Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars

Ready set go. Elon Musk still really wants to put people in a canister, set off a controlled explosion beneath them, and shoot them out of the Earth’s atmosphere towards a barren, airless piece of rock—preferably one 33 million miles away. On Friday at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia, Musk announced an updated version… Continue reading “Meet the Martian hopefuls: Elon Musk and all the other people trying to get to Mars”

This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work

Don’t worry: there are no gross pictures here. Let it be. Tookapic Sometimes white eyeballs just aren’t jazzy enough. Why? It’s honestly not clear, but hey: if you want lime green instead, that’s your business. Even if the inventor of the scleral tattoo—that’s a tattoo right on your dang eyeball—now says he wishes it were illegal,… Continue reading “This is how eyeball tattoos are supposed to work”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer

Award-winning “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus has breast cancer, she announced through social media on Thursday. The 56-year-old American actress revealed the diagnosis to her 750,000 Twitter followers, posting a note that read: “One in eight women get breast cancer. Today, I’m the one.” “The good news is that I have the most glorious group of supportive… Continue reading “Julia Louis-Dreyfus announces she has breast cancer”

Fourth gravitational wave is detected, with European help

A fourth gravitational wave has been detected — this time with help from Italy-based equipment — after two black holes collided, sending ripples through the fabric of space and time, researchers said Wednesday. Gravitational waves were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago as part of his theory of general relativity, but the first hard evidence… Continue reading “Fourth gravitational wave is detected, with European help”

Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions

President Donald Trump lifted US shipping restrictions on storm-battered Puerto Rico Thursday, removing a legal obstacle blamed for slowing the disaster relief response to Hurricane Maria, the White House said. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump waived the Jones Act in response to a request from the island’s governor, Ricardo Rossello. “It will go into… Continue reading “Trump lifts Puerto Rico shipping restrictions”

French pensioners join protests over Macron reforms

Thousands of pensioners demonstrated across France on Thursday over increases in their taxes, the latest group to take to the streets over President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Around eight million pensioners on more than 1,200 euros ($1,400) a month will pay higher social security contributions next year as Macron seeks to slash the budget deficit. The… Continue reading “French pensioners join protests over Macron reforms”

Meet The New Cast Of ‘Survivor’

“Survivor” is separating its castaways based on their best attributes this time around. Season 35 of the CBS competition series, titled “Heroes vs Healers vs Hustlers,” will feature 18 castaways divided into three groups of six. Who will outplay, outwit and outlast their competitors? Only one sole survivor will win the fall 2017 installment and walk… Continue reading “Meet The New Cast Of ‘Survivor’”

Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro called on his nation’s military leaders Tuesday to prepare for war against the U.S. days after the Trump administration banned Venezuelan officials from entering the nation. “We have been shamelessly threatened by the most criminal empire that ever existed and we have the obligation to prepare ourselves to guarantee peace,” said Maduro,… Continue reading “Venezuela Prepares for War With U.S.”

‘The X-Files’ Season 11: Karin Konoval To Guest Star

Karin Konoval is returning to “The X-Files.” Series creator Chris Carter told Entertainment Weekly that Konoval will guest star in an episode of the upcoming Season 11 of the Fox series. Konoval first appeared on the series in 1996. In Season 4, episode 2, titled “Home,” Konoval played the role of Mrs. Peacock, a mother of… Continue reading “‘The X-Files’ Season 11: Karin Konoval To Guest Star”

Bitcoin Platform Luno Announces Europe Expansion, $9m Series B Funding Round

Popular Bitcoin platform Luno has completed a $9m (£6.7m) Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital, and is expanding into 35 new markets across Europe. New investors AlphaCode and existing investors Digital Currency Group also participated in the round. This follows Luno’s $4m Series A round, which was led by emerging market tech giant… Continue reading “Bitcoin Platform Luno Announces Europe Expansion, $9m Series B Funding Round”