Month: August 2016

SpaceX’s biggest rival is developing “space trucks” to ferry cargo in an orbital economy — Quartz

The big kahuna of American rocket companies is the United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin that until this year held a monopoly on the lucrative business of launching rockets for the US Air Force. But that monopoly is no more. The company faces a new era of competition as Elon…

via SpaceX’s biggest rival is developing “space trucks” to ferry cargo in an orbital economy — Quartz

When Intuition and Creativity Doesn’t Work and What to do About It — Forbes – Leadership

Intuition in business can be viewed as a blessing or a curse. On the one hand, many senior managers are congratulated on their continued success spawned from experience and intuitive thinking. On the other hand, some people can often make dreadful decisions based on their intuition. Recent research has shed some […]

via When Intuition and Creativity Doesn’t Work and What to do About It — Forbes – Leadership

Instagram Just Added This Highly Wanted Feature — Fortune

One of the most asked for features for viral photo and video sharing app Instagram was the ability to pinch to zoom. Previously, Instagram’s 500 million-plus users couldn’t zoom in on a photo or video. Until today. Instagram just announced that pinch to zoom is finally debuting on its iPhone app, with the feature arriving…

via Instagram Just Added This Highly Wanted Feature — Fortune

Indiana Housing Complex Plagued by Toxic Soil With High Levels of Lead — TIME

In a development reminiscent of the troubles in Flint, Mich., residents of a housing complex in East Chicago, Ind. have found themselves in a bind over high levels of lead in their soil. The topsoil in some of the lawns at the West Calumet Housing Complex contains levels of lead 30 times higher than what…

via Indiana Housing Complex Plagued by Toxic Soil With High Levels of Lead — TIME

Why More Than 80% of iPhone Owners Don’t Want the Next Apple Watch — Fortune

Apple’s current iPhone owners just don’t want the next version of the Apple Watch, according to a new study. Approximately 83% of current iPhone owners have no interest in buying the next Apple Watch, believed to be known as the Apple Watch 2, according to app and mobile shopping company Branding Brand in a recent…

via Why More Than 80% of iPhone Owners Don’t Want the Next Apple Watch — Fortune

It Will Take 90 Years for African Elephant Populations to Recover From Poaching — TIME

African forest elephants are facing severe population declines because of poaching, and scientists now estimate it will take almost a century for their population to recover. According to a study by the Wildlife Conservation Society published Wednesday in the Journal of Applied Ecology, it will take African forest elephants about 90 years to recover from…

via It Will Take 90 Years for African Elephant Populations to Recover From Poaching — TIME

Flying business class internationally is (almost) affordable now — Quartz

The plunge in fuel prices is finally showing up at the front of the airplane. Business class airfares have dropped sharply this year. Now on some routes, you can live the good life, amenity kits and all, for less than the price of your average Manhattan studio apartment rental. The median roundtrip airfare from New…

via Flying business class internationally is (almost) affordable now — Quartz

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Prove the Bromance Continues With New Sherlock Photo — TIME

Sherlock released a new picture featuring Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) and John Watson (Martin Freeman) on Wednesday to tease its fourth season returning to PBS some time in 2017. In the shot, Holmes looks like he’s about to make an important discovery that Watson doesn’t quite follow. Watson’s hair seems to look extra silvery, presumably…

via Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman Prove the Bromance Continues With New Sherlock Photo — TIME

12 Hospitalized After ‘Severe’ Turbulence Hits Flight to London — TIME

Sixteen people aboard a United Airlines flight were injured after the jet hit turbulence on Wednesday and had to reroute for an emergency landing. United Airlines Flight 880 was en route to London from Houston when it made an emergency landing in Shannon, Ireland due to “severe and unexpected turbulence,” according to the airline. Ten…

via 12 Hospitalized After ‘Severe’ Turbulence Hits Flight to London — TIME