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Indians and Europeans share 'light-skin' genetic coding

Indians share a gene with Europeans that plays a significant role in coding for lighter skin, new research suggests.<p>The study, published Thursday in the journal PLOS Genetics, also revealed that the gene, which is responsible for 27 percent of skin color variation in Indians, was positively …

South India

What India's space scientists and street children have in common

<b>As India launched a mission to Mars this week, I could not help noting some surprising similarities between the ingenuity of the country's space scientists and its street children - many of whom are creative small-scale entrepreneurs.</b><p>When you see young children darting between lumbering locomotives …

The 900-year-old Hindu temple at the center of a turf war between Thailand and Cambodia

The South and East China Seas aren’t Asia’s only territorial flashpoints.<p>The UN’s International Court of Justice in The Hague just delivered a much-anticipated ruling on a different subject: whether Thailand or Cambodia can legally lay claim to the land surrounding a 900-year-old Hindu temple.<p>The …

Associated Press News

India just lured its biggest smartphone maker away from China

Micromax, the Indian cellphone-maker that sold its first phone in 2008 and now commands nearly a quarter of the domestic market, behind only Samsung, said today it will start assembling its phones in India. Just two weeks ago, Micromax announced it would start selling its phones in Russia and …

Heartwarming Google India Ad Packs Cinematic Story Into 3 Minutes

Google facilitates a reunion between two childhood friends separated by the 1947 India-Pakistan partition in this touching ad from Google India.<p>In …

6 Ways to Get Back on Track After Overeating

Went overboard with the pizza last night? All is not lost on the diet front—really!<p>Maybe you looked up last night and realized you ate all of the wings instead of saving half like you meant to. Or maybe, despite your best intentions, you overdid it with the Thanksgiving leftovers or the holiday …

Fitness

The Bootcamp Workout That'll Bust Your Butt

Here's what goes down in the popular Barry's Bootcamp class<p>If you feel like you're always doing the same thing at the gym, you're going to like this concept: Barry's Bootcamp is a 1-hour class that includes 25 to 30 minutes of strength-training circuits and 25 to 30 minutes of cardio intervals. But …

Exercise

Girl's Life v Boy's Life: "Do you Know When to Shut Up" vs "Jokes to impress"

Whtbout2ndbrkfst's comparison of the covers of Girl's Life and Boy's Life magazines is awfully trenchant and sad. It'd be interesting to do this as a …

Protests in Kenya aim to spur outrage over violence against women

Five months ago in the Kenyan village of Busia, a 16-year-old girl was gang-raped and beaten to the point of immobility. She pointed the finger at six men, who attacked her on the way home from her grandfather's funeral.<p>When the girl, now known as Liz, came forward, officers sent her home to clean …

Archaeologists Discover 2,600-Year-Old “Warrior Prince” That’s Actually a Warrior Princess

Did you think I wouldn’t use a Xena picture for this post? Did you <i>really</i>?<p>Last month archaeologists working in Tuscany uncovered a tomb holding two …

My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl: Forty-Five Years Later, One of America’s Most Iconic Photos Hides Truth in Plain Sight

Looking back at the Vietnam war and the iconic photographs that mark that era, how is it that the American public knows about the “Napalm Girl” but …

Scandal: Lisa Kudrow Goes HAM in an Epic Speech on Sexism in Politics

Last night on <i>Scandal</i>, Lisa Kudrow — playing a Congresswoman running for President — had a seething monologue about the sexist, gendered, angled way …

Shonda Rhimes

You (Yes, You!) Can Get Recipes from Your Favorite Restaurants

Request recipes from your favorite restaurants, then we at Bon Appétit will try our hardest to get them for you.<p>We've all been there: Digging into a restaurant dish and thinking, "Man, I wish I could make this at home." You might try to replicate it in your own kitchen, but miss those few …

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