Alok Kumar Verma

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I rode China's superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours — and it shows how far behind the US really is

Traveling to China can often feel like visiting the future. The cities stretch out for what seems like forever, while new skyscrapers, bridges, and futuristically designed landmarks spring up every year.<p>Nowhere is this feeling more apparent than when you encounter China's high-speed railway …

Trains

Exclusive: A top Trump campaign adviser close to plea deal with Mueller

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former Trump campaign adviser Rick Gates is finalizing a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's office, indicating he's poised to cooperate in the investigation, according to sources familiar with the case.<p>Gates has already spoken to Mueller's team about his case and has …

Corruption

For Donald Trump, a ‘Stormy’ forecast ahead

When the news broke last month that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and paid her hush money, it didn't cause all that much of a hullabaloo.<p>Mr. Trump had lowered the morality bar so much with the infamous Access Hollywood tape and other assorted …

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Scientists call for caution in prescribing anticoagulants after some patients with other conditions found to suffer more strokes<p>Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a …

Medical Research

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

The Greatest Crime Novelists on Their Favorite Crime Novels Ever

Who better to ask for book recommendations than some of the best people in the game? GQ asked our favorite crime writers to tell us about the books that have haunted them, inspired them, and made their own work a little more thrilling. Their answers run the gamut from canonical classics to lesser …

Books

How to Change Your Gait

Focus downward. “We tend to live in our heads,” says Jessica Rose, a professor of orthopedic surgery at Stanford University and director of the Motion & Gait Lab at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, Calif. “We should be directing more attention to our feet.”<p>Whatever your reason for …

Stanford University

Eight Gmail add-ons you didn’t know you needed

Upgrade your inbox.<p>Gmail is one of the strongest email clients currently available. But you won't unlock its true potential until you start installing some of its add-ons: free third-party plug-ins that integrate neatly into the Gmail interface and help you do more with your messages. And with the …

Apps

How Donald Trump Degrades Us All

Five and a half years ago, I filed a story for the <i>Times</i> in which I used the word “dickhead.” I had met with Vladimir Putin, and he had used that word. The <i>Times</i> struck it from the story. I disagreed with the decision, because I thought that Putin’s use of the word conveyed important information, but …

Woman who suffered 'silent' heart attack urges people to get this simple health check

A woman who suffered a silent heart attack has issued a stark warning for people to undergo a simple health check.<p>Cathy McMullan was shocked to …

Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful of incredibly wealthy individuals exercise disproportionate levels of control over the economic and political life of the global …

Income Inequality

How to think yourself happy

For when life gives you lemons<p>Are you happy? It's a simple enough question, but for some it can be very difficult to answer. Although data from the …

Happiness

Why the Autonomous-Car Society is Still Decades Away - Reference Mark

Six challenges we face as we move toward a self-driving society<p>Pull out any issue of <i>Popular Science</i> from the past 50 years, and you’ll likely find a story predicting that we would be living in a world of self-driving cars any decade now. (You can add in recent long-form pieces by other national …

Japanese Rail Has a New Hyper-Luxury Commute from Tokyo to Hokkaido

<i>Colin Nagy, head of strategy at Fred & Farid, a global advertising agency, writes this opinion column for Skift on hospitality, innovation, and</i> …

Narendra Modi urges the Indian diaspora to become an extension of foreign policy

Prime minister tells Indians who are living abroad to reconnect to their homeland while trumpeting its virtues<p>For years, Indians viewed their countrymen who emigrated abroad for better opportunities with suspicion – as if they’d somehow betrayed the motherland. But with roughly 25 million people of …

India