NASA releases sharpest-ever images of distant Kuiper Belt object

The mysterious Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 now exists as more than a generic-looking blob. NASA has posted its sharpest-ever images of the object, captured a relatively close 4,109 miles away at 12:33AM on January 1st. While scientists already knew some details about MU69 before now, such as its unusual two-part ‘pancake’ shape, these higher-quality […]

China's ‘One Belt, One Road’ global investment plan mapped out

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the Belt and Road initiative, proposed by Chinese authorities in the autumn of 2013. The ambitious project is aimed at creating infrastructure networks linking Europe, Asia and Africa. So far, the challenging project has attracted around 100 countries across three continents. The new infrastructure project links Asia, Europe, […]

How to Get Away With Murder Recap: If the Belt Won't Fit, You Must Acquit

Need to catch up? Read our previous How to Get Away With Murder recap here. Thursday’s episode of How to Get Away With Murder was all about loopholes — literal and figurative. I have to assume that someone in the Murder writers’ room has a fascination with O.J. Simpson’s trial (or, at the very least, really loved Season 1 of American Crime Story), […]

New Horizons snags image of distant Kuiper Belt target a month early

After NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft collected a trove of data from its six-month-long flyby of Pluto, it set its sights on a much smaller object in the Kuiper Belt — an object dubbed 2014 MU69. Scientists believe MU69 will likely be a rather preserved outer solar system object, one that could provide clues as to […]

Josh Kelly WINS first belt against Carlos Molina in flashy Joshua vs Parker undercard bout

An Olympian just two years ago, Kelly showed why he has been called “the complete package” by promoter Eddie Hearn. Molina took Kelly into unknown territory by going past round six but the younger man looked more than capable of dealing with it and took a convincing 98-92, 98-92, 99-91 judges’ decision at the final […]

270,000 Ram pickups in ‘salt belt’ recalled to fix sagging fuel tanks

Drive a Ram 1500? Maybe it’s time to give your fuel tanks a look. FCA is issuing a voluntary recall of over 270,000 Ram 1500 pickups to prevent their fuel tanks from sagging. A corrosion-related problem, the issue can be identified either visually by looking at the undercarriage, or by listening to any scraping noises, […]

Will China’s Belt and Road Initiative outdo the Marshall Plan?

SEVENTY years ago America passed the Economic Co-operation Act, better known as the Marshall Plan. Drawing inspiration from a speech at Harvard University by George Marshall, America’s secretary of state, it aimed to revive Europe’s war-ravaged economies. Almost five years ago, at a more obscure institution of higher learning, Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, China’s president, […]

US, India, Australia, and Japan reportedly want to create their own version of China’s Belt and Road

JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images Australia, the US, India, and Japan have discussed a joint regional infrastructure project, according to a report from the Australian Financial Review. Such a scheme could be seen as an attempt to counter Beijing’s growing influence via its Belt and Road Initiative. The project is reportedly on the agenda for Turnbull’s talks […]

2018 will be the software industry’s ‘seat belt’ moment

GUEST: Sixty years after the first Ford Model T rolled off the production line, Congress passed a law requiring the installation of seat belts to address public safety concerns. Many auto manufacturer lobbyists claimed this would be the end of the U.S. car industry. But of course, it has saved millions of lives. It looks […]

Airport news: Get your luggage back FIRST from the conveyor belt with this simple trick

We’ve all had to stand around waiting for luggage to come off the carousel after a long flight – and it is never a pleasant experience. Not only does it add a delay to your total journey time, but you are also left to wonder if your suitcase or other valuables have gone missing.  Some […]