The Mars Rover’s Soundcloud is lit

Straight outta’ Mars, NASA released a mixtape on Soundcloud earlier this week featuring tracks recorded on the red planet by its InSight rover. If you’ve never gotten down to a funky Martian beat (Lil Wayne and Outkast don’t count) you don’t know what you’re missing. According to NASA, the recordings were collected by a seismometer…

Stock trading app Robinhood revamps its newsfeed with The Wall Street Journal and ad-free videos – TechCrunch

Robinhood may be best known its free stock trading, but today it’s rolling out a new version of the newsfeed, adding content from Reuters, Barron’s and market coverage from The Wall Street Journal, with no paywall or additional charge. In addition, Robinhood is introducing video into the newsfeed, with ad-free videos from CNN Business, Cheddar and…

How ‘groupthink’ might keep climate scientists from gaining public trust

When the Australian Federal Environment Minister, Sussan Ley, went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef in August, she told waiting reporters on the shore that she’d seen “amazing wildlife, fish, turtles, clams…a reef teeming with life.” Such an upbeat assessment seems at odds with the Scientific Consensus Statement, released by the Queensland government in 2017,…

In a new filing, the venture firm Mithril Capital says it has been under assault by its former general counsel – TechCrunch

It’s been a strange year for Mithril Capital Management, the venture firm cofounded in 2012 by Peter Thiel and his longtime associate Ajay Royan. Though Mithril enjoyed its biggest exit to date in February, when Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay $3.4 billion — plus another potential $2.35 billion in payments  — for the surgical…