10 things we learned this week

3D printing in space, why drugs are all about peace and love, Ballmer's favourite hobby.

by Emma Haslett
Last Updated: 30 May 2014

1. The engines for SpaceX’s first manned spacecraft are going to be 3D printed. MT is in nerd heaven

2. The Office for National Statistics reckons, among other things, that ‘prostitution and drugs activity’ started in the 60s

3. During his time as chief executive of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer liked nothing more than to shoot some hoops with his colleagues. If his b-ball skills were anything like his dancing skills, we’d imagine he was pretty nimble…

4. British GDP hasn’t grown more than 3% since 2007

5. Dr Dre may be ‘hip hop’s first billionaire’, but he’s still a bit of a rookie when it comes to the etiquette of corporate megadeals

6. The Queen is the most powerful woman in Britain

7. Christine Lagarde must read a lot

8. House prices may have shot up in recent months, but mortgage approvals are actually falling

9. Failure to qualify for the Champions League is going to cost Manchester United an estimated £40m-£50m

10. When TSB floats, new shareholders are going to have to hang on for a while until they benefit: the bank has said it won’t pay a dividend until at least 2017


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