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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

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.

/ 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

In fire-prone California, many residents can’t afford wildfire insurance

A helicopter drops water while battling the Saddle Ridge Fire in Porter Ranch, Calif., on Oct. 11, 2019. AP Photo/Noah Berger California’s relatively quiet 2019 fire season ended in October. Just days after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to...

/ October 17, 2019

An Exhibition at the New York Public Library Offers a Rare Glimpse Into Reclusive Author JD’s Salinger’s Life—See Highlights Here

The life and work of JD Salinger is the subject of an exhibition opening this week at the New York Public Library on what would have been the reclusive author’s 100th birthday. More than 200 objects, including manuscripts and photos on...

/ October 17, 2019

Survey: Chinese Students Want Crypto Jobs, 8% Own Cryptocurrencies

A poll conducted among university students in China indicates that many of them see a bright future for cryptocurrencies in their country. A quarter of the respondents said they would seek employment in the industry that deals with digital assets...

/ October 17, 2019

Dissonance and Myth: Stefan Spjut’s Trolls

The idea of unearthly or folkloric creatures living alongside humanity is one that plenty of writers have embraced over the years. Using that as a starting point, countless authors have told stories that range from the mythic to the comic,...

/ October 16, 2019

Thoughts and prayers: miracles, Christianity and praying for rain

In a speech in Albury last month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told his audience that he was praying for rain in drought-affected areas. “I pray for that rain everywhere else around the country,” he continued. “And I do pray for...

/ October 16, 2019

Rand Paul Makes the Case Against Socialism | Guest: Sen. Rand Paul | Ep 35

Matt Kibbe talks to Sen. Rand Paul about his new book, “The Case Against Socialism.” In it, Paul takes on the myth of kinder, gentler socialism from progressives like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pointing out that the ideology is,...

/ October 16, 2019

Telegram Awaits Court Hearing on SEC Case Against Its Token Sale

Telegram, the most popular messenger in the crypto community, is facing challenges surrounding the launch of its TON blockchain. Following an intervention by the U.S. securities regulator, a court hearing on the sale of the native gram tokens is scheduled...

/ October 16, 2019

Disney Has Found a Writer For Its Cassian Andor Star Wars Show

Disney’s forthcoming Rogue One prequel TV series about rebel agent Cassian Andor has found a writer: Tony Gilroy, who will write the pilot and a handful of episodes, according to Variety. The news brings a bit of continuity to the...

/ October 15, 2019

Climate explained: the environmental footprint of electric versus fossil cars

The best way to compare emissions from electric cars is to assess all phases of a life cycle analysis. from www.shutterstock.com, CC BY-ND CC BY-ND Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media...

/ October 15, 2019

Revenge of the moderators: Facebook’s online workers are sick of being treated like bots

Mark Zuckerberg and other tech CEOs may have to take notice of their workers' complaints. Aaron Schwarz / ShutterstockReports of Facebook moderators’ appalling working conditions have been making headlines worldwide. Workers say they are burning out as they moderate vast...

/ October 15, 2019

A New Exhibition of Artworks Recovered From Shipwrecks Reveals Some Fascinating—and Troubling—Histories

Salvaged from watery depths, the sunken treasures from a pair of shipwrecks lay underwater for hundreds of years before being acquired by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Now, these artifacts, including a pair of massive 12th-century stone statues...

/ October 15, 2019

Homewreckers: How Wall Street, Banks & Trump’s Inner Circle Used the 2008 Housing Crash to Get Rich

We speak with investigative reporter Aaron Glantz about his new book “Homewreckers,” which looks at the devastating legacy of the foreclosure crisis and how much of the so-called recovery is a result of large private equity firms buying up hundreds...

/ October 15, 2019

Diversified Crypto Fund Receives FINRA Regulatory Approval

Grayscale Investments has received regulatory approval to publicly quote shares of its diversified crypto fund. The product, which is the firm’s only diversified offering, invests in five main cryptocurrencies. In addition, the firm offers nine single-asset investment funds, some of...

/ October 15, 2019

Double counting of emissions cuts may undermine Paris climate deal

Ice floe adrift in Vincennes Bay in the Australian Antarctic Territory. There are fears efforts to combat global warming will be undermined by double counting of carbon credits. AAP/Torsten BlackwoodIn the four years since the Paris climate agreement was adopted,...

/ October 15, 2019

Pope Francis and the Catholic church continue to look towards science, and that can only be a good thing

It’s not uncommon for science and religion to be framed as two opposing forces. The Catholic church has famously struggled to accommodate scientific research in its past, but recently there has been evidence of a healthier relationship developing. In many...

/ October 14, 2019