Five years ago today, Tim Cook took over as CEO of Apple to replace an ailing Steve Jobs. Although some have criticized the relative lack of excitement from the company since then—it has released just one new product, the middling Apple Watch, since Cook was promoted—the former chief operating officer has grown Apple into a company with roughly $600 billion in market capitalization, making it the most valuable public company in the world.
NASA knows there are billions of Earth-sized exoplanets out there, many of which could (for better or worse) host life.
Donald Trump, the bestselling book author—and Republican presidential nominee—used campaign donations to purchase copies of his own book.
Oyster happy hours are going to be getting sadder in the coming years—and we probably have climate change to blame.
The American University of Afghanistan was attacked on Wednesday evening in Kabul. Eyewitnesses described an explosion followed by gunshots as some students attempted to escape the scene while others hid in classrooms.
For textile maker Welspun India, it’s been a tough few days–and they will likely get tougher. Shares of the Mumbai, India, firm have dropped 43% in the last seven days on the BSE after American retailer Target said it would drop the firm as a supplier because the Indian company substituted cheap cotton for 100% Egyptian cotton in sheets shipped under the Fieldcrest label.
Over the past year, Nigeria has made gains in the fight against Boko Haram, regaining territory and rescuing abducted citizens.
It took a long time for the world to accept that human activity was warming the planet. Now that climate science has hit the mainstream, it’s easy to think of the change as having started some time in the 20th century.
Coca-Cola, the longest continuous sponsor of the Olympics, has learned a thing or two about how to make its commercials stand out.
There’s a profanity-laced line in the 2006 cult classic Snakes on a Plane in which Samuel L. Jackson expresses his frustration with still having to deal with said snakes on said plane (video).
The US government is about to buy a hell of a lot of cheese. The decision by the US Department of Agriculture this week to purchase $20 million of the product is a move designed to prop up the country’s dairy producers, who are struggling with low milk prices and a sluggish export market, both of which have chipped away at their earnings.
It’s not hard for pharma companies to appear villainous, but Mylan, the maker of the EpiPen, may be in a class by itself.
Since Adidas lured NBA star James Harden away from Nike last year with a reported 13-year, $200 million sponsorship, fans have been waiting to see what the partnership would produce.
Imagine receiving a text like this: The experience I was traveling to Malmö, Sweden to give a talk at a conference on “Building an Empathetic Company” by way of Norwegian Air via Copenhagen.
South Africa’s currency fell as rumors swirled—once again—of the finance minister’s arrest. When news broke that police summoned Pravin Gordhan the rand fell by 3.1%.
The world’s largest natural pearl has been unveiled in the Philippines after a local fisherman says he kept it under his bed for ten years.
Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a cap on commercial lending rates that economists, banking insiders, and other government officials say will only hurt the country.
The crown jewel of contemporary work-life balance is the ability to do your work from home, but are we doing it right?
Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Naomi Campbell made their way through the VIP crowd, past the fleet of Bentleys, and toward the waiting helicopter.
Several French coastal towns, including Cannes and Nice, have recently banned the “burkini” from their beaches.