21 bodies pulled from debris of building partially destroyed by house blast in Russia

More bodies were recovered from the rubble of a 10-story residential building in Russia’s Urals, partially destroyed on New Year’s Eve by an explosion. The official death toll has now jumped to 21. The figure keeps growing as rescue teams attempt to clear all the rubble left by the collapsed structure in the city of […]

3 killed, 79 missing as gas blast partially destroys residential building in Russia (VIDEOS)

At least three people have been killed and four others injured, while the fate of 79 remains unknown after a gas explosion shattered a 10-story residential building in downtown Magnitogorsk in Russia’s Urals. The blast rocked the apartment complex on Monday at around 6am local time, completely collapsing one of its sections, videos from the […]

SpaceX is building a ‘test hopper’ Mars spaceship in Texas — and Elon Musk says it could launch by March

Chris Carlson/AP Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a “test hopper” vehicle in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle is a squat version of a full-scale Starship spaceship — one that’s being designed to reach Mars as part of the Big Falcon Rocket system. Photos taken by locals in Boca Chica, […]

Building a Chinese-Food Empire

Andrew Cherng started working in the United States at 18, while he pursued an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Baker University, in Kansas. Starting in 1967, he began spending his summers in New York City, working in a restaurant where his father had connections. It was his first real job. The work was fast-paced, his […]

‘Bird Box’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer on Building a Mysterious Post-Apocalypse and Working With Netflix [Interview]

Bird Box is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the exact cause of the apocalypse is never shown. Something out there causes people to kill themselves when they look at it, and much of the world commits suicide in the first days. Malorie (Sandra Bullock) ends up in a stranger’s house where a group of survivors […]

Demolition gone wrong? Debris flung at busy road as multi-story building collapses (VIDEO)

An ominous black cloud engulfing the road and debris raining from above were not what drivers, waiting out a demolition of a Moscow roadside business center, expected when they captured it on video. Scary footage showing a high-rise business center in northeastern Moscow going down in seconds has been making rounds online. The toppling tower […]

Elon Musk on double-decker freeways, permitting, and building sewers

Segments of The Boring Company’s boring machine, called Godot. (credit: The Boring Company) Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO Elon Musk is good at finding alternative markets for his products. He did this with the lithium-ion batteries he was building and sourcing for his Model S, X, and eventually Model 3 cars: by developing a […]

Superhero Bits: Is the 1966 Batmobile in ‘Joker,’ Eminem Performs ‘Venom’ on the Empire State Building & More

What’s the dumbest Venom storyline of all time? What is DC’s Legends of Tomorrow doing instead of the Arrowverse crossover this year? Did you know Deadpool 2 star Zazie Beetz auditioned for another key Marvel role? Is the 1966 Batmobile appearing in an upcoming DC Comics movie? Who might know Peter Parker‘s secret in Spider-Man: […]

GM Gets EPA Nod for Building the Most Greenwashed Large SUVs on the Market

The Texas plant producing General Motors’ body-on-frame SUVs is clean and green, even if the vehicles it builds are anything but Prius-like. In August, the 43 turbines of Southern Power’s 148 MW Cactus Flats Wind Facility became operational in Concho County, Texas. GM, along with General Mills (the tastier GM) both have contracts to purchase […]