Jayant Deshpande

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Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

Medicine

Climate change could put $6 trillion in fossil fuel reserves at risk

The International Energy Agency last year warned that if humanity is to have any hope of avoiding catastrophic climate change, a third of the world’s fossil fuel reserves must be put off limits until 2050. That prompted HSBC Global Research to estimate that some oil giants could lose up to half …

Fossil Fuels

J Craig Venter sequenced the human genome. Now he wants to convert DNA into a digital signal

J Craig Venter has been a molecular-biology pioneer for two decades. After developing expressed sequence tags in the 90s, he led the private effort …

Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours

"There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the planet Saturn," William Herschel once remarked. "It is a magnificent globe, encompassed by a stupendous double ring; attended by seven satellites; ornamented with equatorial …

Stephen Hawking: physics would be 'more interesting' if Higgs boson hadn't been found

Physics would have been "far more interesting" if scientists had been unable to find the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Cern, according to Stephen Hawking.<p>The cosmologist was speaking at an event to mark the launch of a new exhibit about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Science …

The future of food in a warming world

By Jon Miller<p>February 27, 2012 | 12:00 AM<p>Listen to this story<p>DownloadEmbed<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2012/02/27/sustainability/food-9-billion/future-food-warming-world/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Listen To The …

Jon Hamm interview: 'Don Draper is dismal and despicable'

'I think we should all," Jon Hamm suggests, "get a chance to spend a week or two back in the shoes of our 24-year-old self…" Hamm, straight-jawed star of <i>Mad Men</i>, is talking in his rich bass voice about the premise of <i>A Young Doctor's Notebook,</i> an inspired adaptation of Mikhail Bulgakov's …

Sachin Tendulkar tearfully bows out of the game in his 200th and final Test as India thrash West Indies

Sachin Tendulkar does not get the chance to bat again in his final Test but India's 'Little Master' was allowed to bowl a couple of overs before drawing his 24-year glittering career to an emotional conclusion<p>There has never been a farewell to sport quite like this, one perfectly designed to induce …

Sex and the Citadel by Shereen El Feki

Guardian first book award,Guardian first book award 2013,Health, mind and body,Religion,Politics,Sex,Sex education,The gender gap,Books,Life and style,Society,Awards and prizes,Culture,Education<p>Guardian First Book award shortlistee Shereen El Feki (45, British Egyptian) introduces an extract from …

Winter by Adam Gopnik – review

How can winter possibly be political? Or nationalistic? Or even erotic? Adam Gopnik, a writer for the <i>New Yorker</i>, builds a case for winter being far more than just the coldest season in this collection of essays, originally delivered as a series of lectures.<p>Having grown up in Canada, Gopnik has a …

And no I said no I won't read Ulysses no

PERHAPS some people have strong opinions - one way or another - over the recent High Court action in London by the trustees of the James Joyce estate to protect the insertion of minor emendations into Ulysses.<p>Inasmuch as I have been able to follow the case - and it is my experience that it is very …

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

Abraham Zapruder: the man behind history's most infamous home movie

It's a scene etched into our collective unconscious. The smiling couple waving to crowds from a black open-top limousine. Bright green grass. Her bright-pink suit and hat. Then something seems to catch his throat. She leans over to him. His head snaps back and forth violently. She rises out of her …

George Clooney Talks Fame, Twitter, & Brad Pitt with 'Esquire'!

<b>George Clooney</b> suits up for the cover of <i>Esquire</i>‘s December 2013 issue.<p>Here is what the 52-year-old <i>Gravity</i> actor had to share with the mag:<p><b>On not</b> …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

Do the maths: the science behind the numbers that govern our lives

In the mid-60s, the psychiatrist Charles Hofling wanted to know more about the way nurses and doctors interact with one another, so he devised an experiment, in a real hospital. While on duty, the nurses would receive a telephone call from a doctor, who ordered them to give a 20mg dose of medicine …

How do we balance needs of energy, water, and climate?

A new MIT study underscores the need to examine trade-offs before choosing energy technologies.<p>In deciding how best to meet the world’s growing needs …

Carbon Emissions

How you can make life easier for people with schizophrenia

It's Rethink Schizophrenia Awareness Week. Not that many of us will be unaware of schizophrenia. Terrifying reports about "schizophrenic murderers" and their "schizophrenic knife rampages" offer regular reminders that schizophrenia sufferers walk among us, recklessly released "into the community" …

Robert De Niro: 'I'd like to see where Travis Bickle is today'

To misquote Bananarama, Robert De Niro is waiting inside the hotel room, talking on his phone, though probably not in Italian. I'm outside with the PR, who keeps easing open the door to check if he's done. The publicist is starstruck; he doesn't want to intrude. He explains that he grew up watching …

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