Adrian Pendergast

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Should you trust Bitcoin? It depends on what you think the virtual currency is for

There is a future when the City of London <i>really</i> doesn't sleep:<p>Trading still stops on the Stock Exchange at five sharp, but the banker doesn't stop. …

Is Alternative Medicine Really 'Medicine'?

In <i>Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine</i>, Paul Offit takes aim at the $34-billion-a-year alternative medicine industry, which he says peddles treatments that are unproven — and sometimes deadly. Victoria Maizes, of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, agrees …

The Weird Way Alcohol Behaves In Space

Quantum tunneling holds a clue for one of the great mysteries of space chemistry.<p>A few years back, scientists discovered a giant cloud of hooch floating around in space. The 288 billion-mile cloud of gaseous methanol, an alcohol present in antifreeze and some moonshine presented a conundrum: How do …

How Fruit Flies Know Not To Get It On With The Wrong Species

It's all about a tender leg rub, ladies.<p>All cats are gray in the dark, as the ever-wise and ever-lecherous Ben Franklin put it. But how do you figure out if that cat is actually a dog? Scientists don't entirely understand how animals know not to get it on with another species, a evolutionarily …

Day 6 of HOT ROD Power Tour! Birmingham, AL to Chattanooga, TN

Would you smash a car window to save a child? Police in Vancouver are giving good Samaritans the OK to smash car windows if they see a child in distress locked inside: http://ow.ly/mHNIf

Rogers introducing a new "Connection Fee" on July 10th

The best way that we can communicate this friendly charge/name change is to give it to you straight from the internal doc we received. The full …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …