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How Many Neurons Are in the Brain?

<b>How many neurons are in the human brain?</b> Older estimates have long suggested that 100 billion was the magic number, but some more recent research …

The Milky Way Galaxy Is Growing Faster Than the Speed of Sound

Our Milky Way galaxy is growing faster than the speed of sound as new stars pop up in its hinterlands, a new study suggests.<p>"The Milky Way is pretty …

Universe

The Only Good Bitcoin Advice Is Four Years Old Today

Happy HODLing.<p>Buying Bitcoin is a Faustian gambit; a real damned if you do, damned if you don’t kind of deal. On the one hand, if you do buy you’re now among the Bitcoin-holding elite and are no longer left out of the modern digital gold rush. On the other hand: What the hell do you do now?<p>For what …

Cryptocurrency

The 26 Best Bitcoin Memes of 2017, from Funny to Painfully Relatable

Don't forget to "hodl."<p>Bitcoin is making waves. As the cryptocurrency closes in on the $20,000 mark, more people are considering a jump into the …

Cryptocurrency

11 People Who Could Use A Hug After You Laugh At Them A Lot

1. Uhhhh....guess it's gotta be green then rightvia jordannosaurus2. Even has the parent's lol'ingvia punchedthebursar_3. 5 Stars for Emotional …

Young investors made millions through bitcoins, reveals survey by I-T Department

Young investors, those in their early 20s, some of who have dropped out of school or college, have become millionaires with the interest in …

Cryptocurrency

This financial dominatrix has made $1M in cryptocurrency

Whips and chains, or blockchains?<p>This financial dominatrix has earned well over $1 million in cryptocurrencies, as the virtual currency has become …

This cam site makes your sex toys vibrate harder when Bitcoin price soars

In what could have been a scene from <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i>, adult webcam site CamSoda is launching a new interactive platform that can get you as excited about cryptocurrency as you are about sex.<p>BitCast, as the platform is called, makes it possible to pair your interactive sex toys with the …

Cryptocurrency

The Bitcoin Whales Are Cutting Back

If you're Bitcoin-rich and sitting on enormous, life-changing gains, here's a tip from the pros: Sell loudly, publicly and theatrically. You just …

Cryptocurrency

Amazon is reportedly working on a YouTube service of its own

Google and Amazon are fighting a silly battle right now. Or it seems ridiculous to us, the consumers, who are affected the most. Amazon has been …

Trader makes million-dollar bet that bitcoin will triple next year

Someone just bet that bitcoin will top $50,000 next year.<p>Online records from New York-based digital currency trading platform LedgerX showed 275 call …

Blockchains Go Well With Cocktails

<b>Go home, blockchain, you're drunk.</b><p>Well here's a press release:<p>Farmingdale, NY , Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Long Island Iced Tea Corp. (NasdaqCM: LTEA) (the “Company”), today announced that the parent company is shifting its primary corporate focus towards the exploration of and investment in …

Bitcoin Cash

Bitcoin as Money? Here's How It'll Happen

When will cryptocurrencies live up to the second part of their name?<p>Now that bitcoin is a mainstream asset, with futures contracts traded at the …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase halts Bitcoin Cash transactions over insider trading fears

The start of Bitcoin Cash trading on the Coinbase exchange was supposed to be a great opportunity to get into a major new cryptocurrency while its values weren't yet through the roof, but that's... not how it panned out. Coinbase froze transactions just a few hours after they began in order to …

Why Ripple, the Bitcoin alternative, could be huge

Economists have claimed that Bitcoin is just the beginning of the cryptocurrency boom. If you went all-in after seeing Sheldon get hyped on Bitcoin …

Want your company's share price to rocket? Simply add 'blockchain' to its name

Shares in an American drinks producer soared by almost 500pc on Thursday after it announced that it would be adding the word "Blockchain" to its name.<p>New York-based Long Island Iced Tea Corp said it will change its name to Long Blockchain Corp because its parent company is shifting its corporate …

Blockchain

'Altcoins' gain popularity as bitcoin goes mainstream

Bitcoin's smaller cousins are outpacing the largest cryptocurrency's gains since major U.S. exchanges started offering futures.<p>The biggest gainers among digital assets with at least $1 billion of market capitalization in the past seven days are so-called alternative coins Verge, Tron, Qtum and …

How High Can Bitcoin's Price Go in 2018?

Had Jerry Brito’s daughter waited longer to emerge, she might have been someone else entirely. In November, as Brito paced the hospital for 23 hours …

‘Password,’ ‘Monkey’ and the Other Terrible Passwords We Choose

The list of this year’s 25 “worst” passwords says a lot about us.<p>“Starwars” (No. 16) reflects a resurgent force in popular culture.<p>“Whatever” (No. 23) and “letmein” (No. 7) seem to speak to an exasperation with online security itself.<p>And “password” (No. 2) speaks to our collective lack of …

Information Systems

The UK police's porn-hunting AI can't yet tell the difference between deserts and nudes

The Metropolitan Police is also planning to move sensitive data to major cloud providers<p>London’s Metropolitan Police is tasking AI systems with the …

Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS

Microsoft has started testing Xbox party chat in the company’s Xbox mobile apps for iOS and Android. The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft’s form.<p>Party chat inside the Xbox mobile apps lets …

Apps

Investigate local air pollution with this pocket-sized device

The PocketLab Air is a crowdfunded device to boost interest in pollution and climate change<p>Kickstarter of the week: PocketLab Air<p>Unless you’re in …

Marijuana and Vaping Are More Popular Than Cigarettes Among Teenagers

Cigarette smoking has dropped so sharply among American teenagers that vaping and marijuana use are now more common, according to a national survey of adolescent drug use released Thursday.<p>The report, sponsored by the federal government’s National Institute on Drug Abuse and administered by the …

Bitcoin soars after bitcoin futures launch

Bitcoin futures launched with a slow yet bullish start.<p>The price of the new contracts set to expire in January was trading 11% higher Monday morning at $17,830 a coin, according to data from Bloomberg.<p>Cboe's bitcoin future contracts, which allow investors to bet on the future price of the red-hot …

Earth's Mysterious Hum Recorded Underwater for 1st Time

Far from the blaring cacophony of cities, towns and suburbs, there are far quieter soundtracks to be found — the murmurs of wind rustling grasses, …

Here lies Santa Claus? Researchers zero in on bones of St Nick

The legend of Santa Claus is inspired by the story of St Nicholas, a Christian saint who died around 343 CE. A new radiocarbon dating study by Oxford …

PiTunnel connects your Raspberry Pi to the world

Raspberry Pis are usually very lonely. These tiny, single-board computers sit quietly under desks or inside 3D printed cases, staring wistfully into the far distance while waiting for a little attention. Now, thanks to a side project by a programmer named Dimitri Raftopoulos, an app called PiTunnel …

14 Ways the Cryptocurrency Market Will Change in 2018

The energy around cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology stands out as a rare positive growth story among a sea of depressing technology …

Nintendo and Nvidia bring HD Wii games to Shield TV in China

Finally, Super Mario Galaxy in 1080p<p>Nintendo and Nvidia’s relationship is extending beyond the latter company providing the guts for the former’s so-far successful Switch. In an unprecedented collaboration for Nintendo, it’s working with Nvidia to port a selection of Wii and GameCube games to the …