Space walking into ‘her-story’
At 11:38 GMT (7.38am EDT) on Friday, United States astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir switched on their spacesuits' battery packs and officially started spacewalk No. 421 from the International Space Station (ISS) - the first-ever all-women spacewalk. "We show crew-lock depress complete. The hatch thermal cover is open. Christina, you may egress the airlock,"…
Boeing knew about problems with 737 Max, according to messages – Business Insider
Boeing's chief technical pilot on the 737 Max project told another employee in 2016 that there were "egregious" problems with the jet's automated MCAS system. The pilot made those observations at least two years before the first of two deadly crashes involving the 737 Max, in October 2018 and in March 2019. Internal instant messages…
Apple surpasses Microsoft as the world’s most valuable company (AAPL, MSFT)
Getty Apple passed Microsoft on a market capitalization basis on Friday to take back the crown as the world's most valuable company. The iPhone maker was valued at roughly $1.065 trillion as of 11:20 a.m. ET Friday, just edging past Microsoft's $1.063 trillion valuation. Apple stock has surged in recent weeks as numerous analysts anticipate…
Every Single State Except for Alaska Has Now Reported Vaping Illnesses
Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Every single state, except for Alaska, has now reported illnesses related to vaping, bringing the nationwide number up to nearly 1,500. But health officials are still unclear about what’s causing the serious lung injuries. An update from the Centers for Disease Control…
WeWork valuation may drop below $8 billion in Softbank bailout: report – Business Insider
SoftBank is reportedly eyeing a plan to rescue WeWork from its precarious financial situation that would value the company below $8 billion, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The embattled office-sharing company is weighing competing bailout plans from SoftBank and JPMorgan in order to avoid running out of cash, which could reportedly happen as…