Construction begins on European Extremely Large Telescope in Chilean desert
On completion, the telescope will be the world's largest optical telescope, about five times larger than the top observatory instruments in use today
Kushner had undisclosed contacts with Russian envoy: report
Kushner is also reported to have discussed with Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak the idea of creating a back channel between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin that could have bypassed diplomats and intelligence agencies
Google co-founder Sergey Brin building huge $150-mn blimp
According to the sources Brin planned to use the blimp for humanitarian food and supplies to remote places across the world
Sensex, Nifty will continue upward march: experts
On a technical perspective, Sensex is expected to hit 100,000 by 2024, considering that the index has tripled its size between 2009 and 2017
Nagpur gets India's first multi-modal electric mobility system
The fleet of 200 vehicles consists of 100 of Mahindra's new e20 Plus vehicles, besides those from other manufacturers like Tata Motors, Kinetic and TVS with the Ola App enabling commuters in Nagpur to book them
Hizbul leader Sabzar Ahmad, 7 other militants killed in Kashmir
The dead terrorists also include two operatives of Pakistan's Border Action Team (BAT), an amalgam of terrorists and regular Pakistani security personnel
Researchers studying century-old drug in potential new approach to autism
A 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism
 
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Interviews
  Demystifying the Kohinoor
  Best-selling author, historian, broadcaster and critic, William Dalrymple in conversation with Swetha Amit about his new book Kohinoor, which he co-authored with British radio and television presenter and journalist Anita Anand
  How to manage the failure of your venture
  Entrepreneur Sanil Sachar, co-owner of the sports brand Trusox, advises aspiring entreprenurs, "If the impact of your business leaks into your personality, then a failed business equals to a failed you. An entrepreneur is not the business but the ideas. So, don't take it personally. Separate yourself from your work."
  PK's karmic ride for love
 

Dr Pradyumna Kumar Mahanandia, aka PK in conversation with Swetha Amit on his remarkable 7,000-mile, five-month journey that transformed him from a street artist an adviser on art and culture for the Swedish government, while reuniting him with someone he loved.

  WannaCry a wake-up call for businesses
  As cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, ransomware is fast becoming the number one cyber security challenge for businesses, irrespective of their size, location or industry they operate in, says Shree Parthasarathy, partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP
  Retirement associated with lower stress, but only those with a top job
  A research paper suggests that the period around retirement may widen socio-economic inequalities in stress and health amongpPoorer people, or those in low status occupations, who often have poorer health and higher biological stress response levels, especally post retirement
  Fake news and filters aren't fooling internet users
  Despite what some politicians argue, fake news and biased search algorithms aren't swaying public opinion, finds a survey of 14,000 internet users in seven nations: the US, Britain, France, Poland, Germany, Italy and Spain
  Bahubali: the backstory of a blockbuster in 100 days
  Bestselling author Anand Neelkantan talks to Swetha Amit about his new book The Rise of Sivagami-part 1of the Bahubali series
  Food webs entangle humans, animals, crops and the environment
  What people plant and eat has a great effect on the environment and on ecosystems. In the end, those choices will impact human survival
  Juggling between reality and idealism
  Authors Padmashri Sudha Murty, Roopa Pai and Ranjit Lal in conversation with Swetha Amit on their experience of writing stories for children and adult segments
  Struggling with different work identities? Your work may suffer
  A new study from Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business suggests that how employees juggle different work identities may affect their job performance
  Curiosity skills the marketer
  Harish Bhat Brand Custodian, Tata Sons and chairman of Tata Global Beverages Ltd. and Tata Coffee Ltd director on the boards of Titan, Trent, Tata Starbucks, Infiniti Retail, Tata Unistore and Tata AIA Life Insurance Company, talks to Swetha Amit about his recent book The Curious Marketer,
  The physics of wealth inequality
  Adrian Bejan, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, says in a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Physics, that the growing income disparity between the rich and poor is part of the laws of physics
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