Sanjiwa P Ranjan

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India’s preference for sons has created a nation of tiny people

<i>Update: The working paper Quartz wrote about in 2015 was published in the September 2017 issue of American Economic Review.</i><p>Indian children are among the shortest in the world, and the country’s preference for sons might be to blame.<p>Globally, one in four children under the age of five is …

Demographics

Christian Marclay: the art of sound

Whoosh. Swish. Splaf. Plop. At Christian Marclay’s exhibition at White Cube in Bermondsey, closing next weekend, words are popping and flying all over the place. These onomatopoeic terms fall from the ceiling, cluster on walls, splodge and splat on canvases and screen prints. Aside from a central …

Lost City Discovered in the Honduran Rain Forest

In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.<p>An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, …

Archaeology

Never put your speakers on the floor

I cringe every time I see a small speaker sitting on the floor. It all but guarantees they'll sound dull because most of their midrange and treble detail will never make it up to your ears.<p>The one good thing about putting speakers on the floor is their bass output will be boosted, relative to what …

Audiophile

Antivirus Maker Avast Is Latest Overseas Tech Firm Blocked In China

Popular security software company Avast is the latest overseas technology company to get caught in China’s censorship net after users began reporting that its service and website were blocked inside the country.<p>Data from GreatFire.org shows that Avast.com has been unavailable in China since Sunday. …

This 76-Year-Old Man Is Biking 300 Miles for Planned Parenthood

The distance represents the length women in his state need to travel to get to one of the few available abortion clinics.<p>Texan Gene Novogrodsky just started a 300-mile bike ride in an effort to raise money for local Planned Parenthoods [via The Huffington Post. Novogrodsky is 76 years old; …

The V-Zone: A Guide to Your Most Private Body Part

Does every woman have a G-spot? Can a tampon really get stuck inside? And how much daily discharge is normal? Cosmo tackles everything you must know about your vagina.<p>You're fully aware that your vagina is capable of some pretty awesome feats — such as blissing you out (as well as your man) with …

matt emmett rediscovers abandoned architecture

<b>matt emmett rediscovers abandoned architecture and forgotten heritage</b><br>(above) ‘condense’<br>all images © matthew emmett<p>‘no entry’; ‘access strictly …

Nikon's latest lightweight DSLR is the D7200

Over the past few weeks, Nikon has introduced two DSLRs: the D5500 and D810A. And it doesn't look like the company plans to slow down its rollout of new cameras. Now, Nikon is introducing the D7200, a successor to the relatively popular D7100, which was introduced back in 2013. The D7200 is the …

Cameras