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This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Cryptocurrency

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Medical marijuana appears to have put a dent in the opioid abuse epidemic, according to two studies published Monday.<p>The research suggests that some people turn to marijuana as a way to treat their pain, and by so doing, avoid more dangerous addictive drugs. The findings are the latest to lend …

Cannabis

Did climate change help modern humans emerge?

Environment changes transformed early humans, who learned how to use lighter tools, hunt new kinds of animals and communicate with other groups<p>Half a million years ago, something big happened in east Africa.<p>It was a big enough change to transform the terrain, reshape the landscape and to alter the …

Anthropology

Nine Notorious Dictators, Nine Shout-Outs From Donald Trump

The president of the United States continues to heap praise on the world's most reviled rulers.<p>The Chinese Communist Party’s attempt to allow President Xi Jinping to rule indefinitely set off harsh criticism in China, as well as international opprobrium. But the power grab appears to have at least …

Human Rights

Lost Art Of Bending Over: How Other Cultures Spare Their Spines

To see if you're bending correctly, try a simple experiment.<p>"Stand up and put your hands on your waist," says Jean Couch, who has been helping people get out of back pain for 25 years at her studio in Palo Alto, Calif.<p>"Now imagine I've dropped a feather in front of your feet and asked to pick it …

Yoga

Instructions For A Spectacular Sustainable Garden

This could possibly be the most amazing indoor gardening structure we’ve ever seen, and people all over the world are being encouraged to build …

Drinking small amounts of alcohol may help you live to over 90, claims study

The secret to living long into ripe old age has been heavily debated for quite some time.<p>Eating a healthier diet, regularly practising yoga in a …

These Are the Best (and Worst) Foods for a Healthy Brain

When I think about my long-term health, keeping my body and skin in good shape is certainly important, but making sure my mind stays sharp is …

Strangers received new hearts on same day — then love happened

On June 9, 2011 Collin Kobelja and Taylor Givens received new hearts. Five years later, they connected and began dating. They plan to marry.<p>After they both received heart transplants, Taylor Givens and Collin Kobelja recovered in adjacent rooms, unaware that the other existed. They had no idea that …

Medicine

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

With marijuana legalization on the rise, an increasing number of studies are exploring the drug's potential harms and benefits. However, a new study …

Cannabis

Tracing the tangled tracks of humankind's evolutionary journey

The path from ape to modern human is not a linear one. Hannah Devlin looks at what we know – and what might be next for our species<p><b>Let’s go back to the beginning. When did we and our ape cousins part ways?</b><br>Scientists are still working on an exact date – or even a date to within a million years. Like …

Humanity

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

California police worked with neo-Nazis to pursue 'anti-racist' activists, documents show

Officers expressed sympathy with white supremacists and sought their help to target counter-protesters after a violent 2016 rally, according to court documents<p>California police investigating a violent white nationalist event worked with white supremacists in an effort to identify counter-protesters …

Rights & Freedoms

Researchers have mapped out how plants sense our world

Mapping Senses<p>Plants may lack our facial features, but the fact that they don’t have eyes, ears, or noses has not stopped them from developing ways …

Neuroscience

Never-Before-Seen Viruses With Weird DNA Were Just Discovered in The Ocean

Holy crap!<p>The ocean is crowded. As many as 10 million viruses can be found squirming in a single millilitre of its water, and it turns out they have …

Billions of Viruses Are Falling to Earth Right Now (But That Isn't Why You Have the Flu)

You can't see them or feel them, but millions of airborne viruses are wafting around you each day, and billions more microbial travelers are …

George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election

Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that "there's pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled" in the 2016 American presidential …

New Jersey tells ISPs to uphold net neutrality rules

The federal communications commission's decision to repeal net neutrality on December 14 was a crushing blow to those who support an open internet, …

Best Friends Really do Share Brain Patterns, Neuroscientists Reveal

"Our results suggest that friends process the world around them in exceptionally similar ways."<p>Whenever my best friends and I say the same thing in a …

The Brain

Justice Ginsburg, 84, signals intent to work for years more

WASHINGTON (AP) — In different circumstances, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg might be on a valedictory tour in her final months on the Supreme Court. But in the era of Donald Trump, the 84-year-old Ginsburg is packing her schedule and sending signals she intends to keep her seat on the bench for years.<p>…

Ancient Eurasian DNA sequencing is revealing links with modern humans

Until recently, very little was known about the genetic relationship between modern humans of the Upper Paleolithic age (the period of time between …

Evolution

Government Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in Senate

WASHINGTON — Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the government operating.<p>The shutdown, coming one year …

Government Shutdown

People Are Stockpiling Special 'Radiation Blocking' Pills to Guard Against Nuclear Apocalypse

But here's what you would actually need.<p>Hopefully it won't be the tweet that launched 1,000 ships – or nuclear weapons.<p>"North Korean Leader Kim Jong …

Emergency Preparedness

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

Happiness

In ‘Listening In,’ a Surveillance Expert Warns That No Secret Is Safe

Smartphones, smart cars, smart fridges: All are connected to the web, and hackers and governments alike are all too eager to peer inside.<p>On December …

Privacy

India's Supreme Court judges warn democracy is in danger

In a stunning move, four of the senior-most judges of India's Supreme Court have publicly slammed the functioning of the country's top court and …

India

White teacher who told black student he would be 'lynched' will not be suspended or fired

MASON, Ohio — A white teacher who told a black student his classmates would form a mob and lynch him if he didn’t focus will not be suspended or fired, according to according to the child’s mother and Mason City Schools officials.<p>The incident happened in front of the child's class in December, …

Black Students

Democrats Unveil A Blueprint For Battling Putin, Daring Trump To Act

A strange twist of national security politics in Washington, D.C., has meant the United States isn't responding seriously to the ongoing threat of foreign interference, Senate Democrats charged in a new report.<p>The study, about Russian leader Vladimir Putin's international crusade against democracy, …

Russia

What's sending mysterious repeating fast radio bursts in space?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The only known repeating fast radio burst in the universe just got more extreme.<p>These radio flashes usually last a millisecond and have an unknown physical origin. People love to believe that they're from an advanced extraterrestrial civilization, and this hypothesis hasn't been ruled out …

Universe