Nikhil Dixit

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Indians Emerge From Jungle, Catch Deadly Flu

One of the last uncontacted tribes emerged from the Amazon jungle last month and promptly caught a disease which could wipe out their entire population – the flu.<p>Five men and two women from the Chitonahua hunter-gatherer tribe left their home in Peru and entered the village of Ashaninka just across …

The Best Way to Eat Avocados: Avocado Pasta

Quick and easy avocado pasta recipe is great for date night, girlfriend night, or any weeknight at all.<p>There is at least one night a week in which I need a fast, hearty dinner. We do a lot of activities and events after work, and sometimes I have an hour from the time I walk in the door to when we …

Could Giant Viruses Be the Origin of Life on Earth?

The ancestors of modern viruses may have laid the groundwork for cellular life as we know it.<p>Chantal Abergel and Jean-Michel Claverie were used to finding strange viruses.<p>The married virologists at Aix-Marseille University had made a career of it. But pithovirus, which they discovered in 2013 in a …

20 roads you should drive in your lifetime

There are millions of miles of roads in the world, and some of these roads provide incredible views of the surrounding landscape. Sometimes, the roads themselves are a work of art.<p>We've come up with the ultimate list of the world's most beautiful roads to prove that sometimes the journey is much …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

FIFA’s banning of Nigeria makes little sense

FIFA doesn’t make much sense to a lot of people at the best of times, but when the world’s governing body of football starts to tell governments how to handle their affairs they truly cross the line.<p>FIFA’s banning of Nigeria makes little sense<p>07/10/2014<p>FIFA doesn’t make much sense to a lot of …

Modern Hostels -- They Do Exist! -- For the Low-Budget, High-Style Traveler

Forget no-frills lodging; today's new brand of hostels offers cool decor and plenty of perks. Sounds too good to be true? Well, we've got the scoop on hostels that pack a wow factor with upscale amenities, contemporary comforts, prime locations, and good food. Plus, with fun social scenes and …

Times Square

Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

Sometimes we drink with the sole purpose of relaxing, or drowning the week's worries. But other times we just want to savor a special craft beer or vintage wine, or make that good meal taste even better.<p>And as we get older, we're warier of that third or fourth glass. The consequences of too much …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

17 Ridiculous Questions Google Has Stopped Asking During Interviews

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Sometimes the hiring practices of even the biggest and most successful companies can be outright ridiculous.<p>There can be bizarre interview questions that seemingly have no answers. There can be standards -- like not hiring anyone who attended a …

The CIA's Style Guide Is Surprisingly Good

Previously unknown until early 2013, the 8th edition of the CIA's style guide surfaced on social media last week.<p>Despite being intended to guide both creators and analyzers of government intelligence, the document helps us plebeian writers, to0. Even Strunk and White, the godfathers of writing …

Style Guides

Calif. escort charged in client's heroin death

SAN FRANCISCO — An alleged prostitute has been charged with manslaughter for injecting a Google executive with heroin and then leaving him to die of an overdose on board his yacht.<p>Alix Tichelman, 26, who is being held on manslaughter and other charges, did not enter a plea Wednesday when she …

Planes almost collide in dramatic runway near-miss at Barcelona airport

This is the terrifying moment two passenger jets came seconds from crashing into each other at Barcelona airport<p>The heart-stopping moment two <b>passenger planes</b> avoided a catastrophic collision was caught on camera on Saturday.<p>Footage shows a Boeing 767 from the Russian airline UTair coming in to land …

Boeing

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the …

Artificial Intelligence

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

Nutrition

England Is Suffering a World Cup Cocaine Shortage

We spoke to some dealers who aren't happy at all.<p><i>Photo by Giorgi Nieberidze</i><p>If there's one thing English people love more than cocaine, it's football. However, fans up and down the country might have a tough time getting a buzz on during the World Cup, due to an unprecedented coke drought. …

The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …

Workouts

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

Workouts

Here’s How Obama Plans to Spend $25 Billion on the War on Drugs

Pres­id­ent Obama prom­ised to change the way the U.S. fights its per­petu­al war on drugs, and al­though he’s mak­ing pro­gress, the pres­id­ent’s …

IRS Says It Will Treat Bitcoins As Property, Not Currency

In a new rule released on Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service says it will treat bitcoin and other virtual currencies as property.<p>The Wall Street Journal reports this means any profits made on the currency will be taxed at the capital-gains rate and that investors will have to keep extensive …

The IRS labels bitcoin an asset

<i>The Internal Revenue Service ruled today that Bitcoin would be treated like an asset for tax purposes. Here to explain what that really means is our New York editor, Paddy Hirsch, autho</i>r of "Man vs Markets."<p><b>What just happened?</b><br>As soon as bitcoin started to appreciate in value, the IRS decided it …

Say goodbye to tax-free bitcoins

The days of tax-free bitcoin are gone, at least in the United States.<p>The Internal Revenue Service issued clarifying guidance on Tuesday, saying digital currencies should be treated like property, meaning purchases and payments must be reported, and the capital gains tax rate can be applied to gains …

Avicii's Next Level: Backstage With the Swedish Rave King

There's nothing understated about an Avicii show. When the 24-year-old Swedish DJ-producer (whose real name is Tim Bergling) takes over L.A.'s …

Music

Cures for the Travel Hangover

We all know that feeling: when you return home from a fabulous trip and struggle to reacclimatize to everyday life. Post-travel hangovers can leave you exhausted, unmotivated, or blue (if not all three). But with a few simple tips and tricks, you can beat the inertia, dive right back into a …

Slow Cooker Recipes: 20 Warming Soups for a Frosty Day

Ah, winter. It's bliss-sparkling ice-covered trees abound, making us long for warm places to curl up inside, and sip on warm liquids. It's time to grab your slow cooker and pour in the ingredients to craft a steamy slow cooked concoction that will warm up your dinner table tonight. Try one of our …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …