Olympics: Shonan the birthplace of Japan’s modern surf culture

July 23, 2019

ENOSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) – Surfing makes its Olympic debut next year at Chiba’s Ichinomiya beach but for many Japanese it is the Shonan coast, 50 kilometers south of Tokyo, that is regarded as the birthplace of the country’s modern surf culture. It is here that the modern style of surfing was first brought to Japan […]

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Sheila Dikshit was the architect of modern Delhi: PC Chacko

July 21, 2019

Congress’s Delhi in-charge PC Chacko said on Saturday he was shocked to hear about the death of three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and called her architect of modern Delhi. “Congress party is grateful to her for her contributions to the party. She is the architect of modern Delhi. People of Delhi will ever remember her […]

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The Best Modern Fantasy Books for Summer 2019

July 19, 2019

Odysseus at the table with the bewitching Circe. (PHOTO BY CULTURE CLUB/GETTY IMAGES) There’s no shortage of excellent fantasy releasing these days. It’s quite literally impossible to keep up with it all. That’s a good problem to have as far as these things go, but sifting through mountains of books can be a daunting task. […]

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Father of modern computing becomes the new face of UK’s 50-pound note: Facts on Alan Turing

July 16, 2019

British mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, will feature on UK’s 50-pound note. (Image: Bank of England) British mathematician and World War II codebreaker, Alan Turing, who was chemically castrated for being gay after being convicted under Victorian-era homophobic laws, will feature on UK’s new PS50 note, according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. […]

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‘Modern Family’ star Ariel Winter says she’s ‘not really a fame person’

July 14, 2019

Though the beloved sitcom “Modern Family” has arguably propelled Ariel Winter to stardom, the actress — who has long played the character Alex Dunphy on the show — admitted this week that she doesn’t consider herself to be a “fame person.” “I’m not really a fame person. That wasn’t why — that’s not why I do what […]

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Cryonics: Medicine, Or The Modern Mummy?

July 9, 2019

It’s hard to begrudge anyone who wants to live longer.  Death is an unknown—the ultimate frontier—and therefore scary for many people. Medicine is aimed at improving and extending healthy lives, so what could be the problem with cryonics, which wants the exact same thing? Cryonics is the effort to freeze terminal patients, or only their severed […]

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Virat Kohli is a modern day Jesus: Graeme Swann

June 26, 2019

ndian captain Virat Kohli is winning the hearts of fans cricketers alike by his sportsmanship during the ongoing World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. After he asked the crowd to stop booing Australia’s Steven Smith earlier this month, Kohli was in the news again when he decided to walk thinking that he had edged […]

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June 25, 2019

The former head of Sledgehammer Games, the studio behind numerous Call of Duty games, has spoken about how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare could be a tough challenge for Infinity Ward, noting that there could be pressure from Activision to make the game controversial. Talking to Venture Beat, Michael Condrey – who now acts as president of 2K […]

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7-storey Complex, Modern Shops: Built in 1912, How Patna’s Heritage Market Succumbed to New Project

June 17, 2019

Patna: The over 100-year-old Gole Market, a unique heritage building constructed as Patna’s first planned municipal market, has been demolished by local authorities as part of a Smart City project. The demolition work began on Friday and by Sunday the historic landmark, located in the heart of Bihar’s capital and endowed with beautiful red-tiled roof, was […]

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Carl Hagenbeck: The inventor of the modern animal park

June 11, 2019

The success story of Carl Hagenbeck from Hamburg began with six cute seals. Already at an early age, the son of a fish trader developed a sense for exotic animals — and for business. One day, when his father received seals as a bycatch from fishermen, it sparked the idea to present them as an […]

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