On the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti yesterday, YouTube channel BeingIndian released a candid video of young Sikhs talking about what it means to be a Sikh in India.
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Several Sikhs explained the basics of their religion, such as the significance of growing their hair. Others questioned the superficial nature of stereotypes about the community, especially those present in the ubiquitous "Sardar jokes". A couple of Sikh women also spoke about how their wearing a dastar, like Sikh men tying a turban, amounts to gender equality. Read more...More about India, Viral Video, Watercooler, Videos, and Sikh
When we think of detoxing, the first thing that comes to mind is probably two days in a lemon-flavoured, watery juice binge, but rugby union star Sonny Bill Williams does it a little differently.
Posting a photo to Twitter on Wednesday, Williams may have looked like he was auditioning for a reboot of the Saw franchise, but he was really undergoing "hijama therapy," a form of wet cupping that releases blood from the body.
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Detox time pic.twitter.com/A5l79XPHG6
— Sonny Bill Williams (@SonnyBWilliams) November 25, 2015 Read more...
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This might just be the most desperate way to sneak drugs into a music festival.
Two men allegedly tried to hide drugs around Sydney Olympic Park in the week prior to electronic music festival Stereosonic, which is on this Saturday — including one man attempting to drill a hole into a building.
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Police were called to the venue at 8:25 p.m. local time on Friday "after a man was allegedly observed damaging a building with a drill" according to a NSW Police statement provided to Mashable Australia. The 21-year-old man fled the area in a vehicle when confronted by security. Read more...More about Australia, Drugs, Watercooler, Edm, and Music Festival
Warning: Spoilers ahead.
There's a new relationship blossoming in the Empire
Season 2, Episode 8, "Sinned Against," ends with Jamal and established singer Skye Summers (Alicia Keys) performing a stirring new song, then sealing it with a passionate lip lock. You read that right. Jamal + Skye.
The other big bombshell is that Cookie finally knows what a snitch bitch Laz has been all along. Lucious discovers that Cookie's lover and Lyon Dynasty confidant is nothing but a scammer. It leads to a tense standoff, with Lucious confronting Laz in front of Hakeem and Cookie, who dramatically rolls up Laz's shirt to reveal the vilifying steer skull tattoo Read more...More about Entertainment, Television, Tv, Empire, and Taraji P. Henson
Tattoos that marry art with technology are nothing new at this point. We've seen Motorola show off a tattoo designed to unlock your smartphone and one from another research team that even collects sweat to produce power
Most of the initiatives are coming from major concerns and are still in the development stage, but a small team called Chaotic Moon has come up with another tech-powered tattoo concept that could work a lot like a fitness tracker in terms of monitoring your body's functions. It is called Tech Tat
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In an interview with Techcrunch, the company says the Tech Tat is made using electro conductive paint and in a promotional video one of the team suggests that it could be used to monitor a person's heart rate, pulse and body temperature Read more...More about Art, Tattoos, Wearable Tech, Tech, and Gadgets
Erosion has caused a huge hole to open in a beach in northern Australia.
Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ) tweeted a photo of the gaping hole at Jumpinpin Bar on North Stradbroke Island, off the coast of Queensland
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A spokesperson for SLSQ told Mashable Australia via email the beach collapsed sometime on Wednesday, but the exact timing is hard to ascertain as the location is 25 kilometres from the nearest patrolled beach
The massive hole — which is about 100-metres wide or "slightly smaller than a football field" — had created dangerous surf conditions, and SLSQ urged residents to not enter the water Read more...More about Australia, Us World, Climate, Sinkhole, and Stradbroke Island
Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar system.
But Brooklyn-based coder and artist Robert Hodgin took it a huge step further and used the real imagery of the sun that we're familiar with and created a nearly flawless simulation
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Using the open source C++ coding tool Cinder, which Hodgin co-created, the 3D terrain simulation delivers so much realism that you can almost feel the heat emanating from the screen.
The one-minute video doesn't just replicate the overall look of the sun, it also reproduces its solar flares and volatile, undulating exterior Read more...More about Software, Art, 3d Modeling, C, and The Sun
U.S. regulators have once again delayed discussion of so-called "quiet car" laws that would require hybrid and electric vehicle manufacturers to outfit vehicles with noise emitters so pedestrians and bicyclists could hear them.
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Although the proposed laws have been under consideration since 2013, Reuters cites recent government filings that indicate regulators have pushed back any further finalization of quiet car laws until at least mid-March.
The rules aren't about unduly penalizing the serene quietness of electrified vehicles. Rather the cars pose a significant danger to pedestrians and bikers, supporters of the legislation, especially advocates for the blind, say Read more...More about Cars, Tech, Transportation, and Evs
In August, Germany made a tremendous show of hospitality when it defied European Union rules and continued to welcome Syrian asylum seekers regardless of their entry point into the political bloc.
Since then, Alex Assali, a Syrian man who lives in Berlin, has been setting up meal stations to feed the country's homeless in an effort to “give something back to German people.”
See also: The refugees who made it to Germany
Assali told The Huffington Post that he fled Syria in 2007 after posting critical messages about Syrian President Bashar al-Assad online. After spending a few years in Libya, he arrived in Germany in 2014 Read more...More about Germany, Syria, Us World, Pics, and Refugees
Explaining scientific concepts like string theory to non-science geeks can sometimes be difficult. Any little bit of help in the way of analogies or visual aids can spell the difference between learning more about our universe or being intimidated by unfamiliar science for life
To that end, animator Eoin Duffy employed the talents of actor David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones) to break down Einstein's general theory of relativity
What follows is a simple yet information-packed deep dive into one of the most famous scientific theories in history. It doesn't matter if you're an adult already familiar with the theory or a youngling still brushing up on scientific cannon, this short, 3-minute animation is well worth the watch. Read more...More about Space, Art, Animation, Science, and Youtube
With terrible events such the Paris attacks, you'd think it'd be OK for those working on the tragedy to not really give a damn about fashion. Well not this one guy.
A Twitter user named Stephen Blackman expressed his offence at the repeat sight of a jacket worn during reports on the Paris attacks by Australia's ABC European correspondent, Lisa Millar.
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@LisaMillar Don't you think when time permits a visit to "David Jones" for a few more clothes might be a priority?
— stephen blackman (@stephenblackma1) November 24, 2015
Ignoring the fact Millar has been working around the clock to report on the attacks, which killed at least 130 people, Blackman said she should have made the time to go shopping at Australian department store, David Jones Read more...More about Twitter, Australia, Sexism, and Watercooler