Jack Ma says US will ‘suffer more’ if it keeps trying to start Cold War with China

Alibaba’s executive chairman Jack Ma has warned that the US will “suffer more” if it continues its efforts to launch a Cold War against China in an attempt to neutralize the growth of the country’s economy. Speaking via video to the South China Morning Post’s China Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Ma said he believed the […]

Indian pilots lack sleep as social media use keeps them up – Air Force Chief

In the war for a good night’s sleep, India’s top air force official has called for the service to develop a system to assess how well rested their pilots are before they fly. “Long hours” on social media are to blame. “Everybody appears to be spending long hours on social media, late nights,” Air Chief […]

New electrolyte recipe keeps lithium-ion batteries from catching fire

Enlarge / Adding powdered silica to the electrolyte used in lithium-ion batteries keeps them from catching fire. (credit: Gabriel Veith) Exploding lithium-ion batteries can wreak havoc on airline flights or in waste facilities after people toss their old electronics into the trash. Now, scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have come up with a new […]

The Trump administration keeps blaming ‘loopholes’ in immigration law for its family separation policy — here’s what’s really going on

Associated Press/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The Trump administration keeps falsely blaming its new family separation practice on current immigration law, and “loopholes” it says migrants are exploiting. Yet, as many critics of the Trump administration have pointed out, there is no law requiring migrant children be separated from their parents if they illegally cross the border. […]

How kidnapping insurance keeps a lid on ransom inflation

IN THE early 1970s, leftist guerrillas in Argentina discovered a lucrative new way to make money: kidnap millionaires. Panicking firms would agree to huge ransoms, more concerned with freeing their executives than driving down the fee. That was not just bad for businesses. It also became a textbook case of how poor negotiating can send […]

'Flower' keeps Vegas fresh despite late Game 3 flurry from Jets

The Winnipeg Jets huffed and puffed but couldn't blow the equalizer past Vegas Golden Knights fantastic netminder Marc-André​ Fleury. The 33-year-old Fleury made 33 saves, including 30 in the final two periods, to hand his teammates a 4-2 victory and 2-1 series lead in the Western Conference Final at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. With the Golden Knights standing around in a […]

The world of Fortnite keeps changing, and players are loving it

The creators of “Fortnite: Battle Royale” are still changing the map almost every day, and players are loving it. It all started in April, when a meteor slowly made its way towards a cataclysmic collision with the game’s iconic island battlefield. Every day, the meteor got a little closer. It all ended recently with a […]

‘The Gingerbread Girl’ Keeps the Stephen King Adaptation Train Rolling

Hollywood is quickly running out of big Stephen King novels to turn into movies, so they’re turning to more obscure works. Case in point: King’s novella The Gingerbread Girl will now be turned into a film, with King co-writing the screenplay himself. The Stephen King adaptation train continues rolling along. Deadline reports King’s novella The Gingerbread Girl, which […]