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Does outer space end – or go on forever?

These are questions scientists don’t have definite answers to yet. Many think it’s likely you would just keep passing galaxies in every direction, forever. In that case, the universe would be infinite, with no end.

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It takes a village: how one community built a better future for its daughters

In the face of global environmental crisis and India’s crisis of democracy, hope lies in the small-scale revolutions.

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When Actors Become Leaders

Politics in India today is chock-full of celebrities, mainly Bollywood stars in a mid-life career change. But politics is serious and requires wisdom and leadership. Actors should stick to what they’re best at – acting – and leave politics to those with knowledge and expertise.

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India's cultural heritage is being lost

Despite the nationalist fervour for all things Indian, our traditional arts are dying.

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Shhhh, they're listening – inside the coming voice-profiling revolution

If you hear “This call is being recorded for training and quality control,” it isn’t just the customer service representative they’re monitoring. It can be you, too.

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Have we given up on planet Earth?

We are living through a climate emergency that threatens the existence of human life on Earth, while our leaders dream of life on Mars.

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The CBI has become a tool of the BJP

The CBI has never, in all its history, convicted anyone from the ruling government.

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India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified as internally displaced

Shortly after the announcement of a lockdown, it was reasonably anticipated that the closure of business would detrimentally affect the social and economic conditions of millions of daily wage workers in the country.

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Has Media Failed India?

We can only form opinions based on the information available to us. But what if that information is biased and inaccurate?

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Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

Vaccines show the immune system what the virus looks like so our bodies can manufacture specific antibodies to that virus. These antibodies then bind to and inactivate or destroy invading viruses.

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Raghu Rama Krishna Raju arrested and tortured in custody as a result of “revenge politics”

India’s institutions are broken. There is no clearer example than the case of Raghu Rama Krishna Raju, an Andhra Pradesh MP for the YSR Congress Party.

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Shorter working hours make us happier - and more productive. Here’s why.

Indians work some of the longest hours in the world.

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