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The American Concordes that never flew

It was one of the most ambitious aircraft design projects in history, so what happened to the US plans to master supersonic passenger flight?<p>In November 1962, the British and French governments announced a deal that caused great distress in the boardrooms of American planemakers.<p>The two countries …

Boeing

Are Toyota, Honda, Renault and Ford one-hit wonders in India?

What is common to the local arms of Honda Motor Co., Toyota Motor Co., Ford Motor Co. and Renault SA? With their India fortune tied to single models, …

How do so many industrialists get into the Rajya Sabha?

Money power is undermining democratic and legislative structures, say current and former MPs.<p>Vijay Mallya’s flight to England has opened up a …

Electrifying India: the day rural Hotasar finally saw the light | Vidhi Doshi

Celebrations and plans to buy washing machines greeted the arrival of power in Hotasar, Rajasthan, as India’s ambitious electrification plan gathers pace<p>When a government official first came to Hotasar in western India, the villagers shooed him away. He had come to tell them an engineer was on his …

Light Bulbs

FBI might have way to unlock attacker's iPhone without Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A much-anticipated court hearing on the federal government's effort to force Apple Inc. to unlock the iPhone used by one of the …

The Latest: Apple not claiming win in iPhone dispute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the FBI's efforts to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, California, attackers (all times …

Trump’s and Sanders’s dangerous revolt against free trade

By David Ignatius<p>David Ignatius<p>Columnist covering foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Of the many dangerous trends in the 2016 election, the revolt against free trade that has captured both parties could do the most long-term damage. That’s because protectionism would undermine future growth of the U.S. …

Trans-Pacific Partnership

Gaga's meat dress and #TBT: key moments in millennial fashion

From high street collaborations to shaking up style conventions, we look at what fashion means to Generation Y<p>The man who made it OK to shop in Oxfam for your suits and wear NHS-issued glasses, Jarvis Cocker was a style icon who could only have come from Britain. Performing the band’s No 2 single, …

12 ways to get your garden ready for spring

With the clocks springing forward and the joy of longer, brighter days ahead, there couldn’t be a better time to take a look at your outdoor …

Rick Searle Box of a Trillion Souls - Stephen Wolfram thinks we’ll end up in the Matrix

“The cybernetic structure of a person has been refined by a very large, very long, and very deep encounter with physical reality.”—Jaron …

275,000,000 Android devices at risk from hacking says report

Israeli-based software research agency, NorthBit, has released a report that claims millions of Android devices might be vulnerable to hacking.<p>According to NorthBit’s research (see full PDF here), the security concern comes from Stagefright, Android’s mediaserver and multimedia library.<p>This isn’t …

50 Tasteful Barista And Coffee Lovers Icons - Freebie

3 min read<p>Share on Twitter or LinkedIn<p>Smashing Newsletter<p>Upgrade your inbox and get our editors’ picks twice a month.<p>With useful tips for web devs. …

Coffee

Hoofing It: 20 Best Hiking Boots For Men

Hands-down the most important piece of gear to own in order to start hiking is a good pair of boots. Not only do they keep your feet safe from the …

Boots

This award-winning underwater photographer makes stunning images on a point-and-shoot camera

Anuar Patjane Floriuk<p>Anuar Patjane Floriuk won a prestigious World Press Photo award for the stunning image above, and he made it on a …

Photography

Man Adopts 8 Senior Dogs, 2 Cats, Ducks, Chickens And A Pot-Bellied Pig For One Life-Saving Reason

Colorado accountant Steve Greig has dedicated his life to caring for elderly, "unadoptable" animals.<p>After the death four years ago of Wolfgang, his beloved red miniature Pinscher, Colorado accountant Steve Greig felt like he’d reached an important crossroads.<p>“I knew that this would be the beginning …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Want to Be a Success? Ask a Dog How

The best friend of humans has qualities that are a must to live a successful life.<p>If you're a fan of dogs, you probably don't think a lot about why you like them. And if you're not a fan, you're even less likely to have given them much thought. But if you really watch a dog over time, you'll see a …

These ’90s Style Essentials Are Making a Major Comeback

History repeating itself isn’t always seen as a good thing, but in the fashion world, it’s a shortcut to success. Case in point: the ’70s style revolution. Over the last few seasons, editors, bloggers, It girls and every girls have been diggin’ those groovy vibes, welcoming (cropped) flares, suede …

Clothing

5 Nuggets of Wisdom That Guarantee Success in Life and Work

Success is often defined by power, prestige and profit. Yet many who achieve these status symbols eventually ask: "Is this all there is?" How disappointing it must be to invest so much time and energy in achieving challenging results only to realize your ladder of success has been leaning up …

Five men with one mission: Keep women in India safe

In India, a sexual assaultoccurs every 22.5 minutes.<p>It's a startling statistic from India's National Crime Records Bureau.<p>"The public doesn't read about most of these incidents in the newspapers," said Manik Mehta, cofounder of startup Leaf Wearables. "But this fact shook us to the core."<p>Mehta and …

Women's News (India)

Sadiq Khan is 'unfit' to be London Mayor, Tory cabinet minister says in heated attack

Michael Fallon says Mr Khan is 'Labour lackey who speaks alongside extremists' in attack dismissed as sign of 'desperation' by critics<p>Sadiq Khan is a “Labour lackey who speaks alongside extremists” and unsuitable to become London Mayor, a <b>Tory</b> cabinet minister has said in a remarkable public …

Classic 80s cartoons get in the game with redesigned NBA logos

This is the best cartoon/NBA mashup since <i>Space Jam</i>.<p>Barcelona based Vanila BCN, a graphic design studio specializing in illustration and typography …

How Mindfulness Affects Your Blood Sugar

It's good news when managing our health is in our hands.<p>You've been told a meditation practice can help you better manage the stress in your life, but did you know it might help you manage your blood sugar levels, too?<p>A new Brown University study published in the American Journal of Health Behavior …

The world’s most secretive places

From an isolated Pacific island without running water to a James Bond-like spy base in England, these five places are practically off-limits to even the most curious travellers.<p>The most alluring things in life are often those that are off-limits. And as travellers, this means that we’re fascinated …

North Pole

Want to clean up India? Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

Trash belongs in the garbage bin.<p>It's a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for years.<p>"India is a country where people love to break the rules," said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream.<p>"We see it on the roads where no one is driving in their lane. We see it in …

Wi-Fi

How Indian Railways is crumbling under its own weight – and multiple ambitions

The nation's largest transporter is dealing with stiff competition, congestion and politicians, all at the same time.<p>In 1909, the Divisional …

Trains

The Animal Soul project – in pictures

Photographer Robert Bahou has created a series of portraits he says provide a glimpse into the souls of cats and dogs. He tells of his inspiration and how working with animals is different from photographing humans

Animals

8 Models to Watch This Season

The spring 2016 fashion campaigns are here--and with them, a new batch of rising models. Here, a guide to the must-know faces of the season.