Pratik Agarwal

5 Flips | 1 Magazine | 10 Likes | @pagarwal522 | Keep up with Pratik Agarwal on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Pratik Agarwal”

The Absurd Primacy of the Automobile in American Life

Considering the constant fatalities, rampant pollution, and exorbitant costs of ownership, there is no better word to characterize the car’s dominance than insane.<p>The car is the star. That’s been true for well over a century—unrivaled staying power for an industrial-age, pistons-and-brute-force …

Gravitational waves: breakthrough discovery after a century of expectation

Scientists announce discovery of clear gravitational wave signal, ripples in spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein<p>Physicists have announced the discovery of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first anticipated by Albert Einstein a century ago.<p>“We have detected …

Everything You Know About Martin Shkreli Is Wrong—or Is It?

Even before his arrest this week on securities fraud allegations, Wall Street’s most visible villain was infamous for gouging AIDS patients and pregnant women, buying a very overpriced Wu-Tang Clan album, and trolling the world on Twitter. He says his real friends know he is “not that guy.” In a …

Revealing the Facts and Myths About D.C.'s Street System

<i>[Map via Flickr user Leeann Cafferata]</i><p>Most people in D.C. know the basics of the city's <b>street system</b>: numbers, letters, quadrants and sometimes confusing diagonals and circles. Once you get outside of the original part of the city, the system changes a bit, but Curbed is here to tell you how you …

The 25 best holiday movies since Home Alone

The Best Holiday Movies Since 1990