Ashveen Balakrishnan

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Why Don’t We Wipe Mosquitoes Off The Face of The Earth?

It can't be that bad, right?<p><i>This article was written by Mike Jeffries from Northumbria University in Newcastle and was originally published by The</i> …

How to set up your own neighbourhood restaurant

“When I was 13, I worked in a cafe and I loved it – I knew then that’s what I wanted to do.” Beccy Massey is not a Masterchef contestant. She’s not trying to win Bake-Off or auditioning for Hell’s Kitchen. Massey is a 28-year-old Leeds geography graduate, and together with her partner Sam Leach, …

British Food

10 Books for Your August Reading List

Reading suggestions for your every summer goal, from reaching nirvana to getting in Kanye's head.<p>Reading suggestions for your every summer goal, from reaching nirvana to getting in Kanye's head.

Books

Volvo: our self-driving cars are better than humans

But ultimately, it may be Swedes who come out on top.<p>This week, Volvo announced that it will put 100 production ready autonomous cars in the hands of actual consumers by 2017.<p>This initial pilot run will see the company's self-driving technology move out of the laboratory and put through the ringer …

Better Than Gone Girl: C. E. Poverman's Love by Drowning

I am not lying when I say this book is better than <i>Gone Girl</i> by Gillian Flynn. Poverman gives us a situation and set of characters as mysterious and intriguing as Flynn does, he surprises us just as much, and we are as riveted to the author's slow unraveling of the main players' psychologies. We …

A ring of cyber-crooks used an unusual trick to steal up to $1 billion from banks around the world

The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details on what it being called an unprecedented robbery.<p>The gang, which Kaspersky dubbed Carbanak, takes the unusual approach of stealing directly from banks, rather than posing …

50 Stylish Ways Men Can Rock Dark Hairstyles

Dark hair is not uncommon amongst the many men of this world. Although it does come with its conundrums with regards to styling for that perfect …

Hair

The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low

The index measures shipping costs for dry bulk commodities (minerals and metals like coal and iron, as well as grain and other food).<p>It plunged by more than 90% in just a few months in 2008 as the global crisis unrolled. Then, it was an impressive bellwether for the global situation.<p>Shipping costs …

JK Rowling: life after Harry Potter

She was the first person to become a billionaire from writing novels. Since the final Potter book came out in 2007, she has kept herself busy.<p>When the final Harry Potter book was released in 2007, many fans who had grown up with the young wizard were faced with a serious dilemma: devour the book …

Books

Meet the Muslim superhero fighting bigotry on San Francisco buses

At the start of the year, the extremist anti-Islamic group the Freedom Defense Initiative purchased 50 controversial ads to be displayed on San Francisco city buses. The ads – perceived as out of step with the city’s largely liberal metropolitan community – called for an end to aid to Islamic …

Comics

So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author?

"It's so easy to become an author of novels. Others have done it, why not me?"<p><b>Authordom</b><p>In writing a novel, all you have to do is follow the formula. Classes abound that teach the formulas. Hell, you probably believe you can imagine and create stories as good as any of them. You have things to say, …