Tesla replaces Elon Musk as board chair with Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm

As part of his settlement with the SEC over tweets about taking Tesla private, Elon Musk agreed to step down from his post as chairman of the board of directors. Now, while he’s still CEO and retains his seat on the board, Tesla has announced his replacement: Robyn Denholm. Already a Tesla board member, she is currently CFO and head of strategy for the Australian telecom Telstra, but will leave that post once her six-month notice period is up to serve as board chair of Tesla full-time. Continue reading Tesla replaces Elon Musk as board chair with Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm

SAMSUNG JUST UNVEILED ITS REVOLUTIONARY ‘INFINITY FLEX DISPLAY’ FOLDING SMARTPHONE

Samsung has been hinting at a fully folding phone for years but they finally decided to show off an actual working model of it yesterday at their Developers Conference in California. The unit Samsung demoed to the world was confirmed to be a prototype. The commercial version may very well take a different physical form but the core takeaway here is this: the future is foldable. Continue reading SAMSUNG JUST UNVEILED ITS REVOLUTIONARY ‘INFINITY FLEX DISPLAY’ FOLDING SMARTPHONE

How a Flightless Bird Ended Up on an Island 1,550 Miles Away From Any Mainland

There’s a rocky island in the South Atlantic Ocean so remote that it is known as Inaccessible Island. No humans and few animals dwell there, but among the creatures that call the island home is the Inaccessible Island rail, the world’s smallest flightless bird still in existence. Since the creature was first described in the 1920s, scientists have wondered how it managed to reach its far-flung habitat. Now, as Sarah Laskow reports for Atlas Obscura, a new study may shed light on the enduring natural mystery.

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How Much Human Skin Does a Person Ingest Over the Course of Their Lifetime?

The average American eats almost a ton of food a year. This breaks down to roughly 630 of milk, cheese and ice cream, 185 pounds of meat, and an increasingly high dosage of anti-depressants. But where does human flesh fit in? Humans shed something like 500 million skin cells a day. The fact is that these literal millions of shed cells are making it right into our mouths, often—especially—when we think we’re only eating a couple of eggs or whatever. Continue reading How Much Human Skin Does a Person Ingest Over the Course of Their Lifetime?