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Mardon Wali Baat: An interactive web comic is helping reimagine masculinity

The comics explore stories of first dates, consent, homosexuality. At each stage in the tale, the viewer pick the course of action, and experiences its impact.

Rushed a first kiss? Stumbled upon someone else’s secret? With every option selected as a scenario plays out on mardonwalibaat.com, a pop-up box appears to explain why it may or may not be the ideal choice.
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 08:59 PM IST
ByAnesha George

A Wknd special: How close are we to interplanetary travel?

There are concrete plans to build on the moon and send humans to Mars within the decade. Check out plans for extra-terrestrial farms, Lunarcrete and more.

 (HT illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Updated on Dec 23, 2023 08:30 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire: Check out the science of Christmas aromas

If rum, plum, sugared flour signal instant joy, it’s because fragrances travel very differently through the brain. See how that ties in with the festive season.

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Updated on Dec 23, 2023 09:13 PM IST
BySwetha Sivakumar

Carp, crowns and birthdays: New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world

See which city once crowned a commoner king for the day; which country still marks the fresh start as every citizen’s birthday.

In Indonesia, New Year’s Eve is observed as Nyepi, a day of silence, fasting and meditation, The day before that, giant effigies called ogoh-ogoh are taken through the streets, then burnt in purification ceremonies (as seen above). (Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 16, 2023 07:07 PM IST
ByAdam Jacot de Boinod

What’s your angle, pupper? A new study offers hints on the canine head tilt

Previous studies had suggested the tilt was an attempt to hear better. New findings show it has more to do with who’s talking, and the words themselves.

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Updated on Dec 16, 2023 06:50 PM IST
ByNatasha Rego
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