteered to join the Aidar battalion.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425041393228/034aeb93-c4a2-452f-ab3f-3e6d0327c132-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Neo-nazism

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Union Budget 2015: Key highlights

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced Union Budget 2015 aimed at high growth, saying the pace of cutting the fiscal deficit would slow …