Mysterious interstellar asteroid could be a solar sail from wrecked alien probe, astronomers say

Interstellar mystery rock Oumuamua might have been part of an alien reconnaissance mission, according to two Harvard Smithsonian astronomers who saw in the strange object signs it could be a light-driven probe. As the strange rock moved out of our solar system last September, it sped up instead of slowing down as would be expected. […]

Cruise news: This exciting new river cruise is set to sail along the Danube in 2019

Launching in May 2019, AmaWaterways has revealed its new Danube river cruise. The new cruise, AmaMagna, is set to be the biggest ship launched in 2019, twice the width of traditional European river vessels.  The 194-passenger ship includes 98 standard staterooms, each covering over 300 square feet. Other features include a large heated sundeck for taking in the […]

Sea of Thieves shows how Microsoft can sail past PlayStation’s exclusive game lineup

GUEST: It is no secret that Microsoft has struggled to deliver compelling exclusives to the Xbox One. Even Microsoft gaming executive Phil Spencer admits the company can do a better job. By contrast, PlayStation 4 exclusives like Horizon: Zero Dawn and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy earned critical acclaim and sold well over 2 million combined […]

Jerome Powell’s Fed tenure is unlikely to be a smooth sail

Reuters/Carlos Barria President Donald Trump has named Jerome Powell to replace Janet Yellen as Federal Reserve Chair Powell is likely to face more market turbulence and economic uncertainty than Yellen did during the last four years.  Yellen’s predecessor Ben Bernanke has warned that ‘the current monetary toolbox’ might not be sufficient to navigate what’s ahead. Maybe not being […]

First shipment of American coal sets sail for Ukraine

Published time: 22 Aug, 2017 14:32 Edited time: 22 Aug, 2017 14:48 The first cargo of Pennsylvanian coal is on its way to Ukraine under a deal sealed between US Xcoal Energy & Resources and Ukrainian state-run Centrenergo earlier this year, the Ukrainian Embassy said on its Facebook page. According to the contract, Ukraine will […]

/Answers: The Greatest Movie Pirates to Sail the Seven Seas (or Outer Space)

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, asks “Who is your favorite movie or TV pirate?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. If you’d like to share your pick […]

P&O Cruises: Sail to Belgium on the decadent Azura ship for just £199

One of the largest cruise ships in the P&O fleet, the Azura holds 3,100 passengers and 1,250 crew.  The 115,000-ton liner boasts five entertainment venues, as well as poolside grills, bars, restaurants and other social settings.  Choose from the Verona or Venezia buffets if self-serve is your style, or head to The Glass House, Epicurean […]

Michael Crichton’s ‘Micro’ Sets Sail With ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Director

Michael Crichton‘s best work always tends to read like fleshed-out screenplay. Few “airport novelists” (and I use that term with affection) were so effective at relaying blockbuster-sized action on the page, at vividly depicting what feels like a major Hollywood story in 500 or so breathless pages. It’s no wonder that his work continues to inspire […]