Krishnan Premkumar

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Rampage of day biters

Vector control requires action at household level and robust public health systems.<p>Written by |<p>The monsoon has ceased to be a pleasure for urban …

Public Health

Why Google's smart assistant doesn't have a name like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana

Unlike Apple's Siri, Microsoft's Cortana, or Amazon's Alexa, "Assistant" isn't catchy. It has no identity.<p>You don't even really call it that — to summon it from Google's new smart speaker, you'd address it with a simple "Hey, Google" or the same "OK, Google" that you'd use to activate its voice …

Why is Apple's Tim Cook visiting India?

<b>Less than seven hours after a midnight landing in India, Apple CEO Tim Cook was spotted in a famous Hindu temple in Mumbai on Wednesday.</b><p>He was seen there with Anant Ambani, son of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, whose Jio 4G service is expected to be a game-changer for mobile internet …

India

Doctors Watch The Brain Activity Of A Man As He "Sees God"

The Brain Photo credit: CHOATphotographer/ShutterstockDoctors have had a rare and eye-opening experience after catching the precise moments a patient …

The Brain

This brick wall is the latest optical illusion messing with everyone's heads

This optical illusion of a brick wall that is confounding the internet may leave your brain smoking after a few minutes.<p>It just looks like a simple brick wall with nothing too special about it, but there's something more depending on how you look at it.<p>The illusion was posted on Facebook by Arron …

Everything Google just announced at its I/O conference

As usual, Google used the keynote at its I/O developer conference to unleash a barrage of product news. Here’s a summary of everything it announced.<p>Google Assistant<p>Better late than never. With chat bots dominating tech headlines in 2016, Google today debuted a new chat-based intelligent assistant …

Android News

Type with your thoughts, not your hands

Dr. Maureen Clerc at TEDxCannes 2016 (Photo: Carmen Blike & Marco Breiter)<p><b>Maureen Clerc is one of the many researchers who specializes in developing</b> …

Google I/O 2016: A look at how not to run a large event

The keynote was great, the demos are cool and there’s free food and drink for everyone there — but don’t kid yourself, Google I/O 2016 is the conference version of hell.<p>Lines that span 90+ minutes, attendees being turned away at the door after waiting in said lines, and 93 degree heat with no …

'I took magic mushroom drug psilocybin in clinical trial'

<b>Last summer, while filming for my new BBC4 series, The Brain - A Secret History, I took part in the UK's first scientific trial of psilocybin - the active component of magic mushrooms. It was one of the strangest experiences of my life.</b><p>Psilocybin is a hallucinogenic drug, so I was extremely …

Magic Mushrooms

Your Surroundings Are More Important to Success Than You Think

Your environment--including the people you surround yourself with--is the clearest indicator of who you are and who you're becoming.<p>If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won't get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your …

Google launches Science Journal to turn your phone into a research lab

Google believes there’s a scientist in all of us, so it’s launching a new app that turns your phone into a powerful little research lab.<p>Called Science Journal, the app uses the sensors in your phone to measure and record data in real time, including movement, light and sound:<p>See something you want …

Apps

How the hidden mathematics of living cells could help us decipher the brain

Given how much they can actually do, computers have a surprisingly simple basis. Indeed, the logic they use has worked so well that we have even …

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Universe

Let ProWritingAid Help You Edit

<i>There are a great number of technical tools and apps for writers available – but which of them will actually help you get your work done? In this</i> …

Writing

The 4 Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Success doesn’t occur in a vacuum. In reality, there are a number of factors that lead to the success of an entrepreneur. Hard work and drive are always necessary for entrepreneurial success, but your personal improvement leading up to …

The truth about how 'important' eating breakfast is, according to science

For years you've probably heard that skipping breakfast makes it harder to shed pounds, but the science backing that up is pretty shaky. Even the federal government considered breakfast the best way to start a healthy day — until they finally changed their tune earlier this year.<p>So why did …

Nutrition

Why Is The Expansion Of The Universe Always Drawn Like A Cylinder?

<i>Why is the shape of the universe depicted as a cone?</i><p><i>If the universe is expanding with all points moving away from each other, how come it is depicted as cylindrical with the expansion outward mostly in one direction?</i><p>I have gotten a <i>lot</i> of questions about diagrams of the Universe’s expansion. I must …

Universe

What’s the secret to happiness? Scientists may have found the answer

The pursuit of happiness can be a lifelong search for some - but researchers believe they may have found a key factor in feeling a greater overall sense of wellbeing.<p>Individuals who feel a strong sense of belonging to social groups are much happier people, according to new research by psychologists.<p>…

10 Classic Copywriting Books for Results-Driven Content Marketers - Copyblogger

There are two main ways for content marketers to absorb vital copywriting mechanics: learning and practicing.<p>I’m not going to help you with the …

Books

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

IBM Creates A Molecule That Could Destroy All Viruses

One macromolecule to rule them all, from Ebola to Zika and the flu<p>Finding a cure for viruses like Ebola, Zika, or even the flu is a challenging task. Viruses are vastly different from one another, and even the same strain of a virus can mutate and change--that's why doctors give out a different flu …

Immune System

Apple is planning a massive change to iPhone’s screen – here’s what to expect

Next year, Apple is planning a massive overhaul to iPhone – the biggest change in ten years, to coincide with the machine’s tenth anniversary.<p>The …

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

Maintenance Mode

Exercise May Reduce the Risk of These 13 Cancers

Here's another reason to get active: Exercise may reduce the risk of 13 types of cancer, a new study finds.<p>Researchers analyzed information from 1.4 …

The secret to email marketing success: delivering relevance

The only way to keep your customers on board is to learn about them and connect with them in a relevant way, explains columnist James Green.<br>Please …

Email Marketing

Artificial Intelligence Recreates Nobel Prize-Winning Physics Experiment - In One Hour

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence capable of recreating the physics experiment that won the 2001 Nobel Prize.<p>The AI system was able to recreate the complex quantum experiment to create an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam, known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>“I didn’t …

Artificial Intelligence

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Nutrition