Vijay Kumar

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Why successful people spend 10 hours a week on 'compound time'

One question has fascinated me my entire adult life: what causes some people to become world-class leaders, performers and changemakers, while most …

Creativity

Theresa May's defence of “free market capitalism” puts her at odds with the public

Polls have repeatedly shown voter discontent with a system that is not working for the majority.<p>After Theresa May became Prime Minister, she cast …

Is the world really better than ever?

By the end of last year, anyone who had been paying even passing attention to the news headlines was highly likely to conclude that everything was terrible, and that the only attitude that made sense was one of profound pessimism – tempered, perhaps, by cynical humour, on the principle that if the …

Cultural Appropriation

Plants have a trick that drives very hungry caterpillars to cannibalism

Chemical defenses make friends look tastier than fronds.<p>Caterpillars emerge from their eggs very hungry, and start munching away on green leaves, apples, plums, tomatoes, and...OH GOD. WHY, ERIC, WHY? YOU JUST ATE CARL!<p>Yes, unlike beloved children’s stories may lead us to believe, nature is a …

Caterpillars

Big, shape-shifting animals from the dawn of time

Why did life on Earth change from small to large when it did? Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have …

Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions, study says

Just 100 companies have been the source of more than 70% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988, according to a new report.<p>The Carbon Majors Report (pdf) “pinpoints how a relatively small set of fossil fuel producers may hold the key to systemic change on carbon emissions,” says Pedro …

Fossil Fuels

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

A Science-Backed 7-Minute Workout That Hits All the Muscles You Forget About

Don't get us wrong—we're all about bodyweight exercises. And quick, high-intensity routines like the scientific 7-minute workout (plus the research …

Go Vegan For Your Sex Drive: 6 Reasons Veganism Holds The Key For A Healthy Sex Life

Ever wonder about going vegan? Veganism can boost your sexual stamina from increasing your natural lubrication to giving you more energy in between …

Take the Plank Challenge to Carve Your Core

We're here to help you challenge your core (you're welcome) with this plank series. It's part of our Jump-Start fitness plan, helping you move every day for two weeks. This challenge uses all sorts of planks to give your arms, abs, back, and butt a great workout. Click here for a printable PDF of …

Workouts

This 40-Minute Workout Will Whip You in Shape for the New Year

Courtesy of Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method.<p><b>Your Best Year Ever continues into November! This month, Avital Zeisler, founder of the Soteria Method, a self-defense and fitness practice, sets our focus on women's safety, health, and empowerment.</b><p><b>Here, Zeisler proves that y</b><b>ou don't have</b> …

Workouts

What we lose when we lose the world’s frogs

Amphibians survived the dinosaur extinction just fine. Why are they in peril now?<p>In September, a frog died in an Atlanta botanical garden. With it went an entire species never to hop along the Earth again. Biologists at Zoo Atlanta who’d looked after the frog for the past 12 years called him …

The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age

Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town on Monday.<p>The new epoch should begin about 1950, the …

Earth Science

Endgame Ola - The Ken

When the news of Uber China’s merger with Didi broke, many Ola employees did not know how to react.<p>Some were initially happy that Uber had apparently …

India

Will Reliance Jio disrupt the market with 4G?

If there’s one thing Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries (RIL) imbibed from his father, the late Dhirubhai Ambani, it was to always be a …

Chennai May Just Be Masterminding its Next Flooding Disaster

Every time Chennai gets flooded, this river or that tank is blamed for behaving badly. The Adyar and Cooum rivers, and the Poondi and Chembarambakkam …

Are we living inside a cosmic computer game? Elon Musk echoes the Bhagwad Gita (and the Matrix)

When a tech billionaire and hard-headed pragmatist seems to reprise the ancient Indian concept of maya, or illusion, it’s time to shut up and pay …

Far more fish make their own light than we thought, study finds

From the fireflies that light up our backyards to the graceful, glowing jellyfish we admire in aquarium tanks, bioluminescence — an organism’s …

Biology

Black Holes Are Invisible. But Now There Are 3 New Ways to ‘See’ Them

In a world of conspiracy theories and Internet rumors, it’s a wonder no one has ever called black holes a hoax. They’re mysterious, they’re powerful, …

6 startling facts about wildlife trafficking — and how you can help

The illegal trade of wildlife is a much larger, far-reaching issue than you might realize, and it's something we can't afford to ignore.<p>Wildlife …

Endangered Species

A Software Engineer Quits His Job To Establish An Organic Farm Which Has Rs 1 Cr Sales In Four Months

<i>“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln</i><p>Mothers play a crucial role in our lives. Since we were little, they held …

Parenting

Uber and Lyft pull out of Austin after locals vote against self-regulation

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft are suspending operations in Austin, Texas, after the city’s voters rejected a proposal that would have allowed the companies to self-regulate their drivers.<p>Instead, the voters upheld stricter regulations that the city council passed in December: ride-sharing …

Ridesharing

When Parisians Ate Elephants

<b>Mind You, this Was Back in 1870.</b><p>I don't want to scare readers into thinking that the residents of Paris do this on a regular basis, nowadays. NOOOOOOOO, they do not. Alarming enough is the fact that they do eat horse meat, today, yes, and most likely some will tomorrow as well.<p>Imagine the brutal …

Zero-waste bloggers: the millennials who can fit a year's worth of trash in a jar

Kathryn Kellogg, a 25-year-old print shop employee, spends four hours a day on her lifestyle blog Going Zero Waste. She posts on Instagram, engages with Facebook followers, and writes about homemade eyeliner and lip balm, worm composting, and shopping bulk bins – anything to avoid unnecessary …

Sustainability

19 Bodyweight Exercises You Can Literally Do Anywhere

Who needs the gym?<p>Sure, there are days when you want to grab some 10-pounders and bang out a solid strength session—or even get your CrossFit on. But then there are times when you’ve got nothing but your sports bra, six-feet of space, and a burning desire to sweat like nobody’s business.<p>That’s …

Exercise

People Like Us: Vishalakshi Padmanabhan on respecting food and the farmer

Clad in a simple cotton outfit I see Vishala aka Vishalakshi Padmanabhan carrying farm fresh produce to and fro into her little organic store in …

Sustainability

The correction underway at India’s start-ups space

On 29 July 2014, when Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce marketplace, said it had raised $1 billion in funding, the world sat up and took notice.<p>On …

When robots do all the work, how will people live?

George Osborne is expected to announce in his budget next week that driverless lorries will be tested on UK roads. By doing so he will herald the arrival of a new era of automation that will have a dramatic effect on the job prospects of many millions of British workers.<p>The Bank of America recently …

UK Economy

Ambani's $20 billion bet on TV, telecoms may rekindle wealthy brothers' rivalry | Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India’s richest man, Mukesh Ambani, is muscling into the cable TV sector as part of a media and telecoms offensive that pits him against his once-estranged younger brother and threatens to shake up both industries.<p>Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Ltd., attends a …

Indian consumer goods firms see a new money-spinner in an old product: Ayurveda

Baba Ramdev's Patanjali leads the pack.<p>India’s fast-moving consumer goods companies want to cash in on the country’s oldest medicinal science.<p>The …