• NEWS
    Stockholm attack: ‘Suspect device’ in Sweden crash lorry

    Swedish police have confirmed they discovered a suspect device inside the lorry which was driven into a Stockholm department store on Friday. The device was found in the driver’s seat, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said, but it was not known whether it was a bomb. Mr Eliasson also said the suspect in custody was […]

  • Hockessin child rapist gets life in prison, plus 80 years

    A Hockessin man was sentenced to seven life terms plus 80 years in prison for raping a child over a nine-year period, the Delaware Department of Justice said Friday. Robert Hearne, 51, was tried and convicted in January on seven counts of rape in the first degree, four counts of unlawful sexual conduct in the second […]

  • SUCCESS
    Pepsi’s New Ad Is a Total Success

    Before it’s an ad for shampoo or cat food or cola, every advertisement is first an ad for capitalism. Without a privately-controlled industry jockeying to compete with one another for consumer dollars, there’s no need for advertising. People would wash their hair with Shampoo, and feed their cats with Cat Food, and quench their thirst […]

  • STARTUPS
    A hiring expert explains why India’s startups are losing their talent

    The do’s and don’ts of scouting the globe for talent. (Reuters/Amit Dave) The glory days of India’s startups seem to be coming to an end: Valuations are dropping and funding is slowing down. But most importantly, high-profile departures have become a trend. With saturated markets and poor innovation, startups that were once quick to throw […]

  • In quotes: Irish women’s soccer team press conference

    Stephanie Roche, Aine O’Gorman and Emma Byrne with members of the women’s national soccer team. Photograph: NPHO/Donall Farmer Members of the Republic of Ireland women’s soccer team and other representatives held a press conference in Dublin on Tuesday to highlight what they say is a lack of investment in their side by the FAI. Here […]

  • PODCASTS
    The 50 Best Podcasts Right Now

    The podcast renaissance shows no signs of letting up. The impulse to retreat into downloadable radio shows appears to be more appealing than ever, and S-Town, the much-anticipated new series from the producers of 2014’s blockbuster Serial, just dropped seven episodes on Tuesday. Once you’ve made your way through the mystery about a man in […]

  • NEWS
    North Korean Defector Tells Lester Holt ‘World Should be Ready’

    SEOUL, South Korea — A senior North Korean defector has told NBC News that the country’s “desperate” dictator is prepared to use nuclear weapons to strike the United States and its allies. Thae Yong Ho is the most high profile North Korean defector in two decades, meaning he is able to give a rare insight […]

  • Irish captain using social media as motivation

    SOUTH BEND – Nyles Morgan picked up his social media game almost as soon as Notre Dame’s 4-8 season ended. During the offseason, while Brian Kelly was making staff changes and accepting the blame for what happened last fall, Morgan, who was named captain for the 2017 season in December, began using his Twitter platform […]

  • LIFE
    Life And Mind At Dinner: An Allegory

    What follows is an allegory in which blogger Marcelo Gleiser imagines a conversation between a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian about life and the future of humanity. At an undisclosed location, a geneticist, a Buddhist, a physicist, a psychologist, and a theologian sat waiting for dinner. The idea was to […]