Can games protect our brains?

Brain training games that require quick recall may delay or prevent dementia.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 21, 2022

Can machine learning help us talk to pets?

Scientists are using machine learning algorithms to analyze communication patterns in animals.

Rob Litterst • September 14, 2022

Digits: Solar sheep, a PornHub ban, and more

Plus: India’s electric boom, cheap pheromones, and Saudi tourism.

Jacob Cohen • September 6, 2022

Digits: T. rex money, new cars, Mars, and more

Plus: Music royalties and sky-high art prices.

Jacob Cohen • March 28, 2022

Digits: Brain chips, candy sales, Nikes, and more

Plus: Nationwide IQ loss, and ads in our dreams.

Jacob Cohen • March 21, 2022

The lab-grown meats are coming

We’re not that far off from printing steaks for dinner.

Jacob Cohen • January 4, 2022

Google’s newest bet: AI-powered drug discovery

Isomorphic Laboratories is Alphabet’s play for the $110B+ drug discovery market.

Trung T. Phan • November 8, 2021

Jeff Bezos just got something money can’t buy: His own management philosophy

Bezosism is the management philosophy powering Amazon’s warehouses, and making free 2-day shipping possible.

Rob Litterst • September 15, 2021

A company just raised $15m to ‘resurrect’ woolly mammoths

A genetic company wants to bring back the woolly mammoth by editing Asian elephant cells with mammoth DNA.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 15, 2021

Healx is solving a problem for 400m people by repurposing medicine

How an accident that led to Viagra informed the concept behind Healx.

Sara Cravatts • September 1, 2021

Meet the startup using flies to fight food waste

Insectta is a startup that uses flies to combat food waste, and create a variety of byproducts.

Rob Litterst • September 1, 2021

Branson’s Virgin Orbit launches to public with $3.7B SPAC deal

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit, which launches small satellites, prepares to go public in a $3.7B SPAC deal.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 25, 2021

Jeff Bezos vs. NASA, explained

NASA chose SpaceX -- not Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin -- to build its lunar landing vehicle. Now, Blue Origin is suing NASA.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 19, 2021

Digits: A really skinny house, space pizza, and too much weed

Plus: Online groceries, an asteroid, and kids’ diets.

Jacob Cohen • August 16, 2021

Digits: RV records, mouse brains, and $406m card games

Plus: Olympian tax breaks, remote work is happening from the couch, and Amazon’s record employment.

Jacob Cohen • August 2, 2021

Boeing tries to revive its space program

After a failed December 2019 attempt, Boeing will attempt to send its Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) again.

Trung T. Phan • July 27, 2021

Google’s AI unit makes a huge biology breakthrough

Google’s DeepMind unit has predicted the shape of 350k+ proteins, which can have huge implications for health and medicine.

Trung T. Phan • July 27, 2021

Australian startup raises $30m to map our brains

Omniscient Technology raised $30m to map our brains, making it easier for doctors to find and treat issues.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 22, 2021

How Jeff Bezos got to space

Blue Origin was founded in 2000 with a mission to “preserve the Earth” by going “to space to tap its unlimited resources and energy.”

Trung T. Phan • July 20, 2021

Richard Branson is space traveling and his businesses are making a COVID comeback

Across airlines, hotels, and cruises, Virgin companies are getting back to work.

Jacob Cohen • July 9, 2021

What NASA landing on Mars means for business on Earth

NASA’s Perseverance rover just landed on Mars. Since the 1960s, missions like this have spurred disruptive innovation on Earth.

Jacob Cohen • February 19, 2021

To go to space in 2021, just launch an ecommerce site

SpaceX is looking for people to go on its next mission, and pretty much anyone is eligible.

Jacob Cohen • February 5, 2021

Ark Invest believes deep learning will create $30T of value over the next 15-20 years

Deep learning will power self-driving cars, drug discovery, and countless other industries -- according to Ark Invest.

Trung T. Phan • February 2, 2021

An MIT lab managed to grow wood. Wait until you see how.

MIT researchers designed a method to grow wood in a lab, but selling lab-grown tables is a long way off.

Jacob Cohen • January 22, 2021

Why are VCs paying $300m+ for an insect farm?

Everything’s coming up beetles.

Michael Waters • October 7, 2020

A nuclear fusion breakthrough suggests we can copy the way the sun makes energy

Based on research from a team out of MIT (and a spinoff company), nuclear fusion could be here by 2024.

Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2020

Blue Origin has the world’s coolest job opening

Blue Origin has a job posting for “Orbital Habitat Formulation Lead.” We explain WTF that is.

Trung T. Phan • October 6, 2020

The billionaire doctor duo behind President Trump’s experimental drug

President Trump is receiving experimental treatment from Regeneron, a pharma firm defined by the partnership between two doctors.

Trung T. Phan • October 5, 2020

Startups latch onto breast milk — no boobs needed

Two labs aim to make a more natural alternative to baby formula.

Caroline Dohack • August 26, 2020

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