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NASA administrator says China is failing to meet 'responsible standards' for space debris, after parts of an uncontrolled rocket landed in the Indian Ocean

Former Senator Bill Nelson. NASA/Bill Ingalls NASA's Bill Nelson on Sunday said China hadn't met "responsible standards" for uncontrolled debris. Debris from a Chinese rocket landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday. Space agencies and private companies need to "act responsibly and transparently," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Sunday said China was "failing to meet responsible standards" for its space debris."Spacefaring na...
Tags: Space, Science, News, China, Africa, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Rockets, North America, Nelson, Indian Ocean, Foreign Ministry, Bill Nelson, Maldives China, Wang Wenbin


Alaska just joined the Oneworld alliance alongside American Airlines, British Airways, and 11 other carriers - here's why that's great for flyers

An Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 painted in a special Oneworld livery. Ingrid Barrentine/Alaska Airlines Aiaska Airlines is the newest member of the Oneworld airline alliance, formally joining in March. Flyers will notice better connecting options and increased cooperation between member airlines. Frequent Alaska flyers benefit the most with elite status carrying over to 13 other carriers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Alaska Airlines in March became the 14th and newest me...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Asia, Europe, New York, News, Air Travel, Russia, Planes, Africa, America, Trends, Flying, Alaska, Middle East, Aviation


The 4 best at-home DNA test kits for genetics, health, and ancestry, according to geneticists and genealogists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky At-home DNA kits give insight into your ancestry and health information and can help connect you with family. We spoke with six genetics experts on what to look for in an at-home DNA kit. Our top pick, AncestryDNA, has the largest database and gives a detailed ethnicity report for $100. It's quite amazing that with a simple saliva sample or cheek swab, we can learn so much about our ancestry, family connections, and inherited health markers - all thanks...
Tags: Reviews, Facebook, Europe, China, Dna, Africa, Americas, Trends, Features, Guides, Ireland, Buying Guide, Fda, GlaxoSmithKline, Smith, Ancestry


More companies, including PayPal and Xbox, are accepting bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as payment. Others are weighing up their options.

Retailers are recognizing bitcoin's growing popularity. NurPhoto/Getty Images Bitcoin is becoming an increasingly popular payment option among many companies. Fast-food chains, big tech firms, and even auction houses are embracing cryptocurrencies. Other companies are still considering their potential. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rarely does a news cycle go by without some mention of bitcoin's growing popularity, from fans and skeptics alike. Its prices on trad...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, New York, Australia, Ebay, Jay Z, India, Africa, US, Trends, Tesla, Paypal, Ap, Bitcoin, Asia Pacific, New Zealand


The Chinese rocket falling to Earth uncontrolled is one of 11 similar missions scheduled over the next 2 years

The Long March-5B Y2 rocket, carrying the core module of China's space station at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in China on April 23. The Chinese rocket falling to Earth is one of 11 in China's plan to build a space station. Two of the 11 launches involve the same type of rocket now in uncontrolled descent. Last time that type of rocket came back to Earth, debris is thought to have fallen on two villages in Africa. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Chinese ...
Tags: Space, Science, China, Africa, US, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Rocket, Ivory Coast, Space Stations, Forbes, Space Debris, Atlantic Ocean, Foreign Ministry


China is now the world's biggest market for Cuban cigars

A man samples a Cuban Cohiba cigar, made by Habanos, at an event in Shanghai in June 2006. REUTERS/Aly Song China has become the world's biggest market for Cuban cigars, overtaking Spain. Sales in China have grown more than 50% in the past 6 years, Cuba's state cigar company, Habanos, said this week. A box of hand-rolled Cuban cigars - considered the best in the world - can cost thousands of dollars. See more stories on Insider's business page. China has overtaken Spain to bec...
Tags: Europe, China, Africa, US, International, Trends, Spain, Shanghai, Retail, John, Cuba, Havana, Xinhua News Agency, Jose Maria Lopez, China China, Cigar Aficionado


Asteroid impact: NASA simulation shows we are sitting ducks

At an international space conference, attendees took part in an exercise that imagined an asteroid crashing into Earth. With the object first spotted six months before impact, attendees concluded that there was insufficient time for a meaningful response.There are an estimated 25,000 near-Earth objects potentially threatening our planet. The asteroid 2021 PDC was first spotted on April 19, 2021 by the Pan-STARRS project at the University of Hawaii. By May 2, astronomers were 100% certain it w...
Tags: Europe, Astronomy, Space, Hollywood, Africa, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Croatia, Natural Disaster, Asteroid, Johnson, Bruce Willis, Telescopes, Liv Tyler, University of Hawaii


The US is wary of China's military ambitions in Africa

China officially launched its first overseas military base in the Djibouti in August 2017. YouTube/CGTN The top US commander in Africa recently said China's new naval pier in Djibouti could support an aircraft carrier. China's peacekeeping deployments in Africa are seen as a potential excuse to build up its military presence on the continent. See more stories on Insider's business page. With a population of under 1 million, Djibouti on the Horn of Africa is one of the smalle...
Tags: Congress, Washington, China, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Beijing, Atlantic, Britain, United States, Xi Jinping, Italy, Arctic, Mali, Libya


The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol


The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


Bill Gates is America's biggest owner of private farmland, and his 242,000 acres could be split in his divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Bill Gates owns more private farmland in the US than anyone else, an analysis by The Land Report found. His 242,000 acres of farmland stretch across 18 states from Washington to Florida, according to the report. The land could be split between the Microsoft founder and his wife Melinda Gates after their divorce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns 242,000 acres of ...
Tags: Asia, Business, Florida, News, Microsoft, Washington, Life, Finance, Africa, US, America, Trends, Wealth, United States, Arkansas, Bill Gates


Book: The New Builders

My long-time business partner Seth Levine has written a book with Elizabeth MacBride titled The New Builders: Face to Face with the TRUE Future of Business. It’s extraordinary – buy a copy now! For many years, Seth has been frustrated about the entrepreneurial narrative around the White male tech founder. He’s been active as an investor and philanthropist around entrepreneurship in rural Colorado and with organizations, such as Entrepreneurship for All, that are focused on accelerating e...
Tags: Books, Colorado, Entrepreneurship, Africa, US, Book, America, Trends, Middle East, Elizabeth, Seth, Feld, Seth Levine, Elizabeth MacBride, Black Brown Female


40% of consumers plan to use cryptocurrencies in the next year and millennials are leading the way, according to a Mastercard survey

Dado Ruvic/Reuters 40% of respondents to Mastercard's New Payment Index survey said they plan to use cryptocurrencies in the next year. The popularity of cryptocurrencies is especially growing amongst millennials, the report showed. Cryptocurrency Bitcoin led the crypto-mania of the past year, but other currencies are growing stronger. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. 40% people are planning to use cryptocurrencies in the next year, according t...
Tags: Africa, Dallas Mavericks, Trends, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Caribbean, Mastercard, North America Latin America, Dogecoin, Dado Ruvic Reuters, Dogecoin Bitcoin, Sophie Kiderlin, Cryptocurrency Bitcoin


BTS’s J-Hope Gives $90,000 to Africa Charity as HYBE Profits Advance

J-Hope, a member of the seven-piece K-pop group BTS, has donated KRW100 million ($90,000) to help children in Africa, it was reported on Tuesday. The same day HYBE Corporation, the powerhouse agency behind BTS, revealed that its first quarter profits had increased by 11% compared with last year. J-Hope made his donation through Seoul-based ChildFund […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Africa, Global, Seoul, Bts, J-Hope, Ithaca Holdings, HYBE Corporation, Africa Charity


BTS’ J-Hope Gives $90,000 to Africa Charity as HYBE Profits Advance

J-Hope, a member of the seven-piece K-pop group BTS, has donated KRW100 million ($90,000) to help children in Africa, it was reported on Tuesday. The same day HYBE Corporation, the powerhouse agency behind BTS, revealed that its first quarter profits had increased by 11% compared with last year. J-Hope made his donation through Seoul-based ChildFund […]
Tags: Asia, News, Finance, Africa, Global, Seoul, Bts, J-Hope, Ithaca Holdings, HYBE Corporation, Africa Charity


From 1.8 million years ago, earliest evidence of human activity found

Researchers find evidence of early tool-making and fire use inside the Wonderwerk Cave in Africa.The scientists date the human activity in the cave to 1.8 million years ago.The evidence is the earliest found yet and advances our understanding of human evolution.One of the oldest activities carried out by humans has been identified in a cave in South Africa. A team of geologists and archaeologists found evidence that our ancestors were making fire and tools in the Wonderwerk Cave in the country's...
Tags: Africa, History, South Africa, Innovation, Archaeology, Evolution, University of Toronto, Kalahari Desert, Paleontology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Kalahari, Shaar, Human body, Quaternary Science Reviews, Wonderwerk Cave, Ron Shaar


Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
Tags: Florida, Marriage, Microsoft, Bono, Life, Finance, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Ted, Relationship, Features, Munich, Nelson Mandela


The Coast Guard is taking a frontline role against US foes on the other side of the world

US Coast Guard cutter Hamilton in the Bosphorus on its way to the Black Sea, April 27, 2021. REUTERS/Yoruk Isik In April, Coast Guard ships had close encounters in the Persian Gulf and sailed into the Black Sea. The missions reflect the Coast Guard's role overseas, set to grow amid competition with China. But that will add to the service's responsibilities as it balances current missions and future needs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Encounters far from home in ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Navy, China, Russia, Africa, Defense, US, International, Trends, Iran, Ukraine, Atlantic, Department Of Homeland Security, Bahrain, Black Sea


Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger has doubled down on his criticism of 'disgusting' bitcoin

Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger. SCOTT MORGAN/REUTERS Charlie Munger said bitcoin's development and rise has been "contrary to the interests of civilization." He said the cryptocurrency is useful to "kidnappers and extortionists." The criticism comes in a year where more companies have started accepting bitcoin as payment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and his right-hand man, Charlie Munger, are no fans of cryptocurrency, but...
Tags: News, Jay Z, Finance, India, Africa, US, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Paypal, Bitcoin, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Jack Dorsey, Cryptocurrencies, Berkshire


In a NASA simulation of an asteroid impact, scientists concluded they couldn't stop a space rock from decimating Europe

An artist's illustration of asteroids flying by Earth. Peter Carril/ESA Space agencies around the world took part in a NASA simulation of an asteroid-impact scenario. The participating experts learned about a fictitious asteroid's trajectory and had to react. In the exercise, they couldn't stop it from hitting Europe, showing how unprepared we are for such a crisis. See more stories on Insider's business page. Scientists around the world have been bamboozled this week by a ...
Tags: Europe, Dart, Mexico, Germany, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, European Space Agency, Johnson, Chelyabinsk, Chelyabinsk Russia


Massive COVID Undercount in India and Africa

NPR reports that an Indian village with 1600 people had fifty people die from COVID in the past two weeks. Most of them died at home, gasping for breath, with fevers. Only five or six of them were... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: India, Africa, Innovation, Npr, COVID


Geothermal technology has enormous potential to power the planet and Fervo wants to tap it

Tapping the geothermal energy stored beneath the Earth’s surface as a way to generate renewable power is one of the new visions for the future that’s captured the attention of environmentalists and oil and gas engineers alike. That’s because it’s not only a way to generate power that doesn’t rely on greenhouse gas emitting hydrocarbons, but because it uses the same skillsets and expertise that the oil and gas industry has been honing and refining for years. At least that’s what drew former the f...
Tags: Energy, Startups, TC, Texas, Ebay, Africa, Articles, Entrepreneur, Renewable Energy, Engineer, Earth, United States, Jeff Skoll, Houston, Biden, Vox


Google to offer 40,000 developer scholarships in Africa; continues accelerator program

Google today announced the launch of 40,000 new developer scholarships in Africa. Google will offer the scholarships — created in partnership with tech talent companies Pluralsight and Andela —  to developers spread across mobile and cloud development tracks. According to the statement released by the company, Google will give full scholarships (with certifications in Android and cloud development) to the top 1,000 students (beginner and intermediate developers) at the end of the training. ...
Tags: Google, Startups, TC, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Uganda, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Sub Saharan Africa, Andela, Nitin Gajria, Africa Google, Google for Startups Accelerator, Google for Startups Accelerator Africa


Fintech startups set VC records as the 2021 fundraising market continues to impress

While waiting for full first-quarter venture capital results for fintech startups to drop, we knew that they were going to be outsized. The Exchange previously explored the pace at which huge venture rounds were invested into the startup niche, noting that by mid-March the fintech market had already recorded a record number of $100 million rounds. But the largest venture capital rounds are only part of the fintech investing picture, so we were looking forward to getting a deeper look into what h...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Asia, Africa, Tech, North America, Fintech, Exchange, Cb Insights, Insurtech, The Exchange, CapitalG, Shiyan Koh, Ventures Platform, Kola Aina, Jesse Wedler


How Nigerian ‘corruption’ is a cautionary tale for the UK | Chibundu Onuzo

British cronyism is not on the same level as the billions of dollars flowing out of Nigeria. But that money is being spent somewhereThe British self-proclaimed reputation for probity seems to have taken a battering recently. If it’s not Boris Johnson’s dubious WhatsApps, it’s David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of the doomed financial services company Greensill. I have to admit my first reaction to the latter was glee at the comeuppance for a former prime minister who once described Nigeria (my c...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, Nigeria, Africa, David Cameron, UK News, World news, Boris Johnson, Corruption index and barometer, Chibundu Onuzo, Greensill


21 gifts for tea lovers - from loose-leaf teas to fun teapots and more

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. T2 Tea lovers can never have too much tea or too many tea-themed items at home.We've rounded up the best gifts for tea lovers so you can surprise them with some fun, new things for tea time.If you're still shopping for other gifts, you can check out all our gift guides here.Sign up for Insider Reviews' weekly newsletter for more buying advice and great deals.There's nothing better than a ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Tea, Europe, Gift Guide, England, Etsy, China, India, Africa, Trends, Features, Gifts, David, Paris, Yorkshire


All 93 Oscar best-picture winners, ranked from worst to best by movie critics

"Nomadland" Searchlight Pictures The 93rd Oscars ceremony was Sunday. "Nomadland" won the Oscar for best picture. We ranked all 93 winners by their Rotten Tomatoes critic score. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a turbulent year for the movie business, but the show must go on.The 93rd Oscars ceremony aired Sunday after being pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also bent the rules a bit for this year&#...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Africa, Trends, Features, Chicago, Wings, Paris, Frances Mcdormand, Oscars, Academy Awards, Rotten Tomatoes, Tom Jones, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences


India's COVID-19 surge is highlighting a ruthless, global black market for oxygen, where sellers jack prices up to 1,000%

A COVID-19 patient is given oxygen at a hospital in Kolkata, India, on Thursday. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images Desperate Indians are turning to a black market in oxygen as stocks dwindle amid a COVID-19 surge. Oxygen shortages have taken hold in several countries, with rampant price-gouging. Reports from around the world detail cylinders being sold for ten times their normal price. See more stories on Insider's business page. India is having to deal with a black market for...
Tags: UK, New York, Science, London, Washington Post, Mexico, France, India, Nigeria, Africa, US, Trends, Bbc, Craig Spencer, News UK, Brazil


All 92 Oscar best-picture winners, ranked from worst to best by movie critics

"Parasite" Neon The 93rd Oscars ceremony is Sunday. 92 movies have won the Oscar for best picture in the history of the Academy Awards. We ranked them all based on how well they fared with critics, including last year's winner "Parasite." See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a turbulent year for the movie business, but the show must go on.The 93rd Oscars ceremony is Sunday after being pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic. And the Academy of Motion Pictu...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Africa, Trends, Features, Chicago, Netflix, Wings, Paris, Frances Mcdormand, Oscars, Academy Awards, Tom Jones, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences


Growing pains: Zimbabwe’s female tobacco farmers struggle to compete

At the mercy of international markets and denied access to mainstream finance, the enterprising growers face a precarious existenceMoreen Tanhara waits patiently for officials to inspect her tobacco. The 49-year-old has travelled nearly 100 miles (150km) overnight in an old lorry to reach Tobacco Sales Floor, an auction house in Harare. Tanhara sits quietly on one of the fragrant sacks she has brought from Guruve, a farming area north of Zimbabwe’s capital, while on the auction floor workers pre...
Tags: Business, Africa, Environment, Employment, World news, Commodities, Farming, Global development, Zimbabwe, Tobacco industry, Guruve, Harare Tanhara



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