Month: October 2019

Politicians must mine the divide between coal lobbies and energy companies

BHP has voted to stay in the Minerals Council of Australia. Environmental Change and Security Program/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAIt’s time we started talking about the principal opponents to action on climate change – fossil fuel industries. If history has taught us...

/ October 23, 2019

How to Start a Crypto Podcast

The idea of starting your own podcast is undeniably appealing. Not only do you get to sound off about a topic that’s close to your heart, but if you opt for the host-and-guest format, you get to engage in stimulating...

/ October 23, 2019

Data lakes: where big businesses dump their excess data, and hackers have a field day

Unlike purpose-built data storage systems, a data lake can be used to dump data in its original form. This data usually remains unsupervised. Shutterstock.comMachines and the internet are woven into the fabric of our society. A growing number of users,...

/ October 22, 2019

Running Bitcoin Cash: An Introduction to Operating a Full Node

Setting up a Bitcoin Cash node is a fairly easy task for someone who wants to contribute to the decentralized ecosystem. There are various ways you can run a node whether it’s on a cloud, on a local machine or...

/ October 22, 2019

See Your Friends “One Last Time” in the Final Trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

This is it—the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the final film of the Skywalker Saga, has premiered. The new trilogy knits the Original and Prequel Trilogies together in fascinating and moving ways, and now we’ll finally...

/ October 22, 2019

Monkey fossils found in Serbia offer clues about life in a warmer world millions of years ago

Two monkey teeth: the first monkey fossils found in Serbia. Predrag Radović, Author providedSparse trees cast long shadows as the morning sun rises over the grassy woodland clearing. Elephants and rhinos gather around a quiet watering hole. A troop of...

/ October 21, 2019

Editors’ Picks: 24 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World, Print Week Edition

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.    Sunday, October 20–Wednesday, November 20 Anton Ginzburg and Dasha Shishkin. Courtesy of Fridman Gallery. 1. “Anton Ginzburg and Dasha...

/ October 21, 2019

The Premiere Episode of Watchmen is Rich, Terrifying, and Takes Us In Surprising Directions

HBO’s new take on Watchmen premiered tonight—Damon Lindelof’s nine-episode remix/sequel takes place in a modern version of the alternative United States. Is it worth it to watch the Watchmen? Based on the first hour I’m going to say yes, that...

/ October 21, 2019

Bittrex Pulls Out of 31 Markets Citing Regulatory Uncertainty

Cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex is discontinuing operations in 31 countries, including Venezuela and Zimbabwe. The trading platform has justified its decision on the basis of the regulatory uncertainty in these jurisdictions. Some of the nations in the list are going through...

/ October 21, 2019

Science prizes are still a boys’ club. Here’s how we can change that

At the 2018 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science, only two recipients were women. PM's Prizes for Science This year, five of the seven Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science were awarded to women. While this is a welcome development, the great...

/ October 20, 2019

A monster rally for climate change, but divergent goals hinder the fight

Nearly half a million people demonstrated in Montréal to demand climate action on Sept. 27. It was one of the largest rallies in the city’s history and believed to be the largest of its kind in Canada. Throngs of people...

/ October 20, 2019

How to Trade Crypto in Person Safely

With mainstream exchanges becoming progressively cumbersome due to privacy invasive policy and regulation, some crypto traders are switching to more private, face-to-face trading. While this route isn’t for everyone, and comes with unique risks, it does offer a very real...

/ October 20, 2019

6 Darknet Markets for the Crypto Curious

If you’ve got a few thousand satoshis burning a hole in your wallet, the darknet beckons. There’s no obligation to spend a single sat while scouring the darker recesses of the web, but it’s nice to know that should you...

/ October 19, 2019

Mackenzie Davis and Himesh Patel Will Headline HBO Max’s Station Eleven

Earlier this year, WarnerMedia announced that it had picked up the rights to Emily St. John Mandel’s literary post apocalyptic novel Station Eleven for a limited series for its streaming service, HBO Max. According to Deadline, Terminator: Dark Fate’s Mackenzie Davis...

/ October 18, 2019

At the ballot box, cast a vote for climate change innovation and investment

The costs, and the pain, of climate change only increase the longer we wait to act. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power Climate change will be top of mind for many Canadians as they cast their ballots in this federal election —...

/ October 18, 2019

Orphan Black: The Next Chapter’s Midseason Finale Blows Clone Club Wide Open

I do know that for the sympathy of one living being, I would make peace with all. I have love in me the likes of which you can scarcely imagine and rage the likes of which you would not believe....

/ October 18, 2019

Pope affirms Catholic Church’s duty to indigenous Amazonians hurt by climate change

Pope Francis at the start of the Amazon synod, at the Vatican, Oct. 7, 2019. AP Photo/Andrew Medichini The Catholic Church “hears the cry” of the Amazon and its peoples. That’s the message Pope Francis hopes to send at the...

/ October 18, 2019

Our ability to manufacture minerals could transform the gem market, medical industries and even help suck carbon from the air

Pictured is a slag pile at Broken Hill in New South Wales. Slag is a man-made waste product created during smelting. Anita Parbhakar-Fox, Author provided Last month, scientists uncovered a mineral called Edscottite. Minerals are solid, naturally occurring substances that...

/ October 18, 2019

Alleged Las Vegas Scammer Charged for $11 Million Crypto Binary Options Ponzi

A Las Vegas man is charged with raising at least $11 million from cryptocurrency investors he promised to trade binary options for, and make gains of up to 300%. According to the charges the money was sent from new clients...

/ October 18, 2019

Paul Dano Cast as Riddler for The Batman, Jonah Hill Drops Out

What’s green, speaks in riddles, and is considered one of Gotham’s quirkiest villains? We have no idea, but hey look! Paul Dano will be playing Riddler in the long-in-production bat-flick, The Batman, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The new superhero detective...

/ October 17, 2019