Is This Fungus Using a Virus To Control An Animal’s Mind?

The story of the misplaced virus—a discovery that Michael Eisen describes as one of the wackiest of his career—began with some plates of fruit. In the summer of 2015, Carolyn Elya, a member of Eisen’s team at the University of...

/ July 25, 2018

Demi Lovato: Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian support hospitalised singer

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kim Kardashian West and Ariana Grande have sent messages of support to Demi Lovato Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian West and Ellen DeGeneres have voiced their support for pop singer Demi Lovato. The 25-year-old is...

/ July 25, 2018

Swedish activist stops deportation of Afghan man

  Image copyright facebook/elin.k.erssonImage caption Elin Ersson refused to sit until the Afghan was taken off the flight A stunt by a Swedish activist to stop the deportation of an Afghan refugee has been widely hailed on social media. University...

/ July 25, 2018

Syria war: Suicide attacks in the south kill dozens

Image copyright AFP Image caption Images of the aftermath of the attacks were broadcast by state media Suicide attacks in southern Syria have killed at least 38 people, reports say. The attacks took place in and around the government-held city...

/ July 25, 2018

New Zealand Acting PM calls on Australia to change its flag

Posted July 25, 2018 17:10:07 New Zealand's Acting Prime Minister has added fuel to a trans-Tasman war of words by claiming Australia copied the Kiwi flag and should get a new one. During New Zealand's failed 2016 referendum on replacing...

/ July 25, 2018

Tape reveals Trump and lawyer discussing payoff over alleged affair

Image copyright Dimitrios Kambouris Image caption Karen McDougal apologised to Melania Trump for the affair she says she had with Donald Trump A recording of a conversation in which President Donald Trump and his lawyer discuss a payoff over an...

/ July 25, 2018

Japanese Exchanges Push for Limit on Cryptocurrency Margin Trading

An industry self-regulatory organization formed by cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan is pushing for setting a limit on how much investors can borrow for cryptocurrency margin trading. According to a report from Japanese news agency Jiji Press on Tuesday, the Japan...

/ July 25, 2018

Vaccine scandals taint Beijing’s ambition to become a global pharmaceutical powerhouse

Recent scandals about substandard pharmaceutical drugs will likely jeopardize Beijing's ambitions to become a international pharma leader — even as Chinese President Xi Jinping's government seeks to quell public anger. The current furor erupted after a rabies vaccine for humans...

/ July 25, 2018

‘The Reaction Has Been Overwhelming’: Susan Unterberg Comes Forward as an Anonymous Patron of Female Artists

It’s been a wild few days for 77-year-old artist Susan Unterberg, who has revealed that she is the founder and funder of the Anonymous Was a Woman awards, which since 1996 have provided some 220 female artists over the age...

/ July 25, 2018

Burlington is behind the nurses

THE 1,800 nurses who work for the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) system are back at work after a two-day strike that dramatized the stakes in this important health care battle — and inspired strong shows of community support...

/ July 25, 2018

Say Nia’s name — and stand up to racist hate

“I WANT justice for my daughter. Please help me get justice for my daughter.” That was the tearful message of Ansar Mohammed, the father of Nia Wilson, who was slashed to death by a racist killer in an Oakland public...

/ July 25, 2018

Pakistan’s Imran Khan vies for power as country heads to polls

Image copyright AFP Voting has begun in Pakistan after an election campaign overshadowed by concerns of manipulation and violence. Nearly 106 million people are registered to vote for members of the lower house of parliament and four provincial assemblies. The...

/ July 25, 2018

Report: XRP’s Drop in Line with Other Crypto ‘Underscores XRP’s Independence from Ripple’

Ripple has released the second quarter 2018 report for its digital asset XRP today, July 24. According to the report, Ripple’s sales of XRP tokens were a “drop in the bucket” compared to the total XRP market. Per the report,...

/ July 25, 2018

Novogratz’s Galaxy Digital Leads $52.5 Mln Fundraising Round for Crypto-Lending Firm

Crypto-focused merchant bank Galaxy Digital has recently led a $52.5 million fundraising round for crypto-lending firm BlockFi, according a blog post by the company July 24. Galaxy Digital CEO and founder Mike Novogratz confirmed in a tweet that he is,...

/ July 25, 2018

Coinbase Internal Investigation Concludes No Insider Trading Took Place

Coinbase exchange has reportedly concluded that no insider trading of Bitcoin Cash (BCH) took place in December 2017, Fortune reports Tuesday, July 24. Anonymous sources close to Coinbase told Fortune that the exchange and wallet service provider conducted a company-wide...

/ July 25, 2018

The right to bear arms disarmed

PUBLISHED THIS past January, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment was definitely timely. It came out soon after the Las Vegas massacre that killed 59 concertgoers, and which Dunbar-Ortiz discusses in her chapter on mass shootings....

/ July 25, 2018

Demi Lovato ‘in Los Angeles hospital for suspected overdose’

Image caption The 25-year-old has sung about her struggle with addiction in the past. Pop singer Demi Lovato is in a Los Angeles hospital after a suspected drug overdose, US media report. The Los Angeles Police Department reportedly responded on...

/ July 25, 2018

After the Fatal Crash, Uber Revamps Its Robo-Car Testing

In the four months since an Uber self-driving car struck and killed a woman in Arizona, the ride-hail company’s autonomous vehicle tech has stayed off public roads. The governor of that state banned Uber from testing there; the company let...

/ July 25, 2018

Vigilantes Are Outing Crypto Shillers and Scammers

News Hunting crypto scammers and shillers is now a sport. Armchair sleuths have taken it upon themselves to chase down perceived bad actors, and to publicly out them for their crimes. Crypto influencers who conceal promoted tweets and conflicts of...

/ July 25, 2018

Was It Ethical for Dropbox to Share Customer Data with Scientists?

For the past two years, researchers at Northwestern University have been analyzing the habits of tens of thousands of scientists—using Dropbox. Looking at data about academics' folder-sharing habits, they found the most successful scientists share some collaboration behaviors in common....

/ July 25, 2018