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Opinion: Technology is a huge threat to humankind; this means you, Silicon Valley

Technology, which has made our lives incomparably better, is now one of the greatest threats facing humankind.All of the marvelous gadgets we’ve invented are not only thoroughly reinventing us, but they are doing it in ways that give us no idea of their full impacts. In short, we are undergoing a transformation/revolution that affects every aspect of our being — our brains, bodies, institutions, the entire world.It’s nothing less than The Revolution of Everything. For instance, MIT engineers have recently developed naturally conductive gold leaf that can be placed directly…

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This jeera-ginger drink promises to cut tummy flab in 10 days!

7 Tummy flab is the biggest hurdle when it comes to weight loss. Not only does it look awkward in a saree or high waist pants, but also becomes the talk of the town because of its sheer prominence. Worry no more, here we bring to you the magical combination of the most common ingredients found in your kitchen- ginger and cumin! ADVANTAGES OF GINGER: The most ancient ingredient found in the Indian kitchen, ginger is a rhizome known for its medicinal use and the flavour it brings in our…

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This monsoon, don’t fall ill from food poisoning. Here’s how

Nausea and vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pain — with symptoms like these, it is easy to confuse food poisoning with a stomach bug. While some cases are caused by eating out, others come from cooking at home, and even more come from contact with someone already infected due to foodborne illnesses being highly contagious. “Most cases are self-limited and will resolve over the course of days,” reassures Dr Brian McAllister, a gastroenterologist at Hershey Medical Center, who advises patients to stay well-hydrated and follow a bland, low-fat diet for a…

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Need a sugary boost? Gorge on this yummy Pear Crumble with ice-cream

This is one dessert which calls for a quiet moment with yourself. On one of those days when you are tired and need that sugary buttery boost – go for a pear crumble with a generous helping of ice cream. The contrast of hot crunchy crumble with cold velvety ice cream will make you go mmmmm. You’re worth every bite of it! Pear Crumble Pear Crumble Preparation Time: 10 mins| Baking time: 40 mins| Serves 3 Ingredients 2 pears, firm ¼ cup castor sugar For the crumble: 1 cup all-purpose…

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In the mood for some Italian? Try out this Creamy Spaghetti Chicken Charcuterie recipe

In Italian cuisine, bread and spaghetti is like what daal and chawal (rice and lentils) is to Indians and we believe this comfort food is probably what you mostly order on your outings to your favourite Italian restaurant. Cooking it ‘al dente’ might be tricky but it comes with some experiments in the kitchen. This recipe from Freshmenu.com is quite easy to make and also looks like gourmet meal right out of a restaurant. It is also perfect for weekday night hostings and a delight to have in the loving…

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Swine flu threat grows; 600 deaths, 12.5k cases this year

Swine flu, the viral illness that became a pandemic in 2009, has made a comeback this year, claiming nearly 600 lives across the country so far this year, with close to 12,500 cases being reported.Maharashtra, with 284 deaths, is the worst affected, followed by Gujarat (75), Kerala (63) and Rajasthan (59), government data shows. In Delhi, official figures state, 241 people have tested positive for swine flu and four have died, as on July 9. Doctors said the number of deaths could be higher. “People are visiting hospitals late. This…

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