Business

The weird and wonderful life of Elon Musk

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Elon Musk announcing the first private passenger it plans to fly around the moon Elon Musk is one of the world's most prominent business figures.His latest headline-grabber is the announcement of the first paying passenger his SpaceX venture plans to fly around the Moon.There are also his extraordinary pioneering achievements include creating online payment platform PayPal, running electric car maker Tesla, as well as
Business

The chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

[ad_1] Image caption Top chef Jock Zonfrillo has collectied ideas and ingredients from indigenous people A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people.Jock Zonfrillo has visited hundreds of remote communities in Australia to understand the origins of ingredients and their cultural significance. The Scottish-Italian cook, who runs the top-rated Orana restaurant in Adelaide, is this year's winner of
Business

Will we ever get self-healing smartphones?

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The BBC's Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste modern society generates, by reusing and repurposing products. This week we look at the prospects for hi-tech materials that can heal themselves. You don't have to be a liquid metal cyborg assassin from Terminator 2 to know that the ability to self-heal can be pretty useful. After all, our
Technology

Facebook job ads ‘discriminated by gender’

[ad_1] Image copyright Facebook Image caption These ads were among those directed only at men on Facebook, according to the complaint Van driving, roofing, police work - all jobs for men. At least, that’s what a cluster of job ads placed on Facebook seemed to suggest. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday submitted a complaint to the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that Facebook’s advertising system
Business

SeaWorld and ex-boss to pay $5m to settle fraud claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption SeaWorld ended its controversial orca breeding programme in 2016 SeaWorld and its former boss have agreed to pay more than $5m to settle claims they misled investors over the impact of documentary film Blackfish.The firm and James Atchison downplayed the effect on the firm's reputation and business, the US regulator said. The 2013 US film was about a performing killer whale at the marine
UK News

Newspaper headlines: ‘Russian model’s terror’ in Salisbury and dementia pollution link

[ad_1] Newspaper headlines: 'Russian model's terror' in Salisbury and dementia pollution link By BBC News Staff Image caption The Daily Mail says a major study has suggested that air pollution could be responsible for 60,000 cases of dementia in the UK. It reports that scientists found people living in areas polluted by traffic and industry were 40% more likely to develop dementia. Image caption "Dementia threat soars in areas hit
Politics

People’s Vote says ‘multiple opportunities’ for Brexit referendum

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters MPs will have "multiple" opportunities to give the public the final say over whether the UK leaves the EU, the People's Vote campaign group has said.Theresa May has ruled out a referendum on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations under any circumstances.But People's Vote said there were six plausible scenarios in which Parliament could legislate for another vote.It said there should be a choice for voters
Cricket

India, Pakistan clash amid much anticipation, fervour

[ad_1] The prolonged wait is over. The moment that you were waiting for, irrespective of nationality, as genuine cricket fans, is here. It does not have any ramification on the Asia Cup. It will not have any bearing on the standings or venues for the next stage. Still, who cares? It's India versus Pakistan. That too in the Gulf.  The setting may not be the famed Sharjah but come Wednesday the Dubai
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Last year, 50k Indians got US citizenship, 2nd to Mexicans | India News

[ad_1] MUMBAI: Even as the American dream is souring for many immigrants and those aspiring to become US citizens are now finding it tougher, Indians seem to be getting the softer end of the stick. While there was a decline in the aggregate number of individuals who obtained US naturalisation (a drop of 6% in FY2017), it was a different story for India and Mexico. According to data released recently