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How Your Brain Deletes Trauma

A new study shows that the act of remembering leads to the subtle forgetting of other memories.<p>Our brains actually aren’t able to absorb infinite …

Hard Feelings: Science’s Struggle to Define Emotions

While it's possible for researchers to study facial expressions, brain patterns, behavior, and more, each of these is only part of a more elusive whole.<p>When Paul Ekman was a grad student in the 1950s, psychologists were mostly ignoring emotions. Most psychology research at the time was focused on …

Make a Deal With the Taliban? Maybe

The Afghan government and the Taliban are reportedly open to renewing peace talks, which is indisputably good news. The next question is, can they …

Afghanistan

How Islamic State is expanding its empire of terror

Marched on to a Libyan beach in now gruesomely familiar orange jumpsuits, the last moments of 21 Coptic Christians carried the vicious jolt of previous Isis snuff videos, but with an added charge of fear.<p>The setting, in Libya, suggested that the group was spreading further and faster than even …

Mortdecai, review: 'psychotically unfunny'

There surely won't be a film in 2015 worse than this art-heist romp, starring Johnny Depp, says Robbie Collin<p><b>Dir: David Koepp; Starring: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Paul Bettany, Olivia Munn, Jeff Goldblum</b><p><b>Certificate: 12A cert<br>Running time: 107 mins</b><p>Mortdecai: <i>mort de cinéma</i>, more …

Still Sweet on Coke and Pepsi?

The soda-pop business is, in its purest form, at once ridiculous and sublime. It’s ridiculous because it involves selling people sugar water (or corn …

Alcohol

Indian government ordered to unblock Greenpeace funds

The Indian government has been told by judges to unblock funds received by Greenpeace which have been frozen by authorities since June.<p>The high court in Delhi, the capital, ruled on Tuesday that the freeze on funds that Greenpeace India had received from abroad was “arbitrarily illegal” and …

WhatsApp cracks down on people using unofficial clients

WhatsApp is banning users from its service for 24 hours because they were caught sending and receiving messages on an unofficial client that wasn’t …

Apps

EC issues notice to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal for bribe speech | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

The Election Commission (EC) issued a showcause notice on Tuesday, the second in last three days, to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for …

Why Ants Handle Traffic Better Than You Do

Could studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams? Physicist Apoorva Nagar at the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology thinks the answer is yes.<p>Nagar says he got interested in the topic when he came across a study by German and Indian researchers showing that ants …

Ants

Why India’s poor continue to be ravaged by the world’s oldest disease

In 2005, the World Health Organisation declared that leprosy had been effectively eradicated worldwide. But this “eradication” only conformed to an arbitrary definition they’d set for themselves a little over a decade before, which meant that its incidence had been driven down to less than a case …

Medicine

America in a tangle over aid to Pakistan

The U.S.’ complex relationship with Pakistan was back in the spotlight last week when it became evident to beltway policy- that a private diplomatic …

Survivors of Nigeria attack describe killings

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Survivors of an assault by Islamic militants that killed a large number of civilians in Nigeria have described days of …

What should we be proud of?

This week we start with a little personal anecdote. I assure you that it does pertain to a bonafide theme for this column.<p>Some years ago I decided …

Will 2015 be the year of the LeT?

The Pakistan Supreme Court ordered Mumbai 26/11 master-plotter, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi’s further detention on January 6, 2015, referring back the case …

Boko Haram is now a mini-Islamic State, with its own territory

Boko Haram controls about 20,000 square miles of territory and is fast becoming a terrorist state razing villages and killing innocent victims<p>After days of razing villages and pitiless massacre, <b>Boko Haram</b> finished the week with its most chilling atrocity.<p>As people bustled through the Saturday …

Money

<b>Mumbai:</b> Indian rupee rose against the dollar for the second consecutive day on Thursday on debt purchases by foreign institutions and gains in the …

Stock Markets

Tough on Yuvraj Singh, But World Cup Axe Was Expected From BCCI Selectors: Sunil Gavaskar to NDTV - World Cup 2015 News

BCCI announced India's 15-man squad for the upcoming World Cup and veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, the man of the tournament in the World Cup 2011 …

Islamic difference and radicalisation

“Radicalisation” has become the standard term used to describe “what goes on before the bomb goes off.” Radicalisation as a precursor to terrorism, …

The right stuff, at last

As champagne corks popped at New Year’s Day brunches in Delhi, Mumbai, and elsewhere, economists and other observers of the Narendra Modi government …

India

Why Nehru’s Planning Commission didn’t fail India—but Modi’s Niti Aayog might

Taking down one sign and putting up another; curtains down for <i>Yojana Ayog</i>, curtains up for NITI <i>Aayog</i>; a new era of planning has begun in post Nehruvian India.<p>The Planning Commission has become an easy target for writers and columnists ever since it was shot down by the highest authority. Terms like …

India

Ceasefire violation: Pakistan should be ready for collateral damages if they fire, says BSF

"If Pakistan rangers fire on us, we will also fire on them," said IG of BSF, Jammu Frontier.<p>By: | Jammu |<p>Asserting that BSF never fires “first” …