Here’s What to Expect When Slack Shares Start Trading Thursday

It may be psychologically pleasing to see shares of a company rise during its first day of trading following an initial public offering. But in the case of a direct listing, investors might see the stock hit its high at the start of the day before sliding back down, said Joe Mecane, head of execution […]

Andreessen Horowitz: How Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Will Be Governed

Everyone is talking about Libra, Facebook’s big splash in the cryptocurrency space, announced on Tuesday. But on Wednesday at Fortune’s inaugural Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk, N.Y., Venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz made one thing clear: It will have just as much power as Facebook in overseeing the governance of the new digital currency. Kathryn […]

Doctors Pen Op-Ed Urging States to Raise Legal Cannabis Consumption Age to 25

Here’s the latest proclamation to fan the flames over the country’s burgeoning marijuana legalization movement; a group of doctors published an op-ed in the Sunday New York Times advocating for the legal age of cannabis consumption to be raised to 25. Physicians Kenneth L. Davis and Mary Jeanne Kreek penned the missive, which seeks to […]

Life’s a Blur — But We Don’t See It That Way

The lines scribbled over this famous Georges Seurat painting come from an experiment that tracked how the human eye jerks around as it takes in the details of the scene. (Credit: R. Wurtz / Daedalus 2015 / Public Domain) The image above, “A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte,” was painted in […]

Himalayan Glaciers Are Losing Ice Twice as Fast Now

Climate change could mean trouble for Himalayan glaciers. New research reports that they’re melting twice as fast today as they were at the turn of the century. (Credit: Nik Bruining/Shutterstock) Home to Mount Everest and many more of the world’s tallest peaks, the Himalayas rise up from the Ganges River north to the Tibetan Plateau. […]

Trump’s Campaign Kickoff Claims

At a rally in Orlando on June 18, President Donald Trump officially launched his reelection campaign. Trump boasted that under his leadership, the country is “thriving, prospering and booming,” and he asked voters for four more years to “keep America great.” “Nobody’s done what we have done in two and a half years,” he said. […]

Astronauts Test a Moon Stretcher on the Seafloor

NEEMO 23 crew members test out a prototype of the LESA device. (Credit: ESA/NASA) This week, astronauts and scientists are venturing under the sea as part of NEEMO-23, the 23rd expedition of the NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations. NEEMO sends specialists to Aquarius, an underwater research station located 3.5 miles off the coast of Key […]