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Will Gujarat setback make BJP humble?

Will Gujarat setback make BJP humble?

For the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to have struggled to cross the 100-seat mark in Gujarat when it was boasting about bagging 150 is suggestive of an undeniable downward turn in its popularity ratings.

Pride, patriotism on show at National Day celebrations

Pride, patriotism on show at National Day celebrations

Often a country has to make tough choices at some point in the never-ending journey of nationhood. In some cases, the choices may be forced by compelling political events; in others, they may be voluntary.

Making the most of the Brexit deal

Making the most of the Brexit deal

On December 8, the United Kingdom and the European Union’s 27 members settled on some key aspects of the Brexit divorce agreement, opening the way for the decision, on December 15, to open a new chapter in negotiations, ...

Researchers’ vision to transform trees into light sources

Researchers’ vision to transform trees into light sources

If workspaces illuminated by glowing plants could become a reality, going by the first steps taken by a group of engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), it would slash energy consumption worldwide.

Brain cells develop more mutations as we age

Brain cells develop more mutations as we age

Brain cells - neurons - develop gene mutations over the course of a lifetime, contributing to normal ageing and potentially presenting a target for treatments that stave off dementia and other types of cognitive decline, researchers say.

Two myths about automation

Two myths about automation

Robots, machine learning, and artificial intelligence promise to change fundamentally the nature of work. Everyone knows this. Or at least they think they do. Specifically, they think they know two things. First, more jobs than ever are threatened.

Will businesses come clean in 2018?

Will businesses come clean in 2018?

It has been a bumper year for making the invisible visible. The last 12 months have overflowed with leaks, allegations, and other disclosures, not just of misconduct by individuals, business leaders, and politicians, but also of proactive schemes to prevent that misconduct from ever coming to light.

Spending for major projects to remain a top priority

Spending for major projects to remain a top priority

Qatar’s capital spending will remain high in the coming years, driven by projects linked to the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030 diversification programme.

Sleep problems tied to female infertility

Sleep problems tied to female infertility

Women with sleep disorders other than sleep apnea may be more than three times as likely to experience infertility as their counterparts who don’t have trouble sleeping, a recent study suggests.

India’s digital ID sparks debate

India’s digital ID sparks debate

When Parash, an HIV-positive man, went to a government hospital in Delhi a few months ago to get his medication, he was turned away.

Can Europe sustain the Macron moment?

Can Europe sustain the Macron moment?

Despite many positive developments, governance is becoming more complicated within certain European countries, owing to an increasingly fractured political landscape.

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