The U.S. and China are locked in a fierce battle in the race for Mars. China’s Zhurong rover is circling Mars as the country attempts to land a spacecraft on the red planet for the first time, just months after NASA landed its Perseverance rover. Photos: NASA; CCTV
A.M. Edition for May 14. WSJ’s Rochelle Toplensky discusses Internal Revenue Service attention on cryptocurrency investors. WSJ’s Betsy McKay on the continuing search for clues about the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic.
And, air travelers face new frustrations. Marc Stewart hosts.
Startups, governments and nonprofits are racing to create so-called “vaccine passports,” or digital health passes aimed at helping people travel and safely move around in public. WSJ explains what it would take to get a global digital health pass system off the ground. Illustration: Zoë Soriano
Can a drug-detection dog beat Apple’s U1 chip? Attach a $29 Apple AirTag to your stuff and you can use your iPhone to locate it when it goes missing. WSJ’s Joanna Stern put the new gadget up against a drug-detection dog and other lost-item trackers, like the Tile Pro, in a series of indoor and outdoor challenges. Photo illustration: Laura Porat for The Wall Street Journal
A.M. Edition for May 10. WSJ’s Heather Haddon discusses the additional fees associated with food delivery. A cyberattack forced the shutdown of America’s largest fuel pipeline. Corn sees its prices pop.
And, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s debut on “Saturday Night Live”. Marc Stewart hosts.
A.M. Edition for May 7. WSJ’s Caitlin Ostroff on investors’ hunt for the next crypto winner. WSJ’s Rochelle Toplensky discusses healthcare stocks after global calls to waive Covid-19 vaccine patents. And, ham-radio enthusiasts are seeking far-off destinations. Marc Stewart hosts.
India has put vaccine distribution to other countries on hold as the country battles the world’s fastest-growing Covid-19 surge. The delay in distribution is hampering the global vaccination effort. Photo illustration: Laura Kammermann
Neodymium is critical to making the wheels of a Tesla spin or creating sound in Apple’s Airpods, and China dominates the mining and processing of this rare-earth mineral. So the U.S. and its allies are building their own supply chain. Photo illustration: Clément Bürge/WSJ
Retail energy companies compete with local utilities to give U.S. consumers more choice. But in nearly every state where they operate, retailers have charged more than regulated incumbents, meaning you may be paying more for your electricity than your neighbors. Here’s why. Photo Illustration: Jacob Reynolds
Coffee prices are heating up, and experts say an even bigger price hike could be coming. WSJ explains the web of economic forces that help determine the cost of coffee. Illustration: Mallory Brangan/WSJ