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Left for dead: the mysterious disease killing thousands in Central America

A strange kidney ailment leaves scientists searching for answers<p><i>A sugarcane worker receives treatment for chronic kidney disease at his home in Nicaragua.</i><p>Ed Kashi arrived in Nicaragua last January to shoot some photos for a local nonprofit organization. At the time, it seemed like just another …

Bihar bombing fans fears of new bloodshed in India's age-old caste battle

Acquittals over 90s massacres of lower-caste Dalits seen as spark for revenge killings sending shockwaves through impoverished Bihar state and across India<p>Sheltering in the shade, next to the buffaloes, the special police commandos shake their heads. "Everything is very quiet," says PC Bharat …

Judge Orders Sriracha Factory To Cool It

Peppered with complaints from citizens about burning eyes, sore throats and headaches, city officials in Irwindale, Calif., went to court to see if they could do something about smells coming from a factory that produces Sriracha hot sauce.<p>Now, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has said the …

A traveller's guide to India's festivals

Earlier this year the Maha Kumbh Mela, held in the north Indian city of Allahabad, was touted as the biggest religious gathering on Earth. More than 100 million pilgrims are estimated to have washed away a lifetime of sins by taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical …

India

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

Sikkim

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Asia Travel

NSA leaks helping India become 'Big Brother' state?

<b>While the US and Britain fend off accusations of Big Brother-style spying, other countries are learning lessons from fugitive ex-US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's leaks and, critics say, developing the same kind of mass-surveillance.</b><p>India is one of those in the frame.<p>Its authorities are …

Surveillance

Are Conspiracy Theories The Biggest Threat To Democracy?

What is the common element between Liborgate, the Fed manipulating capital markets, China hoarding gold, and the recent ubiquotous NSA spying …

A new Dread Pirate Roberts emerges as Silk Road 2.0 rises from the Internet underground

Silk Road 2.0 just came out, and no, this isn’t the movie. The “dark-web” marketplace has been resurrected after its first version was shut down by the FBI last month.<p>Dread Pirate Roberts tweeted the announcement of the new site saying, “You can never kill the idea of #silkroad.” “This is bigger …

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …

T-Mobile Adds One Million Customers in Third Quarter

T-Mobile said on Tuesday that it added a million customers last quarter, including 672,000 for its primary T-Mobile and MetroPCS brands.<p>John …

India launches spacecraft to Mars

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ISRO

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

The best countries for food

Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is <i>the</i> highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. …

Spices

Nut Butters 101

Nuts and nut butters are fantastic for our health. In the battle between almond, peanut, and cashew butter, which one is the best?<p>838<p>SHARES<p>Nuts are …

Ultimate Stuffed Acorn Squash

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine oil and 2 tsp. minced garlic in small bowl. Brush squash halves with garlic oil, and sprinkle lightly with ancho …

Parsnip Pear Soup

282<p>SHARES<p>Slightly sweet with a hint of spice, this velvety soup highlights the delicate flavor of parsnips. For best results, use soft, ripe …

Caramelized Shallot Gravy

This savory sauce tastes like Thanksgiving because the long simmer time concentrates the classic fall flavors of onions, celery, mushrooms, and …

T-Mobile getting rid of international data, texting fees

In addition to free data and texting while traveling in places like Mexico or Canada, customers will pay a flat rate of 20 cents per minute for voice calls to any of those same countries or the U.S.<p>T-Mobile is eliminating fees for using data and texting services in more than 100 countries and …

Telecoms

Look out Google: Disconnect says its no-track search tool is taking off

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Disconnect, a startup co-founded by a former Google(s goog) engineer, is fast becoming a darling of privacy advocates — and a …

Disney's latest research could let you feel a jellyfish on your iPad

Disney Research, responsible for futuristic feedback systems like an earlobe speaker and a touch sensor that can work on water, is working on a new way to let people feel what's on their screens. The group will soon release a paper describing how to turn geometric figures on a touchscreen into …

These moronic hunters actually shot and killed a rare albino moose

Neuroscientist uses MRI scans to show that dogs have emotions similar to humans

Man’s best friend may have more in common with his or her human owners than previously thought.<p>For the past two years, neuroscientist Gregory Berns of Emory University has been conducting a series of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans on canines – including his pet terrier Callie – and he says …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Asia Travel

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Western Australia

HTC 8XT, Sprint's first Windows Phone 8 device, available July 19th for $99.99

A couple of weeks after revealing plans to offer two Windows Phone 8 devices on its network, Sprint has announced that the HTC 8XT will be available on July 19th. The carrier previously said that the mid-range smartphone would cost $99.99 with a two-year contract. The device has a 4.3-inch, 800 x …