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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

SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Says It Will Put Its Flying Car On The Market In 2017

And once that's done? A self-flying car<p><i>Updated 3/16/2015, 4:33 p.m. ET.</i><p>In October 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype vehicle that exhilarated <i>Back To The Future</i> fans, as well as pretty much everyone else: the long fantasized flying car. Dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, the car/plane hybrid …

Americans Don't Care Enough About NSA Spying To Protect Themselves, Survey Says

Americans are being spied on, but does anyone care?<p>We all know that the American government (specifically the National Security Agency and the FBI) is reading our emails, listening to our calls and watching what we look at online. Apparently we don't care enough to do anything about it.<p>The Pew …

World Cup 2015: Rameez Raja Urges India to Learn From Wahab Riaz, Use Pace to Attack Aussies

Wahab Riaz's left-arm pace rattled the Australian batting order but a sitter being dropped off his bowling by Rahat Ali allowed the momentum to slip …

Hate speech: Police lodges FIR against AIMIM leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi

Delhi Police has lodged an FIR against All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader and MP Asaduddin Owaisi for an alleged hate speech …

Asaduddin Owaisi

6 Mistakes You Make When Making Your Bed

A few key fixes can make a difference.<p>Making your bed certainly isn't rocket science, but the difference between a messy display and an especially smooth (and super-inviting) mattress is actually all in the details.<p><b>1. You lay your top sheet pattern-up.</b><p>Placing it pattern-side down is actually the …

Cleaning

Sometimes You Just Need Pudding; Here Are 11 Recipes

Chocolate, vanilla, rice, and tapioca—we love all pudding equally. Here are 11 great recipes for it.<p><b>There's something very comforting about pudding</b>, whether it is of the chocolate or rice variety. It's just you, a bowl, and a spoon, ya know? We feel you. Here are 11 recipes to satiate that need.

Recipes

12 Embarrassing Sex Questions You're Too Afraid to Ask

Which is why we did it for you, and got all the answers

12 DIY Alternatives To Traditional Gift Wrap

Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.<p>Tired of wrapping your gifts in the same-old same-old storebought gift wrap? We love these 12 DIY ideas from crafty bloggers.

REPORT: Greece's government has only 2 weeks until the money runs out

That's according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Sunday edition of the respected German newspaper. The paper says it has seen European Commission estimates that suggest even if Athens taps state-owned enterprises and social funds for money, it will still struggle to make a €465 …

Indian beef ban will cost jobs and harm economy, warn critics

Nitin Tarode wants to sell his old bull to help pay for his sister’s wedding, after his income was hit by patchy rainfall. But he has struggled to find a buyer who will pay a decent price because of a ban on slaughtering cows, bulls and bullocks in Maharashtra, the western state run by Narendra …

HTC One M9 review: Another year, another modest step forward

Let's say you're a smartphone maker and you cook up a formula for a beloved, game-changing device. The next year, you tweak that formula a bit to create a worthy, if slightly less exciting, follow-up of a phone. What do you do after another year has gone by? Try something completely different in …

Phones

Obama Says He'll Walk Away From Deal If Iran Can Make A Nuclear Bomb

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Sunday his administration would walk away from a deal with Iran if it would allow the regime to develop a nuclear bomb anytime soon.<p>"If there's no deal, then we walk away," Obama told CBS News' Bill Plante. "If we cannot verify that they are not going to …

Coke Experiments With New Universal Branding [Updated]

As global sales dwindle, Coca-Cola may soon release every type of Coke under its iconic red branding.<p>Coca-Cola Spain is launching a new look that unites Coca-Cola, Coke Zero, Diet Coke, and Coke Zero Zero (caffeine-free Coke Zero) under one unifying design based upon Coca-Cola’s iconic red …

4 Foods That Burn Belly Fat

That pesky trouble spot will be gone before you know it!<p><i>This article was repurposed with permission from</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>The secret to lasting weight loss does not come down to complicated calorie-counting and weight-loss gimmicks. Instead, it's about working with your body's natural hunger and sleep …

8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

Misao Okawa, the World's Oldest Person, Celebrates Her 117th Birthday

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest person, just celebrated another birthday. Wow! She turned 117-years young on Thursday, March 5, and she's one of a handful of people born in the 1800s that is still alive. Okawa was born in Osaka, Japan in 1898, and she's seen a lot over the years. Just think – …

Women! There’s a new body part for you to hate (clue: it's internal)

As if the female sex wasn't under enough body pressure, a new study has come up with another unattainable body part for women: a 45 degree spine<p>You’d think there weren’t any areas of our bodies left for women to perfect.<p>We know about ideal boobs, bums and legs – let alone the <b>thigh gap,</b> anti-cankles …

Oxytocin makes men eat less, choose healthier foods

First, we learn that the "love hormone" oxytocin makes men more trusting, nurturing and sociable. Then, we learn that a shot of the stuff makes partnered men less likely to stray or even flirt with other women. Now, we learn that a puff of oxytocin up the nose makes men eat less, and choose foods …

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

Scientists found the Myanmar Jerdon's babbler alive and well during a recent expedition.<p>A bird thought to have gone the way of the dodo decades ago has been rediscovered in Myanmar (Burma), scientists reported Thursday.<p>A team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the bird, a …

5 Of The Coldest Places Where Science Is Happening

Brrrr... illiant!<p>This winter is so cold. <i>How cold is it?</i> Thanks for asking. This winter is so cold that one lobster scientist in Maine has been trapped on her island home/research station for 32 days. The ice surrounding her island makes it impossible to leave by boat. She has plenty of food stored …

View from space: India by night and by day

Two photos taken by ISS astronauts – one at night and the other in daylight – show the peninsula of southern India.<p>The night image of the Indian …

Huge distant planet has rings 200 times larger than Saturn’s

It’s a super Saturn, 434 light-years from Earth. It has more than 30 rings, with a total diameter of some 120 million kilometers. If we could replace …

No Yolk! Scientists Unboil an Egg Without Defying Physics

Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws …

Protein

The asteroid that flew by Earth yesterday has its own moon

Yesterday, the mountain-sized asteroid 2004 BL86 zipped right by Earth—the closest that one of that size will come to us until 2027. Today, NASA released radar images it took of the flying space rock, which revealed that another (smaller) flying space rock is orbiting it: Its very own moon.<p>The …

Astronomy

Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

15 Ways to Get Healthier in 2015

With the new year now in full gear, many people are hard at work on fresh resolutions (or perhaps still looking for motivation to get started).<p>Getting healthier is always a top priority for many of us around the new year as we come off of the holiday binge and look forward to summer. "Healthy" can …

5 Tips For Big Weight Loss

See you never, extra pounds!<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Sugar and repurposed with permission from POPSUGAR Fitness</i>.<p>Whether you recently had a baby or the scale has slowly been creeping up over the years, when you have 50, 100, or more pounds to lose, the task can seem so daunting that you're …

We’re About To Visit A Tiny Planet In The Asteroid Belt For The First Time

The Dawn spacecraft arrives at Ceres this March, and it could be the most surprising space mission in decades<p>While the world awaits the first visit to Pluto this July, another space mission will reach a strange world much closer to home. And months sooner.<p>A small robot named Dawn is nearing the end …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …