Lunar mining raises key legal questions as new space race heats up

According to international space law, no country can claim sovereignty over the moon or any other part of outer space. That’s why NASA relies on private companies to advance its goals in space. “If we want to maintain our lead, we need to continue to invest and make sure we set the pace, not other […]

US-China space race for moon mining heats up

The race for space mining is becoming even more competitive as China, the United States and other countries work to expand mining and production of rare earth elements. “We see China continuing to press the accelerator,” said Michael Usowski, senior defense intelligence analyst at the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Space Counterspace Office. “They want to be […]

All-Star starter lands with Cardinals as MLB free agency heats up

The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a three-year contract with veteran starter Sonny Gray, the team announced Monday, making it one of the first big deals signed during this year’s free agency period. Gray, who is entering his 12th MLB season, has reportedly reached a contract worth $75 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of […]

Puerto Rico’s opposition to hold gubernatorial primary as race heats up

One of Puerto Rico’s largest political parties will hold a gubernatorial primary after Rep. Jesús Manuel Ortiz of the People’s Democratic Party announced his candidacy on Monday. Ortiz will face Puerto Rico’s Sen. Juan Zaragoza, who previously served as the U.S. territory’s secretary of treasury. Puerto Rico partners with Texas company to build San Juan […]

Amazon to offer free AI courses as competition for talent heats up

As tech giants compete for talent with rivals like Microsoft and OpenAI, Amazon has announced a free course to teach its employees skills in artificial intelligence. The initiative, dubbed “AI Ready,” includes eight “free AI and generative AI courses” that Amazon hopes will reach as many as 2 million people by 2025 and become increasingly […]

OpenAI reportedly trying to poach Google AI talent with $10M pay packages as race heats up

Microsoft-backed OpenAI is reportedly offering salary packages worth up to $10 million to lure top artificial intelligence staff away from arch-rival Google. The ChatGPT creator’s recruiting team is pitching some of Google’s top AI talent ahead of a planned employee stock sale that would push OpenAI’s valuation to more than $80 billion, according to a […]

DeSantis, Haley spar over Gaza refugees as rivalry heats up

Tensions between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley escalated this week over the issue of admitting refugees from the Gaza Strip fleeing the ongoing Israeli-Hamas war. Candidates competed and conflicts surfaced. The exchange was the most heated debate ever between the two candidates, with DeSantis claiming Haley had “turned around” […]