The Surprising Origin Of A Color Darker Than Vantablack

Believe it or not, this is a diamond. And the reason you can’t see it is because it’s covered with the darkest color on Earth. In fact, this material is so dark that it captures at least 99.995% of incoming visible light. But why is it covering a $2 million diamond? And how was it…

Kevin Plank And Patrik Frisk Talk Under Armour’s Future

And you’re looking longterm now. What’s the hardest thing about thinking longterm as a publicly traded company? This is where our partnership comes from. You’d ask and say, “Do we have a big idea of the vision of what the company would look like or not?” I wanted to sell a shirt today and I…

What’s Next for Juul

Irene Kim: You’ve heard of Juul. It’s the highest-selling and fastest-growing e-cigarette on the market. In 2017, it generated $224 million in revenue. In 2018? $1 billion. And, as of February 2019, the company was expecting to triple its revenue. Juul briefly made its founders billionaires, created a new verb, and resurrected the United States’…

How Billionaires Hide Their Money

How much do you think of the world’s wealth is hidden offshore? Take a guess! Millions of dollars? billions? how about hundreds of billions of dollars? economists estimated that the wealth hidden in tax havens is equal to about 10 parent of the global GDP (80 trillion dollars), that is more than 8 trillion dollars…

Why Gold Is So Expensive | So Expensive

Gold is the shining embodiment of wealth. Not only is it used to make expensive products, but it’s also used to add extra bling to luxurious items, from smartphones, to supercars, and even beef steaks. But other metals that are rarer than gold are much cheaper. So, why is gold so expensive? Scientists believe gold…

What Happens To Your Body During A Hangover

Ugh, your head hurts, you’re nauseated, you’re achy, and you are certainly never drinking again. The only thought running through your foggy mind is, “Why are hangovers the absolute worst?” Let’s go back to last night. As you down that cocktail, alcohol migrates through your GI tract to your liver, where enzymes break it down.…

Applebee’s Shocking Comeback

Irene Kim: By the end of 2017, it seemed like the end for Applebee’s. The company had just closed 99 locations, with plans to close up to 80 more. And this was just the end of a struggle that Applebee’s had been fighting for years. But then something unexpected happened: Applebee’s made a comeback. Sales…

What It Takes To Be A First Class Flight Attendant For Emirates

Each year, more than 180,000 flights take off for Emirates airline, carrying about 60 million passengers. And the people in charge of all those travelers onboard? The 21,000 flight attendants and pursers that make up Emirates cabin crew. It’s a pretty sweet gig. Free housing in Dubai, discounted tickets, and getting paid to travel the…

What’s Inside A Camel Hump?

Did you know that camels used to live in the Arctic tundra? Yes, camels! Walking around on ice and snow. It’s true. In 2013, scientists announced they’d discovered mummified leg bones on Ellesmere Island, which belonged to the ancestors of modern-day one- and two-humped camels. In fact, enduring the frigid tundra is how scientists think…