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5 phone accessories that make travel easier

Your phone is already the hub of every trip you take: the carrier of boarding passes and hotel reservations; the holder of books and movies to help pass the time; the conduit through which travel photos are shared on social media. All by itself, it makes travel easier. But with a few key accessories, you can travel more easily with your phone. ... Read More »

The slime mould instruments that make sweet music

It is probably safe to assume the slime mould Physarum polycephalum doesn’t long for the limelight. It normally spends its life quietly eating microbes surrounded by decaying wood and leaf litter. But this humble single-celled organism has nonetheless found itself centre stage in an unusual musical movement. Eduardo Miranda thinks we’ve spent too much time building wacky instruments and touchscreen controllers for making ... Read More »

Infertility a medical condition that can be treated: Experts

In about infertility, which is still considered a taboo in Indian society, TOI has launched a national campaign, ‘Fertile Conversations’, in partnership with Nova IVI Fertility. A public seminar was organised in Delhi last Saturday as part of the campaign. “The hush-hush attitude and social stigma surrounding fertility needs to go. Social apathy is causing physical trauma and depression and victims are invariably ... Read More »

Anushka enjoys characters that challenge her philosophy

As an actress, Anushka Sharma, who essays a Gujarati girl in “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, says she enjoys playing a character that has different beliefs from her own. She says essaying such a character gives her a creative high and adds to her perspective. Asked if the process of convincing oneself to believe in a character that one has to ... Read More »

4 Success Tips From Small Businesses That Are Doing It Right

Sometimes the most valuable advice comes from your fellow entrepreneurs, not the CEO of a Fortune 500 company. At Facebook, we know that behind every business is a person, and behind every person is a story – with insights and advice to share. That’s why we created the Small Business Council which consists of entrepreneurs who share a common belief ... Read More »

Scientists develop drug that re-programmes cells to fight cancer

Australian researchers have developed a drug capable of reprogramming the immune system to fight cancer, it was announced on Thursday. The landmark new therapy, developed by the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, involves removing immune cells from the body to genetically enhance them before putting them back in the body to fight cancer, Xinhua reports. The form of immunotherapy has previously ... Read More »

On its 6th anniversary, remember that Google+ ‘changed everything’

An iPhone 5, for anyone who hasn’t picked up our subtle layers of nuanced humour SIX YEARS AGO today, the biggest single most important invention to come out of technology in the 21st century was announced. Google+ was born out of the success of Google Buzz and Google Wave – two products that had already, according to their manufacturer, “changed everything”, prompting ... Read More »

A home that straddles 2 countries: Unique house for sale

BEEBE PLAIN, Vt. — Brian DeMoulin inherited a home 30 years ago and is reluctantly putting it on the market. “Have a look at my stone house,” he told CBS News. “There’s the border post.” He also showed us what makes the residence so special. “This is the stairway that leads to the Canadian apartments,” DeMoulin said. You heard him right. ... Read More »

Advertising That Exploits Our Deepest Insecurities

The function of advertising, wrote Robert E. Lane in The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies, “is to increase people’s dissatisfaction with any current state of affairs, to create wants, and to exploit the dissatisfactions of the present. Advertising must use dissatisfaction to achieve its purpose.” The web browser is a dissatisfaction-seeking machine. Every search query we input reflects a ... Read More »

National Sunglasses Day: 7 facts that will amaze you!

 facts you should know about sunglasses   With the scorching heat and National Sunglasses Day today, there is no better excuse to buy a pair of sunglasses. From making a fashion statement to blocking UV rays, sunglasses are more than just style. And today, we have listed few amazing facts about sunglasses that you probably had no idea about: This ... Read More »