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Born To Swim?

Try this to trigger one of the cutest reflexes around. Just blow into a baby’s face and watch him or her gulp air, close eyes, and stop whatever they’re doing. Parents have used this as a way to get their little ones to stop crying – but it’s also the path to swimming.<p>The response is what’s known …

Scuba Diving

Where Plastic Goes

Tracking where the waste ends up<p>In the U.S. most used plastics are never collected for recycling. Of the roughly 10 percent that is, easily sortable items like bottles tend to be recycled domestically, while most everything else gets exported, typically to countries that can sort it cheaply by …

Electronic Waste

How Men Learn (Or Don't) About Menstruation

<b>When I was in high school</b>, two friends of mine got into a prank war — the kind of stupid, friendly one-upmanship waged when you’re a bored teenager. It started innocuously enough with some chewed-up gum in a locker. Then, in response, smelly gym clothes. It escalated: an old lunch, a moldy sandwich.<p>…

Menstruation

Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits

If you're still tired on a solid night of rest, take a look at how you're snoozing.<p>If you’re getting to bed on time and staying there for the recommended seven to eight hours, but still are routinely fatigued, you may have a sleep disorder. If you answer yes to any of the following, talk to your …

Sleep

On International Women's Day, do we know what academic success looks like?

Every year International Women’s Day provides a good occasion to reflect on women’s lot, past and present. A moment, perhaps, to consider those spectacularly successful women who have won the Nobel Prize. In the last decade across the three science prizes that amounts to a grand total of five: Ada …

Desperation grows among Philippine survivors of Typhoon Haiyan

MANILA — Drenched by rain and increasingly desperate, typhoon-stricken Filipinos rushed fences and pleaded with guards Tuesday at the battered airport serving as a tenuous lifeline to an international aid effort confronted at every turn by transport and logistics bottlenecks.<p>The United Nations …

Congo | Andre Lefebvre

In 1960, a group of firebrand Congolese managed to outmaneuver the Belgian government into giving them independence, rather than a phased transfer of …

Big Brother: Sexually frustrated; Lee-Casey urged to have sex by inmates (see pics)

Lee-Casey's obvious cuddles and flirtatious talks are now taking a toll on other inmates inside the house.<p>During a recent telecast of the Celebrity …

Kristen Steward wants a tattoo on head (see pics)

<b>Los Angeles</b>: Actress Kristen Stewart wants to shave and tattoo her head, but she is yet to decide on the design she wants.

I do not have a boyfriend: Lindsay Lohan

<b>Los Angeles:</b> Actress Lindsay Lohan has denied dating rumours and insists that she is single at the moment.<p>The actress, who was recently linked to …

Los Angeles

Filmfare Awards 2014: Bhaag Milkha Bhaag bags maximum awards (see pics)

Mumbai: "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag", the Farhan Akhtar-starrer biopic on former ace athlete Milkha Singh, clinched the maximum number of trophies at the …

It was a mutual decision: Vivian on quitting 'Madhubala...'

<b>Mumbai:</b> Popular TV actor Vivian Dsena says his recently announced exit from the show "Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon" came after a mutual decision was …

TV shows

Shah Rukh Khan injury: Farah Khan wishes to get well soon

<b>Mumbai:</b> "Happy New Year" director Farah Khan is taking a break from the sets as Shah Rukh Khan, who essays a key role in the movie, is injured. She …

Bollywood

Filmfare Awards 2014: Salman Khan makes red carpet appearance after 15 Years (see pics)

The grandest event of the year, one of the most glamorous nights was the Filmfare witnessed by all.<p>The 59th Idea Filmfare awards saw the …

Kapil Sharma demands 1.25 crore, riding too-high on success? (see pics)

It seems that Kapil Sharma, the most lovable house hold name these days, is surely riding high on his stardom.<p>Recently when the popular comedian was …

Kapil Sharma

Tanishaa feel she's 'home'

Actress Tanishaa Mukerji, who was overwhelmed when her mother veteran actress Tanuja was honoured with the lifetime achievement Filmfare award here …

Bollywood

Filmfare Awards 2014: And the winners are... (see pics)

Bollywood's most awaited cine awards night, the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards 2014 was an event in itself.<p>As the entire Bollywood spent the night …

Bollywood

Filmfare Awards 2014: Celebs dazzle at the red carpet (view pics)

The night witnessed a perfect amalgamation of glamour and talent all under one roof at the 59th Idea Filmfare Awards.<p>The entire Bollywood industry …

Red Carpet

Heal well SRK: Farah

<b>Mumbai:</b> "Happy New Year" director Farah Khan is taking a break from the sets as Shah Rukh Khan, who essays a key role in the movie, is injured. She …

Bollywood

Meet the swing voters - Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Lizzie, aged 36, lives in Crewe, and is a childcare worker with two kids of her own. Nilesh, 28, works for a firm of accountants. He is single and …

The strange survival of Liberal England - Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Winning Liberal Democrat-held seats in 2015 will be no walk in the park for Labour, warns Stephen Bush<p>For Labour, liberal voters are like the …

Agent Makes Your Smartphone A Little Bit Smarter

You can’t teach an old phone new tricks.<p>Hah! Just kidding. Of course you can. This isn’t 1998.<p>Agent is an app that aims to make your Android smartphone just a little bit smarter, using all of your phone’s sensors to detect what you’re up to and tweak your settings automatically. Driving? It’ll …

How To Sell Your Business And Make And Lose Millions

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, is “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) about how to make, lose, and make back millions. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.]</i><p>First I totally gave up. I thought …

IBM Thanksgiving Day U.S. Sales Data Shows 22% Of Online Transactions Made On Mobile, With Average Order $132

It’s Thanksgiving, and IBM, via its Benchmark data service, is once again tracking how U.S. consumers are taking to the web to kick off holiday season shopping. Early indications are that this year once again shows growth, but less than in 2012. Overall, Thanksgiving online sales are up 9% over …

Ask Engadget: best online photo album with public contributions?

We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Jeff, who wants to crowdsource his wedding photography without any mess. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us a line at <b>ask</b> …

Record-Breaking Black Friday Online Spending Up 19 Percent; Mobile Sales Surge 43 Percent

After a strong Thanksgiving holiday push in e-commerce spending, Black Friday online sales were up close to 20 percent in 2013 over the same period last year. IBM says that by their counts, sales are record-breaking.<p>The data, from IBM’s Benchmark real-time reporting unit, covers 800 online …

A Chinese province is trying to solve its labor problems with robots

What do you do if you’re faced with increasing labor costs and a shortage of workers? If you’re one Chinese province, you invest in workers that never demand raises and are willing to work around the clock.<p>Over the next five years, authorities in the eastern province of Zhejiang, a manufacturing …

China

A Phone Charging Device For The Next Billion Turns Heat Into Power

The Voto is an intuitive handheld device that could change that situation, and it uses a technology that has gained a reputation as too finicky and …

U.S. Dept. of Energy