The End of Meat May Be Impossible

From Bloomberg. Impossible Foods’ founder and CEO Pat Brown wants to replace all meat with plant-based alternatives. His company has helped usher in a new era of meatless burgers, products intended to taste like the real thing. As Impossible expands, Brown also hopes to curtail the environmental damage wrought by animal-based meat production. With the…

Why You Can’t Fight Distraction

From Bloomberg. Research shows that our brains are designed to be distracted. Scientists from Princeton University and the University of California found that our brain refocuses our attention four times every second. So as you read this sentence your brain is periodically scanning your surroundings to see if there is a more important location to…

Why Is Australia Drying Up?

From Bloomberg. Australia is on the front lines of the climate crisis. In the Murray-Darling basin, a source of fresh water and food for millions of people, widespread droughts have turned rivers and lakes into dry troughs. Bloomberg’s Matthew Campbell traveled through some of the hardest-hit areas of the Murray-Darling to investigate how Australian businesses…

SpaceX Astronaut Launch Live: Cape Canaveral, Florida

From Bloomberg. What You Need to Know About Today’s Launch: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/storythreads/2020-05-22/spacex-s-first-crewed-flight?sref=SCKvL4TY Watch live as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, in partnership with NASA, attempts again to launch two astronauts into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida. #Space #Live #Future ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering…

Bill Gates Wants to Save the World

From Bloomberg. Bill Gates is the second richest man in the world, and he’s giving it all away. In his first act he revolutionized computer software, and his second act is even more ambitious. Quicktake by Bloomberg takes a closer look at this ‘Great American Polymath’. #BillGates #BloombergProfiles ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg…

SpaceX Launch LIVE: Cape Canaveral, Florida

From Bloomberg. Watch live as Elon Musk’s SpaceX, in partnership with NASA, launches two astronauts into space from Cape Canaveral, Florida. #Space #Live #Future ——– Like this video? Subscribe to Bloomberg on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/Bloomberg?sub_confirmation=1 Bloomberg is the First Word in business news, delivering breaking news & analysis, up-to-the-minute market data, features, profiles and more: http://www.bloomberg.com

Why the WHO Went From Trusted to Targeted

From Bloomberg. As the world grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization is arguably more essential now than it has been in its 72-year history. Yet on April 14, President Donald Trump threatened to halt funding for the agency, just weeks after praising it. This profile examines why U.S. withdrawal would be devastating…

Self-Employment Tips in the Coronavirus World

From Bloomberg. The coronavirus pandemic is making it even tougher for the millions of workers who are self-employed. Call them freelancers, gig workers, or sole proprietors they make up more than one in three of every working American. Even in the best of times they operate largely without benefits – no sick leave, no unemployment,…

This $130 Box Could Transform Covid-19 Care

From Bloomberg. As the coronavirus hit, staff at the Texas Children’s Hospital raced to invent a new device that would better protect doctors, nurses and patients during intubation procedures. The hospital then open-sourced their novel product design for others to use, and found a manufacturing partner called Sawbones that put their "Airway/Respiratory Containment System" up…

What Covid-19 Revealed About Our Meat Supply

From Bloomberg. Many of the reasons America’s meat supply chain is so efficient are also why processing plants have witnessed devastating coronavirus outbreaks. If U.S. meat companies want to keep profiting from the sale of cheap and plentiful protein, it will mean a fragile balance of safety and supply. ——– Like this video? Subscribe to…

I Bought Ransomware to Sabotage My Boss

From Bloomberg. Simple, scalable and low-risk, ransomware makes for a particularly tidy cybercrime. These days prospective attackers don’t even have to create their own ransomware; they can simply buy it on the dark web. Bloomberg investigations reporter Drake Bennett procured some malware to see how easy it was to launch an attack. Video by Abigail…

The Enduring Mystery of Viral Dark Matter

From Bloomberg. There are a huge number of viruses living inside animals, plants, and even our own bodies. They are the most abundant biological entity on earth, and we only know about some of them. Of the viruses inside the human gut, a fraction are what biologists call “viral dark matter.” Identifying these mysterious microbes may…

What Your Toilet Flush Reveals About Covid-19

From Bloomberg. A Massachusetts startup called BioBot has been gathering wastewater (as in toilet flushes) from around the country and analyzing it for the coronavirus. Its results are among the most conclusive to date that the pathogen is much more widespread than previously thought. Hello World invites the viewer to come on a global journey…

Onboard Carnival’s Coronavirus Cruise Nightmare

From Bloomberg. Carnival Corporation has been one of the companies hardest hit by the coronavirus, with more than 1,500 confirmed cases from its cruises and dozens dead. This is the story of Carnival’s Covid-19 nightmare, as told by passengers and by Bloomberg Businessweek reporters Austin Carr and Michael Smith. Read more about Carnival’s Coronavirus Nightmare…

How The Death Star Triggered a Galactic Recession

From Bloomberg. Was Emperor Palpatine’s Death Star actually a Debt Star? In the original Star Wars trilogy, the rebel alliance blew up two Death Stars, which may have thrown the galactic economy into a financial crisis. Professor Zachary Feinstein and Bloomberg’s Peter Coy tell us why. Video by Jed Rosenberg and Max Rosen #StarWars #Economics…

What Bats Reveal About a Pandemic

From Bloomberg. On a special episode of Prognosis Daily, we’re taking a close look at how the novel coronavirus lived before it entered humans and who it lived in. Bats. They’re almost certainly the source of this pandemic, but these flying mammals may also hold the clues to stopping the next one. Bloomberg senior editor…

What Earth Looks Like When Everything Stops

From Bloomberg. As life on Earth slowed to a crawl, hundreds of satellites orbiting overhead captured day-by-day images of this unprecedented moment in history. Analysts have been poring over the pictures to better understand the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on human civilization, and what it means for our future. #HelloWorld #Science #Space ——– Like this video?…