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  • See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers. May 06, 2021 07:26 PM IST

    See Fewer People. Take Fewer Showers.

    The pandemic upended the use of zippered pants and changed people’s eating and drinking habits. There are now indications that it has caused some Americans to become more spartan when it comes to ablutions.

  • In Pics | Scenes of Scotland, as it weighs its future within Britain May 06, 2021 02:42 PM IST

    In Pics | Scenes of Scotland, as it weighs its future within Britain

    A centuries-old union could face its greatest test if a majority in Scotland, which joined voluntarily with England in 1707, thinks now is the time to think again. c.2021 The New York Times Company

  • This new COVID-19 vaccine could bring hope to the unvaccinated world May 06, 2021 02:21 PM IST

    This new COVID-19 vaccine could bring hope to the unvaccinated world

    Vaccines experts are particularly curious to see CureVac’s results because its shot has an important advantage over the other RNA vaccines from Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech.

  • What the Gates divorce means for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation May 06, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    What the Gates divorce means for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

    After the news on May 3, grant recipients and staff members alike wondered what would happen. But, the message from the headquarters in Seattle was clear: Bill and Melinda Gates may be splitting up, but the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation isn’t going anywhere.

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully lands Starship prototype SN15 without explosion May 06, 2021 10:20 AM IST

    Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully lands Starship prototype SN15 without explosion

    The SN15 is SpaceX’s first Starship prototype that was not destroyed after a high-altitude flight.

  • Post separation, Melinda Gates now a billionaire on shares transfer from Bill Gates May 06, 2021 09:37 AM IST

    Post separation, Melinda Gates now a billionaire on shares transfer from Bill Gates

    The fortune was made in a "massive stock transfer" worth $1.8 billion on May 3 via Gates’ Cascade Investments. The duo announced their separation on May 3.

  • Google to move to 'hybrid' work week, says CEO Sundar Pichai May 06, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Google to move to 'hybrid' work week, says CEO Sundar Pichai

    Google will also offer its employees the option to work remotely completely, based on their role and team needs.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Glimpse of the power-couple’s philanthropic work in India May 04, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: Glimpse of the power-couple’s philanthropic work in India

    Bill Gates and his wife Melinda announced that they were divorcing after 27 years of marriage. Here’s a quick look at their philanthropic work in India.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce | Daughter Jennifer will inherit less than 1 percent of their fortune - here is why May 04, 2021 10:07 AM IST

    Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce | Daughter Jennifer will inherit less than 1 percent of their fortune - here is why

    “Thank you for understanding our desire for privacy while we navigate the next phases of our lives,” Jennifer Gates said in an Instagram post after Bill and Melinda Gates had announced their divorce.

  • Coronavirus India News Highlights: Punjab reports 7,601 fresh COVID-19 cases May 04, 2021 07:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Punjab reports 7,601 fresh COVID-19 cases

    Coronavirus News Highlights: The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 15.71 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry.

  • Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang May 03, 2021 07:30 PM IST

    Help, We Can’t Stop Writing About Andrew Yang

    Those post-mortems were endless: In 2016, the media covered an outsider, celebrity candidate by a different set of standards, and simultaneously allowed him to suck all the energy out of the race.

  • SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth May 02, 2021 01:04 PM IST

    SpaceX Crew Dragon 'Resilience' capsule with four astronauts returns to Earth

    SpaceX Crew Dragon had lifted off about six months ago with three astronauts from NASA and one from Japan's space agency.

  • Brazil privatises Rio de Janeiro's water, sewage utility May 01, 2021 09:44 AM IST

    Brazil privatises Rio de Janeiro's water, sewage utility

    Promises to improve sanitation around the bay have been made since the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as Earth Summit, in 1992.

  • Australians to face five-year jail or hefty fine if they return home from India May 01, 2021 09:05 AM IST

    Australians to face five-year jail or hefty fine if they return home from India

    The decision was announced after a meeting of the National Cabinet on Friday and will come into force from May 3.

  • Magnitude-6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan, no tsunami warning issued May 01, 2021 08:41 AM IST

    Magnitude-6.6 earthquake strikes off coast of Japan, no tsunami warning issued

    The earthquake struck close to the coast of Miyagi Prefecture north of Tokyo and not far from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

  • Europe's first full 3D-printed house: Dutch couple moves in, says it ‘feels safe’ Apr 30, 2021 02:51 PM IST

    Europe's first full 3D-printed house: Dutch couple moves in, says it ‘feels safe’

    Europe's first full 3D-printed house consists of 24 concrete elements that were printed layer by layer at a plant in Eindhoven.

  • India extends ban on international flights till May 31 Apr 30, 2021 01:55 PM IST

    India extends ban on international flights till May 31

    The restriction does not apply to international all-cargo operations flights approved by DGCA.

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Brazil bans Russia's Sputnik V - here is why Apr 29, 2021 10:27 AM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Brazil bans Russia's Sputnik V - here is why

    The country's top scientists have backed Brazil's decision to stop the import of Sputnik V.

  • Samsung heirs to pay over $10 billion in tax, donate Monet, Picasso artworks Apr 28, 2021 01:11 PM IST

    Samsung heirs to pay over $10 billion in tax, donate Monet, Picasso artworks

    South Korea has stringent inheritance tax laws and high rates, resulting in a hefty bill for the family, including Samsung Electronics vice-chairman Lee Jae-Yong, who is currently in jail for bribery, embezzlement and other offences.

  • Inside Anthony Hopkins’ Unexpected Win at the Oscars Apr 27, 2021 05:59 PM IST

    Inside Anthony Hopkins’ Unexpected Win at the Oscars

    A strong showing at Bafta, where Hopkins finally notched a significant best-actor win, indicated that the film’s momentum might be picking up, and a high-profile appearance on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” was scheduled right before Oscar voting closed

  • Bhutan to supply 40 MT of oxygen everyday to India Apr 27, 2021 03:12 PM IST

    Bhutan to supply 40 MT of oxygen everyday to India

    Every day, forty metric tonnes of liquid oxygen produced by the Oxygen Plant will be exported to Assam.

  • US woman faces criminal charge for not returning VHS tape rented in 1999 Apr 27, 2021 11:29 AM IST

    US woman faces criminal charge for not returning VHS tape rented in 1999

    Caron McBride, a former Oklahoma resident now living in Texas, found out about the charges when she reached a local DMV to change her name on her driver’s license after getting married.

  • COVID-19 restrictions likely to continue in Maharashtra till cases stabilise, says BMC Chief Apr 26, 2021 02:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 restrictions likely to continue in Maharashtra till cases stabilise, says BMC Chief

    Maharashtra on April 25 reported 66,191 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 832 fatalities

  • COVID-19 2nd wave: These countries have offered to help India amid surge in cases Apr 26, 2021 02:36 PM IST

    COVID-19 2nd wave: These countries have offered to help India amid surge in cases

    The White House said it was making vaccine-production material, therapeutics, tests, ventilators and protective equipment immediately available to India.

  • COVID-19 update: US dispatches 318 oxygen concentrators, Joe Biden dodges America First policy to support India Apr 26, 2021 12:18 PM IST

    COVID-19 update: US dispatches 318 oxygen concentrators, Joe Biden dodges America First policy to support India

    318 Philips Oxygen Concentrators loaded by Air India at JFK Airport on their way to Delhi, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

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