Author: Himanshu Sharma

Quite a few of you reading this would be currently – in one way or another – preparing for a job. You might be studying for it, preparing for an upcoming interview, or already doing one job and looking for a better one. We all want the best job we can get, and most of…

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Movies getting banned somewhere around the world isn’t really news these days, as quite a few countries are ruled by authoritarian governments. From North Korea to Iran to Russia, many otherwise-popular movies have been banned for speaking against their respective regimes, being too explicit, or hurting religious sentiments, which is honestly expected. It’s surprising, however,…

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If you’ve spent enough time around the Internet, you’d know that there are a lot of weird types of food items available around the world, from insects to stink-meats to horse testicles. Of course, it’s wrong to just paint them all as ‘weird’, as different cultures have different factors driving their cuisine, including topography. Still,…

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We all grow up with an idea of what romantic love is supposed to be, though it’s usually not long before we discover that we’re wrong. Needless to say, this can contribute to problems in our relationships. The role of popular fiction – especially cinema – in shaping those beliefs remains largely undiscussed, too. Here are 10 ways…

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One way to get a better job than the one you’re doing right now is adding more skills to your overall portfolio, gradually climbing up the ladder and raising your value in your respective field. While that would surely get you to a better, higher-paying position, it’d take a while. For those without time or…

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Ask a scientist, and he’d tell you that you can’t put a deadline on science. Research takes as long as it does because of how rigorous the modern scientific process is. Many high-profile experiments can take days – even weeks – to complete. Then there are the rare experiments that go on for so long that it seems like the researchers simply…

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We often imagine war only in the context of two opposing states or empires, rarely considering that in many cases, internal civil wars can turn out to be bigger and much more destructive than any war between states. Some of the biggest rebellions and revolutions in history have also been some of the biggest wars.…

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The evolution of our species has been… eventful, to say the least. While some form of semi-bipedal hominids and apes have existed for millions of years, our march toward modern civilization began relatively recently. In a short period of time, our species has gone through many monumental changes that gradually gave shape to everything we…

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The decision to stand up on two feet was one of the – if not the – most influential in the course of our evolution. It freed our hands to do a whole slew of things we couldn’t before, directly setting the stage for all the events of what we know as ‘human history’.  It’s…

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With the incredible diversity of life found on Earth now, it’s easy to forget that all of it is one big coincidence. Most of us imagine the path of evolution to be straightforward, though it’s anything but. Many random-yet-pivotal events had to happen at the right time in our collective history to make way for…

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The deep sea has always been a place of perilous mystery for humankind. Even if it has been a while since we left the oceans for a better and drier life outside, the fear of what lies beneath the depths still exists somewhere inside all of us.  Even today – with all of our best…

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In the midst of the coronavirus scare, the world may be looking at yet another major financial crisis; one that we may not get out of any time soon. Unlike most major financial crashes in history, though, this one would have little to do with human greed – or even human stupidity.  While most people’s…

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Booby traps are perhaps the oldest weapon type we know of. Before we could make melee and projectile weapons, traps were the preferred way to catch game. Of course, a simple pre-historical trap from our hunter-gatherer days could hardly be compared to the elaborate – and deadly – mechanisms found in today’s booby traps, though…

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A lot has already been said about the various potential dangers of AI, even if the worst of it may still be quite a bit into the future. AI may be powerful and game-changing, though something like a rogue machine takeover – with the current technology, at least – looks to be quite unlikely. One…

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