THE cafe is quiet except for the clanking of utensils and the intermittent whirr of the blender whenever a customer places an order for a smoothie. There’s not even any music emanating from a discreetly placed stereo, unlike in most cafes. The peaceful ambiance is perfect, especially for those wanting to contemplate the meaning of life in a cosy setting.
NEW YORK: US entrepreneur Elon Musk said Thursday he’d received tentative approval from the government to build a conceptual “hyperloop” system that would blast passenger pods down vacuum-sealed tubes from New York to Washington at near supersonic speeds.
PARIS: AIDS claimed a million lives in 2016, almost half the 2005 toll that marked the peak of the deadly epidemic, said a UN report Thursday proclaiming “the scales have tipped.”