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This Futuristic Ion Engine Could Carry Our Luggage To Mars

But its first stop will likely be an asteroid<p>When the first astronauts get to Mars sometime in the 2030s or 40s, they're going to need more supplies than can fit in a backpack and rolling luggage. Their habitat, food, rovers, and return vehicle will all have to be pre-delivered. To do all that …

Space Exploration

Transparency: The Most Important Factor of All Ethical Businesses

You must disclose all risks with a product or service ASAP.<p>Transparency builds trust - especially when it comes to crisis management; with crisis comes opportunity. This is precisely what happened in 1994 with Intel.<p>The company noticed a small issue that would result in incorrect calculations for a …

Choppers, the last PG Tips chimp, dies aged 48

The last chimpanzee from the original PG Tips adverts has died at the age of 48.<p>Choppers, who wore a grey wig to play Ada in the commercials, was put to sleep yesterday by vets, after she had started to show signs of heart and liver failure.<p>She lived at Twycross Zoo, who said in a statement she was …

Silicon Valley’s unicorn fantasy is collapsing in on itself

Top tech dealmaker Bill Gurley has a dire message for Silicon Valley: The unicorn fantasy is unraveling. Fast.<p>“There has been a fundamental sea-change in the investment community that has made the incremental Unicorn investment a substantially more dangerous and complicated practice,” Gurley writes …

Venture Capital

Restaurant's Hitler Birthday Offer Boosts Anti-Nazi Campaign

MAINZ, Germany — A restaurant in eastern Germany which offered special discounts to coincide with Adolf Hitler’s birthday unwittingly boosted funds for anti-Nazi projects thanks to a campaign against Internet hate speech.<p>The Gasthaus Goldener Löwe — or “Golden Lion" — triggered online anger after …

Adolf Hitler

Britain unlikely to go to war on its own again, Defence Secretary says

Britain is unlikely to go to war on its own again, the Defence Secretary has said as he visited the biggest ever Anglo-French military training exercise.<p>Michael Fallon said Britain should forge closer links with European armies and navies in the future and said a UK exit from the European Union …

India's New Bullet Train Will Travel Under Water

When it comes to upgrading its train service, India goes all out. Not only is the country prepping for its first high-speed railway, but the new …

This Naked Restaurant Is Definitely Taking the Paleo Diet Too Far

Today in things that shouldn't exist.<p>In 2002, an evil genius named Loren Cordain published a book called <i>The Paleo Diet.</i> His brilliance went largely unnoticed, however, until the man-bun connoisseurs and iron lovers of the world stumbled upon his tome circa 2013, thus propelling the paleo diet to …

Paleo Diet

Prince's cause of death has been revealed

<i>The Associated Press</i> report that Prince died of an opioid overdose. A law enforcement source revealed the autopsy results, after it was performed on …

Prince, superstar and pioneer of American music, dies aged 57

Purple Rain singer whose sprawling career spanned decades and genres dies at his Paisley Park recording studio in his home state of Minnesota<p>Live blog: tributes and reaction to the death of one of music’s greats<p>The unique and endlessly creative artist Prince has died at his Paisley Park home, …

David Bowie

Radioactive metal from nearby supernova is raining down on Earth — but we’ll be fine

We get hit by about one nucleus a year<p>The radioactive leftovers of recent star explosions close to Earth have been found in space for the first time. The rare material, called iron-60, was detected by a NASA spacecraft over the past 17 years, according to a new study published today in <i>Science</i>. …

Prince, master of rock, soul, pop and funk, dies at 57

At the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2004, Prince walked on stage with fellow rock legends Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and others to pay tribute to the late George Harrison with a cover of the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps."<p>Dressed in a red hat and matching shirt unbuttoned to …

Michael Jackson

Acer lays claim to 'fastest Chromebook' title

Acer announced yet another Chromebook today, the Chromebook 14 for Work. The company's first model compliant with Google's Chrome for Work program, the Chromebook 14 for Work is said to be the fastest Chromebook on the market. It's powered by a Core i processor, has 12 hours of battery life, and …

Consumer Tech

David Cameron could unmask the mystery owners of £170 billion worth of UK property

In effect, the register would mean secretive owners of luxury properties across the country would be unmasked, as they could no longer hide behind anonymous shell companies.<p>This practice is not illegal but allows people to launder money and hide taxes by hiding their identities.<p>Corrupt Nigerian …

Luxury Lifestyle