Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

All told, we’re likely to see a few people returning to the office sometime by the end of this year or early next year. And that’s hoping that science has a fitting reply for the scourge unleashed by the Coronavirus — a vaccine if we’re being optimistic or at least some form of herd immunity. […]

Happiest Minds: An IPO that flew under the radar in startup land

At his home in Koramangala, where conducted most of his meetings then, he’d dribble out bits of information about the new company that he was building. Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet him several times. And a few things stood out for me. First, he was always judicious with time. This meant […]

Alice Rawsthorn’s cultural highlights

A summer treat in east London is seeing the hollyhocks bloom in Boundary Garden on Arnold Circus. The garden opened in 1900 at the centre of the then new Boundary estate, one of London’s first public housing projects, which was built on the site of the notoriously squalid Old Nichol slums. The rubble of the […]

UK Spy Agency GCHQ Officially Joins Twitter to Talk More About Itself

Agency officials will be hoping to use the social media account to improve GCHQ’s image, which was damaged by the revelations of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden in 2013, highlighting the extent to which organizations such as GCHQ, the NSA and the CIA undertake digital surveillance.

The world’s largest digital camera could unlock mysteries of the universe

Rubin, who died in 2016, once mentored fellow aspiring female astronomers and advocated for women in science. It’s fitting that the first national US observatory named for a female astronomer is in her honor. Rubin, considered to be one of the most influential female astronomers, provided some of the first evidence that dark matter — […]

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un Hails ‘Sacred Combat Mission,’ Gets Warm Words from World Leaders

The latest blow to North Korea comes amid a series of setbacks to Kim Jong Un’s five-year plan determined at the last national Korean Workers’ Party congress in 2016. Failure to reach a peace deal with the United States has left international sanctions against North Korea intact and the novel coronavirus pandemic has shocked the […]

The Outer Worlds expansion Peril On Gorgon is out now

It looks very much like “more Outer Worlds”, basically, which may not be a radical expansion, but it’s no bad thing either. Alice of Bee’s The Outer Worlds review actually convinced me to play it for a few hours last year, on the grounds that a perfectly alright, a-bit-safe-but-good lighthearted shooty RPG time was just […]

World’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in four decades, World Wildlife Fund says

“The longer the wildlife stay in supply chains with other humans and people, the greater the risk of spillover of a wildlife disease to humans. We are playing Russian Roulette with the threat of pandemics and in the end we will lose … big. And Covid-19 is only the beginning,” she said.

Covid vaccine: ‘8,000 jumbo jets needed’ to deliver doses around world

The International Air Transport Association warned of severe capacity constraints that could hamper efforts to get a vaccine out quickly around the globe. While drugmakers are racing to develop a vaccine and get it approved by regulators, the international aviation group is working with airlines, airports, health bodies and pharmaceutical firms to draft an airlift […]

Palestinians Regroup, Tell Arab World Not to Deal with Israel Before Peace

“Rather than recognizing that reality and focusing on reaching a realistic compromise with Israel that will build a better future for Israelis and Palestinians alike, unfortunately, these leaders remain mired in their rejectionism and stuck in the past,” Dermer said. “As the circle of peace expands to other countries in the Arab and Muslim world, […]