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How I tried and failed to be social at Coachella

I arrived in Palm Springs, California, with the best of intentions. I was to document -- <i>painstakingly document</i> -- the entire Coachella experience with all of the available mobile social tools at my disposal. I would Meerkat and Periscope and Instagram and Snapchat and tweet from Engadget's official …

Five things to know for your New Day -- Wednesday, February 11

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another U.S. hostage in Syria is dead. NBC suspends Brian Williams. And U.S. troops on Ebola duty are headed home.<p>It's Wednesday and here are the 5 things to know for your New Day<p>ISIS U.S. CAPTIVE DEAD<p><b>Another hostage death:</b> The family of Kayla Mueller revealed devastating news yesterday. …

Whitney Houston

Deadly violence hits eastern Ukraine in run-up to talks

More than 20 people have been reported killed in separate attacks in eastern Ukraine, as leaders of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France met for peace talks in Minsk, Belarus.<p>Shells struck a bus station in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reported from the region, as …


Monitoring the situation in Chhattisgarh

“I can only think of a holiday.” The soldier of the Central Reserve Police Force’s 223 Battalion said this to one of his colleagues as they stepped …

President of India

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

The Brain

Over 50 feared dead as bus plunges into gorge in India

"Witnesses said 50 to 60 people were in the bus when it fell into a gorge after it was swept away by flood waters," said the divisional commissioner Shantmanu, who goes by only one name.


India's Modi slams whispering campaign against top minister | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday denied reports that the son of a top minister was involved in influence peddling, seeking to staunch the type of corruption allegations that sent the country’s last government to election defeat.<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi …