16 plutonium-powered space missions shaping our understanding of space — including the NASA rover that will search for alien life on Mars

NASA last week launched its Mars 2020 Perseverance rover to hunt for signs of ancient alien life. Once on Mars, Perseverance will be powered by a radioisotope thermoelectric generator. The nuclear “battery” is fueled by a rare human-made material called plutonium-238. Perseverance is just the latest in a long line of groundbreaking, plutonium-powered spacecraft that […]


Opinion: This legislation addresses needed housing and racial justice

Californians face an incredible opportunity to use over 38,800 acres of underused land for new, affordable homes. Amie Fishman Through Senate Bill 899, faith-based institutions and nonprofit colleges could choose to make their land available for affordable housing development, regardless of any local restrictions, to meet our communities’ needs. These institutions collectively own 38,800 acres […]


9 strategies to ensure your relationship survives long-term work from home, according to a relationship and intimacy expert

Alexandra Stockwell is a relationship and intimacy expert. As some companies settle in for remote work for the next year, couples who live together are facing a new challenge. To survive this time, couples need to prioritize three different things: their relationship, time alone, and working successfully. Here are nine strategies for becoming successful long-term […]


Trump walked out of a press conference after a reporter challenged his repeated false claim that he signed Veterans Choice into law

Trump walked out of a New Jersey press conference after a reporter told him he was making a false claim. CBS News’ Paula Reid challenged Trump’s repeated assertion that his administration signed Veterans Choice into law. The health law passed in 2014 during the Obama administration. Trump has falsely claimed that his administration passed Veterans […]


The 5 biggest takeaways from earnings season, according to a Wall Street chief stock strategist

With two-thirds of S&P 500 quarterly reports released, a team of RBC Capital Markets analysts scoured data and transcripts to judge what’s in store for the stock market. The quarter ended in June saw the coronavirus wane, reopenings begin, and outbreaks rebound. While some sectors thrived on uncertainty and defensive allocations, others delayed hopes for […]


A 17-year-old high school student developed an app that records your interaction with police when you’re pulled over and immediately shares it to Instagram and Facebook

A 17-year-old New Jersey high school student has developed an Android app that allows users to record their interactions with police and then notify a loved one or share it to social media, like Instagram. Aaditya Agrawal told Business Insider that he was compelled to create the app in part after a close friend of […]


A Miami Beach development has the ultimate luxury work-from-home amenity: private office suites

Luxury office suites are the newest part of the ultra-wealthy work-from-home experience. The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Miami Beach, has begun offering private office suites to existing residents after the onset of the pandemic, starting at $580,000. The new amenity comes as developers and architects embrace new plans as a result of the pandemic’s impact on home […]