Prakash Chandrasekaran

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Asia

"Live leaf" tattoos are works of body art that will leaf you breathless

Floral tattoos are among some of the most popular tattoo designs that exist today. But you’re about to see a take on floral tatting that will change …

Body Art

Why you can’t get that one song out of your head: The science of earworms

“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. “Don't Stop Believin' ” by Journey. Katy Perry's “California Gurls.”<p>If you spend the rest of the day with the words “Just a small town girl/living in a lonely world” or “Ra ra ah-ah-ah/Ro ma ro-mah-mah” running an endless loop through your head, we're sorry. But know …

University of London

London Is Still Paying Rent to the Queen on a Property Leased in 1211

In a small annual ceremony the city hands over an axe, a knife, 6 horseshoes, and 61 nails.<p>Earlier this October, at a ceremony at the Royal Courts of …

Arizona

Designing More Effective UI Navigation

Effective navigation is an essential part of <i>any</i> great Android app. Get your navigation right, and users will have no problems finding their way around your app’s screens, completing tasks, and generally having an all-round positive user experience. If your app’s navigation is clunky or confusing, …

UI Design

Accurate Color Spectrum – Eye-Catching Pantone-Inspired Projects - Web Hosting Reviews | Compare Best Cheap Web Hosts

The code “17-5641 Emerald” sounds like a call sign from the famous James Bond franchise, but actually this is an official format of the color name …

100 Brilliant Color Combinations: And How to Apply Them to Your Designs

<i>Color makes a design come alive.</i>It can attract attention, set a mood, and even influence our emotions and perceptions.But sometimes it can be hard to …

Interior Design

The Comedy Wildlife Photography awards - in pictures

A selection from the shortlist of 40, with images from around the world including a forgetful meerkat, a waving hare and a frog with a smile

Nature Photography
Nature Communications

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever<p>A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by …

Wastewater
Computer Science

Beautiful Female Portraits by Steven Gindler

<b>Steven Gindler</b> is a talented young photographer, graphic designer and filmmaker based in Stockholm, New Jersey, USA. “I transformed my hobby into a …

The Bomb Didn't Beat Japan ... Stalin Did

The U.S. use of nuclear weapons against Japan during World War II has long been a subject of emotional debate. Initially, few questioned President …

In India, A Rich Food Culture Vanishes From The Train Tracks

Much like armies, train travelers in India march on their stomachs. And this was certainly true when I was a child, growing up in the 1980s, in the southern city of Chennai. My most vivid memories of summer vacations are of overnight train journeys to Hyderabad, to visit my maternal grandparents. …

Family Travel

Do no harm, don't discriminate: official guidance issued on robot ethics

Robot deception, addiction and possibility of AIs exceeding their remits noted as hazards that manufacturers should consider<p>Isaac Asimov gave us the basic rules of good robot behaviour: don’t harm humans, obey orders and protect yourself. Now the British Standards Institute has issued a more …

Robotics

‘It’s ridiculous to pretend there are no beautiful older women': Peter Lindbergh on photographing the supermodels

He showed us Naomi, Kate and Cindy as we’d never seen them before, and catapulted a young model called Helena to fame. Bethan Holt meets Peter Lindbergh, the photographer who changed fashion for ever.<p>In the late 1980s, Peter Lindbergh dared to do what few fashion photographers had done before: he …

The Opposite of a Muse

In the course of two decades, a medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture.<p>On the 25th of October, 2002, the Lebanese artist Fouad Elkoury wrote an e-mail to a woman he’d never met:<p>Thursday, 10h30, getting ready to get on the plane (I hate leaving), …

Henri Cartier-Bresson

A company you've never heard of is quietly leading the driverless-car revolution

NVIDIA (pronounced en-vid-eya) has been around for 23 years, but you may not have heard of it.<p>That's because it's a company working on big projects behind the scenes. It's first foray into the tech world was as a 3D-graphics company, primarily designing the graphics used in video-gaming. But that …

Autonomous Cars

You Think Your Job is Tough? This Crazy Photograph of a Multitasking Photo Mom Just Went Viral

Some folks say motherhood is the toughest job there is. But if you throw in the added responsibilities of a sideline photographer, well, then you …

Parenting

A killer plan to solve China's huge debt problem includes orchestrating defaults

Craig Chan and his team at Nomura released a note on Tuesday entitled "China: Solving the debt problem."<p>They laid out some key ways in which China could pull itself back from the brink of a major crisis:<p><b>1. Orderly defaults —</b> Nomura says that China's government needs to enact this measure, which is …

Economy

What 2 Years of Android Development Have Taught Me the Hard Way

Code is Poetry.<p>7. User Interface Is like a Joke, If You Have to Explain It, It’s Bad<p>If you work for any organization playing the role of “just” an …

Android Development
India

How Kabali became cost-effective

Among the first details that are discussed by the media when a film is announced, is its budget— , for instance, made headlines just for its massive …

Do You Actually Know How To Clean Up After Yourself?

How much do you really know about keeping it clean?

Earth - We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>Are you real? What about me?<p>These used to be questions that only philosophers worried about. Scientists just got on with figuring out how the world is, and why. But some of the current best …

Singularity

Interview - Jake Dyson Revolutionises Lighting With His CSYS Task Light

Interview – Jake Dyson Revolutionises Lighting With His CSYS Task Light<p>in Featured, Living, Tech on<p>6 Shares<p>6<p>Some people are born with innovation in …

Dropbox employee’s password reuse led to theft of 60M+ user credentials

Dropbox disclosed earlier this week that a large chunk of its users’ credentials obtained in 2012 was floating around on the dark web. But that number may have been much higher than we originally thought.<p>Credentials for more than 60 million accounts were taken, as first reported by Motherboard and …

Dropbox

EU hits Apple with $14.6 billion tax bill

Ireland must recover up to 13 billion euros ($14.6 billion) in unpaid taxes from Apple, European officials said on Tuesday.<p>The tax ruling is the biggest the European Union has ever made regarding a single company, and it could spark a huge transatlantic row over how Europe treats U.S. …

Europe