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Largest Bitcoin exchange temporarily halts buying and selling amid price mini-crash

Coinbase - one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange websites - has temporarily disabled buying amid a massive sell-off following Bitcoin's price plunge.<p>"Due to today's high traffic, buys and sells may be temporarily offline. We're working on restoring full availability as soon as possible," …

Japanese Solar Firm to Take on Tesla in Roofing-Tile Competition

Japan’s Solar Frontier K.K. plans to sell solar panels incorporated into roofing and wall materials, taking on Tesla Inc. in building technology that …

A power plant joining the grid in 2018 burns natural gas with no emissions

by Claudia Geib December 12, 2017 Earth & Energy 9044<p>Trending Renewable<p>A welcome new energy trend has emerged in recent years: traditional fossil …

Fossil Fuels

GE Cutting 12,000 Jobs as Renewables and Energy Storage Upend Fossil Fuels

General Electric can't ignore the fact that renewable energy is crushing fossil fuels in electricity markets.<p>When an electric energy pioneer like</b> …

New battery boffinry could 'triple range' of electric vehicles

Scientists create self-applying membrane to protect cellA new method of designing batteries, cooked up at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, …

How Bensonwood builds a wall that works

<b>From natural materials to open building, this wall will work for generations.</b><p>Settle in, wall nerds, and see how Hans Porschitz of Bensonwood builds a …

Power Tools

Exclusive: Oracle's Plans for Blockchain

Oracle sees big opportunity in blockchain, the distributed ledger technology that underlies Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The business software …

The dystopian vision that Westerners have about China is pretty backward

Earlier this summer, a Chinese woman named Shuping Yang gave a commencement speech at the University of Maryland, comparing life in her home country to the life she had discovered in the US. In her opinion, the US came out way ahead. She criticized China’s smog and implied that it was far behind in …

Even more ice is about to break off of Antarctica — and it’s what scientists feared most

The giant crack that's been racing across Antarctica Larsen C ice shelf finally met its breaking point between July 10 and 12. The result was an iceberg the size of Delaware and weighing a trillion metric tons.<p>But that's not the end of the story. In fact, it could be the beginning of a more …

Canadian Twittersphere erupts after Trudeau forgets Alberta in speech

<b>(CNN) —</b> Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a passionate shoutout to all of the country's provinces and territories.<p>Or so he thought.<p>He forgot Alberta.<p>"We may live in British Columbia, Yukon, the Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nunavut, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince …

Justin Trudeau

Google is closer than ever to a quantum computing breakthrough

Its 20-qubit processor is currently undergoing tests, and the company appears to be on schedule to have its working 49-qubit chip ready by the end of 2017 as promised. Until it began trialing the 20-qubit chip, Google's most powerful quantum chip was the 9-qubit effort from 2015.<p>Traditional …

Senator recalls abstaining on 38-38 vote against splitting budget bill

Even as the Senate bells were ringing, Marc Gold was not sure how he would vote.<p>And after the rookie independent senator and constitutional expert ultimately decided to abstain on the hotly debated motion to split the Liberal government's budget bill, he did not expect the decision would be so …

Bill Morneau

Goldman Sachs' new online lending business has already hit a $1 billion milestone

It was a departure from what Goldman Sachs is best known for, namely, wealth management, trading, and investment banking.<p>And the business has already hit a $1 billion milestone, according to Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein.<p>Blankfein said in an interview on CNBC's "Mad Money with Jim Cramer" that "we …

Goldman Sachs

Peter Mansbridge To Be Replaced By 3 Anchors At New 'The National'

Three anchors will replace Peter Mansbridge at the new version of CBC's flagship national news program, "The National."<p>The incoming hosts will also …

Canada's spy agency expects cyberattacks during 2019 federal election

Canada's electronic spy agency issued a stark warning Friday that online attempts to influence or undermine the country's electoral process are on …

Canada's Senate Just Passed a Landmark Transgender Rights Bill

Canada’s parliament passed a landmark measure Thursday to protect transgender and non-binary citizens from discrimination, drawing praise from rights …

World Coal Production Just Had Its Biggest Drop on Record

It’s the end of an era for coal.<p>Production of the fossil fuel dropped by a record amount in 2016, according to BP Plc’s annual review of global …

How marketing will change in 2017

With more than one-fourth of 2017 over, many businesses feel pressured to achieve the goals they set for themselves at the beginning of the year. Next year’s resolutions are months away, but there are still changes happening this year that will heavily influence the practice of marketing in years …

15 Tools That Will Help You Build Your Website (No Coding Required)

So many ideas, so little time (or coding ability)! If you’re ready to launch a new website for your startup, personal blog, portfolio, or anything …

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

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Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

Puerto Rico Can’t Restructure its Debt, and Now It’s Really in Trouble

In an effort to tackle its insurmountable debt, Puerto Rico amended its bankruptcy code in 2014. The government in San Juan held out hope that this …

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

After four straight days of losses and tumult, stock markets around the world are actually rising.<p>Here are the five things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. U.S. & European market overview:</b> U.S. stock futures are edging up as European markets all post strong gains in …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Ad tech company Criteo says rival SteelHouse ran a "counterfeit click fraud scheme."</b> Criteo filed a lawsuit claiming SteelHouse's scheme led to substantial injury and damage" to its business and reputation. SteelHouse has yet to respond to requests for comment.<p><b>2. GroupM chief digital officer Rob</b> …

How to Hack Your Brain to Become Radically More Confident and Less Fearful

<b>A guide from Harvard Psychologist and TED Talk star Amy Cuddy</b><p>We’ve all had those paralyzing moments where our palms are sweating more than a marathon …