Michael Halbreich

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The Case for the Subway

Long before it became an archaic, filthy, profligate symbol of everything wrong with our broken cities, New York’s subway was a marvel — a mad feat of engineering and an audacious gamble on a preposterously ambitious vision. “The effect it is to have on the city of New York is something larger than …

Urban Design

Heinz Wolff, Great Egg Race presenter and scientist, dies

<b>Renowned scientist and TV presenter Heinz Wolff has died, aged 89.</b><p>The German-born inventor and professor, famed for hosting BBC Two's long-running science show The Great Egg Race, died of heart failure on 15 December, his family said.<p>A former advisor to the European Space Agency, he became emeritus …

Bow Ties

SpaceX has published Elon Musk's presentation about colonizing Mars — here's the full transcript and slides

In late September, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk debuted a fresh plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The focus of Musk's new presentation, which updates a 2016 talk he gave at the International Astronautical Congress, was the "Big F---ing Rocket," or BFR.<p>Musk told a crowd at …

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

Solar Eclipse

3 seemingly smart moves new entrepreneurs make — that are actually rookie mistakes

Thinking of launching a business? You might already have the common sense to avoid blatantly boneheaded mistakes, like — as one venture capitalist …

Why are people still racist? What science says about America’s race problem.

Torch-bearing white supremacists shouting racist and anti-Semitic slogans. Protesters and counter protesters colliding with violence and chaos. A car driven by a known Nazi sympathizer mowing down a crowd of activists.<p>Many Americans responded to this weekend's violence in Charlottesville with …

Equality

Street Art Portraying TV Characters in Barcelona

Kit Harington

3 Credit Card Alerts Worth Setting Up Now

With so many websites offering free financial tools, it can be hard to know whom to trust. At NerdWallet, we thoroughly research financial products …

8 Terrifying Things That Will Put Your Life Into Perspective

Hold on tight, we're in for a bumpy ride.

Universe

10 top-paying jobs you can do part time — or from home

If your company eliminated its telecommuting or flextime program, would you look elsewhere or brave the daily commute? Some workers, especially …

You’ve got these top money priorities in the wrong order

Pop quiz! What is the smartest move to make with your money: Betting on the stock market, investing in real estate or saving in a bank account?<p>Alas, …

Amazon is quietly rolling out its own Geek Squad to set up gadgets in your home

The new service is aimed at educating customers about “the smart home” — and, naturally, about Alexa.<p>For 15 years, Best Buy’s Geek Squad installation and repair service has served as one key advantage over Amazon that the e-commerce giant seemed unlikely to match.<p>But over the last few months, …

What NOT to Do When You're Trying to Get a Mortgage

While buying a home is one of the most exciting and rewarding things you'll do in your life, it can also undoubtedly be one of the most stressful. …

Personal Finance

Here’s what NASA could accomplish if it had the US military’s $600 billion budget

NASA has been a household name for Americans since the '60s when it achieved the seemingly impossible, landing humans on the Moon.<p>Since then, NASA has explored other alien surfaces like, Mars and Saturn's moon Titan, as well as flown by every planet in our solar system.<p>It has achieved so much on a …

This bitcoin millionaire teen says he turned $1K into $1M — so he’s skipping college

Erik Finman will be the first person in his nuclear family <i>not</i> to go to college, and he says he’s proud of it.<p>That’s thanks to the recent, rapid …

A Tactical Rescue Tool To Save You From Whatever Misadventure You've Gotten Into

Don't get caught unprepared in an accident.<p>There's a reason why the Scout Motto is "Be prepared." Finding yourself in a dangerous position without the proper tools to aid your release is never fun—any true adventurer knows that. Yet most of the tools you need to escape from danger are cumbersome, …

The true cost of a car

The cost of a car doesn’t end when you drive it off the lot. Learn about the true cost of owning a car so you’re prepared before you buy. .<p><i>The</i> …

People Are Snorting Chocolate To Get High As The Trend Hits The US

The cocoa snorting trend has made its way from Europe to the US, where one company has just released their new "Coco Loko" powder.<p>An Orlando-based …

How to Sell Stuff Online

On its face, selling stuff online seems easy: You post an item, someone buys it, and you watch your bank account grow.<p>But if you want to be more than …

4 Ways to Know It's Time to Make the Leap and Start Your Own Business

Don't feel like the life you want is too far from reach.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Fifty-one percent of Americans are interested in being self-employed, however most don’t start their own business, largely out of fear of what would happen if they don’t succeed. I …

The Republican health bill is stuck in a valley of incoherence

Is 22 million more uninsured a moral blight? Evidence of freedom? Republicans disagree.<p>On Thursday, Sen. John Cornyn, the Texan who serves as Mitch McConnell’s second in command, offered a dazzling display of the GOP’s incoherence on the goals of health care policy.<p>He was discussing the …

Apple iPhone Ban Being Sought By Qualcomm

Qualcomm is seeking a block on the sales of iPhones which use chips from rival chip firms like Intel. The company says that these specific devices infringe six of its patents. There are two kinds of iPhone on sale, those which use Qualcomm chips and those which instead have Intel SoCs.<p>As a general …

Qualcomm

5 Things You DON'T Need to Start a Business - And 5 Things You DO Need

5 Things You Really DON'T Need to Start a Small Business<p>And 5 Things You DO Need<p>Updated July 11, 2017<p>You have a great idea for a small business and …

Jawbone’s demise heralds the end of the wearables industry

Sometimes deaths are sudden, but most company deaths are the opposite, with Jawbone's protracted terminus taking upward of a year. The company was an early pioneer in the consumer-wearables market and had raised close to a billion dollars in investment, but that wasn't enough to save it. Its end …

Mike Pence touches NASA capsule that clearly reads ‘Do Not Touch,’ instantly becomes a meme

The sign in NASA’s clean room was clear. Do not touch this important piece of space equipment. And when NASA asks you not to touch something in a …

How Eclipse Chasers Are Putting a Small Kentucky Town on the Map

The most anticipated eclipse in American history is coming this summer. At the heart of it is Hopkinsville, Kentucky, which anticipates 100,000 …

Amazing Hydrohouse by Max Zhivov

Max Zhivov is a design studio that imagines stunning yachts. It is behind a stunning floating house that enable to park a seaplane. But she has also …

An inside look at One America News, the insurgent TV network taking ‘pro-Trump’ to new heights

One America News is an obscure TV channel struggling to emerge from the cellar of the cable ratings, but it is nonetheless one of President Trump’s favorite media outlets. It’s not hard to see why: On One America newscasts, the Trump administration is a juggernaut of progress, a shining success …

Donald Trump

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

Are American Malls Dead?

Are American Malls Dead?<p>With All the Bankruptcies and Closings, How Will the Mall Survive?<p>Updated June 09, 2017<p>My first retail job in 1983 was at a …