Month: January 2020

RBI Confirms Crypto Not Banned in India

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has confirmed that cryptocurrency is not banned in India. During the latest supreme court hearing of the crypto case, the central bank’s reply to the Internet and Mobile Association of India was read out...

/ January 21, 2020

Jared Harris Says He Is Not Playing Doctor Octopus in Morbius

When the first teaser trailer for Morbius dropped last week, two Spider-Man-related Easter Eggs instantly caught our eye. But it looks like some fans have seized on a third detail—Jared Harris’ brief appearance as a seemingly innocuous childhood friend—to fuel a theory...

/ January 21, 2020

Australia needs more engineers. And more of them need to be women

Only a small fraction of engineers are women. ShutterstockEngineering skills underpin the functioning of our societies and economies. As we face the global challenges presented by a changing climate, food and water scarcity, loss of biodiversity and globalisation, these skills...

/ January 21, 2020

Why is climate scepticism so successful in the United States?

2019 is set to be the second warmest year on record, ending the warmest decade on record, another reminder that climate change is the defining issue of our time. Yet 2019 will not be remembered for the year when the...

/ January 20, 2020

Maduro Opens Crypto Casino in Venezuela

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has authorized the opening of a casino at a luxury hotel in Caracas where bets must be placed in petros, the country’s national oil-backed digital currency. Several cryptocurrencies and fiat currencies can be exchanged into petros...

/ January 20, 2020

The People’s Republic of The Future

https://youtu.be/taZJblMAuko When it comes to technology, Shenzhen may well be the most fascinating city in the world. It makes the majority of our electronics. It clones the best technology Silicon Valley has to offer with ease. And, these days, Shenzhen...

/ January 20, 2020

Environmental Art Pioneer Agnes Denes Makes Art That Defies Gravity—See Images From Her Overdue New York Survey Here

“Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates“ The Shed, New York City, on view through March 22, 2020 What the Museum Says: “Agnes Denes rose to international attention in the 1960s and 1970s as a leading figure in conceptual, environmental, and ecological art. A...

/ January 20, 2020

A brain transplant for one of Australia’s top telescopes

The 22-metre radio dishes of the ATCA telescope are 30 years old but still work just fine. John Masterson, CC BY-SAOne of Australia’s top telescopes will receive an A$2.6 million upgrade to help extend its three-decade record of improving our...

/ January 20, 2020

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