Arjun Sathees

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Maya Angelou writes poem in honour of Nelson Mandela

The American writer Maya Angelou has written and recited a poem in honour of Nelson Mandela, whom she met in the 1960s when she lived in Cairo.<p>In the poem, His Day is Done, Angelou mourns Mandela's death, praises him as a modern-day David who slew a mighty Goliath and a Gideon, who freed the South …

Why it's time for brain science to ditch the 'Venus and Mars' cliche

As hardy perennials go, there is little to beat that science hacks' favourite: the hard-wiring of male and female brains. For more than 30 years, I have seen a stream of tales about gender differences in brain structure under headlines that assure me that from birth men are innately more rational …

Are you reluctant to embrace change? Fearful of upsetting the status quo? Human happiness relies on our ability to conquer that fear, according to writer AL Kennedy: http://bbc.in/15JEYfh Does change make you happy?

Mobile phone and tablet screens ‘damage eyesight’

Millions of young people are putting their eyesight at risk by using the latest smartphones and tablets, a study suggests.<p>They are being endangered …

In 2022 four astronauts are hoping to set off on a one-way mission to Mars as part of a reality TV show. We meet some of the applicants hoping to make history: http://t.gu.com/oJkOD Photograph: A Nasa image of the planet Mars Credit: Denis Scott/Corbis

Can tablet computers replace teachers? http://bbc.in/1b29kuz Join us as we visit a school in the Netherlands where touchscreens are doing the work of teachers and textbooks. The schools' founder believes it reflects the reality of the growing digitisation of modern life but some teachers warn that not all aspects of teaching can be replicated by machine. Tell us what you think in the comments section below.

The Lehman legacy

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Delhi rape: how India's other half lives

It was a Sunday evening routine: heavy drinking, some rough, rustic food, and then out in the bus, cruising Delhi's streets looking for "fun". This particular Sunday, 16 December last year, was like many others for Ram and Mukesh Singh, two brothers living in a slum known as Ravi Das Colony. The …

Technology Quarterly | The Economist

I know what you’ll do next summer<p>The relationship between information and crime has changed<p>Walls have eyes<p>Police have many new ways of monitoring …

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