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Volvo to phase out traditional engines

Carmaker Volvo has said all new models will have an electric motor from 2019. The Chinese-owned firm, best known for its emphasis on driver safety, has become the first traditional carmaker to signal the end of the internal combustion engine. It plans to launch

Why Roman concrete still stands strong while modern version decays

Their structures are still standing more than 1,500 years after the last centurion snuffed it: now the Romans’ secret of durable marine concrete has finally been cracked. The Roman recipe – a mix of volcanic ash, lime (calcium oxide), seawater and lumps of volcanic

Don’t overlook the consignment solution

  Design and home furnishing magazines are full of advice on downsizing or for simply streamlining your lifestyle if you are not ready to move to smaller quarters. If you are near retirement, you will do your children a favor by ridding the house

GST impact: Prices of home appliances may go up by 1-2%

NEW DELHI, JULY 2:   Consumer durables industry is expecting only a marginal price revision despite the category being placed under the highest tax slab of 28 per cent under GST, as players look forward to the festive season in the coming months. The festive

Neandertals and modern humans started mating early

For almost a century, Neandertals were considered the ancestors of modern humans. But in a new plot twist in the unfolding mystery of how Neandertals were related to modern humans, it now seems that members of our lineage were among the ancestors of Neandertals.

Your A-to-Z Guide to 4th of July Weekend’s Best Home Sales: Furniture, Decor, Backyard Essentials and Beyond

It’s finally Fourth of July weekend! Time for fireworks, pool parties, too many s’mores and of course crazy discounts on everything from pool floats to mattresses. Check out our complete listing of every home-related sale worth a browse, then get shopping! RELATED: This Target Collection Will Be

2017 Lincoln Continental – A Traditional Revival Of A Classic Nameplate

When Alan Mulally took the reins as CEO of Ford Motor Company in 2006, one of his goals was to shed all of the disparate brands then under the corporate umbrella with the exception of the blue oval. Over the next four years he

How power operates in modern Britain: with absolute contempt

Newspaper columns usually talk politics or policy, but not this one. Today I want to discuss an emotion: contempt. “The action of scorning or despising” is the dictionary definition. “The condition of being held worthless.” Contempt is the thread that runs through much of

The Best Way to Light a Dining Room

Even if your dining room is more like a breakfast nook—or more like a card table smushed up against the wall—you’ll need to find a way to light it unless you like eating in the dark. True, you could just screw a bulb into the ceiling

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Ukraine said on Saturday that Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack on the country, with the aim of destroying important data and spreading panic. The SBU, Ukraine’s state security service, said the attack, which started in Ukraine and spread around