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10 Impressive Instagram Profiles To Follow

Technology has paved the way for a new level of interaction unheard of and unseen in its breadth and reach. Today, through the ever-prevailing availability of connected devices, we’re able to share on an unprecedented level, reaching people across all corners of the earth.<p>One such platform for …

Social Media

Amazon Echo VP Mike George to talk about Alexa at Disrupt New York

Amazon Echo is becoming a surprisingly good product. With countless of integrations, you can now control many things using your voice. It’s now possible to order pizza, play something on Spotify and call an Uber using your voice. But it’s also a new device — Amazon only released the Echo in June …

Automation

4-Ingredient Salted Peanut Protein Balls — Just 60 Calories!

Crunchy on the outside. Soft and chewy on the inside. We apologize, but you probably won't be able to stop reaching for these salted peanut protein balls.<p>It's OK, because at just 61 calories per ball, these treats make a great snack before or after a workout. Each ball offers 2.4 grams of protein …

How to Make the Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever

Sometimes, the only thing that will cure a case of the blahs is a face full of cookies. Instead of reaching for a store-bought option or frozen stick …

Dessert

10 Shocking Facts About Indoor Air Quality

Air pollution is a term that likely conjures images of industrial smokestacks and billowing plumes rising into the atmosphere. Those are certainly …

Atomtube – The Portable Air Pollution Monitor

Understand the air around you with Atomtube, the portable air pollution monitor. This wearable seamlessly slips to your bag or belt loops and …

From London to Delhi, air pollution kills. Why do we do nothing?

Pollution in some world cities is more than 12 times higher than safe levels. Maybe it explains why residents aren’t taking to the streets to complain<p>After a week in Kolkata, blessed with mellow sunsets created by the yellowy haze that hung over the city, I flew back to Britain via Delhi on Friday. …

Pollution

Sabki Dhulai

Air pollution: Three lessons that India can learn from US

There are specific learnings from the serious efforts by the United States government to regulate air pollution since 1948.<p>After the experiment with …

The world's most polluted city isn't the one you think it is

In truth, the Chinese capital is only half as polluted as the city in the top spot — Delhi.<p>In fact, 13 of the top-20 most polluted cities in the world, according a World Health Organization (WHO) report from last year, are in India.<p>This has led to fears for the health of children living in Asia's …

Pollution

Paris climate talks: Through the smog, coal-hungry India sees ‘carbon imperialism’ in the West

As Delhi rushes to boost its coal generation to satisfy rocketing energy demands, John Kerry’s decision to single out India as a “challenge” provokes fury<p>It’s rush hour in the world’s most polluted city, and just visible through the dense blanket of smog is an electronic billboard informing …

India

New Delhi Is Nearly as Polluted as Beijing Only Nobody Issues Smog Warnings

As the world’s leaders congregated in Paris to discuss solutions to global warming, two of its biggest cities encountered some of the worst pollution …

Pollution

China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths

More than 1 million people are dying prematurely every year from air pollution in China, according to a new analysis.<p>"This is the highest toll in the world and it really reflects the very high levels of air pollution that exist in China today," says Robert O'Keefe of the Health Effects Institute in …

China to cough up $283 billion to clean up air pollution

China will spend $283 billion to tackle air pollution over the next five years, a state newspaper reported Thursday, highlighting how the issue has …

China

Beijing's new favorite gadget reads pollution levels

For Beijing residents obsessed with air pollution, the stocking stuffer of the season is a smog-detecting gadget called the Laser Egg.<p>The device is the size of a large orange and can be used at home, in the car or anywhere air pollution is a concern — which in Beijing these days is basically …

Beyond Delhi: Cities with much worse air quality than the national capital get little attention

Though almost the entire debate on air pollution has been centered around Delhi, there are several cities and towns in India which have much worse …

Severe pollution causes Beijing to shut down 2500 firms

Beijing will close 2,500 small polluting firms this year in its latest effort to combat pollution, state news agency Xinhua reported on Saturday, …

TERI report contradicts AAP govt claims, terms Delhi's air quality 'very poor' on 2nd day of odd-even plan

'Very poor' quality air reigned in Delhi on the second day of 'odd-even', even as authorities released conflicting reports on the impact of the …

Air quality aside, Odd-Even has changed something bigger - Delhi's mindset

QUICK PILL<p>The observation<p>The jury\'s still out over how much difference the Odd-Even policy has made to Delhi\'s air quality<p>But there has certainly …

State of the Union: Meet Cody Keenan, President Obama's Speechwriter

Cody Keenan started his political career in a windowless office in Washington.<p>Thirteen years later, he's still in one. Only now it's at the White House.<p>Keenan, Obama's chief speechwriter, was up until early Tuesday morning in that corner room in the basement, making final, frantic edits to his …

The White House

7 Mind-Blowing Digital Health Tools That Could Disrupt Health Care in 2016

The phrase "Brave New World" has become one of the most often used clichés in medical technology in recent years. Google the title of Aldous Huxley's 1932 dystopian, and anticipatory, novel with the word medicine and 2,940,000 results appear.<p>But could there be better shorthand to describe some of …

Digital Health

The 10 biggest risks the world faces in 2016

"And so, in 2016, conflict intensifies," Ian Bremmer, the head of Eurasia Group, and Cliff Kupchan write in the firm's annual list of top risks.<p>"This all means a dramatically more fragmented world in 2016 with more intra-, inter-, and extra-state conflict than any point since World War II."<p>Still, …

Geopolitics

India remains an attractive investment destination

<i>India remains an attractive destination for Foreign Direct Investments, seeing around $34.4 billion enter the economy in 2014, research by Arthur D.</i> …

India Will Be Fastest-Growing Economy for Coming Decade, Harvard Researchers Predict

By<p>Raymond Zhong<p>Raymond Zhong<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@zhonggg<p>Google+<p>Raymond.Zhong@wsj.com<p>It’s already expected to have been the world’s fastest-growing economy in 2015. But India also has the best growth prospects for the coming decade, based on the increasing variety and sophistication of …

Dow Jones

21 incredible facts about the world 100 years ago

Perhaps you've seen that viral list of facts about what life was like in 1915, which was printed in the latest issue of The Tower (a monthly …

The 5 biggest tech trends to watch in 2016

We were treated to plenty of surprising innovations in 2015 — phones, watches, cameras, tablets, laptops, games, virtual-reality and augmented-reality headsets, you name it.<p>But more importantly, we saw companies lay a strong foundation for incredible things to come.<p>As we look ahead to 2016, here …

Virtual Reality

50 Most Innovative Companies

The Boston Consulting Group released its 10th annual listing of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies this morning. The list is based on a survey …

Innovation

Uber fundraising drive values firm higher than General Motors

Uber Technologies, the company behind the rapidly growing taxi-hailing app, could be valued at more than $60bn (£40bn) after its latest fundraising round.<p>The San Francisco-based car-booking company hopes to raise as much as $2.1bn in new cash, Bloomberg reported. It has filed paperwork in Delaware …

Transportation