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Monopoly was created 100 years ago to teach the dangers of capitalism

Progressive writer Elizabeth Magie Phillips designed the game in 1904 to teach players about the disadvantages of wealth concentration.
Search and rescue team members look at debris recovered from the crash site on the dockside at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia

How airplane crash investigations work, an aviation safety expert explains

Major crash investigations are an enormous effort often involving many countries’ governments and input from dozens of industry partners.

Robots guarded Buddha’s relics in an ancient Indian legend

According to the legend, Mauryan king Asoka battled with android warriors guarding Buddha's relics, and ultimately reigned over the army of automatons himself.
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This invention 143 years ago led to the small & powerful computers we all carry with us now

Today's smartphones wouldn't have existed if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell, who fought off controversy over whether he was indeed the inventor of the first telephone.

Facebook’s policy shift is less about privacy and more about profits

Users are already moving from open-sharing on Facebook to closed groups on WhatsApp. Mark Zuckerberg is merely preparing to shift resources to follow them.
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Viruses could be the best bet for fighting antibiotic-resistant superbugs

As antimicrobial resistance continues to rise, we're racing against time to figure out the next-best solution to battling superbugs.
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#MeToo wasn’t the first: Women-led movements aren’t new, especially in India

Long before #MeToo swept India, women successfully organised movements to protest issues like moral policing, sexist policies and sexual assault.

Why people with good looks view sex differently than others

Good-looking people on average have more sexual opportunities and partners, enjoy larger benefits when it comes to romance.
Glioblastoma cells under a microscope

Targeting a single cell that begins tumours can revolutionise cancer treatment

If we focus our attack on energetic cancer stem cells, we may be able to directly hit the target.
cybersecurity in India

The Virtual Private Network of your internet may not be fully private

Most people – including VPN customers – don’t have the skills to double-check that they’re getting what they paid for.

On Camera

‘A rich Muslim’s expense on Umrah marriage can teach 3 lakh poor Muslim kids for 18 yrs’

Muslim scholars say 84% of Indian Muslims earn less than Rs 50 a day, and want the community to cut spending on lavish weddings, multiple pilgrimages.
t-series

Should Indians support Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series in YouTube subscriber race against PewDiePie?

Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and vlogger Felix Kjellberg aka PewDiePie are fighting to attain the number one spot in terms of subscribers on YouTube.

Defence

Indian Army | representational image | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Army personnel killed in firing by Pakistani troops in J&K’s Poonch district

The border skirmishes witnessed a spurt after India's air strike on JeM terror camp in Balakot in response to Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.