Malaysia Announces Digital Asset Guidelines

The Securities Commission Malaysia has published the country’s guidelines on digital assets which set out the regulatory framework for token sales. All token offerings must now be carried out only through platforms approved by the commission. The guidelines also detail...

/ January 19, 2020

The Truth About Putin’s Latest “Power Grab”

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/ January 19, 2020

Six million hectares of threatened species habitat up in smoke

At least 250 threatened species have had their habitat hit by fires. Gena DrayMore than one billion mammals, birds, and reptiles across eastern Australia are estimated to have been affected by the current fire catastrophe. Many animals and plants have...

/ January 18, 2020

FATF Holds Global Forum to Discuss Crypto Supervision

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and over 50 delegations involved in crypto supervision recently gathered to discuss how to regulate crypto assets and related service providers. While examining three key areas, they stressed the importance of international cooperation, citing...

/ January 18, 2020

Iran Was on the Hunt for a Stolen Persian Book Worth $1.1 Million. But the ‘Indiana Jones’ of the Art World Beat Them to It

Dutch art detective Arthur Brand, lauded as the Indiana Jones of the art world, has solved another major case, recovering an ancient manuscript known as the Diwan of Hafez. Featuring the collected works (or diwan) of the 14th-century Persian lyrical poet...

/ January 17, 2020

Head Down the Rabbit Hole in Parker Peevyhouse’s Strange Exit

Strange Exit is Parker Peevyhouse’s second novel. In her first novel, Echo Room, she explores the depths, twists, and turns of the human mind in a sci-fi escape room setting. In this story, she continues along that same vein against...

/ January 17, 2020

In Memory of Neil Peart: Fantasy, Science Fiction, and the Mystic Rhythms of Rush

News broke last Friday about the passing of Neil Peart, the drummer, lyricist, and philosophical heart of the Canadian band Rush. His departure from the circles of our world far, far too early (he was a mere 67) has left...

/ January 17, 2020

Why Do Art-World Insiders Love Outsider Art? See What Maurizio Cattelan, KAWS, and Cindy Sherman Collect, at the Outsider Art Fair

Most so-called Outsider artists aren’t household names, but some of the art world’s biggest insiders sure seem to know who they are. Contemporary art stars including KAWS, Maurizio Cattelan, Nicole Eisenman, and Cindy Sherman, all collect Outsider art and, this...

/ January 17, 2020

Crypto Exchange Bithumb Takes Korean Tax Authority to Court Over $69 Million ‘Groundless’ Tax

Bithumb, a major crypto exchange in South Korea, has taken the country’s tax authority to court over a “groundless” tax imposed on the exchange. Experts explain that currently there are no grounds to tax crypto transactions in South Korea and...

/ January 17, 2020

Australian sea lions are declining. Using drones to check their health can help us understand why

Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) are one of the rarest pinnipeds in the world and they are declining. Jarrod Hodgson, CC BY-NDAustralian sea lions are in trouble. Their population has never recovered from the impact of the commercial sealing that...

/ January 17, 2020

Lucasfilm Reportedly Wants Taika Waititi to Develop a Star Wars Movie

With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker now out in theaters, all eyes are on Disney to figure out what form Star Wars will take when it hits theaters next. The company has a number of irons in the fire, and is...

/ January 17, 2020

Elizabeth Warren Cannot Be Trusted. What Is She Angling For?

Elizabeth Warren has proven to waffle and backstab. Can she be trusted? What is she angling for? Is she hoping to be Joe Biden's VP pick? Please Subscribe to this channel and hit the bell! Support the show by becoming...

/ January 16, 2020

Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it

The Garzweiler surface mine produced 35 million tonnes of brown coal (lignite) in 2017. Germany plans to phase-out coal-fired power by 2038. (Shutterstock)Work crews descended on 12 commuter parking lots in Toronto in late November 2018, and headed to the...

/ January 16, 2020

Democrat Candidates Foreign Policy Compared

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/ January 16, 2020

Homosexuality may have evolved for social, not sexual reasons

We propose same-sex attraction evolved to allow greater social integration and stronger same-sex social bonds. SHUTTERSTOCKHow did homosexuality in humans evolve? Typically, this question is posed as a paradox. The argument is this: gay sex alone can’t produce children, and...

/ January 16, 2020

Vladimir Putin Is Leaning on Two Russian Museum Heads to Help Him Rewrite the Country’s Constitution So He Can Stay in Power

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s stunning plan, announced Wednesday, to institute widespread constitutional reforms, will rely in part on two major Russian art-world figures. Among those named to a 75-member working group tasked with drafting constitutional amendments are two of the...

/ January 16, 2020

In defence of Michael McCain: Speaking out is what strong leaders do

Michael McCain, president and CEO of Maple Leafs Foods, speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto in April 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren CalabreseWhile leaders often take pains to avoid controversial topics and the glare of hostile publicity, it...

/ January 16, 2020

Unnecessary Evil: How Government Regulations Kill Crypto Startups and Encourage Crime

Thanks to the EU’s most recent money laundering directive, a small business called Post-a-coin, which sold cute postcards pre-loaded with tiny amounts of bitcoin, is being forced to shut down. Meanwhile, the most heinous criminals in history are continuing to...

/ January 16, 2020

The devil is in the detail when it comes to responsible investing

Civil society groups are flagging the risk of 'greenwashing' by companies ShutterstockWith the recent flood of pledges by investors to “turn up the heat” on climate action, one might think that the investment industry was in the midst of a...

/ January 16, 2020

The Dish in Parkes is scanning the southern Milky Way, searching for alien signals

The Parkes radio telescope can detect extremely weak signals coming from the most distant parts of the Universe. ShutterstockFor John Sarkissian, operations scientist at the CSIRO Parkes radio telescope, astronomy has been his life’s passion – starting from the age...

/ January 15, 2020