Miss India India 1990: Maria Jagannathan

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Miss India India 1990: Maria Jagannathan

I can hardly wait to ask her about it. The younger daughter of India’s billionaire Ruia brothers, Nayar is a power-packed player in Indian wealth circles. A self-made billionaire, she owns the Body Shop…

‘Spielberg Gala’ raises money for LACMA

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‘Spielberg Gala’ raises money for LACMA

By Diana Kruschewsky-Kilgore The LACMA Gala, the museum’s huge summer benefit, benefitted LACMA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the J. Paul Getty Trust this year. The event is a chance…

Spacious and efficient: meeting your flying companion

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Spacious and efficient: meeting your flying companion

‘Spacious and efficient’ … a vintage plane is operated by private-jet services firm NetJets. Photograph: Craig Frisby Jake Turpin and Ella Parry are an unlikely couple, married and pilots. But their romance was sparked…

NASA celebrates launch of new exoplanet telescope, dubbed TESS

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NASA celebrates launch of new exoplanet telescope, dubbed TESS

By Andrea Rodriguez, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, will search the skies for planets around 200,000 stars, searching for signs of life, solar systems and even for earth-like, rocky…