Suraj Noushad

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Feeling Anxious? Have a Pickle

I’m from northern Vermont, and am the descendant of a long line of uptight Puritans and taciturn ice fishermen. Chattiness is not our bag. At parties, we’re big on nail-biting reticence and we tend to have an over-developed concept of personal space. A lot of us, as kids, hid behind the couch when …

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Fifa Women's World Cup: We've finally reached the tipping point for women's football

Four decades after the FA lifted its ban on women's football, the sport is winning widespread – and sometimes diehard – support<p>In 1971, the FA lifted its ban on women’s football. I was 9 years old and that point did not know of a single girl at my school or in my suburban town who played the sport. …

Steven Gerrard: Liverpool's 'slip' vs.Chelsea still hurts

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard suggested for the first time that his side were naive in their tactical approach to the crucial game against …

David De Gea heroics inspire Man Utd to sixth straight win

David De Gea was in inspired form as Manchester United beat Liverpool 3-0 in English Premier League.<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>Manchester United beats Liverpool 3-0 in English Premier League<br>• Goals from Rooney, Mata and Van Persie for United<br>• David De Gea in inspired form in Man Utd goal<br>• Champions Juventus held …

European Rugby Champions Cup: talking points from the weekend

1) Wasps’ fluency can make fans flock to Coventry<p>Wasps will be saying their hellos to Coventry this week before their relocation from High Wycombe to the Ricoh Arena. Almost 23,000 tickets have already been shifted for Sunday’s Premiership game against London Irish and, even if several thousand …

Manchester United fighting way into title race, says Louis van Gaal

• ‘Team has done very well, everybody is happy,’ says manager • Brendan Rodgers denies lack of Liverpool effort • Match report: Manchester United 3-0 Liverpool • Paul Wilson: Louis van Gaal’s attack gambit pays off<p>Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United are fighting their way into the title race …

UEFA Champions League draw 2014: Round of 16 preview, time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Come join Gianni Infantino and all of your favorite retired footballers!<p>The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 draw is made on Monday (6 a.m. ET), and the failure of some big teams to win their groups could set up some monster matchups. Arsenal, Manchester City, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain are …

The Biggest Video Game Controversies Of 2014

Video games are controversial these days, but 2014 has been one of the most divisive years I can remember.<p>Even the super controversial launches of <i>Mass Effect 3, SimCity,</i> and <i>Diablo III</i> pale in comparison to this year’s controversies.<p>These range from buggy game releases to the rise of online …

Xbox One Outsells PS4 For November

It just goes to show you: if you radically redesign your console, slash the price repeatedly and offer a slew of free games, people will take notice. The PS4 has dominated the current-gen console market since launch last year, but the recently-released NPD report has Microsoft’s Xbox One outselling …

How to buy a PS4 20th Anniversary Edition console online this week

You're going to have to jump through a few hoops if you want to buy one of those £399.99 PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition consoles this …

After Nokia: 5 Finnish Startups To Watch

Finland still trades off its Nokia heritage, it acts as a cast iron currency immune to depreciation. Across the globe people still think fondly of an all-too-European brand that played a significant part of whatever was happening in their lives in the early 2000s.<p>Even in 2014, for the fresh …

Astronomers Spy Monster Star Merger on the Move

A coming collision could let astronomers peek at the birth of a jumbo star.<p>Twin monster stars are merging, astronomers report, in a confirmation of a long-held theory on how supermassive stars are born.<p>A Spanish astronomy team reports the eclipsing binary star system, known as MY Camelopardalis (MY …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.