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  • 13 days ago
    Current Event Nelson

    South Korea faces ‘balancing act’ in US-China chip war

    South Korea is facing a complex balancing act as it finds itself positioned in the middle of an intensifying tech war between the United States and its biggest semiconductor chip trading partner China. The South Korean government has reached a decision internally to join the US-led Chip 4 alliance, and is coordinating the right timing to announce it, an anonymous Korean government insider recently told local media.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Nelson

    Crypto Exchange AAX Suspends Withdrawals as FTX Failure Reverberates

    Crypto exchange AAX said it had suspended activity, citing a scheduled upgrade that had been delayed by turbulent markets. The failure of a third-party partner means services will be delayed for as long as 10 days, the Hong Kong-based company said Sunday. The exchange did not identify the partner, and has said it has no exposure to FTX, a rival whose collapse has caused chaos in the industry.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Expression Nelson

    There are now 8 billion of us — but soon we'll hit a decline we'll never reverse

    This week, the world's population ticks over a historic milestone. But in the next century, society will be reshaped dramatically — and soon we'll hit a decline we'll never reverse.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Nelson

    Box Office: ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Claws Up $84 Million Opening Day

    Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is reigning over the box office. The superhero sequel earned $84 million from 4,396 locations on its opening day. That figures includes $28 million in Thursday previews, which marked the 15th-highest preview gross in history and bested the first “Black Panther’s” figure by $3 million. It’s also the second biggest opening day of the year, behind the $90.4 million earned by fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe entry “Doctor Strange in the Multi...

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Nelson

    Study helps explain why some people have a negative opinion toward corrupt people but act corruptly themselves

    A series of 6 studies in Brazil found that people oriented towards social dominance are more willing to engage in corruption and are more likely to see the world as a competitive jungle, in which people ruthlessly struggle for survival. People with pronounced right-wing authoritarian views were more likely to have negative attitudes towards corrupt people and more prone to perceive the world as dangerous and threatening, but were not more willing to engage in corrupt behavior.

  • 2 weeks ago
    Current Event Nelson

    Kid Rock Calls Oprah A Fraud For Not Endorsing Dr. Oz In PA Senate Race

    Kid Rock is not biting his tongue when it comes to Oprah Winfrey's political views ... blasting the talk show host for her latest endorsement in the Pennsylvania senate race. The rapper fired off a tweet Saturday, calling Oprah a "fraud" for supporting Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman instead of his Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz. KR seemed pissed because Oprah turned her back on Oz -- a longtime friend -- for political reasons.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Nelson

    The new iPad's USB-C port is really a Lightning port in disguise

    After years of the Lightning port on iPhones, iPads, and other devices, Apple is forced to switch to USB-C, thanks in part to the European Union. In many ways, that’s a good thing for users, but you don’t believe it’s going to be a seamless transition, do you?

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Nelson

    US charges alleged Chinese spies in telecoms probe case

    Two Chinese nationals have been charged with paying thousands of dollars in cash and jewellery to obstruct a federal investigation into a major telecommunications company. According to prosecutors, the two men attempted to recruit a US law enforcement official as an intelligence asset to help interfere with the probe.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Nelson

    God of War Ragnarok game director on the importance of the opening hours

    Eric Williams, the new game director for God of War Ragnarok, may not have wanted the spotlight, but it's clear he's the man to lead this sequel. Having worked closely with Cory Barlog and the Sony Santa Monica team on the God of War series since 2004, he's a seriously passionate guy about Kratos and co., and from everything I've played so far, this sequel is going to be quite the second album – with not even a whiff of the word "difficult" in sight.

  • 1 month ago
    Current Event Nelson

    'We Don't Have Much Time Left': Co-Author of UN Climate Report Detained at Climate Protest

    On Tuesday morning, an IPCC report author and climate scientist was taken into police custody while protesting alongside activists blocking traffic in Bern, Switzerland. The scientist, Julia Steinberger, is a professor of ecological economics at the University of Lausanne and contributed to the 6th Assessment Report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, specifically its third chapter on emissions mitigation pathways that are still possible this century.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis Nelson

    Research shows water fluoridation is safe for children

    Research from The University of Queensland has found no link between community water fluoridation and adverse effects to children’s brain development.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event Nelson

    'Forever Chemicals’ Found in Every Umbilical Cord Blood Sample in Global Study

    “Forever chemicals,” or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have made quite a few appearances in the news cycle lately. These thousands of manufacturing chemicals leach into the food and water supply, making it nearly impossible to avoid absorption into the human body. Once in the body, they don’t go away—hence the name “forever chemicals”—and can cause a host of health concerns, from thyroid disease and cancer to liver damage and fertility issues.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event Nelson

    ‘Barbie Girl’ Turns 25: Aqua Opens Up on Song’s Legacy and Absence From Movie

    Helium-pitched vocals and kitschy lyrics made Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” a novelty hit for the ages, and the perky euro-pop anthem, which took the world by storm in 1997, is still going strong 25 years later. The candy-colored video has amassed more than 1.1 billion views on YouTube and any conversation about Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Barbie” movie eventually leads to the question: Will “Barbie Girl” be part of the soundtrack?

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event Nelson

    Interpol issues red notice for Terraform founder Do Kwon

    Interpol has issued a red notice for Do Kwon, requesting law enforcement agencies worldwide to search and arrest the Terraform Labs founder whose blockchain startup collapsed earlier this year. The collapse of Terra cryptocurrency (Luna) and the so-called stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) wiped out investors’ $40 billion, prompting an uproar that caused the prosecutors to launch investigations into Kwon and his colleagues. He faces charges in South Korea, the prosecutors said Monday.

  • 2 months ago
    Current Event Nelson

    No, YouTube, I will not subscribe to Premium

    I am a working mom with an 11-month-old baby. What sort of picture does that paint for you? That of an individual who has little to no time to spare? Well, you’re right. I am neck-deep in it right now, and I’m sure there are many other folks, parents or not, who can empathize with an absolute dearth of leisurely time. You know what I’m talking about — those precious few minutes in the day to just lay back and watch a YouTube video or two.