Jacob Schwessinger

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How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

An insane level of power.<p>Before Elon Musk walked on to the stage at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress to declare exactly how humans are going to become an interplanetary species by colonising Mars, one piece of the gargantuan interplanetary jigsaw had to fall into place to give …

Donald Trump ranted about all the DNC speakers on Twitter — except one

Notably absent from the Republican nominee's list of targets Monday night was first lady Michelle Obama, whose rousing speech drew raucous applause from the crowd in Philadelphia.<p>Observers were quick to point out the uncharacteristic silence from Trump's Twitter account.<p>Of course, it was Obama whom …

Donald Trump

Adam Silver wants you to know the NBA Finals are not fixed

By Cindy Boren<p>, Reporter<p>It’s that time of year.<p>If there isn’t a conspiracy theory about the NBA draft lottery being fixed (Patrick Ewing to the Knicks! The Cavs! The Cavs again! The 76ers, especially when Dikembe Mutombo prematurely congratulates them before the pick!), there’s a buzz about the …

Basketball

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Cheap oil hits Middle East budgets: We can no longer 'provide for everything'

Oil's dramatic price fall has sent shock waves through many Middle Eastern economies.<p>Generous fuel and food subsidies have been slashed, new taxes introduced, and social benefits axed.<p>The years when oil cost $100 a barrel and generated $1 trillion in export revenues are gone, and the oil-rich Gulf …

Oil

Envestnet Holds Up Well Despite Market Weakness

Image: Envestnet.<p>Financial professionals have benefited from the bull market in stocks since 2009, and <b>Envestnet</b> has made it its business to help support them. Although big firms can afford their own proprietary firm-management systems, smaller advisory firms and individual professionals turn to …

Professor Brian Greene answers everything you wanted to know about string theory and the multiverse

Lateline asked you to send in science questions for famed physicist Professor Brian Greene.<p>Professor Greene is the author of The Elegant Universe, a …

How to Email Professors and Virtually Guarantee the Response

<i>Riley Soward, founder of Campus Insights and student at Boston College</i><p>With deadlines for summer positions right around the corner, you might be thinking of emailing faculty members about joining their research group this coming summer. Working with faculty members is one of the most productive ways …

College & University

Mystery alien ‘Wow!’ signal solved

Marnie O’Neill NewsComAu<p><b>IT’S the space noise that gave birth to an entire generation of alien hunters almost four decades ago and has baffled</b> …

Manchester United fans hope David De Gea joins Real Madrid after Sunderland loss

Even Manchester United fans are starting to accept that David De Gea is too good for them now.<p>Despite scoring an unfortunate own goal in United’s …

This Man Stopped Showing Up at Work for at Least 6 Years

A Spanish court fined a man a year’s salary following allegations that he did not show up to his government job for at least six years, according to …

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

Donald Trump's Son Compares Waterboarding to Frat Parties

Donald Trump’s son defended his father’s plan to bring back waterboarding on Monday, comparing the practice to fraternity activities on college …

Elon Musk refuses to sell a Tesla to customer who wrote a 'super rude' blog post

Tesla buyers, be careful what you write about the company — if you're deemed "rude," you just might get banned from buying a Tesla car.<p>That's what …

Here are the best pictures ever taken on an iPhone, according to Apple

The campaign, called World Gallery, showcases work from around the world and will be featured in 85 cities across 26 countries, according to iMore.<p>The theme of this year's selection is people, children, and men doing normal things. Apple has mixed together famous photographers with shots from every …

Thailand

Just how dumb does Donald Trump think Americans are?

By Catherine Rampell<p>, Columnist<p>Donald Trump thinks you’re an idiot.<p>Not just you, though. Pretty much all Americans.<p>He seems to have taken a timeless insight often attributed to H.L. Mencken — that no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people — and applied it to …

Donald Trump

We’ll never learn more about space unless we build a starship

With a growing number of Earth-like exoplanets discovered in recent years, it is becoming increasingly frustrating that we can’t visit them. After all, our knowledge of the planets in our own solar system would be pretty limited if it weren’t for the space probes we’d sent to explore them.<p>The …

Space Travel

Jon Flanagan Interview: Liverpool star on Klopp's gesture, injury nightmare and the Kop

This time, however, he was quick to cede the spotlight, pointing the lens in the direction of nearby Jon Flanagan instead.<p>If the moment said …

Opinion: Bill Ackman actually had a point with his index fund bubble theory

A lot of mutual fund investors heard the phrase “index fund bubble” for the first time this week.<p>Without knowing what one is, what it could look like …

Everyone thought Mark Zuckerberg was crazy to buy a 13-person app for $1 billion — now Instagram looks like one of the most brilliant tech acquisitions ever made

What's more, Zuckerberg paid out the nose for it, shelling out $1 billion for an app that had 13 employees, zero revenue, and which most of the buttoned-up investors that would attend Facebook's IPO roadshow had probably never heard of.<p>The deal caused immediate concern. Some considered the deal a …

Social Media

Trump Hammers Birther Charge, Dismisses Cruz As 'The Canadian'

Donald Trump doubled down on rival Ted Cruz's citizenship Monday night, again questioning whether the Canadian-born Texas senator is eligible for the presidency.<p>"My new battle is with a gentleman named Ted Cruz," the billionaire real-estate mogul said at a rally in Farmington, N.H. "The Canadian, …

Hip-Hop

The Best New Rap Music To Have On Your Radar<p>Andre Gee 06.22.18 2 hours ago<p>Why Drake's 'Comeback Season' Was His True Star-Making Moment<p>Aaron Williams 06.21.18 1 day ago<p>'Everything Is Love' Is A Rare And Exuberant Triumph<p>On their first official joint album, The Carters erect what may be the greatest …

The Contempt That Poisoned Flint’s Water

Even before the drinking water in Flint, Michigan, was found to be tainted with lead—before water from some areas tested at more than twice the level considered to be toxic waste, and public-health officials said that every last child in the city should be treated as if the child had been …

Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi mufti, but issue not black and white

Game likely to take on status of minor vices such as music after Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh says it encourages gambling<p>Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time.<p>Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was answering a question on a …

Abdul Aziz

China hemorrhaged $676 billion last year

Money is flying out of China. An estimated $676 billion left the world's second-largest economy last year, according to a report from the Institute of International Finance.<p>That's a lot more than the $111 billion that fled all emerging markets -- including China -- in 2014.<p>Capital outflows from …

Stolen, the people-trading app, shuts down

The app became a viral hit but is no longer available in the app store after criticism from commentators<p>Stolen, the controversial online game that allows players to trade using representations of Twitter accounts, has closed doors, effective immediately.<p>The app had become a viral hit, despite never …

SpaceX will reattempt landing its Falcon 9 rocket at sea

After failing to land its Falcon 9 rocket at sea twice last year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is hoping third time’s the charm. The company will attempt to land its vehicle on a floating barge after it blasts off on January 17, reports Reuters.<p>SpaceX will use an older version of the Falcon 9 than the one …

Liverpool FC transfers: Reds complete £5.1m Grujic deal

Marko Grujic is officially a Liverpool player after completing a £5.1m move from Red Star Belgrade.<p>The 19-year-old Serbian midfielder becomes Jurgen …

Liverpool FC: Marko Grujic arrives in Liverpool to complete £5.1m deal

Marko Grujic will undergo a medical on Monday ahead of completing his £5.1m move to Liverpool.<p>The Red Star Belgrade midfielder arrived in Liverpool …