Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the ISS
Blue Origin, the rocket and space tourism company founded by Jeff Bezos, is proposing a massive new commercial space station called "Orbital Reef" that could be used to host science experiments, vacation getaways, and potentially even in-space manufacturing.
Amazon rainforest helps push greenhouse gases to new record high
News/Science: The World Meteorological Organization reported Monday that greenhouse gas concentrations hit a new record high last year and increased at a faster rate than the annual average for the last decade despite a temporary reduction during pandemic-related lockdowns.
Developed world falls short of $100B commitment to help poorer countries fight climate change: report
News/Politics: The developed world has failed to deliver on its commitment to send some $100 billion a year to help poorer countries fight climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report jointly drafted by Canada and Germany ahead of the COP26 summit.
The Facebook Papers may be the biggest crisis in the company's history
Facebook has confronted whistleblowers, PR firestorms and Congressional inquiries in recent years. But now it faces a combination of all three at once in what could be the most intense and wide-ranging crisis in the company's 17-year history.
Facebook has known it has a human trafficking problem for years. It still hasn't fully fixed it
Facebook has for years struggled to crack down on content related to what it calls domestic servitude: "a form of trafficking of people for the purpose of working inside private homes through the use of force, fraud, coercion or deception," according to internal Facebook documents reviewed by CNN.
University of Waterloo students race a driverless car on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
University of Waterloo students Brian Mao and Ben Zhang were part of a team that competed in the Indy Autonomous Challenge this weekend. Their driverless race car drove itself around the track at up to 200 km/h.
Australia plans to force parental consent for minors on social media
Australia plans to make social media companies obtain parental consent for users under the age of 16 and is threatening fines of up to 10 million Australian dollars ($7.5 million) for internet platforms which fail to comply, under draft legislation published on Monday.
British envoy seeks Canada's climate change help at UN talks in Glasgow
News/Politics: British high commissioner Susannah Goshko is hoping to enlist Canada's aid at the upcoming COP26 conference, countering criticism that this country's international reputation in the area has weakened.
The iPod turns 20. Here's how it changed the way I think about music
Twenty years ago this weekend, Apple launched the original, iconic iPod. Six years later, I was gifted my first and only version of the device: a third-generation iPod Nano, fit with a square screen, a click wheel and an engraving on the back: "Sofia Barrett, Happy 11th Birthday."
What we learned this week in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes
One witness occupied the stand for the better part of week seven in the criminal trial of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. For two days straight, jurors heard testimony from former Theranos insider Daniel Edlin, who was a friend of Holmes' brother and worked at the failed blood testing startup for five years.