Student, scientist, baker: Meet Gitanjali Rao, Time’s first-ever ‘Kid of the Year’

Time said Rao, a sophomore at STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado’s Denver, stood out for creating a global community of young innovators and inspiring them to pursue their goals. Rao told The Associated Press in a Zoom interview from her home that the prize is “nothing that I could have ever imagined. And I’m […]

‘Fossil Free: Reimagining Clean Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World’ review: A green new deal

For many decades now, the world has been waiting with bated breath on the promise of renewables, and with every passing year, the disruptive power of technology is making prices tumble and its economic case so compelling that it may well be possible to imagine a world without fossil fuels, perhaps post 2050. Sumant Sinha, […]

World Soil Day 2020: Theme, significance and history

World Soil Day became an international day after the International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS) recommended it in 2002. Under the leadership of Thailand and within the framework of the Global Soil Partnership, FAO supported the formal establishment of World Soil Day. The FAO Conference unanimously endorsed World Soil Day in June 2013. It even […]

World’s largest solar telescope in Hawaii releases its first image of 10,000-mile wide sunspot that could fit the entire Earth inside

The Sun reached solar minimum, the time of fewest sunspots during its 11-year solar cycle, in December 2019 and the image snapped by Inoyue is one of the first sunspots of the new solar cycle, which is set to hit solar maximum in mid-2025. Pictured is an image of the sun’s surface taken by Inouye […]

Chinese scientists make world’s first light-based quantum computer

Chinese scientists claim to have created the world’s first light-based quantum computer which can solve problems far faster than a classical supercomputer, an advance hailed by experts as a “major achievement” that provides a fundamentally different approach to designing such powerful machines, the official media reported on Saturday.

Will the world RUN OUT of people? Book claims global population will start to decline in 30 years despite UN predictions – and says once it does ‘it will never end’

Population rise/environmental degradation (34%, 18 respondents)Nuclear war (23%, 12 respondents)Infectious disease/drug resistance (8%, 4 respondents)Selfishness/dishonesty/loss of humanity (8%, 4 respondents)Donald Trump/ignorant leaders (6%, 3 respondents) Artificial Intelligence (4%, 2 respondents) Inequality (4%, 2 respondents)Drugs (2%, 1 respondent)Facebook (2%, 1 respondent)Fundamentalism/terrorism (6%, 3 respondents)Ignorance/distortion of truth (6%, 3 respondents

From a 20-foot balsam fir with handmade garlands in 1931 to toppers with 3 million Swarovski crystals and this year’s sad looking fir: The Rockefeller Christmas tree has been a symbol of hope for 89 years

1942: World War II ushered in an era of simple and patriotic designs with blue unlit globes and painted wooden stars. No materials essential to the war effort were used to decorate Rockefeller Center in 1942, and instead of one large tree – three modest evergreens (decorated in red, white and blue) were raised. Due […]

Lamborghini Diablo Celebrates 30th Year Anniversary: The Italian Thoroughbred From The 90’s

The Lamborghini Diablo has been the reason for many innovations introduced from the brand. The Diablo has attained the legendary status because of its radical styling, design and heritage. The Diablo is among the most successful pin-up wall posters for many automotive enthusiasts inspiring young and mature generations across the world.

Swarovski heiress socialite is ‘devastated’ after her husband is jailed for eight years in Austria’s biggest corruption trial since WWII

Pictured: Austria’s former finance minister Karl-Heinz Grasser with wife and Swarovski heiress Fiona Swarovski. Ms Swarovski is said to be devastated after he husband was sentenced to eight years in jail in Austria’s biggest corruption trial since World War II

Russian YouTuber faces 15 years in prison after his ‘pregnant’ girlfriend dies ‘of hypothermia’ during livestream stunt where he made her stand outside in freezing cold

The Russian Investigative Committee has now formally detained the streamer – real name Stanislav Reshetnikov, and launched an investigation into causing grievous bodily harm resulting in death.