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Last Laughs: Who's happiest to see PM Modi leave London & what's giving Indians a tummy ache

<i>The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.</i><p><i>The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or</i> …

India

AI helps grow 6 billion roaches at China's largest breeding site

The system ensures an optimal growth environment for the cockroaches, which are eventually crushed to make a "healing potion" that cures ailments like stomachache.<p>If your worst nightmare is to be trapped in a room with six billion roaches flying around you, here's the bad news.<p>With the help of …

Artificial Intelligence

The 15 Best Thrillers On Netflix Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: April 20th</b><p>“Thriller” is kind of a catch-all term for movies that bleed into multiple genres. It can describe films rich with drama, action, crime, and quite possibly horror. That’s why its Netflix category is such a hodgepodge of entries, varying in tone, subject matter, and quality. …

Horror

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

How to throw a punch

Without hurting yourself more than your opponent.<p>The punching-bag game at the arcade or county fair always looks so tempting. After all, punching seems like the easiest thing in the world: You ball up your fist and hurl it toward your target, just like in the movies. In reality, however, there’s a …

Martial Arts

What if humans weren't the first civilization on Earth?

Is it possible that modern humans aren't the first civilization on Earth?<p>This is the insanely interesting question probed by "The Silurian …

Universe

Either Donald Trump Doesn’t Know Slavery Existed or He Doesn’t Think Black People Are Human Beings

It takes a real man to stand up and admit when he is wrong, so I’d like to take this opportunity and apologize for every time I’ve called Donald …

Donald Trump

How To Use The P/E Ratio And PEG To Tell A Stock's Future

The price-to-earnings ratio or P/E is one of the most widely-used stock analysis tools used by investors and analysts for determining stock …

Investing

Do You Have a Pull-Up Bar At Home?

A cheap and discreet piece of exercise equipment that I think everyone ought to have in their home is a pull-up bar and my reason for that may …

Workouts

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

The Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich’s so called euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live, according to a study by a medical …

Autism

5 Fascinating Things Your Blood Type Can Tell You

Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about our blood type unless we are in our doctor's office, but our blood type is a component of our …

Medical Research

Why now doesn’t exist, and other strange facts about time

Time is relatively well-described in current physical theories – it’s just that those descriptions are perplexingly at odds both with each other and …

Physics

The Surgeon Who Experimented on Slaves

Fellow doctors have been some of the most prominent defenders of J. Marion Sims, the controversial “father of gynecology.”<p>Their names—at least the ones we know—were Lucy, Anarcha, and Betsey. There were other women, but their identities have been forgotten.<p>The man whose name appears in medical …

Black History

Vaginal Seeding: What Is It And Why Is It So Controversial?

Vaginal seeding is a birthing trend growing in popularity. But could it do more harm than good?<p>Whether it’s a lotus birth (leaving the umbilical cord ‘uncut’) or doing a Kourtney Kardashian and eating your own placenta, birthing trends are only growing in popularity, with each one claiming to be …

Pregnancy

5 Proven Ways to Keep the Muscle Coming

Tested Hypertrophy Essentials<p>Want to gain muscle? Me too. And I've spent two decades chasing muscle gains for myself and my clients. I studied the …

Muscle

Six Fitness Myths People Swear By That Aren't True

Even at my fittest, I never had a body that I felt was commensurate with the amount of effort I was putting in.<p>Getting in the best shape of my life at the ripe old age of 41 was an eye-opening experience. Beyond feeling and looking better, I became acquainted with how the human body functions, how …

Fitness

Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code

From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer …

Computer Science

India is a ‘republic of fear’. The UK must keep the pressure on Modi

As Indian prime minister Narendra Modi lands in the UK, the details of two horrific rape cases in India have emerged. Huge protests are rocking India and in London angry people of Indian origin are taking to the streets to protest against Modi’s policies.<p>It would be wrong however to see these cases …

India

How to Become An Expert At Just About Anything In Just 45 Minutes A Day

“It takes 10,000 hours to become an “expert in an ultra-competitive field” but to go from “knowing nothing to being pretty good”, actually takes 20 …

The Voice

Modi's reticence risks carrying stain of rape into election year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's rape epidemic gets worse by the year, critics have pointed fingers at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for not doing enough to protect the country's women.<p>During the past week, his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been battered by a …

India

Is This the Single Most Persuasive Word in the English Language?

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>Not because of what the word means, but because of what the word means you will doI know a number of extremely successful people, and while in many ways they're very different, they all share one thing in common: They're exceptionally good at persuading other people.After all, …

Body Language

BJP Has Become Brutalised Under the Watchful Eyes of Modi and Amit Shah

What are we to make of senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha’s article in the <i>Indian Express</i> on Monday that calls upon stalwarts L.K. Advani and Murli …

India

What the Rape and Murder of a Child Reveals About Modi’s India

NEW DELHI — India is sliding toward a collapse of humanity and ethics in political and civic life, as the recent reports of the rape and murder of an 8-year-old girl from a seminomadic Muslim community in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir reveal. Politicians from India’s governing Bharatiya …

India

17 Gorgeous Indian Hill Stations You Miss Out On Every Summer Because You End Up Going To Shimla

1. Coonoor Where: Tamil Nadu Source: Taj Holidays Said to be the quieter of the three Nilgiri hill stations, Coonoor is one of the most beautiful …

Asia Travel

Wormholes Could Cast 'Shadows' That We Can Detect

Wormholes, or hypothetical tunnels through space-time that allow faster-than-light travel, could potentially leave dark, telltale imprints in the sky …

Physics

Freud's interpretation of why we dream may be wrong — here's what's really going on

Every night of our lives, we become "flagrantly psychotic," according to sleep expert Matthew Walker.<p>Walker is a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where he's the director of the sleep and neuroimaging lab, and the author of the recent book "Why We …

Sleep

30-Day Countdown to a Flat Belly By Summer

The official start of summer is about ten weeks away but if you aren’t in tip-top shape just yet there’s no need to worry. Why? Because by making a …

Nutrition

India is Paying the Price For VD Savarkar’s Advocacy of Rape

Let me ask you a question – what is the religion of Hindutva leaders? Do they believe in Ram <i>dharma</i>, or Ravan <i>dharma</i>?<p>You might call this a stupid …

Hinduism

21 books you need to read this spring

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing: time to shake yourself out of hibernation and bust out that spring reading.<p>But with so many great …

Books

5 Investing Apps That Make Money Without You Thinking About It

It's time you got a rounding-up, socially responsible, Wall Street occupying investment app.<p>Making money without thinking about it has never been …

Investing