Enlarge / Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (credit: Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund is the mystery funder that has offered to finance a deal to take Tesla private, Elon Musk wrote in a Monday morning blog post. The post lays to rest a mystery that has […]
Is Luke Skywalker set to make an appearance in Episode IX, or is it just a certain item of his clothing?
The two most highly valued private tech companies (outside of China) are Uber and Airbnb. Both also happen to be marketplace businesses, and their success has helped encourage a rush of VC investment in similar business models over the past several years. But despite all this investment, public comps for marketplaces remain far thinner than […]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: American victims of mysterious attacks in Cuba have abnormalities in their brains’ white matter, according to new medical testing reported by the Associated Press. But, so far, it’s unclear how or if the white-matter anomalies seen in the victims relate to their symptoms. White matter is […]
An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: The blaring, grinding noise jolted the American diplomat from his bed in a Havana hotel. He moved just a few feet, and there was silence. He climbed back into bed. Inexplicably, the agonizing sound hit him again. It was as if he’d walked through some invisible […]
Netflix’s revival of the beloved B-movie chat-fest pushes all the right buttons, retaining the original’s quick wits and sweet-silly spirit. The post Fear Not, Superfans: Netflix’s Mystery Science Theater 3000 Reboot Nails It appeared first on WIRED.
Behold swirling storms on Jupiter, a monstrous black hole, and the Milky Way’s galactic bulge. The post Space Photos of the Week: Mystery Supernova Won’t Say Where It’s From appeared first on WIRED.
Enlarge / Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly of NASA. (credit: Getty | Bill Ingalls/NASA ) When Scott Kelly returned from his one-year space mission last March, he admitted that he, like many of his colleagues, came back with vision troubles. In fact, nearly two-thirds of astronauts who have gone on long-duration space missions inexplicably returned […]
The subtle mechanics of densely packed cells may help explain why some cancerous tumors stay put while others break off and spread through the body. The post The Mystery of How Cancer Cells Barrel Through Your Body appeared first on WIRED.