In Nipah’s shadow, a look at why bats are our friends and not foes

Fourteen deaths from Nipah virus infection in Kerala have fuelled unprecedented fear of bats, which were initially believed to be the source of the human infection, that led to scores of families abandoning their homes and livestock in the affected Kozhikode and Malappuram districts. Lab tests, however later, showed that public health experts had got it wrong. Fruit […]

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Why our plates, fields must have more millets than rice

From the field to the plate, there are many benefits of moving away from paddy-centric cultivation and consumption patterns for farmers and consumers in Tamil Nadu. Experts say increasing cultivation and consumption of alternative crops like millets, pulses, fruits and vegetables will not just yield nutritional benefits, but also help farmers achieve sustainable usage of water resources. The […]

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Check out our Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) video review

Samsung did a great job refreshing its midrange lineup – the 2017 members of the A and J series are much better this year through the use of classier, better-feeling materials and borrowing a flagship feature or two. The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) is the latest to get our review treatment and we liked it a lot. […]

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Qualcomm CEO: Our business model is ‘unique’ so it’s ‘easy to attack’

Three years, near-billion dollar settlements in China and South Korea and a slew of litigation with Apple later, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf says it’s the uniqueness of his business model that has drawn such international scrutiny. “It’s unique so it’s easy to attack,” Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf told CNBC’s Squawk on the Street Monday. “It just takes a while […]

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3 Unexpected Ways Apps Are Changing Our Lives: What’s Next?

Remember the “dark days” of 2006? A decade ago, we were still busy scrolling through email on our Blackberry phones. It was hard to imagine using our phones to summon on-demand rides, virtually deposit checks, stream music for free, or even find instant turn-by-turn directions to our destinations. A decade later, Apple’s mantra “there’s an app […]

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