End of an Era for SpaceX

SpaceX Launches 20th NASA Mission, Nails 50th Landing by Neal Freyman Twelve years ago, SpaceX won a $1.6 billion contract with NASA to send supplies to the International Space Station. Friday night, in super windy conditions at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched the 20th and final delivery using its Dragon capsule under that original contract. Starting […]

Jaw-Dropping Cliffhangers

Precarious observatories, windswept lighthouses, remote monasteries, and other places that are literally on the edge. by Jessica Leigh Hester, Staff Writer When a book chapter ends on a cliffhanger, most readers are eager to jump right on to the next one as quickly as possible. Literal cliffhangers—places propped on a precipice or built right into […]

Chinese Tourism Is Canceled

by Alex Hickey More than 80 people are dead, 56 million across China are on lockdown, and millions more are scared to leave home. The tourism industry is close to panic mode. The Lunar New Year holiday, which began last Saturday, is one of China’s busiest shopping and travel periods. Except that’s not happening because […]

¿Cómo Se Dice Unicorn?

Duolingo Raises $30 Million From Alphabet Venture Fund Duolingo, the language-learning app famous for helping its users find bathrooms in foreign countries, said it raised $30 million from Alphabet’s CapitalG venture fund. With a valuation of $1.5 billion, the Pittsburgh-based startup is the city’s first venture-funded unicorn. Go yinz. Duolingo has been growing at an […]

The Downsides of Constant Travel

by HARRY GUINNESS Instagram paints a pretty picture of longterm travel, but it’s not accurate. I’ve spent the last four years traveling pretty much non-stop and, while it’s certainly great and I love doing it, there are serious downsides. It’s not for everyone. Since I finished college back home in Ireland in 2015, I’ve been […]

Route 62

Calitzdorp, Western Cape BY CHRIS MARAIS The sweet port wines and brandies are what lure thousands of visitors to Calitzdorp each holiday season. And then they fall in love with the surrounding red hills, the Georgian-style Karoo architecture, the easy banter of the locals and the fresh mountain mornings on Route 62. The tourist-friendly little […]