More than half of transportation and logistics professionals still use a pen and paper to manage their supply chain — here’s how blockchain could change that

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Blockchain is seemingly being explored by innovation teams in every corner of every industry. This includes the logistics industry, which, despite continuing on an impressive upward trajectory […]

2019 will be an extraordinary year in space. Here’s what NASA, SpaceX, and the night sky have in store for planet Earth.

SpaceX The 2019 calendar is full of major events in spaceflight, planetary science, and astronomy. SpaceX and Boeing hope to launch NASA astronauts inside commercial spaceships for the first time next year. Elon Musk may also conduct a test launch of his rocket company’s “Starship” spacecraft. Plus, humanity will make its farthest-ever visit to a […]

You can now battle your friends and strangers in Pokémon Go. Here’s how it all works

Niantic After two and a half years, Pokémon Go players finally have the ability to battle each other, thanks to a long-awaited new update. The update literally changes the game: It introduces a revamped battle system that lets Pokémon learn a third attack, introducing a whole new layer of strategy.  The fights themselves let trainers […]

This startup plans to take on CreditKarma by offering cash rewards for making smarter money decisions — here’s what it says about the future of consumer finance

Antonio Guillem/Shutterstock A fintech startup is giving cash rewards for consumers who sign up for its account and then take active steps to improve their financial health.  Status Money is pioneering a novel approach to personal financial management, effectively sharing some of the referral money with customers that it collects from suggesting credit cards or […]

Here’s what a Medal of Honor recipient says you should do if you find yourself in a firefight

Reuters US Army Captain Florent Groberg received the Medal of Honor for tackling a suicide bomber in 2012. Task & Purpose asked Groberg what he’d tell his soldiers to do in combat, and he replied, “Keep a cool head and mind and do your job.” Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg’s advice for the next […]

‘YouTube Rewind 2018’ is now the second-most disliked video in YouTube history — here’s why people are so upset (GOOG, GOOGL)

YouTube YouTube last week released its annual “Rewind” video, which features more than 100 YouTube stars and celebrities. Appearances included Will Smith, Marques Brownlee, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, John Oliver, and many more. In the course of five days, YouTube Rewind 2018 has become the second-most disliked video in YouTube history. As of Monday morning, it […]

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ may finally release in 2019 — here’s why it’s one of the most anticipated video games in the world

YouTube/Cyberpunk 2077 CD Projekt Red, the game developer behind the acclaimed “Witcher” series, has been working on its next video game, called “Cyberpunk 2077.” CD Projekt Red announced “Cyberpunk 2077” all the way back in 2012, but the company’s Turkish publisher says it will be ready in 2019. At Microsoft’s E3 press conference in June, fans […]

More than 1,300 were arrested and dozens injured after violent anti-government protests engulfed France — here’s how the clashes unfolded

Associated Press/Rafael Yaghobzadeh Yellow vest protesters took to the streets across France on Saturday, in what quickly devolved into violent clashes with police. The demonstrators began by protesting a planned fuel tax hike weeks ago, but participants have continued even after the French government canceled the increase. The protesters continue to be outraged over French […]

Bond markets are sending an economic warning signal — here’s when the next US recession may hit

The spread between US 2-year and 10-year bond yields – a key indicator of recessions – fell sharply to its lowest level in 11 years this week. Deutsche Bank says the risk of a recession is “very low” over the next 12 months, but rises significantly to 80% over a three-year time frame. However, the […]