The East Coast May Be On the Brink of a Hop Renaissance

Can a farmer and a brewer come together to bring hops back to the eastern United States? Flying Dog plans to release a seasonal beer each year with hops grown from the project. (Flying Dog Brewery) By Natasha Geiling smithsonian.com May 21, 2018 12:14PM For years, whenever anyone asked Bryan Butler, a scientist with the […]

Teaching Refugees How To Map Their World Could Have Huge Benefits

A pilot project trained Syrian refugees at a Jordan camp to create maps—an invaluable tool in a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis A scene from Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan. (Brian Tomaszewski, CC BY-SA) By Brian Tomaszewski, The Conversation smithsonian.com May 21, 2018 10:42AM I first visited the Zaatari refugee camp in early 2015. Located in […]

For the ‘Sexiest Job in the 21st Century’, Demand Exceeds Supply

Murray Webb had been a lacklustre student more interested in sports than schoolwork while attending a small Virginia college. Then he transferred to Kennesaw State University in suburban Atlanta to pursue a master’s degree in applied statistics and landed four job offers upon graduation. Webb, 33, now earns $160,000 (roughly  Rs. 1.09 crores) a year […]

Is the OnePlus 6 an iPhone X Killer at Half the Price?

OnePlus 6 markets itself as a phone that’s better than the iPhone X, Google Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy S9. Reviews editor Jamshed Avari and games editor Rishi Alwani join host Pranay Parab to discuss whether OnePlus’ claims are true. We begin the episode by talking about OnePlus 6’s marketing and the value proposition offered […]