Anshul Chaudhary

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Brains before brawn: How the T. rex became king

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have discovered a new species of Tyrannosaur that helps explain how the T. rex turned into such a giant beast.<p>A team of experts from Edinburgh University, along with colleagues from Russia and the U.S., discovered fossilized remains in Uzbekistan and identified a new species …

Paleontology

Hi-tech pigeons to track London’s air pollution

A flock of ten pigeons is being fitted with pollution-monitoring backpacks to monitor London’s air pollution levels as they fly around the …

Amazon delivering knives without age checks, Guardian investigation finds

Online retailer delivered age-restricted product, similar to weapon bought by teenage killer of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne, without age-verification<p>Amazon is selling age-restricted folding knives, similar to one used by the 16-year-old killer of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne, without checking they are …

Knives

The Surprising History Behind Leap Year

The ancient Egyptians did it, and so do we. Here's how a leap day—which occurs February 29—helps keep our calendars and societies in sync.<p>It's that time again: This Monday, February 29, is a leap day, the calendar oddity that occurs (almost) every four years.<p>For centuries, trying to sync calendars …

If India is polio-free, why are children still getting paralysed by the polio virus?

The oral vaccination used to eradicate polio actually caused the disease in rare cases. Now, 20 years after the vaccination programme started, the …

Judicial hierarchy comes under strain as Madras HC judge ‘stays’ his transfer

The judicial hierarchy came under strain on Monday when Justice C. S. Karnan of the Madras High Court ‘stayed’ the Chief Justice of India’s proposal …

Taking Off

Contrary to official claims, Tejas is a winner<p>Written by |<p>For an indigenous light combat aircraft (LCA) disparaged by the Indian Air Force brass as …

Aviation

Protests to continue at Indian university after student leader's arrest

Thousands rally across India as students at Jawaharlal Nehru University strike over Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest on sedition charge<p>Massive protests are expected to continue at one of India’s top universities following the arrest of the president of the student union on charges of sedition.<p>Thousands of …

India

Is Humanity Getting Better?

I.<p>London, 1665. The capital smelled of death in its last large outbreak of the Plague, the worst since the Black Death of the 14th century. The diarist Samuel Pepys mourned, “Every day sadder and sadder news of its increase. In the City died this week 7,496; and of all of them, 6,102 of the Plague. …

In the Arctic’s Cold Rush, There Are No Easy Profits

The thaw is escalating, but the race to tap resources from the top of the world remains brutal.<p>A few days before Christmas in 2014 a familiar face flickered to life in a conference room at Bovanenkovo, 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle on the Yamal Peninsula of Siberia. Vladimir Putin looked a …

Oil & Gas Industry

India, UK to sign pact on infrastructure investment at G-20 Finance Ministers meet

India and the UK are going to sign an agreement on infrastructure investment, raising of funds, project financing, among others, on the sidelines of …

Economic Development

From Nagpur to Northern Ireland: pill pipeline helping women get round abortion laws

Delicious smells permeate a small office in Nagpur as an elderly woman cooks lunch for the 40-odd staff: roti, steamed rice, moong bean dal, spicy potato hash and mutter paneer curry.<p>It’s all a long way, geographically and culturally, from the streets of Belfast nearly 5,000 miles away. But the two …

Northern Ireland

Upside down state

We seem happy to hollow out the public sector where we shouldn’t and regulate the private in harmful ways.<p>Written by |<p>The debate about reforms …

Economics

Modi-Sharif meeting in Lahore: Why surprise? To deny space to spoilers, ramp up level of talks

Despite the twists and turns since then, Modi and Sharif had kept up a conversation, in public and private, despite entrenched skepticism in both …

India

New regional study hopes to unravel winter smog over Himalayas

A team will investigate how pollution from South Asia wafts over the Hindu Kush Himalayas, causing heavy winter smog and environmental damage in the …

Narendra Modi’s diplomatic dare revives hopes for peace

<b>New Delhi:</b> Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had a surprise visitor on his 66th birthday: his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi.<p>More importantly, …

First light

Here's How a Lack of Sleep Can Mess With Your Emotions

Even after just one late night.<p>The scientific evidence doesn't look great for regular night owls: experts say we need at least 7 hours a night to …

The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Scientists have discovered how your brain wakes you up

The smells of coffee and breakfast foods have long been credited for rousing even the sleepiest of heads out of their beds, but now, scientists …

The Guardian view on the media after Paris: from fear to loathing, by way of made-up facts

Slanted reporting of a debatable opinion poll redoubles anxiety and sows divisions. The terrorists could not hope for more<p>“The way we see things is affected by what we know and what we believe,” wrote John Berger in Ways of Seeing. “The relation between what we see and what we know is never …

Critical Thinking

Tourist attractions left deserted after terror attacks

Red Sea

Why teenagers ignore parents while watching television...they can't multitask

Teenagers may struggle to concentrate on instructions while distracted by television or a computer, a new study suggests<p>Parents who are frustrated that their teenager does not listen to them while using their iPad or watching televising should take heart. A new study suggests that people cannot …

NASA's new spaceship looks sleeker than a sports car

SpaceX already has a contract with NASA to deliver supplies to the ISS, but now it has finally convinced the space agency that its Dragon spaceship can safely transport humans.<p>Take a look inside the sleek new space capsule that future astronauts will travel in.

Space Travel

How fast your heart beats predicts if you will die early

It’s enough to make your heart beat a little faster. A new study suggests that resting heart rate can be used as a ‘death test’ to predict your chance of keeling over in the next two decades.<p>Although doctors have known for some time that people with low resting heart rates are usually fitter and …

Heart Rates

Science Says Drinking Water Before Meals Can Make You Much Fitter

If you start drinking water regularly before mealtimes, it will help you to lose some weight, according to a University of Birmingham study.

Drinking Water