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Government to Airdrop $9 Billion in Free Money to 7 Million Hong Kong Residents

The government of Hong Kong has decided to airdrop about $9 billion in free money to an estimated 7 million residents in the troubled Chinese territory. From a global perspective, this can be seen as a desperate move to stimulate...

/ February 28, 2020

VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the government’s emergency plan, climate change, and Bettina Arndt

Michelle Grattan about the week in politics, including the implementation of an emergency plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, climate change policy, national security and Bettina Arndt

/ February 28, 2020

‘It Was Like Relationship Bootcamp’: Artists Julie Curtiss and Clinton King on Falling in Love in Japan and the Struggles that Come Before Success

In Artnet News's Portraits of Love series, young creative couples offer insights into their partnerships. The post ‘It Was Like Relationship Bootcamp’: Artists Julie Curtiss and Clinton King on Falling in Love in Japan and the Struggles that Come Before...

/ February 27, 2020

The Bull and Bear Case for Investing in the Top 20 Cryptocurrencies

Should you buy bitcoin or bitcoin cash? Does tezos have further room to grow? Is monero a long-term hold? There are no absolute answers to these questions and no crystal ball to determine which crypto will pull a 5x before...

/ February 27, 2020

Mary Boone’s Business Partner Is Suing the Jailed Dealer Over $15 Million in Art That She Allegedly Took From the Gallery for Herself

The lawsuit alleges that Boone sold gallery-owned artworks and pocketed the money. The post Mary Boone’s Business Partner Is Suing the Jailed Dealer Over $15 Million in Art That She Allegedly Took From the Gallery for Herself appeared first on...

/ February 26, 2020

Stocking up to prepare for a crisis isn’t ‘panic buying’. It’s actually a pretty rational choice

There's no need to raid the supermarket today, but gathering supplies is a reasonable response to the prospect of disaster

/ February 26, 2020

Thousands of city trees have been lost to development, when we need them more than ever

Inner Melbourne alone has lost 2,000 street trees to major developments within a decade. Losing tree cover makes it even more difficult for our cities to cope with an increasingly tough climate.

/ February 26, 2020

Gender diversity in science media still has a long way to go. Here’s a 5-step plan to move it along

Men still dominate the science media landscape, among both quoted sources and the writers themselves. Confronting this problem is not a job just for women, or just for the media - it's for everyone.

/ February 26, 2020

Wikileaks Gathers $37M in BTC Since 2010 – Over $400K Sent After Julian Assange’s Arrest

The world was shocked when Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange was arrested in April after being cooped up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London since 2012. Following his arrest, the original Wikileaks bitcoin address saw significant support as $32,000 worth of...

/ February 26, 2020

Carbon pricing: it’s a proven way to reduce emissions but everyone’s too scared to mention it

In all the strategies and tactics of the climate wars, the most disturbing development is that the carbon pricing became roadkill.

/ February 25, 2020

Stone tools show humans in India survived the cataclysmic Toba eruption 74,000 years ago

An archaeological site in India sheds new light on how ancient humans dispersed from Africa across the world.

/ February 25, 2020

In an Extraordinary Discovery, Archaeologists May Have Just Located the Tomb of Romulus, the Legendary Founder of Rome

The tomb was found in the heart of the Roman Forum, a site that "never ceases to yield amazing fresh treasures." The post In an Extraordinary Discovery, Archaeologists May Have Just Located the Tomb of Romulus, the Legendary Founder of...

/ February 25, 2020

The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2℃ change in temperature

Perhaps 2℃ doesn't sound like much, but if you look through history, 2℃ temperature changes have had huge effects on the planet and people.

/ February 25, 2020

Flipstarter Reveals Eatbch and BCH Development Funding Goals – Blog Post Receives $2k in Tips

On Sunday, developers of the Flipstarter.cash project announced the start of private testing for the platform’s BCH assurance contracts and the team also revealed the first two funding projects. One of the first funding goals will be raising bitcoin cash...

/ February 25, 2020

Rebekah Mercer, Billionaire Donor to Anti-Science Causes, Is Off the American Museum of Natural History’s Board After Years of Protest

There had been widespread calls from museum curators and scientists for Mercer to step down. The post Rebekah Mercer, Billionaire Donor to Anti-Science Causes, Is Off the American Museum of Natural History’s Board After Years of Protest appeared first on...

/ February 24, 2020

First recorded ‘marsquakes’ reveal the red planet’s rumbling guts

NASA's InSight lander has recorded the first evidence of earthquake-like tremors on Mars. The discovery opens a new chapter in our understanding of the geological processes at play on another world.

/ February 24, 2020

Shopify Joins Libra While Quitter Vodafone Advertises Bitcoin on Facebook

Facebook’s coin project, Libra, continues to draw attention despite setbacks, including a shrinking pool of backers and a growing number of worried regulators. But now with JP Morgan seeing potential for the social network’s cryptocurrency and e-commerce giant Shopify joining...

/ February 24, 2020

Labor’s climate policy is too little, too late. We must run faster to win the race

Simple maths reveals Labor's policy, if replicated by all other nations, would not avert dangerous global warming.

/ February 24, 2020

More than 70% of the Universe is made of ‘dark energy’, the mysterious stuff even stranger than dark matter

Today on the podcast, we explore what we know about dark energy, believed to be responsible for the acceleration of the expansion of the Universe.

/ February 23, 2020

Understanding Defi Flash Loans: Complex Attacks, Inflation and Composable Systems

Two recent flash loans on the defi platform Bzx have started a fierce debate about the subject of using uncollateralized loans in a quick trade. Essentially these flash loans are providing people with the ability to borrow crypto without relinquishing...

/ February 22, 2020