• Internet
    Amazon’s Use of Merchant Data Under EU Microscope

    European Union regulators are checking whether US online retailer Amazon is using merchants’ data in a way that stifles competition, Europe’s antitrust chief said on Wednesday. The comments by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager come as the world’s largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up because of its sheer size. Vestager […]

  • Science Updates
    MIT Researchers Develop AI-Based Device That Can Wirelessly Monitor Health

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are building a device that uses machine learning, and is similar to a Wi-Fi router, to track breathing, heart rate, sleep, gait, just by sitting in one spot. The device can help people living with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, and pulmonary diseases and enable their physicians to wirelessly […]

  • Internet
    Google, Others to Work With Japan to Help Monitor Illegal Fishing

    The Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency (FRA) will work together with Google and others to operate a system to monitor poaching at sea, as an increasing number of foreign ships fish illegally in waters around Japan. The move aims to step up efforts to investigate marine poaching, because illegal operations by foreign vessels are believed to […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA’s New TESS Telescope Shares First Image in Hunt for New Worlds

    NASA’s newest planet hunter telescope, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), has now shared the first image that it captured as part of its initial round of data collection. Part of the data from TESS’ initial science orbit includes a detailed picture of the southern sky taken with all four of the spacecraft’s wide-field cameras, NASA […]

  • Education
    We surely need good education, and in English!

    This blog is inspired by two separate pieces I read recently. One is the latest issue of the Economist which has a very interesting take on the education standards/ methodology in Singapore. The other is a tweet where political parties including BJP and Congress are objecting to Karnataka Chief Minister Sri Kumaraswamy’s policy to adopt […]

  • Internet
    Manchester United’s new pink kit has divided the internet

    The new hue was chosen to pay tribute to Football Pink, a weekly sports paper formerly published by Manchester Evening News. Founded in 1904, the paper went on to run successfully for more than a century before finally ceasing publication in 2007. Despite the message behind the kit, the internet has been seriously divided. Headlines have described […]

  • Education
    Medicaid, education take center stage at forum

    MOSCOW — Education funding and a proposal to expand Medicaid to thousands of uninsured Idahoans dominated a candidate forum in Moscow that featured six local candidates for the Idaho Legislature. The proposed Medicaid expansion would offer coverage to as many as 62,000 Idaho residents who fall into the so-called “Medicaid gap” — those who are […]

  • Education
    Removal of co-education clause from Turkish Education Ministry’s regulations stirs debate

    The Education Ministry’s removal of the co-education clause from its regulations has stirred a debate in Turkey, facing criticism that such a move was undertaken to lay the groundwork for gender-segregated education on a wide scale. However, the ministry said as per the Basic Law on National Education, mixed-sex education at schools is essential. “Article 15 of the […]

  • Science Updates
    NASA Explains Hazards of Manned Mission to Mars

    In a bid to make an organised effort to overcome the obstacles that lie before a human journey to Mars, NASA has decoded some hazards that astronauts can encounter on a continual basis on the Red Planet. The space agency’s Human Research Programme (HRP) used ground-based analogues, laboratories, and the International Space Station (ISS), to evaluate human performance […]