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Gandhi Single-Handedly Did What The Entire Free Press Should Be Doing In A Democracy - Holding Power To Account.

From Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson, we are all used to watching knock-out punches being delivered in a boxing ring. Rahul Gandhi may be a martial art …

The Best Way to Wipe Your Butt, According to the Experts

Curtis Asbury, MD sees it all the time. A patient comes in with blotchy, red, irritated rectum and insists they’re not doing anything unusual. …

Cleaning

Leaving India and the best shave in the world

Justin Rowlatt @BBCJustinR on Twitter<p><b>I've never been lithe enough for yoga or patient enough for meditation, but during my time in India I did discover a path to a kind of transcendence: a street shave.</b><p>Getting one has become something of a ritual for me on a quiet morning. I'll cycle lazily to the …

Moisturizers

Facebook confirms to Congress it’s tracking everything it possibly can

If this were a <i>Friends</i> episode it would be titled <i>The one where Facebook tracking gets even creepier</i> because we simply didn’t see coming what’s about …

Scientists wanted to understand how baobab trees live for thousands of years. Then the ancient trees started dying.

The culprit is still unknown—and at large.<p>Baobabs are an iconic part of the sub-Saharan landscape in Africa. Wielding gnarled branches that can spiral up to nearly 100 feet into the air, and with bloated trunks that send out branches spanning an average of 65 feet all together, the baobab is a …

Ecology

Microsoft Announces a Linux Operating System for the First Time Ever

By on April 18, 2018 at 9:14 am<p>Since its inception, Microsoft has focused on Windows in attempt to cram it into every conceivable form factor. That’s …

Linux

Oblivion Remake Mod Using Skyrim Engine Debuts A Gorgeous New Trailer

It's been a long time since The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launched--almost 12 years, in fact--and the game's visuals have aged quite a bit. Oblivion looks like what it was: a game released early on in the life cycle of the Xbox 360, which might make it difficult for some players to return to. …

Gaming Industry

#PadManChallenge: Akshay Kumar nominated Alia Bhatt to take up the challenge and she nailed it in the best way ever!

The #PadManChallenge is spreading like wild fire on Twitter with more and more celebs joining in to complete the challenge. Arunachalam …

OnePlus confirms credit card breach, says 40,000 users were affected after a system hack

The company said those who entered their card information in the online store between mid-November 2017 and January 11, 2018, were possibly …

What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

Information Security

Tesla Model 3 sets cross-country electric vehicle record for $101, report says

<i>(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)</i><p>PALO ALTO — Tesla’s $35,000 Model 3 sedan — the company’s bid for …

Hackers have posted the malware code behind Satori botnet for free on Pastebin

Researchers warned that the release of the code will soon see other cybercriminals taking advantage of the exploit to carry out their own DDoS …

The scammers gaming India’s overcrowded job market

In mid-2017, a few months after I had moved to Delhi to work for a national newspaper, I began to browse job websites. Every other day, an Indian news report underlines the gap between jobs and jobseekers. In 2016, in one municipality, 19,000 people applied for 114 jobs; among those competing to be …

Uttar Pradesh

Honda "Riding Assist-e" self-balancing electric motorcycle for beginners

Honda will debut a fascinating new motorcycle built specifically to help learner motorcyclists coming to grips with two wheels for the first time. …

Hackers Hid Backdoor In CCleaner Security App With 2 Billion Downloads -- 2.3 Million Infected

Users of Avast-owned security application CCleaner for Windows have been advised to update their software immediately, after researchers discovered criminal hackers had installed a backdoor in the tool. The tainted application allows for download of further malware, be it ransomware or keyloggers, …

Web Servers

World's largest electric vehicle will generate more electricity than it uses

<b>Not only will this massive electric dump truck replace a dirty diesel truck, but it will also be an "energy plus" vehicle.</b><p>A consortium of Swiss …

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Particles

How two countries helped drive the recent rise in cryptocurrency prices

Digital currency prices have soared recently, with reports from the past few months showing enormous valuation increases for currencies across the board.<p>Bitcoin, Ripple, and Ethereum have all experienced exponential growth, with Bitcoin prices rising to $2,588, Ripple reaching a market cap of …

Skyrim for PlayStation VR is a Frighteningly Empowering Experience

Announced during the PlayStation Media Showcase at E3 2017, Bethesda’s sprawling milestone RPG The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to PlayStation …

This Country Resisted ISIS, but Now…

Ejaz Majeed was torn between twin fears as he entered the local police station in his suburban Mumbai neighborhood of Kalyan on May 26, 2014. One day …

The Cook and the Chef: Musk’s Secret Sauce

<i>This is the last part of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved,</i><i></i></i> …

Video games are 'the motherlode' of ideas for tech innovation: Mary Meeker

Want to know where tech innovation is headed? Start with video games.<p>Venture capitalist and Internet soothsayer Mary Meeker unveiled her Internet trends for 2017 on Wednesday during the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.<p>Meeker's report on the state of the Internet is among the most …

Using AI-enhanced malware, researchers disrupt algorithms used in antimalware

Artificial intelligence algorithms are involved in a cyber arms race. Who will win: Antimalware developers or malware developers?<p>Tech pundits and …

Artificial Intelligence

The man who has saved 92 crash victims

<b>Most doctors in the emergency care units of the Indian capital Delhi's state-run hospitals know Suraj Prakash Vaid. The 66-year-old former taxi driver is called "the man of the Golden Hour".</b><p>The term refers to the 60 minutes immediately after a potentially fatal accident. What happens to a casualty …

Saturn 'continues to surprise' as Nasa's Cassini spacecraft shares first view from inside planet's rings

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet's rings, the US space agency said.<p>A stream of pictures showing Saturn's swirling clouds, massive hurricane and odd six-sided vortex weather system were transmitted back to …

The Russian Photographer Who Shoots Dreamlike Portraits with Real Animals

Moscow-based photographer Olga Barantseva has built quite an oeuvre of mesmerizing imagery consisting of models posing with animals such as bears, …

The ice stupas of Ladakh: solving water crisis in the high desert of Himalaya

The idea crystallised in his mind one morning as Sonam Wangchuk was crossing a bridge in the Indian Himalayas.<p>The engineer from Ladakh, in the Jammu region of north India, was already a famous problem solver: a Bollywood film loosely based on his life had grossed a billion rupees in its first four …

Animated map of what Earth would look like if all the ice melted

Many of the effects of climate change are irreversible. Sea levels have been rising at a greater rate year after year, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates they could rise by another meter or more by the end of this century.<p>As National Geographic showed us in 2013, sea levels …

Guy Tracks His Eyeballs While Playing Overwatch

Picture somebody playing a first-person shooter. You probably imagine them sitting stock still, staring ahead with an almost blank expression on …

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …