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MUST READ: 10 things you didn't know about Stephen Hawking

MUST READ: 10 things you didn't know about Stephen Hawking

Image: File image of Stephen Hawking addressing a public meeting in Cape Town. Photograph: Reuters. On Wednesday, world-famous theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. Known as a brilliant mind in a paralysed body, he prided himself on making complex physical concepts accessible to the public, which he outlined in his bestseller, A Brief History of Time. Even though Hawking, who was known for his contributions to the fields of cosmology and ..., 1 week ago

16 years on, US military presence in Afghanistan growing

The US is bolstering its military presence in Afghanistan, more than 16 years after the war started. Is anyone paying attention? Consider this: At a Senate hearing this past week on top U.S. security threats, the word "Afghanistan" was spoken exactly four ...
 Deccan Herald1 week ago

How humans got their bigger brains

New York: Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new ...
 Mathrubhumi4 weeks ago

World's most powerful rocket Falcon Heavy launched

SpaceX successfully launched what is now the worlds most powerful rocket Tuesday, a towering behemoth known as the Falcon Heavy that tore through the sky with the thundering force of 18 747 jetliners. Lifting off from the same launchpad that sent the crew of ...
 Mathrubhumi1 month ago

How Jeff Bezos, the world's richest man, lives

When he is not running Amazon, he buys museums to live in, donates mountains to geeky causes, works on space travel and does film cameos. Inside the super rich, super cool life of Jeff Bezos.   He loves readingNot surprising considering he started Amazon as an online bookstore and gave us the Kindle. Photograph: Anthony P Bolante/Reuters He is a hands-on CEOFrom driving a truck in India to riding a Segway in New York City, he's done it all. Photograph: Abhishek N Chinnappa/Reuters ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

The 15 newsmakers of 2017

Donald Trump, Hardik Patel, Kangana Ranuat… The year 2017 wouldn’t have been the same if it weren't for these personalities and many more. As we herald in 2018, here's a look at the faces and stories which left an indelible mark on us. presents its list of newsmakers for the year 2017. (Click on the newsmaker to read more) GST It has been called the Good and Simple Tax and the Gabbar Singh Tax depending on where you sit in Parliament. Launching the Goods ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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