Airborne: No need for coughing or sneezing, flu may spread just by breathing

We may pass the flu to others just by breathing, according to a study which contradicts the popular belief that people can catch the influenza virus by exposure to droplets from an infected person’s coughs or sneezes. The study provides new evidence for the potential importance of airborne transmission because […]

Binge Watching TV May Reduce Your Sperm Count By 35 Percent: Dietary Tweaks To Manage Your Sperm Count

Dear men. Your habit of watching TV more than 5 hours a day could drastically bring down your sperm count by a whopping 35 percent according to a latest study. According to the study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology.   The findings also revealed that Male TV addicts […]

Hackers Can Guess Your PIN by Using Smartphone Sensor Data: Report

HIGHLIGHTS The latest study shows the highest accuracy for guessing PINs Gyroscopes and proximity sensors can be tapped for motion details Using these sensors requires to permission from users Data from your smartphone sensors can reveal PINs and passwords to hackers and allow them to unlock your mobile devices, according […]

Alice in Dataland – an original story for Education Guardian by Michael Rosen

Alice in Dataland pursued by the ‘Fonix’. Illustration: Steve Fricker An exciting discovery at Christ Church, Oxford University, has revealed hitherto unseen pages from what appears to be a draft for a third Alice novel following Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking-Glass. Underneath the floorboards in the […]

Palmerston North’s small business owners worried by minimum wage jump

Palmerston North’s small-business owners are warning they’ll need to make lay-offs and hike prices to survive a hefty minimum-wage increase. The incoming Labour-led coalition Government plans to increase the hourly rate incrementally over the next three years to $20 an hour – a 27 per cent increase from the current […]

Good news! Bill to make 15,000 guest teachers permanent passed by Delhi Assembly

After a long wait, the Delhi Assembly has passed a bill to make about 15,000 guest teachers working in the schools of the Directorate of Education (DoE) permanent. Bill introduced by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: “Regularisation of services of guest teachers and teachers engaged under the ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ […]

Hike messenger to add personalised stickers for 1,000 colleges by 2018

Indian instant messaging company Hike on Thursday announced rolling out personalised stickers for 500 colleges across the country. The company plans to create these custom stickers for more than 1,000 colleges by end of the next year. “Hike is creating special and personalised stickers for over 1,000 colleges by 2018,” […]

Mortgage technology provider Blend raised another $100 million led by Greylock

San Francisco-based Blend is simplifying the process of mortgage applications for both borrowers and lenders, but is looking to expand into other lending products. To do that the company has raised $100 million in new funding led by Greylock, with participation from a bunch of existing investors. Founded in 2012 by a group of […]