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Bitcoin broker Coinbase booked $1 billion in revenue last year — so the company has told hovering VCs to back off

Coinbase issues a statement that warns its own shareholders.<p>Coinbase, the bitcoin trading broker that has exploded in popularity as cryptocurrencies surge and nose dive, has encountered an unusual problem for a Silicon Valley startup: Too many investors are trying to get in.<p>The six-year-old company …

Cryptocurrency

Mysterious signals are probably coming from space every second and no one can explain why

It started in 2001, a brilliant burst of light breached the skies. The event had released as much power as 500 million suns. Just a few milliseconds later, the signal had vanished. Astronomers call these powerful flashes Fast Radio Bursts (FRBs).<p>Since 2001, about 30 have been identified. But, new …

Universe

Meet '`Oumuamua,' the Strange Interstellar Asteroid That Sent Us a Message

In the classic 1973 Arthur C. Clarke science fiction novel "Rendezvous With Rama," a mysterious object is detected outside the orbit of Jupiter as it …

Astronomy

Sweden has 65,000 nuclear shelters. Now, in the era of Trump, it wants more.

Scandinavia may not be right in the path of a future nuclear exchange between the United States and North Korea, but given the latest threats between the two countries and rising concerns over Russian military exercises, it’s not taking any chances.<p>Last month, the Norwegian Nobel Committee handed a …

North Korea

Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails …

Relationships

Surgeon detects his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound device

An upcoming iPhone-based medical device seems to have proven its usefulness ten-fold when a US vascular surgeon discovered cancer in his own neck …

Does Apple Think We’re Clowns?

Good luck getting the most expensive iPhone ever<p>So, are you planning to line up at your local <b>Apple Store</b> Friday to buy that new $1,000 <b>iPhone X</b>?<p>It’s become an American tradition since the first iPhone launched 10 years ago, as regular as Groundhog Day: an annual cycle of iPhone lust, followed by …

Burundi becomes 1st to leave International Criminal Court

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundi has become the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, but officials say the court's prosecutor will move ahead with an examination of the East African nation's deadly political turmoil.<p>An ICC spokesman confirmed that the pullout took …

Africa

Here’s A (Crazy?) Plan To Bribe Crows To Clean Up Cigarette Butts

Tossed cigarette butts are a huge litter problem. Crows are highly intelligent animals that can be trained to perform tasks for rewards. Can this possibly work? And is it even ethical?<p>In the quest to convince smokers to stop tossing cigarette butts on the street, cities have experimented with …

Birds

Scientists figured out how to make cancer cells “commit suicide” — here’s how it works

Scientists have found a way to make cancer cells kill themselves in multiple ways, simultaneously.<p>“It’s like committing suicide by stabbing yourself, …

Body, heal thyself

The frontier of science is looking inward to fix what ails us.<p>Ever since a savanna dweller first slapped mud on a wound to ward off flies—and infection—our frail human bodies have relied on creative intervention to survive. Science has since come up with all manner of potions and procedures (from …

'It's able to create knowledge itself': Google unveils AI that learns on its own

In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, AlphaGo Zero took just three days to master the ancient Chinese board game of Go ... with no human help<p>Google’s artificial intelligence group, DeepMind, has unveiled the latest incarnation of its Go-playing program, AlphaGo – an AI so powerful …

Artificial Intelligence

Envoy digitizes another inefficient office chore with new service for deliveries

There’s lots to like about startups that are rarely in the media because they are heads down developing product and building an actual business.<p>Envoy is one of those.<p>Led by former kid prodigy Larry Gadea, who worked for Google at 19 and later moved on to Twitter, it has kept pretty quiet since it …

Startups

I Went on a Date With My Rapist

<i>The Cut continues to receive stories of abuse. We believe there is power in the specificity of each woman’s account as well as in acknowledging just</i> …

Sexual Harassment

Transform Your Old SLR Camera Into A DLSR Using I’m Back

Over the past few years Samuel Mello Medeiros has been developing a new piece of hardware which is capable of transforming an old SLR camera into a …

Cameras

How being a cheapskate became ‘sexy’

<i>Welcome to MarketWatch’s new weekly series, “Adventures in Frugality.” Our team of personal-finance writers will examine how you can save more money</i> …

Personal Finance

How to Protect Your Assets Without a Prenup

It’s not the most romantic topic, but discussing finances with your partner before you get married is incredibly important. You’re devoting time and money to planning your wedding and getting ready for your lives together, and your finances deserve just as much attention! Pre-wedding money talks …

Personal Finance

DNA study provides insight into how to live longer

<b>Every year spent in education adds an average of 11 months to people's lifespan, say scientists.</b><p>The researchers say a person loses two months for every kilogram overweight they are - and seven years for smoking a packet of cigarettes a day.<p>Unusually, the Edinburgh university team found their …

Mutations

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

<b>Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc.</b><p>Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass …

Green Buildings

DIY dome homes built from AirCrete are an affordable & ecofriendly option

<b>First there was foamcrete, then there was papercrete and hempcrete, and now we've got AirCrete, a foamy mixture of air bubbles and cement that is</b> …

Hemp

New 'Biosensitive' Tattoo Ink Can Read What's In Your Blood

Biosensor tattoos are the less dorky future of smart wearables.<p>Thanks to wearable technology, you can go for a run and a fitness tracker will tell …

Body Art

How to Build a Portfolio That Will Last Until You're 100

Basing your retirement portfolio on a 100-year lifespan helps to ensure you won't run out of money.<p>The idea of running out of money in retirement is …

Retirement

We detected ripples in space and time again, confirming a new era in astrophysics has begun

On August 14, the after-effects of an extreme cosmic blast rippled through you, me, and everyone we know.<p>But you didn't feel it.<p>The only instruments …

LIGO

Here's what happens with your bitcoins when you die

The grieving family stood to inherit a small fortune—that is, if they could only find and access the cryptocurrency.<p>Bitcoins are a virtual form of money protected by unbreakable cryptography. This attribute makes it a secure way to store wealth but also creates the risk that when Bitcoin owners …

Bitcoin

These Podcasts Know Something You Don’t About Dating

Sharing painful, uncomfortable, or taboo moments in hope that others may find solace is one of the ways a host of underrepresented voices and narratives are currently reshaping our media landscape: Earlier this year, <i>Brown Girls</i>, an Emmy-nominated Web series and soon-to-be HBO series, zoomed in on …

Beach audit reveals which brands are worst offenders for plastic waste

<b>Knowing where trash comes from is the first step in figuring out better, more sustainable solutions.</b><p>Freedom Island is a beautiful stretch of …

Sustainability

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

Relationships

Evaporation Engines Could Produce More Power Than Coal, with a Huge Caveat - MIT Technology Review

Technology that can tap into the renewable power of natural water evaporation could produce a huge portion of the nation's energy needs—at least …

Engineering

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics