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Who are the richest people in the world?
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In Focus

Who are the richest people in the world?

Jeff Bezos tops the Forbes Billionaires List for the fourth year running
7 Apr 2021
Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist
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Tall Tales

Elon Musk has proof aliens don’t exist

And other stories from the stranger side of life
25 Mar 2021
Elon Musk and Tesla bet big on bitcoin 
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Why we’re talking about . . .

Elon Musk and Tesla bet big on bitcoin 

Cryptocurrency’s value hits record high after car firm reveals $1.5bn investment
9 Feb 2021
Celebrities expected to flock to meteorites auction
Elon Musk
Tall Tales

Celebrities expected to flock to meteorites auction

And other stories from the stranger side of life
8 Feb 2021
Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds
Elon Musk speaks during the Satellite 2020 conference.
Stranger than fiction

Why Elon Musk is reading monkeys’ minds

Tesla mogul is on mission to enable humans to control computers with their brains
2 Feb 2021
How Tesla made it to the top
The Cybertruck: the next evolution of Tesla
Behind the scenes

How Tesla made it to the top

Tesla has transformed the auto industry and made Elon Musk the richest man on the planet
29 Jan 2021
Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies
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In Brief

Pregnancy pains, electric bubble and killer spies

Should doctors monitor mothers’s alcohol intake? Are electric cars an investment bubble? And should spies have a ‘licence to kill’?
25 Sep 2020

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Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’
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In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus rules are ‘hurting the young’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 24 September
24 Sep 2020
Body double ‘helped Tupac fake his death’
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In Brief

Body double ‘helped Tupac fake his death’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Sep 2020
How the rich got richer during the coronavirus pandemic
Elon Musk
In Depth

How the rich got richer during the coronavirus pandemic

Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk is worth $90bn after lockdown gains
20 Aug 2020
Tall Tales: Israeli tension ‘a sign world is about to end’
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In Brief

Tall Tales: Israeli tension ‘a sign world is about to end’

And other stories from the stranger side of life
3 Aug 2020
52 ideas that changed the world: 26. Artificial intelligence
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In Depth

52 ideas that changed the world: 26. Artificial intelligence

AI has wide-ranging applications but some experts are warning of potential ‘pitfalls’
6 Dec 2019
Elon Musk lawyer demands apology from ‘paedo guy’ diver
Vernon Unsworth
In Depth

Elon Musk lawyer demands apology from ‘paedo guy’ diver

Cave expert Vernon Unsworth insulted the Tesla founder’s miniature submarine during Thai rescue operation
6 Dec 2019
Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’
Jo Swinson
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Lib Dems heading for ‘dead end’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 22 November
22 Nov 2019
Elon Musk rules out Tesla factory in UK amid Brexit chaos
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In Depth

Elon Musk rules out Tesla factory in UK amid Brexit chaos

Electric carmaker chooses Germany for Model 3 and Model Y production in Europe
13 Nov 2019
Tesla ‘Plaid’: Taycan-rivalling EV spied at the Nurburgring
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In Depth

Tesla ‘Plaid’: Taycan-rivalling EV spied at the Nurburgring

EV maker claims new model can lap the track 20 seconds faster than its rival
4 Nov 2019
SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch
In Depth

SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch

Elon Musk announces bold testing schedule as huge stainless steel rocket is unveiled
30 Sep 2019
Elon Musk v. Vern Unsworth: the defamation trial explained
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In Depth

Elon Musk v. Vern Unsworth: the defamation trial explained

Tesla founder sued for calling Thai cave diver ‘pedo guy’
17 Sep 2019
What is Neuralink, Elon Musk’s ‘mind-reading’ microchip?
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In Depth

What is Neuralink, Elon Musk’s ‘mind-reading’ microchip?

Tech entrepreneur has revealed company’s plans to link AI and human intelligence
19 Jul 2019
What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?
In Depth

What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?

SpaceX prepares for its global internet network by launching 60 satellites into orbit
24 May 2019
Tesla car fires: what happened and what cars are affected?
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In Depth

Tesla car fires: what happened and what cars are affected?

Elon Musk’s EV firm releases free update to ‘further protect the battery’
16 May 2019
What are Tesla’s ‘robotaxis’?
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In Depth

What are Tesla’s ‘robotaxis’?

Elon Musk plans to have one million driverless cars on the road by the end of 2020
23 Apr 2019
Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters
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In Depth

Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters

Aerospace firm finally launches its most powerful rocket yet after series of setbacks
12 Apr 2019
SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch
In Brief

SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch

Postponed mission will now get under way this evening. Here’s how to watch it live
11 Apr 2019
Tesla Model Y launch: where to watch and what to expect
Tesla Model Y
In Depth

Tesla Model Y launch: where to watch and what to expect

Elon Musk is due to take the wraps off the new SUV in Los Angeles
14 Mar 2019
Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk confirms 14 March launch date
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In Brief

Tesla Model Y: Elon Musk confirms 14 March launch date

Budget SUV will be 10% larger than the company’s Model 3 saloon
4 Mar 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS
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In Brief

SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS

Elon Musk targets ‘this summer’ for his company’s first astronaut launch
4 Mar 2019
Cheaper Model 3 to launch in the Europe in six months’ time
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In Depth

Cheaper Model 3 to launch in the Europe in six months’ time

Elon Musk confirms all sales will move from showrooms to online
1 Mar 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS
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In Brief

SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS

Nasa approves mission but Russian space station operators express concerns ahead of Saturday’s launch
27 Feb 2019
What makes OpenAI’s text robot ‘malicious’?
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In Depth

What makes OpenAI’s text robot ‘malicious’?

Elon Musk-backed firm warns that artificial intelligence programme could be used to spread fake news
15 Feb 2019
Tesla Model Y 2020: Nevada production confirmed
Tesla Model Y
In Depth

Tesla Model Y 2020: Nevada production confirmed

Elon Musk says the entry-level SUV will share up to ‘76%’ of Model 3 parts
4 Feb 2019
SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer
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In Brief

SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer

Static fire test moves company one step closer to practice launch next month
25 Jan 2019
Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’
SpaceX Starship
In Brief

Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’

Top section of test vehicle collapses as strong winds hit Texas
24 Jan 2019
Tesla shares slide as Elon Musk cuts 3,000 jobs
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In Brief

Tesla shares slide as Elon Musk cuts 3,000 jobs

Electric carmaker claims lay-offs are ‘crucial’ to Model 3 production
18 Jan 2019