Jim Flanagan

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The Real Undiscovered Godfather In Bitcoin: FinCEN

The controversy roiling the Bitcoin community continues with the outing and then cloaking of the man fingered by Newsweek as Bitcoin’s Louis Pasteur. But the unassuming Dorian S. Nakamoto, a Japanese-American man in California, denied having anything to do with the digital currency in an interview …

Louisiana's Coastline Is Disappearing Too Quickly for Mappers to Keep Up

Scientists Suggest Dark Matter Played Role in Dinosaurs' Doom

The conventional wisdom is that a cosmic impact caused the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago — but now two scientists are adding an unconventional twist to the theory: Maybe, they say, dark matter helped.<p>The hypothesis, set forth in a research paper by Harvard theoretical physicists …

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Regional Nuclear War Would Still Wreak Global Climate Havoc, Says Study

With Ukrainian tensions mounting, the notion that such regional conflicts could morph into something nuclear is now dogging Western leaders in a way not seen in a generation.<p>Cold War policy was long built on Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), the idea that a global thermonuclear war would be so …

Maliki: Saudi and Qatar at war against Iraq

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia and Qatar of supporting fighters in Iraq and effectively declaring war on the country.<p>The rare direct attack on the Sunni Gulf powers, comes with Iraq embroiled in its worst prolonged period of bloodshed since 2008, with more than 1,800 people …

4,000-year-old Dartmoor burial find rewrites British bronze age history

Some 4,000 years ago a young woman's cremated bones – charred scraps of her shroud and the wood from her funeral pyre still clinging to them – was carefully wrapped in a fur along with her most valuable possessions, packed into a basket, and carried up to one of the highest and most exposed spots …

Libertarians Move In To Make A Small N.H. Town Even Smaller

Maureen O'Reilly beams with pride as she shows a visitor around Grafton, N.H., a town so small it doesn't even have a traffic light.<p>"Have a look at this," O'Reilly says, pointing to a postcard view of hilly rural New England. "How beautiful is this? It's really pretty in the fall, really, really …

Obama Aide Sees Russian Threat on Arms Inspections As 'Serious'

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Ukraine crisis: Russian troops take Ukrainian border guards hostage

William Hague demands that Russia attends Ukraine peace talks, as Russian troops take their 11th border control post in Crimea<p><b>Russian</b> forces have taken control of a <b>Ukrainian</b> border guard post in western Crimea, trapping 30 personnel inside.<p>The latest move by the Russians to tighten their grip on …

The Ukraine crisis shines a light on the UK's lax attitudes to foreign money

So western countries could impose "far-reaching" economic sanctions on Russia if no diplomatic solution is reached between Russia and Ukraine? They might consider scaling down their purchases of Russian energy – though not right now, obviously. There could also be visa freezes and travel bans, …

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …