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Getting just 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours’ sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health …

Mental Health

New York’s attorney general is investigating bitcoin exchanges

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced. He’s looking into thirteen major exchanges, including Coinbase, Gemini Trust, and Bitfinex, requesting information on their operations and what measures they have in place to …

Cryptocurrency

Pornhub starts accepting cryptocurrency

So you can be extra incognito<p>Pornhub has started accepting cryptocurrency as a payment option, the company announced today. The site now accepts Verge cryptocurrency (no relation to <i>The Verge)</i>, a rebranded version of Dogecoindark, which split off from the original meme coin, Dogecoin, in 2014. Now, …

Cryptocurrency

Life on Venus? Why it's not an absurd thought

STANFORD, Calif. — Venus shouldn't be dismissed as a possible abode for life, some scientists stress.<p>Sure, the planet's surface is famously inhospitable today — bone-dry and hot enough to melt lead, with an atmospheric pressure 90 times greater than that of Earth at sea level. To feel that same …

Astronomy

Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Pulls Out of Japan

Kraken, one of the longest-operating cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, will end its trading services for Japanese residents.<p>The San …

Cryptocurrency

CRYPTO INSIDER: Meet the 12-year-old crypto CEO

<b>Welcome to Crypto Insider, Business Insider’s roundup of all the bitcoin and cryptocurrency news you need to know today. Sign up here to get this email delivered direct to your inbox.</b><p>George Weiksner and his father Michael are creating an ethereum-based token that can be used across multiple gaming …

Cryptocurrency

Einstein's 'Dice of God' Has Been Used to Generate Truly Random Numbers

Unhackable.<p>Locking up super-secret information with digital encryption has become even more secure with the production of numbers that aren't just …

Quantum Mechanics

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

Q1 2018 ends: 3 crypto trends likely to continue

The start of 2018 hasn’t been the most exciting time for crypto space. The overall market value has dropped from above $800 billion to somewhere around $300 billion at the moment. A lot of crypto newcomers who spent no time shoving their money into cryptocurrencies are struggling to keep <i>hodl</i><i>ing.</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Fresh Cannabis Leaves May Be the Superfood You're Missing Out On

We know that smoking dried cannabis flower yields a number of benefits — from pain relief to relaxation — but it turns out that consuming <i>fresh</i> cannabis leaves may also have perks for our health. Among the hundred plus cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the most well-known are CBD …

Cannabis

The craft beer industry's buzz is wearing off

The craft beer industry has grown less frothy. One sign: More craft breweries closed in 2017 than any other time in the last decade.<p>And although craft beer makers saw more growth in production than the overall market last year, the pace is slowing.<p>A new report by the Brewers Assn. — a trade group …

Beer

This cheeseburger inside of french fries is the ultimate junk food

If you've ever thought that the traditional burger and fries could use an upgrade, then you're in luck.<p>YouTube channel HellthyJunkFood, dedicated to …

Food

Data shows odd correlation between cryptocurrency volatility and HODLing

The cryptocurrency market has been going through a rough patch over the past couple of months. It seems this extreme price volatility has driven heaps of Reddit users away from the “HODL” life – the common practice of holding on to your coins despite abrupt drops in value.<p>Over at the popular …

Cryptocurrency

Pharmaceutical giants are sidestepping US marijuana restrictions to research cannabis-based drugs

Getting marijuana-based drugs approved in America is no easy task.<p>According to the US Drug Enforcement Administration, cannabis has no medical use. Until two years ago, all domestic research on the drug had to rely on rotting samples from a single, well-secured weed facility at the University of …

Cannabis

Starwatch: our nearest star is heading for solar minimum

Sunspots come and go in 11-year cycles with fluctuations in solar magnetic activity<p>The sun is our nearest star. Now that the spring equinox has passed, back on 20 March, it will increasingly dominate the sky in the northern hemisphere. Days will get longer, and nights shorter until summer finally …

Astronomy

Blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have developed a new blood test for Alzheimer’s disease that can detect early indicators of the disease long before the first symptoms …

Dementia

If you traded crypto on Coinbase, the IRS might be coming for you

Tax day in the US is on April 17—and if you made some money off bitcoin, ethereum, or another cryptocurrency, you need to declare your wallet. In the past, the IRS has mainly relied on the honor system for people to report their crypto earnings—but honesty and taxes have not traditionally been …

Cryptocurrency

Sorry, But "Enhanced" Water Isn't Actually Good For You

Wanna jump on the "enhanced" water trend? Save your money and stick with plain old H2O.<p>Staying hydrated is hugely important for your health — especially when you're regularly shedding sweat at the gym. (No wonder Tom Brady reportedly drinks 25 glasses of water per day.) As we’ve previously …

Wellness

#PhysRev125 1987 - Superconductivity is achieved at record-high temperatures

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Physics

States move to ban fake urine, a new challenge for drug testing amid an abuse epidemic

As part of a routine drug test, Adam Randall handed a vial of yellow liquid to a probation officer.<p>Although it looked like a urine sample from the 31-year-old — who was required to submit to testing after a previous conviction — authorities in Queensbury, N.Y., say it was not. They allege that …

Medicine

Why Scientists Are Starting to Care About Cultures That Talk to Whales

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Archaeology

An Inordinate Fondness for Wasps

There are probably more species of them than any other animal group.<p>When talking about whether theology has anything to learn from science, the British biologist J. B. S. Haldane used to quip that God must have “an inordinate fondness for beetles.”<p>He had a point. Around 380,000 species of beetle …

Insects

Foxconn is making Sirin Labs' $1,000 blockchain phone | The Next Web

Sirin Labs made the news last September when it unveiled a blockchain-powered phone and PC that would act as secure wallets for your cryptocurrency fortune. It’s now found a manufacturer in Foxconn, the Taiwanese firm that builds iPhones for Apple.<p>The $999 Finney phone will let you store and shop …

Cryptocurrency

Seoul joins cities and nations planning to launch own cryptocurrency

South Korea’s capital, Seoul, may become one of the world’s largest cities to officially adopt its own cryptocurrency.<p>The proposal to create the “S-coin” was revealed by Park Won-soon, the city's mayor, who said it could be used as a payment mechanism to fund public welfare programmes or to pay …

South Korea

Now, there’s an injectable bandage that stops bleeding, speeds healing

An injectable bandage fabricated from a seaweed-derived gel that is used in cooking can stop bleeding and promote wound healing, according to …

Texas A&M

Over-the-counter cryptocurrency market moves over $100 million daily via messaging apps

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Trading firms are negotiating buying, selling and lending digital currencies like Bitcoin and ether over Skype, catering to big investors looking to avoid rocking already volatile online exchanges.<p>Some 20 traders as well as clients such as wealthy investors, bitcoin miners, payment …

Cryptocurrency

Telegram has raised a total of $1.7 billion from its two pre-ICO sales

It might be planning a third presale as well<p>In February, secure messaging service Telegram launched a presale for its cryptocurency prior to an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), raising $850 million from 81 investors, and later that month, <i>The Verge</i> learned that it was launching a second private presale, …

Cryptocurrency

Exactly How to Make Melting Potatoes, the Trend That’s Taking Over Pinterest

Potatoes, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways. We’re all about mashing, smashing and even Hasselbacking. That’s why we were excited to read …

Mashed

Why did I risk my privacy with home DNA testing? I blame my Neanderthal heritage

DIY genetics testing is a growth industry. But I probably didn’t need it to tell me I’ll never be an elite athlete. And then there are the security implications …<p>I have made a terrible mistake. I have sold all my DNA on the internet. Actually, it’s worse than that: I recently paid a …

Nature Communications

Bone Spur Victim Calls on Military to Pay for His Border Wall

Stay tuned for next week when Trump floats diverting money from the C.D.C.’s budget to fund the thing.<p>Of the untold number of stupid things that have come out of <b>Donald Trump’s</b> mouth, making a strong case for the stupidest was his claim, as he announced his candidacy for president, that he would …

Donald Trump