Google’s Sundar Pichai: it appears that seemingly minor details, ranging from a person’s economic background to whether or not he has a daughter, can be predictive of a chief executive’s tenure

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai is Indian, comes from a humble background, is married, and has a daughter and a son. Readers might ask: so wh(...)

Books on resilience and emotional intelligence are all the rage at the moment so coming up with a new angle is a challenge for any author. Bharwaney o(...)

US president Barack Obama invoked his presidential veto to block the Keystone XL project on environmental grounds. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The State’s main sovereign wealth fund holds more than €70 million worth of investments in some of the most polluting industries on the planet. An a(...)

New Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

A low-key style and an unusually firm handle on diplomacy propelled new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the top of the search engine giant, fo(...)

The life coach and I are 15 minutes into a session. “I just feel there are loads of things I should be doing that I’m not doing,” I say, before lis(...)

Bumble bee feeding from a cosmos flower. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Bad days, we all have them. Something happens, and suddenly you find yourself briefly but uncomfortably at odds with the world. I was having such a(...)

Following a trusted authority often reduces feelings of uncertainty

Persuasion researchers know that decision-makers will often place their faith less in what is being said and more in who is saying it. For good reaso(...)

If the current pace of extinction is allowed to continue, species loss will have a significant effect on human populations in as little as three generations, the report claimed. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Humans have already triggered the start of Earth’s sixth mass extinction, thereby threatening their own future as a species, a hard-hitting new study (...)

Hydrolight chief executive  Fin Murray: “At the moment water analysis at the cellular level has to be done in a lab. Three to four days, and a big chunk of money later, you’re told what’s in the water. In the mean time a contamination event has become bigger, more dangerous and more expensive to clean up.”
New innovator: Hydrolight

Nobody likes the idea of drinking or using contaminated water. However bugs such as E. Coli don’t discriminate when it comes to choosing a place to co(...)

A possible link between a widely prescribed drug that suppresses stomach acid and an increased risk of heart attack has emerged in US research publ(...)