Tiny specks in space could be the key to finding martian life

Much of Mars's surface is covered by fine-grained materials that hide the bedrock. The above bedrock is mostly exposed and it is in these areas that micrometeorites likely to accumulate. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of ArizonaNext year, both NASA and the European Space...

/ September 5, 2019

Document reveals the FBI is tracking border protest groups as extremist organizations

From Yahoo.com WASHINGTON — The FBI is monitoring groups on the border that are protesting U.S. immigration policy, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.The FBI has gathered intelligence from people with “direct access” to the organizations and is...

/ September 4, 2019

Junji Ito’s Uzumaki Manga to Get Anime Adaptation for Adult Swim’s Toonami

The Spiral pattern: For most it is believed to be a hypnotist’s best tool, but for Junji Ito fans, the Spiral can be deadly. The “Ito-ssance” continues with more adaptations of the horror manga-ka’s work, with Uzumaki being the latest...

/ September 4, 2019

Dutch Central Bank Prepares to Start Regulating Crypto Sector

The central bank of the Netherlands is preparing to supervise the country’s crypto sector. The bank has requested crypto exchanges and wallet providers to come forward and submit some information. Once the law takes effect, these operators will be required...

/ September 4, 2019

Deep breath: this sea snake gathers oxygen through its forehead

_Hydrophis cyanocinctus_ has a mysterious hole in the top of its skull. Alessandro Palci, Author provided Only fish have gills, right? Wrong. Meet Hydrophis cyanocinctus, a snake that can breathe through the top of its own head. The 3m species,...

/ September 3, 2019

Climate explained: why your backyard lawn doesn’t help reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

While growing grass takes up carbon dioxide, it emits it again back into the atmosphere when it is mowed or eaten. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand...

/ September 3, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Is Revealing Secrets About How the Ghent Altarpiece Was Made—and Damaged

Researchers have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to decode x-ray images of the Ghent Altarpiece, the 15th-century masterpiece by brothers Hubert van Eyck and Jan van Eyck at the St. Bavo Cathedral in Belgium. Being able to read the x-rays can...

/ September 3, 2019

Hong Kong’s “Father of Democracy” Martin Lee Calls on Gov’t to Heed Demonstrators’ Demands

Following another weekend of mass protests in Hong Kong, this marks 13 weeks of protesters calling for greater political freedom and the scrapping of a controversial extradition bill with China. For the past two days, thousands of students have boycotted...

/ September 3, 2019

What drives innovation across Europe?

The Global Innovation Index by WIPO is the most comprehensive benchmark concerning innovation policies. Data relative to Europe highlight stark differences in the performance of states both across and within geographical areas. At the end of July, the World Intellectual...

/ September 3, 2019

21 New York Gallery Shows You Won’t Want to Miss This Fall, From Amy Sherald at Hauser & Wirth to Joe Zucker at Marlborough

It’s that time of year again… back to school, back to work, and back to the galleries. With so many venues, it can be daunting to try to figure out what’s worth your time and Instagram attention. So we’ve put...

/ September 3, 2019

Crypto Payments Startup Eligma Raises €4 Million From Bitcoin.com and Pangea Blockchain Fund

Many retail stores would like to welcome the added business that the crypto community brings, but find that they don’t have the capability to do so within their existing payment infrastructure. One company bridging this gap is Slovenian startup Eligma...

/ September 3, 2019

Death and Resistance on the U.S.-Mexico Border: A Democracy Now! Special

Democracy Now! travels to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to follow the humanitarian activist Scott Warren into the Sonoran Desert as he accompanies other No More Deaths volunteers as they leave water and food for migrants making the treacherous journey...

/ September 2, 2019

Central banks are waking up to climate change dangers. It’s about time

Central banks and other financial sector regulators have not always paid adequate attention to the sector's impact on the environment ShutterstockThe impact of climate change on the stability of individual financial institutions and the financial system in general is growing....

/ September 2, 2019

This Photographer Painstakingly Recreates Scenes of Famous Artists at Work in the Studio—See Them Here

Have you ever dreamed of going back in time to encounter art history’s biggest names? Photographer Adrien Bloom has done the next best thing. For her series “Holding Space: Historic Homes Project,” she traveled to the former residences of famous writers and...

/ September 2, 2019

Grim fire season looms but many Australians remain unprepared

Burnt out cars in Tingha, New South Wales, in February 2019. AAP/Dave HuntBushfires are predicted to be worse than normal across much of Australia this summer but research shows many people, especially those in high-risk areas, remain unprepared. The latest...

/ September 1, 2019

Trump Blows Off Hurricane Prep for Golf, Debra Messing Feud

Forget mass shootings and deadly weather, the star of Will & Grace was mean to me! Read More

/ September 1, 2019

Why the Birth of Bitcoin Can Be Traced Back to 1971

The world economy is a complex system that has undergone many different phases in the past century. As strange as it may sound today, there have been times when banking crises were rare, pay was rising alongside productivity, and the...

/ September 1, 2019

More Than 70 Projects and Applications Built Around Bitcoin Cash

Over the last two years, the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network’s protocol and third-party infrastructure have grown in robust fashion. There are now more than 70 projects and applications built on and around the BCH chain. The following is an in-depth...

/ September 1, 2019

What is a king tide?

This tidal phenomena is making waves, so to speak, as Hurricane Dorian approaches. Read More

/ September 1, 2019

Ending overfishing in northern Europe: a fishy game

The North Sea is no exception to the overfishing spree across Europe. As discussions are ongoing between Norway and the EU, scientists issue their latest warning on collapsing cod stocks. Read More

/ August 31, 2019