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Why India’s best tech schools produce more entrepreneurs than the Ivy League

If you need one more reason to justify why it’s so incredibly difficult to get into an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), then consider this—IITs are among the world’s most entrepreneurial undergraduate universities, even ahead of storied Ivy League institutions such as Princeton, Yale and …

4 Phone-Etiquette Myths That Will Ruin Your Social Life

if you think it's acceptable to take a phone call at the table in the middle of dinner, or that it's perfectly reasonable to talk at full volume with …

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India and Pakistan exchange deadly fire

India has accused Pakistani troops of firing guns and mortar rounds on at least three villages in the India-administered Kashmir, killing at least two members of one family, while Pakistan has said that two of its civilians were killed in "unprovoked" India fire.<p>Dharmendra Pareek, a top official of …

The Beautifully Intuitive Case

The man behind the design of the iPhone and super genius, Jony Ive is known to believe that – There is beauty when something works and it works …

Michael Brown shooting: Anger at crackdown on protests

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1100000/1100781_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532623747_0019f6ed9857bbac36795506322a8442<p><b>Police in the US state of Missouri have clashed with protesters for a fourth night amid growing anger at the fatal shooting of a black teenager by</b> …

Justice

A Stranger Saw What I Couldn't

I like to have a good plan. I like everything all worked out. Of course, it isn't always, but I like it better when things are. So when we realized that my wife and I both had meetings on the same night that wouldn't overlap but would come really close AND that the near overlap would happen at …

Wanted: a tinkerer’s charter

FOREIGNERS find it hard to believe that Americans—the most fiercely independent people on the planet—have not been allowed to tinker with their …

Surfers rejoice, residents stock up as Hawaii preps for rare cyclones

You'll have to pardon the people of Hawaii if they are freaking out over an approaching hurricane. It's the kind of thing that rarely happens around there.<p>And there are two headed that way.<p>There's Hurricane Iselle, which looks like it will smack into the Big Island on Thursday night, and the less …

Photographer Sheds a Beautiful New Light on Famous Landmarks with Gorgeous Infrared Images

How do you put a fresh spin on landmarks that have been photographed <i>ad nauseam</i>? Well, great composition and an understanding of light certainly …

Someone Is Leaving Hidden Bitcoin Wallets All Over San Francisco, Including At Mark Zuckerberg's House

The Hidden Cash treasure hunt phenomenon has gone digital.<p>In May, someone started hiding envelopes of cash all over San Francisco , and now someone is leaving bitcoin wallets around the city, sending people on a digital scavenger hunt.<p>The hunt is appropriately called @SFHiddenBitcoin .<p>The wallets …

San Francisco

4 Unconventional Ways to Get Career Experience This Summer

Every college student has probably heard how important it is to get real-world experience during their college career before joining the workforce. …

Layered Glass Table Concept Creates a Cross-Section of the Ocean | Colossal

<p>We’ve seen no shortage of projects using layers of glass to simulate bodies of water the last few days. First we had glass sculptures by Ben Young, …

YouTube: Slow Buffering Is Totally Your ISP's Fault

YouTube wants you to know that if you're experiencing playback issues, blurring video or excessive buffering, it's probably your Internet service …

The United States is restricting the only visa made for the new world order: the L-1

To be competitive, a company must be able to move talent to where its business is. Otherwise, absent a mobile work corps, today’s global companies would be unable to deliver goods or services on time. The best teams from the biggest companies tend not to all be in one office, let alone one …

Immigration

India has a fitting response to Yo, the dumbest app ever

An Indian startup has created a parody of Yo, a messaging app that has become a viral sensation in USA, Israel, and many other countries.<p>The original Yo app is mindlessly simple, and more than slightly flawed. It does not offer much, except to send the message “yo” to the receiver’s phone. Or …

Startups

Google to Shut Down Orkut Social Network on September 30

Google today announced plans to shut down Orkut, its first attempt at building a social network. The platform will be formally closed on September 30, after which users will be unable to log in or export their photo albums to Google+.<p>Orkut grew out of Google’s 20 percent initiative, which allowed …

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A puff of logic

THAT cannabis and schizophrenia are linked is widely accepted. Several studies suggest the drug can set off short-term psychotic episodes in those …

This Company Churns out 100 Cloned Cows a Year

Representational Image<p><b>Sioux Centre, United States:</b> In the meadow, four white-haired Shorthorn heifers peel off from the others, raising their heads …

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

Material Design

The four charts that make the case for Narendra Modi to liberalize, liberalize, liberalize

By electing Narendra Modi, Indians have changed the shape of their national goal. It is important to note that they have not changed their ultimate objective—to eliminate poverty in a democratically ruled society. They, however, have changed the road they want to take in order to become this …

A Bangalore accountant says he’s invented a way to clean the Ganga

A Bangalore-based chartered accountant says the seeming impossibility of cleaning the Ganga is a matter of mastering the underlying chemistry, and he has a solution to the problem. When dissolved in polluted water, his invention promotes the growth of a beneficial kind of algae, which releases …

India

This powerhouse nonprofit just changed campaigning in India forever

SANAND, India—On 15 May, just 24 hours before the historic counting day that confirmed Narendra Modi’s victory, a group of young men and women gathered at an upscale resort here in Sanand, some 60 km from Ahmedabad.<p>They wore smart casuals and carried iPhones and looked like they were at a corporate …

India

Element Lifestyle: The Personal Concierge to the A-List

Dream maker, dream maker, make me a dream.<p>Ever wondered how the celebrated glitterati of our time manage the fantastically dreamy lives that are, on a weekly basis, splashed across the covers of those glossy periodicals and sensational tabloids that paper newsstands at grocery store checkout?<p>How do …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Brands Sink Their Teeth Into Suarez World Cup Controversy

Brands showed once again that they're hungry for any real-time marketing opportunity.<p>Luis Suarez, the star forward for Uruguay's soccer team, is …

Oculus Acquires The Killer Team That Made The Xbox 360 Controller

The virtual reality company Oculus, newly flush with lots and lots of Facebook cash, just announced that it’s acquiring a company called Carbon Design. That company’s name may not register with the average person, but if you’re a gamer, you know its work well.<p>As much as Microsoft has a mixed record …

Virtual Reality

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Dentistry

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …