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L’Enfant-Femme - Photographs by Rania Matar | LensCulture

Us and Them. In today’s overly politicized atmosphere, it is easy to let our perspective of the world become defined by Manichean geopolitics, through simplified narratives that fill our minds with hate and fear. But take a breath and spend some time with Rania Matar’s photographs. In these …

Leonardo DiCaprio became the latest celebrity to visit the Taj Mahal. Here are the others.

Over the weekend, Leonardo DiCaprio made a secret trip to see India's most famous heritage site, the Taj Mahal. The actor was visiting the country to …

365: One Animated Film, Shot One Second a Day, Over One Year

Back in September, we highlighted an animation that humorously imagined David Bowie and Brian Eno's collaboration on the song, “Warszawa,” which …

Sony Shows Off Starvis Super-High Sensitivity Camera Sensor Tech

Earlier this year, Canon started debuting technology made to produce insanely high-sensitivity image sensors. They released a camera with an ISO …

A Brief History of Color Photography, From Dream to Reality

When photographing the world around us, the property of color is likely something most people tend to take for granted. We expect our cameras to …

The year's best photography from travelers around the world

The best travel photography transports you to a different place. And even though smartphone cameras and the growing prevalence of the selfie are …

Why Are Films So Afraid of Showing Vaginas?

Boobs are fine—great, in fact. So why no vulvas?<p>I recently went to see <i>The Diary of a Teenage Girl</i>. It was great—the feminist overtones, the agency of the protagonist, the flares—yet I still left disappointed. Disappointed that the film had failed to show any vaginas.<p>Frequency of vulvas is not the …

Feminism

Business News, India Stock Market, Personal Finance, IPO, Financial News Headlines

Debt is one among the biggest personal finance problems that many people face. From business losses to erratic spending habits, debt can be a vicious …

Family life: The twins my mother wasn’t expecting, Oh, Boy! by Buddy Holly and the scones my mother made

Family,Photography,Art and design,Life and style,Culture,Music,Food & drink,The Guardian,Letters,Recipes,Features

These 10 cities have the worst air pollution in the world, and it is up to 15 times dirtier than what is considered healthy

Air pollution already kills 3.3 million people a year.<p>And that number could double by 2050.<p>The most harmful pollutant to human health is called PM 2.5, short for particle matter that's less than 2.5 microns in diameter. It's found in soot, smoke, and dust and lodges in the lungs causing long-term …

Pollution

7 tips for women travelling in India

I HAVE TRAVELLED ACROSS INDIA for about 17 months in total, over the past seven years — most of it solo. In all that time, I have rarely felt unsafe. …

Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 winners - in pictures

Spectacular views of the universe have been unveiled at the Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 awards ceremony, held at the Royal Greenwich Observatory

MIT's New 3D Printer Can Print 10 Materials Simultaneously

Fab news, everyone!<p>Right now, the typical 3D printer is a tool for making plastic objects. Assembling them in layers according to a pre-programmed plan, the printers can quickly make weirdly shaped parts, but they’re often limited to working with just one material at a time. Additive manufacturing, …

Artificial Intelligence

Yes, There Are Neutrinos Zipping Through The Cosmos

Antarctic particle detector's findings validated<p>Back in 2013, the scientists running the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica were pretty sure they had found what they were looking for: cosmic neutrinos, neutrally charged subatomic particles that can give researchers insights into some of the …

Physics

Top 10 Most Beautiful Animated Films of All Time

Porn ban: Why India’s order to block 857 websites might not work

Internet Service Providers have expressed their apprehension, saying it is virtually impossible to ban porn websites given that servers hosting these …

'Masaan' - Movie Review

An eagle's eye for detailing coupled with some excellent piece of writing is what largely works for 'Masaan', apart from other fine things. Neeraj …

Movie Reviews

This is your last month to still use Google+ Photos

The final nail in Google+ Photos' coffin is going in.<p>Google announced it will be closing down its Google+ Photos service, starting with the Android …

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 …

Family Planning

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Arduino