Aditya Ponugoti

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Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone

While we were silent

<i>A story of destructive governance and citizens who did not speak out</i><p>First, the UPA came for the roads sector. They destroyed contracting. They slowed …

Language May Have Evolved Way Earlier Than We Thought

New research suggests our Neanderthal cousins might have been super chatty.<p>Far from the traditional view of Neanderthals as heavy-grunting prehumans, a new theory suggests that our extinct relatives may have been chattier than we assumed.<p>Humans and Neanderthals share a common ancestor, likely <i>Homo</i> …

Big Pic: The Solar System Has A Tail

We thought there was something back there, but we hadn't seen it till now.<p>NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has caught a glimpse of something we've long suspected was there, but could never actually observe: Our tail.<p>Yep, our solar system definitely has one, and it seems to take the …

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on Thursday when it announces plans to …

When this gene fails, cancer may follow - Futurity

JOHNS HOPKINS (US) — A previously obscure gene plays a subtle but important role in …

Cancer

How Drones Would've Altered The Course Of The Civil War

We ask the experts how today's technology would've influenced the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg and the Civil War itself.<p>Last week marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. In the end, the battle halted an invasion of the north …

How Did Dropbox Scale To 175M Users? A Former Engineer Details The Early Days

Ladies and Gentlemen, we interrupt our normal programming about crazy entrepreneurs and even crazier VCs to bring you a little learning from the world of Engineering. Remember that? Recently Dropbox was in the news for revealing they’d hit 175 million users, and daring to say they could replace the …

Seth Rogen: the slacker's guide to getting ahead

Seth Rogen is so exactly like his onscreen self that hanging out with him can feel a little like dropping into one of his movies. "Have just been …