Month: March 2018

An undated photo of Chinese technicians working on Tiangong-1.Photo: AP Forecasts from the European Space Agency’s Space Debris Office and the US-based Aerospace Corp. predict that China’s falling space station, the Tiangong-1, will most likely plummet to Earth on Sunday night at around 730pm ET. The craft was originally thought likely to crash as early
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The nominees for the 2018 Hugo Awards were announced today, representing the best science fiction and fantasy literature published in 2017. The Hugo Awards are one of speculative fiction’s most prestigious prizes. Named for Amazing Stories editor Hugo Gernsback and first handed out in 1953, they recognize the best works in science fiction and fantasy
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Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.” The script, which parrots Donald Trump’s oft-declarations of
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Throwback!Matthew DeBord/BI The Cadillac XTS V-Sport is a somewhat retro sedan that still has performance cred. It is big, comfy, and has a large trunk — but it also has a powerful V6, twin-turbo engine. The Cadillac Cue infotainment system and the Bose audio setup make for blissful highway cruising. The Business Insider Transportation team
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Matthew DeBord/BI SUVs have been surging, but there are still plenty of great sedans on the market. We’ve driven many four-doors over the past few years. Here are 12 of our favorites. One of the big stories in the car business over the past two years has been the realignment of sales in the US.
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At a time when the models of traditional social networks are being questioned, it’s more important than ever to experiment with alternatives. Arbtr is a proposed social network that limits users to sharing a single thing at any given time, encouraging “ruthless self-editing” and avoiding “nasty things” like endless feeds filled with trivial garbage. It’s
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Lydia Ramsey/Business Insider “Direct to consumer” genetics tests have soared in popularity in recent years as the cost of genetics sequencing has plummeted. AncestryDNA, Helix, and 23andMe are some of the companies offering the tests. But 23andMe is the only one with approval from the Food and Drug Administration to include information about breast-cancer risk
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Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor What does it take to be a startup that raises huge sums quickly? Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items When Facebook loses, who wins? That’s a question for startups that may be worth contemplating following Facebook’s recent stock price haircut. The
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The Red Hat Linux distribution is turning 25 years old this week. What started as one of the earliest Linux distributions is now the most successful open-source company, and its success was a catalyst for others to follow its model. Today’s open-source world is very different from those heady days in the mid-1990s when Linux
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The Tesla Model 3.Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Tesla boosters are seeing their story tested by a deluge of negative news about the company. This distracts from what Tesla has actually achieved. The company doesn’t need to take over the world to be successful. Gene Munster, a former technology analyst, now a venture capitalist, thinks Tesla will
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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Even as many top marketers go public in their criticism of Facebook’s handling of the Cambridge Analytica controversy, there’s another side to the story. There are thousands of advertisers on Facebook who are not even thinking about cutting or threatening to cut Facebook ads. That’s because these brands rely on Facebook to
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