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SFF Equines Horse Breeds: “And I Want a Pony.”

Ponies are iconic. Ponies are a legend. They’re a catch phrase for the impossible dream. “Sure, and I want a pony.” There’s history there. Horses have been solid working partners in many regions of the world, working on farms, in...

/ October 14, 2019

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for “Remarkable Change” in Horn of Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a...

/ October 14, 2019

Editors’ Picks: 21 Things Not to Miss in New York’s Art World This Week

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below.    Tuesday, October 15 Storm King president John Stern speaks at the Storm King Art Center’s fifth annual Gala Dinnerand...

/ October 14, 2019

More Nations Join the Club of Crypto-Friendly Jurisdictions

Regulatory barriers are a major concern for businesses working with decentralized assets. Not all governments, however, are putting obstacles in front of crypto companies. In fact the number taking a crypto-friendly stance is in fact increasing. Also read: Ukraine in...

/ October 13, 2019

Crop leftovers can store huge amounts of carbon: insights from Uganda

A sample of biochar NCAT CAES/FlickrFarmers in countries like Uganda could help fight climate change – and improve their crop yields – by adding agricultural waste to their fields. The process removes carbon from the atmosphere and stores it in...

/ October 13, 2019

6 Monitoring Websites That Help Track Bitcoin Cash Data

When it comes to cryptocurrency networks and markets, there’s a lot to keep track of. Thankfully there’s also now a bunch of dedicated bitcoin cash (BCH) data websites that provide easy to comprehend visual representations of network statistics and market...

/ October 12, 2019
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Jane Fonda is arrested in D.C. during climate change protest — exactly as she’d planned

https://youtu.be/hUtNYrVOrWs It went just as she’d planned. Jane Fonda was arrested Friday in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her efforts to join the fight against climate change. “Today, the United States Capitol Police arrested 16 individuals for...

/ October 12, 2019

4 New High-Powered Bitcoin Miners Revealed

Bitmain Technologies and Canaan Creative have announced new mining rigs that process roughly 58-73 terahash per second (TH/s). Sources also reveal that Canaan’s initial public offering (IPO) could be listed in the U.S. next month. Also Read: Mining Firm Canaan...

/ October 12, 2019

A Massive Yayoi Kusama Show—With a New Infinity Room—Is Expected to Flood David Zwirner’s Chelsea Gallery With 100,000 Visitors This Fall

Don’t be surprised if you spot a line snaking around the block in Chelsea next month, because Yayoi Kusama is staging another show at David Zwirner, and it’s bound to be a blockbuster. The Japanese artist has become a worldwide...

/ October 11, 2019

Makoto Shinkai’s Weathering With You Gets an English-Subbed Trailer

Ahead of its U.S. debut in January, a subtitled trailer for Makoto Shinkai’s fantasy-romance film Weathering With You has been released! Released in Japan this past July, Weathering With You has already earned over $120 million at the box office,...

/ October 11, 2019

Disney’s Jungle Cruise Comes to Life in Its First Trailer

Disney released its first trailer for Jungle Cruise, and it looks like quite the adventure—equal parts Anaconda and The Mummy. Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) is a scientist on a mission to find the fabled Tree of Life (and apparently not...

/ October 11, 2019

A Harrowingly Realistic Fresco of Gladiators in Life-or-Death Combat Has Been Unearthed in Pompeii

Archaeologists have found a new fresco depicting fighting gladiators in the ancient city of Pompeii, Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini announced today. The ancient painting was found in a basement in the Regio V section of Pompeii—which is not yet...

/ October 11, 2019

Music, Mayhem, and the Making of an Audiobook: The Future of Another Timeline by Annalee Newitz

Question: What happens when you combine a book about feminist time-travelers, a punk-rock narrator, and an enthusiastically nerdy audiobook production team? Answer: One kick-ass, geoscience fiction audiobook adventure. Annalee Newitz’s novel The Future of Another Timeline is an exhilarating science...

/ October 11, 2019

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum Has Raised a Remarkable $100 Million to Fund Its Expansion

San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum has raised $100 million in private donations—exceeding its initial goal of $90 million—to support its forthcoming expansion. The project, led by architect Kulapat Yantrasast of wHY Architecture, was announced in 2016 and is set to...

/ October 11, 2019

Why Barack Obama was particularly unsuited to live up to the ideals of the Nobel Peace Prize

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One en route to Oslo, Norway, to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in December 2009. AP Photo/Susan WalshA decade ago, in October 2009, Barack Obama learned that he had...

/ October 11, 2019

The Stanford Sexual Assault Case Made Her “Emily Doe.” In New Memoir, Chanel Miller Tells Her Story

We spend the hour with author Chanel Miller speaking about her recently published remarkable memoir, “Know My Name.” The book chronicles how Miller reclaimed her name, her story and her life after being sexually assaulted by Brock Turner, a member...

/ October 11, 2019

A psychotherapist explains why some adults are reacting badly to young climate strikers

Young climate strikers I spoke to recently are confused and distressed about the things adults are doing. It’s not just inaction during the worsening climate crisis that bothers them, but the increasingly bizarre criticism many older people throw at striking...

/ October 11, 2019

Can Eliud Kipchoge run a sub-2hr marathon? It all comes down to 15 extraordinary seconds

“Where were you on October 12, 2019?” Could this be the question we are all asking ourselves in 50 years’ time as we remember the moment a male runner finally broke the 2-hour marathon barrier — the “four-minute mile” of...

/ October 11, 2019

We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong

Traffic congestion on the M5 motorway in Sydney. Government assumptions that Australian cars are becoming more fuel efficient are incorrect, research shows. Dean Lewins/AAPIn several speeches of late, Prime Minister Scott Morrison insisted with a straight face that Australia is...

/ October 11, 2019

Realmx Video Game Officially Launches on Bitcoin Cash

During the first week of August, the development team Block Hop announced a sandbox video game called Realmx that’s fueled by bitcoin cash. On October 10, Block Hop developers revealed that after “months of development and preparation,” Realmx can now...

/ October 11, 2019