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These are the first 4 people you’ll meet before you interview at Google

Google’s hiring process is beyond rigorous — according to HR head Laszlo Bock; of the more than three million job applications the tech giant receives from around the world each year, it hires only 7,000. That’s an acceptance rate of about 0.2%.<p>To weed through an insane number of applicants, the …

What explains the return of the 104-year-old controversy about Tagore and the national anthem?

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh is not the first to charge that Tagore was praising King Emperor George V by referring to him as 'Adhinayaka' .<p>It's …

What Apple's New Products Say About the Future

Along with new software and hardware, the company revealed their vision for an entirely new way of interacting with devices.<p>Apple piled on new product announcements today, unveiling two larger, thinner iPhones, a new payments service, and a long-awaited watch.<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook was giddy on stage, …

India's Unlikely Bedfellows

At first glance, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its central banker Raghuram Rajan make for unlikely bedfellows. Modi is a homegrown …

Why I'm Not Changing My Last Name for Marriage

Some of the most common questions I was asked as a newlywed were, "Does it feel any different to be married?" "Have you got used to calling him 'husband' yet?" and, of course, "So are you taking his last name?" When I answered in the negative (for all three questions, actually), the latter query …

Sixteen-Year-Old Artist Wins National Art Competition with Masterful Hyper-Realistic Pencil Portrait | Colossal

<p>For the past four years, 16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh has participated in the Texaco Children’s Art Competition, an art contest for children …

Could maggots revolutionise farming?

They are among the most reviled creatures on the Earth, but could maggots help British agriculture save millions of pounds and meet green targets?<p>Scientists are undertaking a three-year study into the potential benefits of farming billions of flies and turning their maggots into animal feed or even …

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David Cameron puts God back into politics

British Christians should be unashamedly 'evangelical', says David Cameron, as he speaks of the 'healing power' of faith in his own life<p>Britain should be unashamedly “evangelical” about its Christian faith and actively hand churches and other faith groups a greater role in society, David Cameron …

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Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

Incredibly Creative Stop-Motion Film Made with Only Rubber Bands & Thumbtacks

It’s been a while since we’ve shared a stop-motion film, but ‘A Girl Named Elastika’ by French filmmaker Guillaume Blanchet was a no-brainer. At once …