U.K. Defense Chief Pitches Post-Brexit Tempest Jet on U.S. Visit

U.K. Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson pitched a strong British military and a new concept fighter jet it’s developing while brushing aside concerns about U.S. President Donald Trump’s rhetoric against NATO during a visit to Washington. Speaking at an event hosted by the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, Williamson said he’d like…

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A new unicorn is born: Root Insurance raises $100 million for a $1 billion valuation

Root Insurance, an Ohio-based car insurance startup with a tech twist, said Wednesday it has raised $100 million in a Series D funding round led by Tiger Global Management, pushing the company’s valuation to $1 billion.  Redpoint Ventures, Ribbit Capital and Scale Venture Partners all participated as follow-on investors in…

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VietnamFeelsthe Ripples of the Yuan Rout

Think the latest yuan rout is over? Tell that to Vietnam. The slide in China’s currency paused this week after jawboning by the central bank, which told commercial lenders it has the tools to stabilize the market and urged them to avoid “herd behavior,” Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. But the ripples of…

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Watch This Incredible Time-Lapse Of A Cosmic Jet Erupting From A Supernova

Two years ago, Earth received the light from a distant supernova. A star had collapsed into a black hole and triggered an intense gamma-ray emission, known as a gamma-ray burst (GRB). This emission was created by a jet of material released by the dying star. The evolution of that jet was…

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Just 13 Percent Of The World’s Oceans Aren’t Being Screwed By Humans

For the first time, scientists have mapped the complete marine wilderness around the world – and it’s really not looking good. Just 13 percent of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the negative impacts of human activity, such as industrial fishing, chemical and plastic pollution, and vast international shipping trade routes.…

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Blast Near U.S. Embassy In Beijing Injures Suspect

The only person injured in the incident was the individual who allegedly set off the explosion, an embassy spokesperson told CNN. Reuters said the suspect was a 26-year-old man from the Inner Mongolia region.  The blast was was loud enough to be heard blocks away. Videos posted to social media…

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