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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

Bees can learn higher numbers than we thought – if we train them the right way

Honeybees: nature's maths whizzes. SR Howard, Author providedBees are pretty good at maths – as far as insects go, at least. We already know, for example, that they can count up to four and even understand the concept of zero....

/ October 10, 2019

Popular Webtoon Series Lore Olympus Being Developed as an Animated Series

According to Deadline, the webcomic platform Webtoon has partnered with The Jim Henson Company to develop Rachel Smythe’s Lore Olympus into a YA animated series. The popular webcomic series is a fresh and modern interpretation of Greek mythology, centered on...

/ October 10, 2019

A virus is attacking koalas’ genes. But their DNA is fighting back

A virus that infects koalas is steadily integrating itself into their DNA, ensuring that it is passed down from generation to generation. But the koala genome is defending itself, revealing that DNA has its own immune system to shut down...

/ October 10, 2019

A Mayan Archaeologist Has Discovered 27 Previously Unknown Ancient Sites—All Without Ever Leaving His Computer

A resourceful archaeologist has made the stunning discovery of 27 new ancient Mayan sites—all without ever leaving his desk. Takeshi Inomata, an researcher at the University of Arizona, made his discoveries using freely accessible light detection and ranging maps (LiDAR for...

/ October 10, 2019

Who is John Galt?

Ayn Rand’s iconic novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” was published on October 10, 1957. There’s a lot of talk today about the need for economic dignity, but the only path to dignity and purpose in life is to earn it yourself. It’s...

/ October 10, 2019

Justice for Kaysera: Native Teen’s Mysterious Death Highlights Epidemic of Murdered Indigenous Women

The family of Native American teenager Kaysera Stops Pretty Places is demanding justice after she was found dead in Hardin, Montana, in late August, just two weeks after her 18th birthday. Kaysera was a member of the Crow and Northern...

/ October 10, 2019

Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds’ Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology

As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist...

/ October 10, 2019

After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence

Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for...

/ October 10, 2019

‘Highly charged story’: chemistry Nobel goes to inventors of lithium-ion batteries

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to three chemists who collectively developed something that has become an absolute necessity in our daily lives – the lithium ion battery. From mobile phones to portable tools to electric cars, in less...

/ October 10, 2019

Over 200 Venezuelan Taxis Discover the Benefits of Bitcoin Cash

A man named Oscar Salas recently spoke about his quest to spread bitcoin cash (BCH) adoption on episode 34 of the Bitcoin Cast show. Salas explained in great detail how he is a passionate BCH supporter and the organizer of...

/ October 10, 2019

Drop the doom and gloom: Climate journalism is about empowerment

A farmer who installed solar panels to power his irrigation systems on the family farm walks by the panels near Claresholm, Alta., in June 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntoshThere is a simple irony in dealing with climate change. To get...

/ October 9, 2019

I’m Not Superstitious: Lisa Mannetti’s “Houdini: The Egyptian Paradigm”

Welcome back to the Lovecraft reread, in which two modern Mythos writers get girl cooties all over old Howard’s sandbox, from those who inspired him to those who were inspired in turn. This week, we’re reading Lisa Mannetti’s “Houdini: The...

/ October 9, 2019

Saturn has more moons than Jupiter – but why are we only finding out about them now?

This Hubble Space Telescope image of Saturn and a few of its moons shows how hard it can be to spot the gas giant's tiny orbiting companions. NASA / ESA / HubbleWith the discovery of 20 more moons orbiting Saturn,...

/ October 9, 2019

How to Teach Kids About Free Markets | Guest: Julie Borowski | Ep 34

Author and celebritarian Julie Borowski sits down with Matt Kibbe to discuss her new children’s book, “Nobody Knows How to Make a Pizza.” Inspired by Leonard Read’s classic essay “I, Pencil,” the book is a concise and fun explanation of...

/ October 9, 2019

A $35 Million Painting by Willem de Kooning and a $25 Million Claude Monet Are Among the Highlights of the Fall Auction Season in New York

Sotheby’s has revealed two of the major lots of the fall auction season in New York: an “extremely rare” Willem de Kooning painting offered by art dealer Robert Mnuchin, father of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, on behalf of an undisclosed...

/ October 9, 2019

Divided Supreme Court Hears Landmark LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination Case

The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases that will determine whether LGBTQ people can be fired from their jobs due to their sexual orientation or gender identity. Among the court’s conservative justices, only Neil Gorsuch appeared open...

/ October 9, 2019

The REAL Danger of Impeaching Trump Over The Ukraine Call

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/ October 9, 2019

Cosmic theorist and planet-hunters share physics prize as Nobels reward otherworldly discoveries

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three researchers for their contributions to two unique fields. Half of the 9 million Swedish krona (A$1.34 million) award goes to James Peebles, a Canadian cosmologist at Princeton University, “for...

/ October 9, 2019