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What the heck is the Tesla Cybertruck?

At 8 pm Pacific time tonight, Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take the stage to unveil another one of his moonshot dreams: the all-electric Tesla Cybertruck. Why cyber? Who knows? But what we do know is that the design was inspired by Blade Runner, it should have up to a 400- to 500-mile range, and cost under $50,000, and also that it will look like “an armored personnel carrier from the future.” Tune in tonight to find out.

The eight-hour workday is a counterproductive lie

Is the eight-hour work day really relevant anymore? A startup in Germany recently instated an 8 am to 1 pm workday, and Microsoft has tried out a four-day workweek, both finding it possible to be as productive or more so working smarter rather than longer. And now there are apps that reveal how truly productive you are in those eight hours you’re supposedly working, if you’re brave enough to find out. Our writer suggests that many people could get just as much done in five hours as they could in eight. Could you?

Fast Fact: 23.12 Meters

That’s the current world record for the shot put, the sport that involves heaving a 16-pound ball as far as you possibly can. That world record has eluded elite shot putter Ryan Crouser so far, but in the 2016 Olympics he unleashed the furthest throw ever in Olympic competition (22.52 meters), and this year he launched a personal best 22.90 at the World Athletic Championships. We took a look at how, or maybe even if, someone could break the world record.

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