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Railways, reforms and resistance

“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” The exasperated cry of Professor Higgins in the delightful Hollywood musical of the sixties based on George …

Indian Railways

India's Budget and Modi's Ambitions

In his first nine months in office, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a raft of initiatives -- to boost manufacturing, improve …

Meet The Robots That Are Taking Over Japan

At this pace, the country’s robot population is going to outnumber people.<p>If you are a human who works at the Kawada factory outside Tokyo, most of your coworkers are robots. On the assembly line, the company’s uber-advanced, human-looking robots can do the work of three people. They can also make …

Killer swine flu strikes India

<b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - two days later she came down with a 38.3 degree Celsius fever and body aches, and within two days her doctor …

Disease

Here's Why You May Soon Be Using Sunscreen in the Dark

The guidelines for sun exposure are pretty familiar by now—cover up exposed skin, steer clear of the peak UV streaming hours of 10 am to 2pm, and …

Holistic Medicine

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun - And May Exist On Alien Worlds Too

Scientists have discovered that the life-giving water of Earth predates the formation of the Sun - and there could be a lot more of it out there.<p>Water is essential to life on Earth and likely indicator for alien life as well, which is why so much of the world’s space missions and astronomical …

His Camera Takes Us To The World 'We Must Preserve'

<i>They're silvery and stunning — and their beauty bears a message.</i><p>"Genesis" <i>is a new exhibit of more than 200 black-and-white images from the noted Brazilian photographer</i> Sebastiao Salgado. <i>He wants to show us what the world and its peoples look like now, how climate change has already had an impact —</i> …

The Best Way to Reheat Pizza at Home

<i>Reheating pizza is an important skill, especially since we're talking Italy all week long! So we're re-running this post. Thank us later.</i><p>So you've managed—by some divine grace—not to finish your entire pizza. That alone is accomplishment enough, and you should be proud of your noble restraint. You …

At least 49 killed when water overturns bus in India

At least 49 members of a wedding party are feared dead after a flash flood overturned a bus carrying them in the frontier Rajouri district of Indian-administered Kashmir, as heavy rain has caused flooding that has killed 20 other people.<p>A senior government official told CNN that the bus was on its …

Monsoon rains kill 128 in Pakistan, 108 in India

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains and flash floods have killed 128 people in Pakistan and 108 people in India, officials said Saturday, as forecasters warned of more rain in the coming days and troops raced to evacuate people from deluged areas.<p>The annual monsoon season has struck hard across …

Nigel Farage accused of exploiting child abuse issue for political gain

Ukip accused of resorting to British National party-style tactics while campaigning to win Heywood and Middleton byelection<p>The father of the main prosecution witness in Britain’s biggest child sex grooming scandal has accused Nigel Farage of exploiting the issue for political gain as the UK …