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Electric cars make their mark

2019 was the year electric vehicles grew up. From budget Kias to fleets of e-trucks, this was the biggest year for vehicular electrification yet—but several blockbuster launches belie a hard road ahead as automakers are forced to reinvent themselves.

2019 was the year electric cars grew up

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious

Tesla flexed its muscle in the market even as overall EV sales softened. Global automakers have committed $225 billion toward electrification -- well past the point of no return despite 2019's worrying dip in EV sales (at least for cars not built by Tesla). Overall, it was the year things got serious for EVs.Tesla has done the yeoman's work of proving you can sell a million or so electric cars to the masses. Its Model 3 accounted for 1 out of every 6 EVs sold worldwide. Now VW, GM, Ford, and others have painted a giant target on Tesla's back. Let the race begin.

Record low unemployment

Americans locked up abroad

Canopy branches out

Get smart about parenting

Raising a child is hard. But the “parenting is hard” trope, which feeds memes and dinner conversations, can be dangerous. It frames the problem as the individual failure of a single parent rather than as a social issue.

The hardest part of being a parent has nothing to do with raising kids

I always say we have to raise our girls to be brave, not perfect. But it's not enough for parents to try to do this work alone, we have to change as a society because our kids are getting messages from everywhere - media, school, classmates - so it's on all of us together.

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NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars

NASA's InSight lander has touched down on Mars

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  • Men are most certainly from Mars, but sadly the same can’t be said for women and Venus. Women make up just 15% of NASA’s planet mission teams, despite at least a quarter of planetary scientists being women. What this demonstrates is clear bias - however unconscious. NASA has vowed publicly to change

    Men are most certainly from Mars, but sadly the same can’t be said for women and Venus. Women make up just 15% of NASA’s planet mission teams, despite at least a quarter of planetary scientists being women. What this demonstrates is clear bias - however unconscious. NASA has vowed publicly to change this, but there’s gradual change and then there’s glacial, which seems to be the case here. Since 1975, there have been no improvements to the number of women being sent into space, despite the fact there have been 26 additional missions since that time. This vast discrepancy is even more apparent for ethnic minorities. The Black and Hispanic communities for example make up 13 and 16 per cent of the US population respectively, but these groups make up just one per cent of the nation’s planetary scientists. These figures are so disparate they’re more Martian than the very atmosphere NASA is attempting to explore through the InSight mission. A mission which, if you ask me, is rather ironically titled, given they seemingly lack exactly that when it comes to addressing this discernible problem.

    To be clear, this achievement is to be applauded by all and my commentary today doesn’t take away from this magnificent scientific accomplishment. It does however aim to raise pertinent questions. Put simply, the successful landing of InSight might be one small step for man, but a diverse and inclusive space programme would be one hell of a leap for mankind.

  • It’s not the first Mars probe, but that shouldn’t stop you from stepping back for second and marveling at this. Because that’s what it is, a marvel. We put a man-made object on another planet. We are getting pictures of the surface of another world, we are exploring the inside of Mars.

    It’s easy to

    It’s not the first Mars probe, but that shouldn’t stop you from stepping back for second and marveling at this. Because that’s what it is, a marvel. We put a man-made object on another planet. We are getting pictures of the surface of another world, we are exploring the inside of Mars.

    It’s easy to get caught up in whatever mundane thing is going on down here, I do as much as anyone, but, I mean, it’s a picture of *Mars.* Mars! That is a tremendous achievement.

  • Congratulations to the InSight team! Did you know this sessile probe is expected to drill down 16ft and take Mars's temperature?

  • A friend put it best: It's incredible that we can do this at all, and even more so when you look at the margins of error. The analogy of hitting a hole in one from the Earth to the Moon isn't an exaggeration.

  • I love the illustrations of the 6 steps to landing. That thing is ADORABLE.

  • This is an incredible accomplishment for humanity. A true triumph for our species that will have lasting effects. Effects that will outlast any current government or administration. Our space program will unlock a better future for our kind.

  • Read this piece, if only to see a room full of reserved scientists jumping up and down. The Mars landing is also cool.

  • Amazing. This is what great nations do. If we claim the title of the world’s most exceptional country, our attention and focus must be to continue to demonstrate excellence in science and exploration. Enough of the so called fanciful MAGA nonsensical endeavors of building walls— let’s explore the universe

    Amazing. This is what great nations do. If we claim the title of the world’s most exceptional country, our attention and focus must be to continue to demonstrate excellence in science and exploration. Enough of the so called fanciful MAGA nonsensical endeavors of building walls— let’s explore the universe and make humanity great.

  • The NASA team are geniuses; the astronauts can just leave Earth, and come back later. It would be captivating if humans could travel from earth to Mars. I would love to take a vacation on Mars.

  • I really wish a satellite could have watched the landing take place. Atill an awesome feat NASA can be proud of.

  • I watched all of these videos last night, it was very exciting. Exploration is important, and in many ways we do not yet know the full extent of why it is important. There is so much we do not know.

  • The maths don’t stack up in this story. 6200mph covers 301m miles in 5 months ??

  • One step closer to fulfilling my dream of having my ashes scattered on Mars.