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“We need hundreds of Elon Musks” to combat climate change, Bill Gates says

Bill Gates praised the “wild ideas” of fellow billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk for helping confront the climate crisis by pushing other companies to adapt to greener technologies. The two have previously made public statements at odds about electric vehicles. “He’s contributed in many ways,” Gates told “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor […]

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Bitcoin prices top $50,000 for the first time

The surge in Bitcoin prices continued Tuesday with the cost of a single unit of the digital currency topping $50,000 for the first time, up from $10,000 a year ago and a jump of almost 200% in the last three months alone. Bitcoin is rallying as more companies signal the volatile digital currency could eventually […]

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Bill Gates thinks Americans’ lives have to change to save the world. Here’s where to start.

Bill Gates doesn’t expect everyone to stop eating beef to fight climate change — though it would help. So the billionaire philanthropist is investing in plant-based alternatives in hopes that one day meat-eaters won’t be able to tell the difference. Gates, who has invested in plant-based Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, acknowledged that it will […]

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites but attempted landing of booster fails

Running a day late because of bad weather, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket boosted 60 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit late Monday from Cape Canaveral. An attempt to recover the first stage with a landing on an off-shore droneship failed, ending a string of 24 successes in a row. Another Starlink launch, with another […]

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Parler claims it’s relaunching this week

Boston — The right-wing friendly social network Parler, which was forced offline following the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, says it’s re-launching. The Twitter alternative has been struggling to return online since Amazon stripped it of web-hosting service on Jan. 11 over its unwillingness to remove posts […]

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Google and Facebook reportedly “very close” to first deals ever to pay for news content

Google and Facebook are “very close” to deals with major Australian media to pay for news, a top government official said Monday, as the tech giants scramble to avoid landmark regulation, according to AFP. Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said talks with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Google CEO Sundar Pichai had made “great progress” in […]

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Russian cargo ship heads for space station, loaded with 2-and-a-half tons of supplies and equipment

A Russian Progress cargo ship blasted off from Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster late Sunday, carrying 2-and-a-half tons of supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. Under a gloomy overcast sky, launch from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome came at 11:45 p.m. EST (10:45 a.m. Monday local time) when the Soyuz 2.1a […]