Interstellar Travel Could Be Possible Even Without Spaceships, Scientist Says

Interstellar Travel Could Be Possible Even Without Spaceships, Scientist Says

In about 5 billion years, the Sun will leave the main sequence and become a red giant. It’ll expand and transform into a glowering, malevolent ball and consume and destroy Mercury, Venus, Earth, and probably Mars. Can humanity survive the Sun’s red giant phase? Extraterrestrial Civilizations (ETCs) may have already faced this existential threat. Could … Read more

Stocks Close Higher After Fed Minutes Signal Commitment to Raising Rates

Stocks Close Higher After Fed Minutes Signal Commitment to Raising Rates

US stocks rose Wednesday after several retailers offered investors some optimism for this year’s sales and the release of minutes from the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting signaled few changes in the central bank’s plan to fight inflation. After briefly opening lower, stock indexes turned green in early trading. The benchmarks moved higher after … Read more

Elon Musk Losing Money on Twitter Stock. He Can Still Buy Twitter—If He Wants.

Elon Musk Losing Money on Twitter Stock.  He Can Still Buy Twitter—If He Wants.

Text size Elon Musk Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images Elon Musk is sitting on a loss in his Twitter position. The loss is peanuts compared with what’s happened to his You’re here stock. Despite all the red ink, the world’s richest human can still buy Twitter — if he still wants to. Twitter (ticker: TWTR) … Read more

Tesla Stock Falls to an 11-Month Low. Why Snap Is to Blame.

Tesla Stock Falls to an 11-Month Low.  Why Snap Is to Blame.

Text size Cars at the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images You’re here stock is falling again in early Tuesday trading. The likeliest reason isn’t related to the electric-vehicle maker’s Shanghai plant or even price-target actions at a broker. No, the drop is probably because of the social-media platform Snap . Snap (ticker: … Read more

Mom Alleges TikTok Blackout Challenge Led to Daughter’s Death

Mom Alleges TikTok Blackout Challenge Led to Daughter's Death

Photo: phBodrova (Shutterstock) The mother of a 10-year-old daughter who died last year is suing TikTok and its parent company ByteDance over allegations the company’s algorithm promoted a so-called “Blackout Challenge” to the child’s feed. In a complaint filed Thursday, Tawainna Anderson, of Pennsylvania, said her daughter Nylah died last year after she asphyxiated when … Read more