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The Oracle v. Google trial is looking bad for Android

In the back-and-forth that is Google versus Oracle, lawyers for both sides are doing their diligence early on, but Oracle’s team may be serving up damage Google can’t recover from.<p>The lawsuit itself regards Android, which is widely used and written in Java, a language created by Sun Microsystems. …

What Orwell can teach us about the language of terror and war

At first sight, it seems hard to imagine a more unlikely pairing than George Orwell and Thomas Merton. Orwell had a profound dislike of Roman Catholic writers (though he accorded a grudging respect to Evelyn Waugh as a literary craftsman), and, had he encountered Merton – especially his earlier …

Literature

NY's First Micro-Apartments Actually Look Kinda Comfortable

Lots of apartments in New York City are micro, but Carmel Place—the prefab building that’s now being leased after two years of development—will be …

10 must-watch films at 2015 Kolkata film fest | world cinema

As the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival began on November 15, HT asked National Award-winning filmmaker Sekhar Das to list 10 must-watch …

'I wanted to elevate journalism': Gay Talese, the writer who nailed Frank Sinatra

'Frank Sinatra Has a Cold’, Gay Talese’s 15,000-word study of the singer at the height of his fame, which was published in Esquire magazine in April 1966, is perhaps the most famous magazine story in American journalism, and there is some irony in the fact that Talese had no great desire to write …

Lose Weight -26 Most Overlooked Ways

About 750 years ago, a British philosopher and scholar named William of Ockham came up with a theory that can best be summarized like this: Keep it …

‘Smart Menstrual Cup’ Looncup Deciphers Your Flow

I like to think I’m not squeamish about menstruation. I track my symptoms every month and am rarely hesitant to talk about periods with close (and even not so close) friends. I was still taken aback, however, when I heard about Looncup, which bills itself as the “world’s first smart menstrual cup” …

Menstruation

The science behind the best memorisers in the world

<i>This article was first published in the September 2015 issue of WIRED magazine. Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted</i> …

Want to write a book? You can if you've got 75 minutes spare

A group of people will attempt to write a book in a little over an hour at Nine Worlds Geekfest this weekend. Don’t expect it to be in next year’s Booker longlist<p>Every year, writers across the world struggle through the month of November to hit a seemingly impossible target: write a whole novel in …

Writing

Lemon tart

Stephen Harris' ultimate lemon tart recipe is a winner<p>This can be difficult to master as the pastry is very delicate. Follow each step carefully to prevent it from leaking.<p>SERVES<p>8- 10<p>INGREDIENTS<p><b>For the pastry</b><p>400g pastry flour<br>• 200g unsalted butter, cut into cubes<br>• Pinch of sea salt<br>• 175g icing sugar<br>• 150ml …

Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce

You won’t believe how easy this elegant Lemon Panna Cotta with Raspberry Sauce is to make! <br>I have been preaching the virtues of panna cotta for a …

Recipes

DIY Solar Water Bulb

Here’s an interesting and useful idea. This is a common practice in Third World countries and a very clever money saving idea. You will need an empty …

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

Gandhi's Love Hate Relationship with Jiu Jitsu

Fightland Blog<p>Photo by Keystone/Getty Images<p>War is a brutal, cruel and inhumane business, but it often leaves a number of surprising innovations in its wake. The First World War provided significant improvements in the fields of air traffic control, mobile x-ray machines and sanitary napkins, among …

Organizing the Dirty Stuff

Designing bathroom storage for the toilet brush and plunger<p>Toilet brushes and plungers are items best kept close to where they're used. Not every …

Shape vs colour: Istanbul's vibrant contemporary architecture - Telegraph

4 New iPhone Apps Changing the Way We Discover Content

With so much content flying around the Internet at any given time, it can be difficult to find the information you need. Information overload is a big problem today and this is especially challenging for professionals who want to stay on top of the most relevant and important content of the day …

Apps

10 Uncommon Habits of Extraordinarily Productive People

Do what everyone else does and you get the results they get. Here are ways to be different -- and achieve differently.<p>Whatever your definition of success (each person's definition of "success" is and should be different), one thing is true for everyone: Success means getting things done.<p>Highly …

A five-step guide to not being stupid

Even the smartest people can be fools. David Robson explains how to avoid the most common traps of sloppy thinking.<p>If you ever doubt the idea that the very clever can also be very silly, just remember the time the smartest man in America tried to electrocute a turkey. Benjamin Franklin had been …

Open-Mindedness

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The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Your Creative Calendar: 73 Things To Do, See, And Hear This April

• <i>Furious 7,</i> opens April 3. The addition of Jason Statham to this franchise hinted at in the final moments of <i>Fast & Furious 6</i> slaps a jetpack onto the …

New Albums

Towards the birth of a ‘new’ Islam?

As the global civil war tearing the Islamic world apart intensifies, there’s understandably deep pessimism over the future of Islam. Will it survive …

Rupee closes 19 paise higher; logs longest winning streak since 2012

Will India grow faster than China?

India’s economy snatched world headlines recently with upward revisions to gross domestic product (GDP) growth and the suggestion of International …

The best and oddest science-inspired music

Science inspires music more often than you might think. Philip Ball compiled a playlist of the good, the bad and the far-out.<p>In February 1930, a young astronomer called Clyde Tombaugh confirmed what some researchers had suspected for some time: the solar system was home to a ninth planet, orbiting …

Solar System

Physics geniuses, Mexican rappers, LEGO Supreme Court: It’s Woman Crush Wednesday

ICYMI: Grist officially decided to take over Woman Crush Wednesday, so from here on out, we’ll be delivering a weekly roundup of women in the news …

Which tiny house personality are YOU?!

Yerdle — not to be confused with the homonymously-named turtle — is a word that, when repeated out loud in a variety of character voices, is an …