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  • 2 days ago
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    Crypto Volatility, FUD and Some Random Thoughts

    “People, it turns out, are not that averse to risk. For many reasons, they are not opposed to risk, but they are opposed to losing and the possibility of loss plays a very significant part in their decision.” - Daniel Kahneman

  • 2 days ago
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    Canada’s Catholic bishops formally apologize for role in residential school system

    Canada’s Catholic bishops are apologizing for the church’s role in the residential school system. In an open letter, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed their “profound remorse” for their participation in the system, which led to the suppression of Indigenous languages and culture.

  • 5 days ago
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    Covid: Immune therapy from llamas shows promise

    A Covid therapy derived from a llama named Fifi has shown "significant potential" in early trials. It is a treatment made of "nanobodies", small, simpler versions of antibodies, which llamas and camels produce naturally in response to infection. Once the therapy has been tested in humans, scientists say, it could be given as a simple nasal spray - to treat and even prevent early infection.

  • 6 days ago
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    Warren Buffett likely took a $5 billion hit on just 5 stocks during Monday's slump

    Warren Buffett likely took a $5 billion hit across only five stocks on Monday, as investors dumped equities in response to the news that Chinese real estate developer Evergrande could default on up to $300 billion of debt. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway saw $2.8 billion wiped off the value of its Apple stake, as the iPhone maker's stock price slid 2% on Monday. The market downturn cut Bank of America's stock price by 3%, erasing $1.3 billion from Berkshire's position in the len...

  • 7 days ago
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    Sequoia National Park's General Sherman tree, one of largest in the world, still safe amid growing wildfire

    The KNP Complex fire in Sequoia National Park grew more than 3,900 acres overnight, but officials said Sunday that hundreds of firefighters have valiantly kept key areas of the forest under control.

  • 13 days ago
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    A nasal oxytocin spray might curtail dominant behavior in psychopaths

    Scientists have uncovered preliminary evidence that oxytocin, a neurohormone that reduces stress and fosters social bonding, could help to reduce dominant behavior in psychopathic offenders. Their findings have been published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    Black holes found to exert a pressure on their environment

    Physicists at the University of Sussex have discovered that black holes exert a pressure on their environment, in a scientific first. In 1974 Stephen Hawking made the seminal discovery that black holes emit thermal radiation. Previous to that, black holes were believed to be inert, the final stages of a dying heavy star.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Shanghai scientists set space teleportation record

    It first hit our television sets on Sept. 8, 1966. The television show was called Star Trek, and, it featured a bold group of space travellers aboard the starship Enterprise. It was then that we were formally introduced to teleportation — a cool concept that allowed the ship to beam people and things to any coordinate.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Study says Europe is 21 years behind its emissions reduction goals

    Europe might be making progress on reducing emissions, but its largest utility company doesn't think officials are moving quickly enough. Reuters reports Enel has issued a study warning Europe could be late on reducing greenhouse gas emissions if it continues at its "current pace." The European Union wants to reduce those emissions by 55 percent by 2030, Enel said, but it reportedly won't reach that target until 2051 without substantial changes.

  • 1 month ago
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  • 1 month ago
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    VW customers will soon have a choice for in-car 4G connectivity

    Volkswagen has unveiled a new feature for its Car-Net connected vehicle service that lets you get 4G data from two major US telecoms. Called "Carrier of Choice," it offers the option of Verizon or T-Mobile, making it relatively easy to add your vehicle to an existing mobile plan.

  • 1 month ago
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    It’s time to rethink air conditioning

    What if the most American symbol of unsustainable consumption isn’t the automobile, but the air conditioner? In cool indoor spaces, it’s easy to forget that billions of people around the world don’t have cooling — and that air conditioning is worsening the warming that it’s supposed to protect us from.

  • 1 month ago
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    Hitting the Books: How Tesla engineers solved the problem of exploding EV batteries

    Between CEO Elon Musk's often erratic antics, strident competition from existing industry titans, and a public that is still not fully sold on the idea of traveling via electrical charge, Tesla's road to prominence has not been a smooth one. But facing a federal investigation into its driver assist systems, is far from the biggest roadblock the company has navigated.

  • 1 month ago
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    U.S. Halted Dollar Shipments to Afghanistan to Keep Cash Out of Taliban’s Hands

    The Biden administration last week canceled bulk shipments of dollars headed for Afghanistan as Taliban fighters were poised to take control of the capital city of Kabul, part of a continuing scramble to keep hundreds of millions of dollars out of the hands of the terrorist group, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • 1 month ago
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    Poll: Nearly 8 in 10 Americans believe in angels

    Angels don't just sing at Christmastime. For most Americans, they're a year-round presence. A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 77 percent of adults believe these ethereal beings are real. Belief is primarily tied to religion, with 88 percent of Christians, 95 percent of evangelical Christians and 94 percent of those who attend weekly religious services of any sort saying they believe in angels.

  • 1 month ago
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    Nearly all of the $600 million stolen in a huge crypto heist has been returned — but there's a catch

    Nearly all of the $600 million stolen in one of the biggest cryptocurrency heists ever has now been returned by hackers, according to the platform targeted in the hack. Poly Network said Thursday that all of the funds except $33 million worth of the tether digital coin have been transferred back.

  • 1 month ago
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    How Cameo Generated $100 Million Last Year From Celebrity Shout-Out Videos

    Social media provides an unprecedented way for stars to connect with their fans — but only the upper echelons of celebrities have been able to convert their online presence into cold, hard cash. Steven Galanis, co-founder and CEO of Cameo, says his company is part of a rising wave of direct-to-fan platforms that is changing that, by letting a much broader range of talent make money online. On the latest episode of Variety‘s Strictly Business podcast, Galanis explains how Cameo built a boomin...