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Gurgaon-based ixigo launches PNR prediction for Indian Railways

Indian mobile travel marketplace ixigo has launched a PNR prediction feature for train travellers. The 'ixigo trains & hotels' tab in the app will …

Narendra Modi wants to train 400 million people to avert demographic mess

<b>New Delhi:</b> Among India’s 1.2 billion people, Shailendra Gupta can’t find enough drivers for his fleet of trucks.<p>It’s not for a lack of applicants: …

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The people who need very little sleep

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

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Bill Gates: Internet connectivity doesn’t mean much if you’re dying of starvation

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates made his fortune in computing, so you might expect him to be a champion of the Internet.<p>“I certainly love the IT thing,” he told the <i>Financial Times</i> in a rare interview, published Friday. “But when we want to improve lives, you’ve got to deal with more basic things …

APOD: Eclipse Over New York (2013 Nov 04) Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131104.html Explanation: A sunrise over New York City rarely looks like this. Yesterday, however, the Sun rose partly eclipsed by the Moon as seen from much of the eastern North American and northern South America. Simultaneously, much of Africa, already well into daytime, saw the eclipse from beginning to end. The eclipse was unusual in that it was a hybrid -- parts of the Earth saw the Moon as too angularly small to cover the whole Sun, and so at maximum coverage left the Sun surrounded by a ring a fire, while other parts of the Earth saw the Moon as large enough to cover the entire Sun, and so at maximum coverage witnessed a total solar eclipse. Slight changes in the angular size of the Moon as seen from the Earth's surface are caused by the non-flatness of the Earth and the ellipticity of the Moon's orbit. Pictured above, the famous Empire State Building in New York City is seen to the left of the partially eclipsed Sun, adorned with scenic clouds. The next solar eclipse visible from New York City -- a very slight eclipse -- will occur during the sunset of 2014 October 23. http://www.cookphoto.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131104 Starship Asterisk* Gallery • Solar Eclipse, November 2013 http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=32391 #APOD

Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …