At an inaugural presentation event at UCSF, the tech luminaries who sponsored the $33 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences say they want to turn scientists into heroes.
On April 12, 1961, an unknown Soviet flight major became the first man into space. The rest is history.
Today's Google doodle -- the company logo on Google's home page -- and a new documentary commemorate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first man in space.
On April 12, 1961, the Soviet cosmonaut became the first human to go into space. It took the Americans another year to put a man into orbit. Fifty years later, Gagarin's fame is as bright as ever, and he may be one of the few Soviets to retain his star power.
Backed by tech luminaries, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, a $3 million reward, is being presented to 11 different scientists for their efforts to cure diseases.
A second round of funding will help pay for "Flock 1," a group of 28 diminutive satellites set to launch this month to supply customers with images of Earth.
No self-respecting entrepreneur of the future uses cash, checks, or barter -- especially when buying tickets to outer space.
As the SEC lifts its ban on general solicitation, online investment network AngelList announces it's raising $24 million to build a product for a new era of raising capital.
As part of a Russian campaign to make citizens healthier, riders who buy a ticket at Vystavochnaya station in western Moscow have the option of paying in squats.
Landing in pre-dawn darkness, three returning station fliers closed out a four-month stay aboard the International Space Station with a landing in Kazakstan early Monday local time.