• LIFE
    Did Mars Once Harbor Deep-Sea Cradles of Life?

    This view from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows a 20-kilometer-wide strip of ancient seafloor strewn with deep-basin deposits that have been surrounded by and partially buried beneath younger volcanic deposits. Taken together, the deposits suggest possible past hydrothermal activity. Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS Ancient Mars may have harbored deep-sea hydrothermal vents, the same type of environment where […]

  • Did Clinton’s cupboards lose her the presidency? – podcasts of the week

     ‘I want to be spontaneous and authentic and maybe a little likeable…’ Hillary Clinton is back on With Her. Photograph: Matt Rourke/AP Pick of the week: With Her Hillary Clinton’s podcast With Her (iTunes) followed her campaign trail from the inside – and now she’s back with a two-part interview about what went wrong. Clinton-friendly host Max […]

  • PODCASTS
    When did you last download a podcast?

    Around 9% of adults in the UK say they download podcasts S-Town, the gripping saga about life and death in Alabama, is the latest podcast to have notched up impressive listening figures. But podcasts on the whole still don’t seem to be breaking through to the mainstream. Have you ever downloaded a podcast? And, if […]

  • SUCCESS
    6 Millennials Who Quit Their Day Jobs Share How They Did It

    For many full-time employees, millennials in particular, joining the gig economy is an alluring prospect. Understandably so. Being a member of the gig economy, while potentially risky, affords many of us the opportunity to quit our “real” jobs and travel the world while earning a living with unparalleled flexibility. Or, it can create a more appealing […]

  • QUOTES
    Did A Single Tweet Get Trump Quote Removed from Bottle Cap?

    Honest Tea’s practice of including thought-provoking quotes and sayings at the bottom of the company’s bottle caps started in 1999. And it has, since then, received overwhelming positive response from customers. However, one particular quote from billionaire and current Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump has gathered substantial controversy on social media. The quote reads, “If you’re […]

  • LIFE
    Why did India’s ambitious global translations project, die prematurely?

    Back in 2010, a group of India’s best literary writers, publishers and thinkers came together for something they believed was absolutely essential to projecting India’s literary cannon on the international stage. Poet Ashok Vajpeyi conceived the idea, formulated along the lines of what former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had envisioned, and the Indian Literature […]

  • STARTUPS
    18% applicants did not write CAT: IIM

    A file photo of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Photo: Raj K. Raj/HT New Delhi: Around 18% of those who registered to appear for the Common Admission Test (CAT) that serves as a gateway to elite Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and scores of leading B-Schools in the country chose not to do so, […]