Science & Technology

The Sun is the Center of the Universe

Reading Time: 4 minutesProf. Ashoka tells us how Copernicus challenged a 2,000-year-old belief that the earth sat motionless at the center of the universe and that planets, sun, and stars rotated around it. His work represents the beginning point for our understanding of the universe around us and of modern astronomy. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively […]

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Does Your Smartphone Have Salami Theft Alert?

Reading Time: 8 minutesSalami thefts are aimed mostly against two types of targets – individual or organisation and that defines the course of the attack. Cases where individuals are targeted, their money is stolen in negligible proportions at every transaction so that it goes undetected initially. When noticed later, the cumulative amount could be significantly large, warns Reetwika, […]

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Is Bitcoin a Currency of the Future?

Reading Time: 4 minutesAn entire cottage industry has emerged to help individuals buy, sell, store, transfer, and track the price of bitcoin. It is often the subject of major media coverage. And everyone with even a passing interest in bitcoin seems to have one question in mind – will it survive? Our Associate Editor, Navodita, analyses this issue, […]

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The Story of the Barbed Wire

Reading Time: 3 minutesBarbed wire was invented in 1860 in France by Leonce Eugene Grassin-Baledans. But, it was Joseph F. Glidden, an American farmer, in 1873, who is often credited for designing the first commercially successful barbed wire. Prof. Ashoka tells us about the famous inventions that changed human life, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. […]

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Beware: Catfishers Are Watching You!

Reading Time: 6 minutesIn this article, Reetwika cautions us about one of the trendiest ways of cyberstalking that’s going to hit the millions of social media users very soon. Have you already heard of Catfishing? The technique utilises a very simple human psychology to instantly trick into a fraudulent world. Here are useful tips to protect yourself, from […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Trapped in Nightmares – II

Reading Time: 5 minutesNightmares occur rather during the three stages of successively deeper sleep, and stage four, the period of deepest sleep, is also the period of the most severe nightmares. The nightmare is described as a massive failure of ego functioning, from which the subject awakens with a bloodcurdling scream, dissociated, confused, hallucinating, and unresponsive to the […]

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Levers and Buoyancy: Why is this One of the 100 Greatest?

Reading Time: 4 minutesWe are introducing a new column, Scientific Discoveries and Inventions, serialising these from two books of Prof. Ashoka, beginning this Sunday. He tells us about Archimedes’ discovery, exclusively for Different Truths. Year of Discovery: 260 B.C. The concepts of buoyancy (water pushes up on an object with a force equal to the weight of water that the […]

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Technology Births Smart Stores

Reading Time: 4 minutesFarheen tells us how technology has helped the birth and emergence of smart stores, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. The principle of automating retail trading platforms utilising the Internet is known as Smart Stores. It’s such a delight to imagine “smart stores”. Indeed, it is. The concept of smart stores has started […]

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Psychotherapy Paradigms in Schizophrenia: Recovering Distorted and Damaged Images – I

Reading Time: 4 minutesThis experience is much different from the difficulty the schizophrenic patient has in retaining from one session to another an image of the psychotherapist in his mind to whom he can speak. Following each session, this image slips away, is damaged, and is distorted. Over and over again, this image must be recovered and repaired […]

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Schizophrenia and the Altered States of Consciousness – III

Reading Time: 4 minutesA schizophrenic patient looks upon a world without colour, a world he recognises but from which he feels estranged. It has lost familiarity; it does not feel real to him. He looks detachedly at his arm; he can test reality, he knows it is his arm, he touches it, he traces its connection to the […]

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