How To End Worldwide Poverty By 2030

A bold experiment announced by the nonprofit GiveDirectly builds on growing evidence that simply giving people money can play a major role in mitigating the worst pains of extreme poverty, particularly among those living on $1 a day or less. Conventional wisdom says it’s too impractical, too costly, and unlikely to forge real change. But independent studies, including randomized control trials, indicate that one-off cash transfers … Continue reading How To End Worldwide Poverty By 2030

How many living things are on Earth? This study says 1 trillion.

Calculating how many species exist on Earth is a tough challenge. Researchers aren’t even sure how many land animals are out there, much less the numbers for plants, fungi or the most uncountable group of all: microbes. Now, researchers have attempted to use the laws of math to make an estimate that includes both micro and macro life. The researchers estimated that there may be as … Continue reading How many living things are on Earth? This study says 1 trillion.

Why 99% of Diet Plans Really Fail (Hint: It’s Not Dessert)

The question hit my inbox and I could only shake my head. I’m pretty worried right now. Every time I want to enjoy eating out, being social, or even the holidays, all the diet plans I try just stress me out. How do I make this work without losing my mind? The question was fair but frustrating, and only because he was one of 100 people … Continue reading Why 99% of Diet Plans Really Fail (Hint: It’s Not Dessert)

How to stop Facebook notifications from being displayed in email?

Follow the steps to stop the facebook notifications in email: First Login to your Facebook account 1.Go to the Settings from the right upper corner drop down menu. 2. Click on Notifications on the left side as shown. 3. Click on Edit on the far right side. 4. Choose the options for notifications as per your needs. But if you want to specifically stop a notification, … Continue reading How to stop Facebook notifications from being displayed in email?

Contrary to rumours, Aamir Khan has not been removed as Incredible India’s brand ambassador

Contrary to rumours circulating on social media today, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan is still the brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign. India’s tourism ministry has clarified that it has not removed the actor from its popular ad campaign. The confusion arose over the wording of a Right to Information Act public petition and a tweet from a member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. … Continue reading Contrary to rumours, Aamir Khan has not been removed as Incredible India’s brand ambassador

How ISIS is using kids to further its cause

A small child, dressed in military fatigues, gazes into the camera. His curly hair is pulled back from his face with a piece of black fabric emblazoned with the infamous logo of the Islamic State. “Go kill the kuffar (non-believer) over there!” the 5-year-old boy says, his childlike voice standing in stark contrast to the scenes that have just played out. This clip appears at … Continue reading How ISIS is using kids to further its cause

North Korea claims it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb

North Korea gave the international community a jolt on Wednesday morning local time when, it claims, it successfully tested a miniature hydrogen bomb. If true, this would indicate that one of the world’s most dangerous and isolated nations has made significant improvements in its ambitions to weaponize. Originally thought to have been an earthquake, the South Korean meteorological administration claimed the incident was an “artificial … Continue reading North Korea claims it has successfully tested a hydrogen bomb

Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites to ‘pay tribute to Lt Colonel Niranjan’

Group of Indian hackers have defaced seven Pakistani websites, including that of Pakistani Bar Council. The hacker group – Indian Black Hats, based of Kerala – said that they have dedicated the hacking to the 18-month old daughter of late Lt Col Niranjan of the National Security Guards.  “A Big Salute from team IBH To the familys of brave soldiers who lost their life in … Continue reading Indian hackers deface Pakistani websites to ‘pay tribute to Lt Colonel Niranjan’

You Can’t Stash This Mustache: Ram Singh Chauhan And His 14-Foot Facial Hair

Ram Singh Chauhan has managed to avoid some close shaves in his life — a necessity if you’re the owner of the world’s longest mustache. Chauhan, 58, of Jaipur, India, has a ‘stash that measures 14 feet. He’s been growing it since 1982, after a friend with a 7-foot-long mustache suggested it. “He said, ‘Ram Singh, it’ll be good if you grow your mustache too,” … Continue reading You Can’t Stash This Mustache: Ram Singh Chauhan And His 14-Foot Facial Hair

Watch moment raccoon tries to wash his candy floss meal with confusing result

It may have been attempting to practice good hygiene but this raccoon was left a little bemused when his dinner disappeared before his eyes. The animal is seen taking the piece of cotton candy between his paws and mouth and moving it into some water. But within seconds the sweet treat dissolves into nothing and the raccoon is seen desperately scrambling around to see where … Continue reading Watch moment raccoon tries to wash his candy floss meal with confusing result