SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again

SpaceX on pace to shatter US launch records. Again

The latest is scheduled for Friday evening with the launch of 53 of SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites out of California’s Vandenberg Space Force Base. It will be the twelfth Starlink launch so far this year, and it could be followed over the weekend with another mission set to take off out of Florida. It’s been … Read more

Cryptocurrency luna crashes to $0 as UST falls from peg; bitcoin rises

Cryptocurrency luna crashes to $0 as UST falls from peg;  bitcoin rises

Bitcoin staged a rebound on Friday, jumping above $30,000 despite the ongoing woes of stablecoin TerraUSD which has caused panic in the crypto market. The world’s largest cryptocurrency bitcoin was trading at around $30,262.85 at 4 am ET on Friday, according to CoinGecko data, up 8% in the last 24 hours after it dropped to … Read more

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it’s still operating at a loss

Disney Plus adds 8 million subscribers—but it's still operating at a loss

Disney+Photo: NICK AGRO/AFP via Getty Images When Disney first launched its streaming service Disney+ back in November of 2019, it did so with a long-term mindset. Streaming was, presumably, the future, and so the company was willing to burn a lot of money to catch up with more established performers in the industry—most notably Netflix, … Read more

Salesforce will help employees relocate for abortion access

Salesforce will help employees relocate for abortion access

CEO of Salesforce Marc Benioff attends a meeting with US President Joe Biden and private sector CEOs in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Drew Anger | Getty Images Salesforce told employees in a Slack message on Thursday that the company will help them relocate if … Read more

Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Start-up investor Jason Calacanis raising millions for Twitter stake

Jason Calacanis Adam Jeffery | CNBC Angel investor Jason Calacanis, an early backer of Uber and Robinhood, is seeking to raise tens of millions of dollars for a stake in Twitter as part of Elon Musk’s $44 billion agreement to buy the social media company. “We are now collecting interest to invest in Twitter with … Read more

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

Scientists grow plants in lunar dirt, next stop moon

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the first time, scientists have grown plants in soil from the moon collected by NASA’s Apollo astronauts. Researchers had no idea if anything would sprout in the harsh moon dirt and wanted to see if it could be used to grow food by the next generation of lunar explorers. … Read more

Robinhood shares pop more than 20% after Sam Bankman-Fried buys 7.6% stake

Robinhood shares pop more than 20% after Sam Bankman-Fried buys 7.6% stake

Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of FTX US Derivatives, testifies during the House Agriculture Committee hearing titled Changing Market Roles: The FTX Proposal and Trends in New Clearinghouse Models, in Longworth Building on Thursday, May 12, 2022. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of crypto exchange FTX, has taken a … Read more

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating. We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses Tragically Destroy Themselves After Mating.  We May Finally Know Why

Octopuses are doomed to be orphans from a very young age. After a female octopus lays her eggs, she stops eating and begins self-mutilating, tearing off her skin and biting off the tips of her tentacles. By the time a young octopus wriggles out of its egg, its mother is already dead. A few months … Read more

Bitcoin (BTC) price falls below $27,000 as crypto sell-off intensifies

Bitcoin (BTC) price falls below $27,000 as crypto sell-off intensifies

Bitcoin plunged further below the $30,000 mark as investors fled cryptocurrencies. Jaap Arriens | NurPhoto | Getty Images Bitcoin slumped below $27,000 Thursday for the first time in over 16 months, as cryptocurrency markets extended losses amid fears over rising inflation and the collapse of a controversial stablecoin project. The price of bitcoin plunged as … Read more