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Was Indira Gandhi right to use air power against her own countrymen?

OPEN TO OPINION<p><b>English</b> | Bangla<p>The government gave a free hand to the Army to use the most brutal methods.<p>POLITICS<p>| In real time | 5-minute read | …

st vincent redesigned an electric guitar to make room for boobs

It's a guitar that's sympathetic to the female form.<p>St. Vincent is a woman after our own hearts. She's a killer musician, a constant source of hair inspiration and—let's be honest—one half of a couple we routinely Google-image. She even helped wait tables at her family's restaurant last year. Could …

Google’s AI just cracked the game that supposedly no computer could beat

Computers have slowly started to encroach on activities we previously believed only the brilliantly sophisticated human brain could handle. IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer beat Grand Master Garry Kasparov at chess in 1997, and in 2011 IBM’s Watson beat former human winners at the quiz game <i>Jeopardy.</i> …

Mozart at 250: how to explain a 10-year-old talent for all time

Conductor Ian Page has embarked on a 27-year project to play Mozart’s music, in order, 250 years after it was written. He has reached 1766, when Mozart was 10 and his music was already breaking new ground<p>Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756‑1791) is probably the most famous composer of all time. But how …

Mozart

Powerful Dance Portraits Capture the Elegance and Intensity of the Human Body in Motion

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev has an amazing talent for conveying the elegant, refined energy of dancers. His stunning studio portraits capture dancers mid-pose, exuding a grace and power that is fortified by the primarily black and white aesthetic and clean scene compositions. …

5 Powerful Psychedelics That Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

Psychoactive plants and hallucinogens have given us the opportunity to see life through different perspectives for thousands of years.<p>Michael …

31 Amazing Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

Whiskey is the king of classic cocktails, so we love ourselves a good Old Fashioned, Manhattan, or Julep. But we’re not afraid to mix it up either. These 31 cocktail recipes know what we're talking about.<p>When we’re not sipping some fine whiskey neat or on the rock, we’re mixing up cocktails that …

Give Us Back Our Data

Technology researcher and thinker Evgeny Morozov believes the entire discussion around cool, new innovative technology is a giant distraction from the most important issues.<p>What has happened I think is that Silicon Valley has usurped our imagination and has made it impossible for us to dream on our …

These Bouncing Droplets Could Help Resolve a 90-Year Mystery of Quantum Mechanics

The drops of silicone oil bobbing in this mesmerizing video do more than create aesthetically satisfying ripples across a slick surface. They could …

Quantum Physics

Formula for pi turns up in quantum mechanics

Two scientists were surprised to find pi lurking in a quantum mechanics formula for the energy states of the hydrogen atom.<p>“We didn’t just find pi,” …

Disclosure, Foals, My Morning Jacket Perform on "Jools Holland"

Tonight's episode of the BBC Two music show "Later... With Jools Holland" featured performances by Disclosure, Foals, and My Morning Jacket. Disclosure performed their new single "Jaded", Foals did "What Went Down" and "Mountain at My Gates" off their most recent album <i>What Went Down</i>, and My Morning …

The mysterious European businessman who gave India its iconic railway book stalls

At a time when booksellers everywhere appear a threatened breed, the life of Emile Edouard Moreau, who set up A H Wheeler and Co, the chain of railway bookstalls that endure to this day, appears as a fascinating example of a man with interests that spanned continents, and yet about whom there …

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Perfect: The Best of Smashing Pumpkins

At a time when guitar gods were in short supply, Billy Corgan emerged as a chrome-domed, riff-gifted savior. Here's a collection of the Pumpkins' …

The Accidental Track Wagon: 2014 Volvo V60 Polestar

A 345-hp neo-turbobrick.<p>To Volvo geeks rabid about long-roof boosted sleepers, a new high-performance turbo wagon is a BIG deal. It's a little like the return of the Z/28 for everyone else. And US wagon fans haven't had the pleasure of a truly hot Volvo turbo hauler since the last-generation V70 R …

See the Unicorn on dark January nights

Tonight, treat yourself to a visit with a mythical beast, the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn. It’s well placed for viewing in the January …

The Wisdom of 7 Famous Movie Hipsters

<b>Rebel Without a Cause (1955):</b> "If I had one day when I didn't have to be all confused and I didn't have to feel that I was ashamed of everything. If I felt that I belonged someplace. You know?"<p><b>Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961):</b> "I'm like Cat here, a no-name slob. We belong to nobody and nobody belongs …

How to get into the 14 best speakeasies in America

Food & Drink<p>By Adam Lapetina Published On 12/04/2013<p>@adamlapetina<p>By Adam Lapetina @adamlapetina Published On 12/04/2013<p>Today is Repeal Day, a day …

Illustrations by Patryk Hardziej

Patryk Hardziej Illustrations.<p>Patryk Hardziej is a Gdynia, Poland based illustrator and graphic designer. His portfolio is packed with lots of …

Articles about 8 modern apartment buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

When you live in an apartment, the surrounding city becomes an extension of your home. The nearby parks act as your backyard.<p>It's no surprise that the most unique mailboxes came from the bygone era of Cadillacs, colorful toasters, atomic clocks, and...<p>Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got …