Shruti Shukla

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Osama cited Gandhi to seek inspiration

Osama bin Laden in a 1993 speech invoked apostle of peace Mahatma Gandhi as he asked his supporters to boycott American goods and seek inspiration …

Osama Bin Laden

Sonia Gandhi vs Sushma Swaraj: The fiercest rivalry in Indian politics

<b>New Delhi:</b> They are the two most powerful and senior women in Indian politics, but Sushma Swaraj and Sonia Gandhi have always had a rocky …

The mysterious way your body changes with the weather

Does the damp cause arthritis? Can air pressure shifts bring a headache? Will the temperature influence a baby's sex? David Robson finds some surprising evidence for the folklore.<p>In 2013, neuroscientists reported one of the strangest case reports in the history of medicine: a man who claimed to be …

July 2015

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You can now Google your lost Android phone

Despite all its efforts in various markets, Google is still primarily a search company. So the fact that you can now use the search engine on your desktop computer to find your lost phone is really just business as usual.<p>If you’ve lost your Android phone, there is still an important requirement: …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Kids in India Are Sparking Urban Planning Changes by Mapping Slums

A new project aims to give young Indians a voice in the city-development process.<p>Every kid likes to draw. But in India, young people living in slums are using their sketching skills to spur urban change.<p>As part of a broader civic campaign centered on "child clubs," groups of children are creating …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

India’s Daughter: ‘I made a film on rape in India. Men’s brutal attitudes truly shocked me’

Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters<p>Protesters mark the anniversary of the Delhi gang rape of Jyoti Singh in 2012. Despite legislation, rapes are …

India

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 …

The East India Company: The original corporate raiders | William Dalrymple

For a century, the East India Company conquered, subjugated and plundered vast tracts of south Asia. The lessons of its brutal reign have never been more relevant<p>One of the very first Indian words to enter the English language was the Hindustani slang for plunder: “loot”. According to the Oxford …

India

Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered

Weird & Wild<p>More than 20 years after its discovery, the rare Ili pika was spotted in the mountains of northwestern China.<p>You could call it one of the world's longest games of hide and seek.<p>For more than 20 years, the Ili pika <i>(Ochotona iliensis)</i>, a type of tiny, mountain-dwelling mammal with a teddy …

Nature

Mosquitoes Can Smell Inside Your Blood

Garlic lovers: You can smell them before you see them. Some people would say they even stink!<p>Hours after you eat garlic, your breath can still smell bad, as your body digests compounds in the plant and releases them into your blood.<p>Now scientists say a similar process might explain why people …

Boredom makes people more creative, claim psychologists

People are more creative after they take part in a boring test, psychologists have found<p>Boredom is by its very nature tedious and unpleasant, but far from being mind-numbing it might actually stimulate creativity, a psychologist has found.<p>Dr Sandi Mann, from the University of Central Lancashire, …

For a More Creative Brain, Travel

How international experiences can open the mind to new ways of thinking<p>There are plenty of things to be gained from going abroad: new friends, new experiences, new stories.<p>But living in another country may come with a less noticeable benefit, too: Some scientists say it can also make you more …

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Ants

Almonds Can Reduce Belly Fat, Study Finds

Snacking on almonds may possibly be one of the best choices you can make.<p>According to the results of a new study, choosing almonds as opposed to carbs like white bread or muffins, may reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing belly fat, the dangerous type of fat that can encircle our organs. …