There has never been a better time to be alive.

Contrary to what you might have heard, people are healthier, safer, happier, and smarter than ever. Thanks to breakthroughs in science and technology, the pace of progress is accelerating: We’re rewriting rules for how to live and work every day. There are still plenty of problems to solve, many of our own making, but with our intelligence and ingenuity we’re solving them one by one.

Tech Insider celebrates this exciting new era.

We’re launching today as a digital publication focused on tech, science, innovation, and culture. We aim to go deep into these areas and tell the stories that matter to everyone, with text, video, photo, and audio.

  • Our tech section will help you find and use great products. We'll also report on the future of apps, devices, virtual reality, robots, cars, hyperloops, and more.
  • Our science section will show you the research and discoveries that matter and examine the wonders of the world around us.
  • Our innovation section highlights all kinds of human ingenuity and ideas, from education to sustainability to design.
  • Our culture section examines how we live today, taking on everything from digital trends to popular movies and TV shows.

Tech Insider will feature original reporting on the most compelling stories of our age.

For example, have you heard there is a lab in Korea that will clone your pet? Our team has just returned from one! In the coming weeks, we’ll introduce you to an adorable pug clone and show you how he was made. We’ll also discuss the ethics of this practice and reveal the potentially world-changing developments it could lead to.

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How about the colonization of Mars? It sounds like a fantasy for tech billionaires and Hollywood, but in fact teams of scientists are already practicing for life on the red planet. There’s a habitat on a volcano in Hawaii that’s designed to be as self-sufficient and isolated as a Mars colony. We visited it last month, and we’ll show you what it’s like to live there.

And e-sports ... Did you know there are leagues of professional gamers who compete in stadiums for millions of dollars? It’s true! There’s a "League of Legends" tournament going on right now that will culminate this fall in a live battle in front of 30,000 fans in Madison Square Garden. We’re embedded with one of the top teams. This week, we’re debuting the first chapter of a documentary series following “Team Liquid” as (we hope!) they fight their way to the finals.

And that’s just the start.

Tech Insider is launching with more than 30 top-notch journalists in a cutting-edge digital newsroom. We’re excited to tell these and countless other stories, and we’ve got high hopes for what we can do as a publication.

You can visit us at techinsider.io and follow us on FacebookYouTubeTwitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and email with more platforms to come.

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We hope you enjoy Tech Insider.