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India inches closer to criminalizing Muslim practice of instant divorce

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> India's Lower House of Parliament has approved a bill criminalizing the controversial Islamic divorce practice known as "triple talaq" and making it punishable with up to three years in prison.<p>The practice allows a husband to divorce his wife by simply saying the Arabic word for …

Drug Company Under Fire After Revealing Dengue Vaccine May Harm Some

The first promising vaccine for dengue — a disease that afflicts hundreds of millions of people around the world — is in jeopardy after the Philippines suspended it, amid widespread fears about its safety and growing public anger over its use in 830,000 schoolchildren.<p>The Philippines government has …

Public Health

Massive, 3-mile-wide 'potentially hazardous asteroid' will zoom past Earth tomorrow

An enormous, 3-mile-wide "potentially hazardous asteroid" is hurtling toward Earth and is slated to zoom past the planet tomorrow, but scientists say there is no need to worry.<p>Known as 3200 Phaethon, the space rock orbits the Sun and is expected to come the closest it has come to Earth since 1974, …

North Korea’s elite are injecting themselves with gold

Kim Jong Un and his elite are giving themselves gold injections to cure cancer, senile dementia and obesity.<p>His top scientists have released a …

Donkeys arrested in India for eating expensive plants

They say the law is an ass. A herd of donkeys learned this the hard way in India after having a run-in with the law which had them incarcerated for …

Dinosaur Extinction Asteroid Delivered Cancer-Killing Metals to Earth

An asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 66 million years ago may have delivered us a cosmic cancer-killing weapon. Scientists have discovered …

Scientists Find the Chemical That Suppresses Unwanted Thoughts in the Brain

When there's not enough of it, unwanted memories take over.<p>The brain does what it can to suppress unwanted thoughts, but we often end up wrestling …

Clogged arteries may be down to bacteria, not diet

The fat molecules in the plaques that clog up our arteries and raise risk of heart attack and stroke may come from bacteria that live in our mouths …

Indian doctors separate twins joined at the head

NEW DELHI, India - Doctors in India have successfully separated conjoined twin boys who were attached at the skull in a marathon surgical procedure …

India Leaves US Behind in Race to Become the Largest Source of Digital Talents: Survey

The study highlighted that at 76 per cent, India is the biggest source of digital talent, followed by Italy at 66 per cent, Spain at 65 per cent<p>3 min read<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>The sudden spurt in initiatives by Indian companies to go …

Employment

20 Times Singapore Proved That It Is The Best Food City In The World

Singapore is a city filled with colourful cuisines and all sorts of (fattening) goodies. Eating is a national hobby in Singapore and it is not …

Ice Cream

A protein has been caught conducting electricity, and scientists are baffled

It’s Electric<p>Proteins, the building blocks in every cell, have usually been thought of as blobs of inert organic matter. Now scientists have caught …

'Monster' planet discovery stuns scientists

Astronomers have discovered a planet the size of Jupiter orbiting a star that’s only half the size of the sun — a celestial phenomenon that contradicts theories of planet formation.<p>NGTS-1b, a massive, 986-degrees-hot ball of gas revolving around a red M-dwarf star 600 light years from Earth, is the …

India's anthem is beautiful — but the fight over it is getting ugly

I absolutely love India’s national anthem and can be unabashedly maudlin about the hope and pride it triggers when I hear it. Composed by Nobel Laureate (Sir) Rabindranath Tagore, who would later return his knighthood to protest the British Army’s massacre of unarmed Indians in 1919, the anthem was …

Singapore opens new, high-tech airport terminal

1 / 2<p>A passenger checks-in his luggage using an automated booth at the newly opened Changi International Airport's Terminal 4 in Singapore<p>A passenger …

Muslims Banned From Singapore for Anti-Christmas Comments

Two Muslim religious leaders were banned from entering Singapore on Monday because they planned to spread anti-Christmas propaganda on a …

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

Dementia

FIR Says Swiss Couple In Agra Attacked For ‘Indulging In PDA’, Senior Cops Call It ‘Strange’

In a shameful incident on Sunday, a Swiss tourist couple visiting Fatehpur Sikri near Agra were harassed and beaten up by a group of locals, leaving …

India

New therapy 'rewires' the brain to fight depression

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on antidepressants, but studies show they can be ineffective in up to 40 percent of all patients.<p>California native, Bob Holmes is one of the 16 million people in the U.S. who suffer major depressive episodes each year. Holmes has suffered from …

Apparently Weed Smokers Have More Sex Than The Rest of The Population

Who knew?<p>Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford University.<p>The …

Scientists have discovered a new material that could be crucial to quantum computers

In a Spin<p>In recent years, a great deal of progress has been made toward the first large-scale, universal quantum computer. However, there are still …

NASA sent Scott Kelly to space for a year, and 7% of his genes are now expressed differently than those of his identical twin Mark

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly stood up last March after spending a year in space, he was two inches taller than his identical twin brother Mark.<p>The engineer and veteran of four space flights is part of a long-term NASA study that aims to figure out how being in space changes our bodies and brains.<p>…

Genetics

BJP to observe demonetization anniversary as anti-Black Money Day, Cong calls it 'crude joke'

The Congress today dubbed as a "crude joke" with the people the BJP's plan to observe November 8 as "anti-blackmoney day" and alleged that it is an …

DARPA Scientists Unveil Brain Device That Boosts Learning by 40 Percent

A brain device that can increase learning by up to 40 percent has been revealed by scientists funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency …

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

Biology