Elon Musk refused to break out his dad dancing after the Crew Dragon’s successful safety test, but promised to bring it back after the spacecraft’s launch

Elon Musk declined to dance after SpaceX’s Crew Dragon aced a safety test on Sunday, but said he will do a special performance when it launches.Reporters at a press conference pleaded with Musk, but the SpaceX and Tesla founder said he had to “work on my skills.”Musk then joked he wasn’t a “dancing puppet,” but…

A video of medics in Hazmat suits scanning plane passengers for China’s mysterious Wuhan virus is stoking fears of a global epidemic

A video of medics in hazmat suits scanning dozens of plane passengers for the symptoms of a mysterious, fatal virus spreading across China is stoking fears of a global epidemic.China is desperately trying to prevent the spread of a coronavirus known as the Wuhan virus.Not much is known about the illness, except that it originated…

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel made a bold call that TikTok could become bigger than Instagram because it focuses on talent and not likes

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel told the DLD conference in Germany on Sunday that short-form video app TikTok has an edge over Instagram because its content is driven by “talent” rather than a quest for social status.Consequently he said the app could grow faster and become bigger than Instagram, which dominates social media apps along with…

A Trump impeachment lawyer says he will defend the president by arguing that even if he did abuse his power, he hasn’t committed any actual crimes

Alan Dershowitz, one of the attorneys who will defend President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, set out his core argument in interviews with CNN and ABC News on Sunday.Dershowitz said he would argue that abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the offenses Trump was charged with, are not actual crimes so can’t be…

Apple CEO Tim Cook heads to Ireland to pick up an award for investing in the country

Apple CEO Tim Cook is currently in Dublin, Ireland to receive an award recognizing Apple’s investment in the country over 40 years.Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar will present Cook with the prize, which was first reported earlier this month.On Saturday, Cook thanked Ireland for its “amazing welcome” and tweeted a picture of himself alongside Irish…

‘Took me right out of my seat’ — Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniWarren Buffett heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak at an event just six months before his assassination. “That was one of the most inspiring speeches I’ve ever heard. Took me right out of my seat,” Buffett said. The reverend’s words instilled in Buffett “a sense of urgency to do something more for civil rights,”…

‘Took me right out of my seat’ — Warren Buffett was inspired by a Martin Luther King Jr. speech to push for civil rights

REUTERS/Mario AnzuoniWarren Buffett heard Martin Luther King Jr. speak at an event just six months before his assassination. “That was one of the most inspiring speeches I’ve ever heard. Took me right out of my seat,” Buffett said. The reverend’s words instilled in Buffett “a sense of urgency to do something more for civil rights,”…

Coco Gauff, 15, just beat Venus Williams for the second time in a year, taking her to the second round of the Australian Open

Cori “Coco” Gauff, 15, just beat seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams in her Australian Open debut to advance to the tournament’s second round.The American teenager overcame Williams, 39, in straight sets, winning 7-6 (7-5) 6-3.It is the second time in a row Gauff has beaten the veteran at a Grand Slam, having toppled her…

China is fighting to stop the spread of a mysterious, deadly virus as millions prepare to travel for Chinese New Year

China is stepping up its efforts to stop the spread of a mysterious, deadly virus as millions of people prepare to travel to celebrate Chinese New Year.The 2019-nCoV respiratory virus has caused three deaths, but not much is known about it.The virus has already spread with a few cases recorded in other parts in China…

Oil climbs above $65 after an escalation in Libya’s civil war forces the shutdown of 2 major oilfields

Associated PressOil climbed on Monday as the civil war in Libya forced two of the nation’s largest oilfields to begin shutting down. Commander Khalifa Haftar’s forces closed a pipeline connecting Libya’s largest oilfield and another major production base. That has led both to start turning off the taps. Brent crude rose about 1.1% before retreating…