Harini Calamur

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Trump imposes tariffs on $200B more of Chinese goods

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Germany launches world's first hydrogen-powered train

Germany has rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology.<p>Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, on Monday began running a 62 mile …

Transportation

The Beatles: how the White Album changed everything

As the 60s swung about them and their iconic mop-tops grew increasingly shaggy, The Beatles enjoyed an unprecedented level of celebrity. Ubiquitous, …

George Harrison

Why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older

When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get …

Biomarkers

‘We Cannot Afford This’: Malaysia Pushes Back Against China’s Vision

KUANTAN, Malaysia — In the world’s most vital maritime chokepoint, through which much of Asian trade passes, a Chinese power company is investing in a deepwater port large enough to host an aircraft carrier. Another state-owned Chinese company is revamping a harbor along the fiercely contested …

China

A Molecular Reason Why Obese People Have Trouble Losing Weight

Obesity rates in the U.S. and abroad have soared: The world now has more overweight people than those who weigh too little. One reason relates to the …

Diabetes

The race is on to secure the world’s biggest trading bloc – and China is leading the way

<b>This article is part of the World Economic Forum's Geostrategy platform</b><p>The theme of trade wars appears to have firmly taken centre-stage across the …

Ancient Girl's Parents Were Two Different Human Species

Science & Innovation<p>Born 90,000 years ago, the child is the first direct evidence of interbreeding among Neanderthals and their cousins the Denisovans.<p>When the results first popped up, paleogeneticist Viviane Slon didn't believe it. “What went wrong?” she recalls asking herself at the time. Her …

How Social Media Came To The Rescue After Kerala's Floods

Devastating rainfall followed by treacherous landslides have killed 210 people since August 8 and displaced over a million in the southern Indian state of Kerala. India's National Disaster Relief Force launched its biggest ever rescue operation in the state, evacuating over 10,000 people. The …

Social Media

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Nigeria

Do Traditional Media Companies Really Want to Be Netflix?

Netflix crashed and burned with its latest earnings release. For media companies going all in on streaming, Netflix's struggles should make them think twice.<p><i>(This is a guest post by Applico Head of Platform and Modern Monopolies co-author Nicholas Johnson.)</i><p>Netflix came crashing back to earth last …

Worried About Turkey’s Economic Problems? China’s Could Be Worse

Falling back on a standard excuse of besieged strongmen, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey is blaming traitors and outside powers for his nation’s financial crisis, and describing the strong United States dollar as among “the bullets, cannonballs and missiles” foreigners are using to wage …

China’s military flexes muscles in three seas in latest show of force

China is ramping up its maritime combat readiness, analysts said in response to official reports that the People’s Liberation Army had conducted at …

Bangalore, before the dystopia: The birth, life, and death of India’s most liveable city

An old friend and I met up one afternoon this May.<p>She had changed. Many times over. For good or for bad, I am not to judge, but I didn’t like what I saw.<p>We have known each other since 1980, the year I was born. So, despite long periods of separation, I perk up every time she is mentioned. …

AI spots 40,000 prominent scientists overlooked by Wikipedia

The softwares scans news stories to find overlooked figures, and even writes a draft article about them<p>AI is often criticized for its tendency to perpetuate society’s biases, but it’s equally capable of fighting them. Machine learning is currently being used to scan scientific studies and news …

Northwestern University

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Trump’s trade war is slamming American blue jeans

Victor Lytvinenko is scrolling through emails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company.<p>The 37-year-old — dressed in a black T-shirt, rolled-up blue jeans and a pair of Stan Smiths — …

The early victims of Trump's trade war - BBC News

<b>As a US-led trade war rages on, some companies are starting to feel the pain.</b><p>The US has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts over the past few months.<p>The one that's creating the most interest is the one with China, as the world's two largest economies wrangle for global …

The WTO has become dysfunctional | Financial Times

How will the world trade regime handle a large, increasingly powerful country such as China that apparently plays globalisation by different rules? …

Crying 'Pedophile' Is the Oldest Propaganda Trick in the Book

Almost a year ago, a woman accused Tom Hanks of sexually abusing her as a child and began posting reconstructed memories on Twitter. The accounts are …

The World’s Fastest-Growing Economy Looks Like It’s Got Momentum

The world’s fastest growing major economy is showing signs of a recovery in animal spirits, suggesting India’s mid-term outlook can weather global …

#PhirDilDoModiKo Trending: Here's How Tajinder Bagga Is Being Trolled On Twitter

After deactivating his Twitter account on Saturday, Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga returned to the social media platform on Sunday, …

The age of 3D-printed guns in America is here

A last-ditch effort to block a US organization from making instructions to 3D-print a gun available to download has failed. The template will be posted online on Wednesday (Aug. 1).<p>From then, anyone with access to a 3D printer will be able to create their own firearm out of the same kind of …

Gun Control

Mars: huge underground lake raises prospects of life on planet, astronomers say

Astronomers have found compelling evidence that there is a huge reservoir of liquid water buried a mile under the ice near the south pole on Mars.<p>Radar measurements taken from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter spotted the 12-mile-wide stretch of water at the base of a thick slab of …

Why are Chinese companies placing bets on smaller cities in India?

Chinese Internet companies and strategic investors have gradually been turning aggressive in the Indian market for the past three years. While large …

NASA researchers have reinvented the wheel https://t.co/oVcuVkAwGN

At-a-glance: The UK's four Brexit options

<b>With the UK on course to leave the European Union in March next year, the country faces four possible scenarios.</b><p>Leave with a deal<p>The UK and the EU both insist they want as amicable a divorce as possible, with a legal agreement setting out the kind of relationship they will have when the UK is no …

Astronomers have found a new crop of moons around Jupiter, and one of them is a weirdo

The total is up to 79 now<p>Ten more moons have been confirmed to orbit around Jupiter, bringing the planet’s total known satellite count to 79. That’s the highest number of moons of any planet in the Solar System. And these newly discovered space rocks are giving astronomers insight as to why the …

Solar power is being used as disaster relief. Here's how

In the seven months since Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, efforts to restore the island to normalcy have been …

U.S. Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding