US astronaut Edgar Mitchell, who was the sixth man to walk on the Moon and believed in aliens, dies at the age of 85. —> Read More
Watch how much money Apple, Google and Facebook are making every SECOND: Graphic reveals the worth of internet giants
Penny Stocks Lab has created an interactive graph that highlights how much profit and revenue internet giants make per second. Four firms generate $2,000 a second and 50% belongs to Apple —> Read More
Forget Tesla’s insane mode: Electric ‘bullet car’ set to reach 370mph in latest record-breaking attempt
The VBB-3 is the collaborative project of Venturi Automobiles and student engineers at Ohio State University, and it boasts nearly 3,000 horsepower, hitting 372 miles per hour. —> Read More
If a mysterious error code called ‘Error 53′ pops up on your iPhone, brace yourself. This message could mean imminent death for iPhones that have been repaired by third party services. —> Read More
Most health officials say the small amounts of benzene and other components of the natural gas still leaking in Southern California are probably not a health threat. Still, some parents worry.
El Niño is a record breaker: Phenomenon has smashed 1997 record in past three months, scientists confirm
Jan Null, a Californian meteorologist, has found that the past three months score ‘a very strong 2.31 on the oceanic Niño index’. This compares to 2.26 for the previous strongest El Niño in 1997. —> Read More
Many seem to fear the rise of China as a challenge to the West. Not Pope Francis.
In a remarkable interview published this week in Asia Times, he takes the long view, transcending contemporary geopolitics and embracing the return of the Middle Kingdom’s ancient civilization to the global stage as enriching for us all.
“For me, China has always been a reference point of greatness,” the pontiff was quoted as saying. “A great country. But more than a country, a great culture, with an inexhaustible wisdom.” It was the first time in 2,000 years that a pope had extended greetings on the Lunar New Year to a Chinese leader. In the interview, Francis referred to the experience of Matteo Ricci, the 16th century Jesuit missionary who in many ways introduced China to the West. “Ricci’s experience teaches us that it is necessary to enter into dialogue with China, because it is an accumulation of wisdom and history.” We in the West, he further said, have a “duty to respect it with a capital ‘R’.”
Writing from Rome for our “Following Francis” series, Sébastien Maillard explains why the pope is “looking East” to Russia and China, including talk of a possible compromise with Beijing that would allow the Vatican to once again appoint bishops there.
Former Hong Kong governor C.H. Tung also invokes history to make his case that China has no desire for world leadership today. “At the height of the Ming Dynasty, when China had 30 percent of the GDP of the world, China remained peaceful and did not make incursions into foreign lands,” he writes.
Those who aren’t concerned about China’s rise are concerned about its demise as the rapid growth of past decades slows. Writing from —> Read More
No idea which Emoji you should be using? App can analyse pictures to suggest the perfect combination for you
Emojini uses learning algorithms and knowledge of imagery to guess the emoji that best describes your images. Simply upload a picture to the site and it delivers three emojis that capture the image. —> Read More
Uber’s design boss leaves following disastrous rebranding (but says he is ‘using our recent successes as a chance to take time off to rest, reflect, and recharge’)
In a Medium post, published just 24 hours after Uber’s branding was unveiled, Andrew Crow explained that he is ‘using our recent successes as a chance to take time off to rest, reflect, and recharge.’ —> Read More
Will artificial intelligence mean the end of traders? Claims superwealthy are ALREADY using robo advisors to manage their stocks
Would you trust your finances in the hands of a robo-advisor? Wealthy investors have been flocking to automated services in recent years, and even some major lenders are in on it. —> Read More