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When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.<p>Chris Hughes was a mythical savior—boyishly innocent, fantastically rich, intellectually curious, unexpectedly humble, and proudly idealistic.<p>My entire career at the <i>New Republic</i> had been spent dreaming of such a …

High-Speed Space Broadband for Everyone. SpaceX Details their Plans to Launch 1000s of Internet Satellites

SpaeeX and Tesla-founder Elon Musk has made some rather bold promises over the years. In addition to building a fleet of reusable rockets, an …

Could Donald Trump really send astronauts to Mars in the next seven years?

Donald Trump got on the phone today to congratulate veteran astronaut Peggy Whitson, who recently arrived at the International Space Station and, having spent 534 days in space including two previous tours on the orbital lab, broke the record for the longest overall time spent in space by an …

Space Exploration

Radio Bursts Detected Coming from Outer Space

Fast radio bursts (FRB’s) are one of the mysteries in the world that scientists have been trying to uncover for nearly a decade now. These bursts of …

He's Human, After All: 5 Times Elon Musk Completely Failed

Even the greatest minds and entrepreneurs strike out sometimes.<p>Entrepreneur Staff<p>Associate Editor, Contributed Content<p>Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams once said, "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of 10 and be considered a good performer."<p>With all due …

Space Travel

Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived'

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," the report says.<p>$2.6 …

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

NASA wants to put a giant shield around Mars so we can live there, and we're cool with this

In Washington, D.C., NASA headquarters recently hosted the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop. Here scientists discussed ambitious space travel …

Incredible Video From NASA Show's Orion Re-entering Earth's Atmosphere

This amazing video by NASA gives you a first person view of what it looked like when the Orion spacecraft re-entered Earth’s atmosphere.<p>Orion is …

Five Tech Predictions for the Year Ahead

Christopher Mims on virtual reality, predicting the future, and why whole sectors are ripe for flameout<p>When it comes to tech, I have been known to diss entire years. But I’m confident 2016 is going to be different. The year ahead won’t be a cake walk, but it will be wild and fun, in a way that tech …

Stock Markets

5 Can't-Miss iPhone Apps You Should Download This Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found five apps …

Apps

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Remembering Mandela on Flipboard

By Flipboard News Desk | Flipboard News Desk created a magazine on Flipboard. “Remembering Mandela on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

New York’s Petty War on Airbnb

A New York Attorney General subpoena could lead to the ruin of Gotham’s short-term rental market, writes Jim Epstein<p>In the late 19th and early 20th …

Retronaut

Airbnb Is Declared Illegal In New York City

Airbnb, the site that lets you rent out your apartment or house like a bed-and-breakfast, violates the New York City hotel law that prevents you from renting out your property for less than 29 days.<p>The law was originally put in place as a means to stop landlords from running illegal hotels from …