Glen T Roberts

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Cher's Fabulous Journey From Camp Diva To Serious Actress And Back Again

In "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again," Cher plays a heightened version of herself -- and she's in on the joke. Here's why that's significant.<p>Of all the pop stars who have attempted to act, Cher’s track record is arguably the best. “Silkwood.” “Mask.” “The Witches of Eastwick.” “Moonstruck.” “Mermaids.” …

Cher

5 Metabolism Myths You Should Stop Believing

To those of us not well-versed in the world of fitness and nutrition, metabolism is this strange enigma: It can go up; it can go down; it can be …

Nutrition

The brain may clean out Alzheimer’s plaques during sleep

Sleep deprivation may speed up development of Alzheimer’s disease.

Dementia

See 200 Years of Immigration in the United States as a Graphic of a Growing Tree

Culture & Exploration<p>200 Years of U.S. Immigration Looks Like the Rings of a Tree<p>These data visualizers imagined each era of U.S. immigration as a ring in a growing tree trunk.<p>U.S. immigration by origin at birth, 1830-2015<p>1950<p>1850<p>1900<p>2000<p>Each dash<p>represents<p>100 immigrants.<p>Each ring represents<p>one …

Immigration

'Death traps': Federal officials have warned about dangers from duck boats for two decades

Federal officials have warned tourists for nearly 20 years about the dangers posed by amphibious tour boats, which have spotty and sometimes contradictory safety regulations because they are neither entirely boat or bus.<p>“Duck boats are death traps on both on water and on land,” said Andrew Duffy, …

Ride the Ducks

NASA Is Training This 17-Year-Old Girl to Become One of the First Humans on Mars

While many of us can only dream of space travel, 17-year-old astronaut trainee Alyssa Carson is making it a reality. The ambitious Louisiana-based teenager has had her “heart set on the stars” ever since she was a little girl. At only 3 years old, she told her father, “Daddy, I want to be an …

Space Science

Elon Musk's rescue sub arrived in Thailand

Musk said it could also work as "an escape pod in space."<p>Elon Musk has a plan.<p>The billionaire entrepreneur and engineers at his private spaceflight company SpaceX designed a “kid-size submarine” that they said could help with a harrowing rescue operation underway to retrieve a group of boys trapped …

Elon Musk

Read what Elon Musk told Tesla after the car maker met its Model 3 goal

On Sunday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company managed to meet a self-imposed deadline to produce 5,000 Model 3 cars in a week.<p>The car maker had …

Tesla

10 things you didn't know about Elon Musk

Elon Musk, CEO of Telsa and SpaceX, is a man of many eccentricities.<p>He designed a video game at age 12, named one of his children after an X-Men character, and even used to drink eight cans of Diet Coke a day.<p>Musk has been a celebrity for a long time now, yet there's still so much that people don't …

Elon Musk

Elon Musk Shares Cool Tesla Shipping Timelapse With 'Dune' Quote

The Tesla Model 3 is shipping out at high speed. On Tuesday, CEO Elon Musk shared an impressive 45-second timelapse that shows the incredible …

Tesla

SpaceX Is Closing the Gap on America’s Lost Dominance in Space

“Wheels stop.”<p>Those two words, uttered on July 21, 2011, not only signaled the end of the last shuttle flight, but also the end of the U.S.’ ability …

Space Exploration

7 Tips to Ensure Your Child Is Financial Successful

How allowance and other methods can teach the importance of being financially savvy.<p>If you're a parent, you know the challenges that come with raising children. It's a fulltime job trying to teach your kids to be honest, responsible, to value hard work and, at the same time, encouraging them to be …

Personal Finance

Move over UPS truck: Amazon delivery vans to hit the street

SEATTLE (AP) — Your Amazon packages, which usually show up in a UPS truck, an unmarked vehicle or in the hands of a mail carrier, may soon be delivered from an Amazon van.<p>The online retailer has been looking for a while to find a way to have more control over how its packages are delivered. With …

Enterprise Tech

What makes a great leader, explained in eight counterintuitive charts

A couple of years after starting my most recent company, I had a scary realization. I noticed that by the time the business had grown to a hundred employees, my day-to-day role had gone from “guy who decides and builds things” to “guy who manages other people who decide and build things”—and I had …

Civil Rights

Skyscrapers could soon generate their own power, thanks to see-through solar cells

Lance Wheeler looks at glassy skyscrapers and sees untapped potential. Houses and office buildings, he says, account for 75% of electricity use in …

Clean Energy

Teaching Your Kids This Skill Will Set Them Up for Success. Most Parents Do the Opposite

It goes against all of our instincts.<p>We've all heard a lot in the past few years about the importance of failure. Take risks, fail fast, learn from the experience, and bring the knowledge you've gained to the next thing you try. We all know this is good advice--except when it comes to our children. …

Parenting

Amazon reveals new way to deliver more packages

Amazon unveils Delivery Service Partners, a new program designed to let entrepreneurs run their own local delivery networks of up to 40 vans. …

Entrepreneurship

America’s largest supermarket chain is launching a fully driverless delivery service

Kroger is teaming up with Nuro, a startup founded by two veterans of Google’s self-driving team<p>Kroger, the nation’s largest supermarket chain, is teaming up with Nuro, a two-year-company started by two veterans of Google’s self-driving car team, to launch a fully driverless delivery service, the …

Nissan Leaf

Walgreens, CVS and Rite-Aid lose $11 billion in value after Amazon buys online pharmacy PillPack

Shares of drugstore companies are tumbling Thursday after Amazon announced it signed an agreement to acquire online pharmacy PillPack.<p>Rite Aid …

Rite Aid

Pentagon To House Migrants At 2 Military Bases In Texas

<b>Updated at 12:13 p.m. ET</b><p>The Pentagon will build tent camps at two U.S. military bases to house people who cross the southern border illegally, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday.<p>The defense chief did not give details about which bases would contain the temporary camps. However, NPR's Tom …

Immigration

SpaceX: Elon Musk Shares Staggering Video That Shows True Size of Rockets

Elon Musk has shared a video that helps visualize the sheer scale of SpaceX’s rockets, and the results are awe-inspiring. The CEO retweeted a video …

Space Travel

How Trump’s Popularity Is Holding Up, By State

Welcome to Pollapalooza, our weekly polling roundup.<p><b>Poll of the week</b><p>Let’s keep things simple this week: Morning Consult just released its latest …

Political Science

Elon Musk's Boring Company to build high-speed Chicago airport link

Chicago has picked Elon Musk's Boring Company to build a futuristic transportation link to the city's airport.<p>"We're really excited to work with the Mayor and the City to bring this new high-speed public transportation system to Chicago!" the Boring Company tweeted late Wednesday after reports …

Elon Musk

The future of Daimler trucking is electrified and autonomous

If a company isn't talking about the transformation of transportation there's a good chance it might get caught flat-footed when cars start driving themselves loaded with battery packs. Mostly these conversations center around passenger vehicles, but trucks could do with some cleaning up, too, and …

Chromebook vs Laptop in 2018: Can it replace your Windows Computer?

More people than ever use a smartphone as their only computer. That makes sense; you have the web, apps for any service you want, entertainment via …

'Holy grail of cancer research': doctors positive about early detection blood test

Blood tests called liquid biopsies show signs of finding 10 different types of cancer at an early stage<p>A blood test for 10 different types of cancers could one day help doctors screen for the disease before patients show symptoms, researchers at the world’s largest gathering of oncologists have …

Cancer

SpaceX: How Elon Musk's Raptor Engine Went from Dream to Mars-Bound Reality

It's part of a major plan to get humanity to Mars.<p>SpaceX is about to achieve a modest goal it set out to accomplish 16 years ago: send a rocket to …

Klaxoon gets $50M to try to make boring meetings more interactive and productive

If you’ve ever been in a pointless meeting at work, odds are you’ve spent part of the time responding to messages or just putzing around on the Internet — but Klaxoon hopes to convert that into something a bit more productive with more interactive meetings.<p>The French startup today said it’s raised …

Kilauea's Lava Has Leveled Up Again

Kilauea’s days of pumping old, stale magma to the surface are officially over and done. According to scientists with the US Geological Survey (USGS), …

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch 'brute' of a satellite on second flight

SpaceX has delayed a planned launch of a Falcon 9 rocket and the SES-12 satellite to no earlier than Monday, June 4.<p>"Standing down from Friday’s launch attempt to run additional tests on Falcon 9’s second stage," the company reported on Twitter. "Rocket and payload are in good health. Currently …

Space Exploration