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Photo Op Of The Century! Amateur Astronomer Catches Supernova As It Happens

A self-taught amateur has captured an event astronomers have been trying to see for years – the shock breakout of a supernova.<p>Victor Buso was giving his new CCD camera a trial run in his homemade observatory on top of his home in Rosario, Argentina when he spotted something happening in the spiral …

Universe

Elon Musk's Dad tells BI about the family's insanely casual attitude to wealth

A teenage Elon Musk once walked the streets of New York with emeralds in his pocket.<p>His father, Errol Musk, had a casual attitude towards the family's considerable wealth, including the stones that came from the Zambian emerald mine in which Errol owned a half share.<p>Elon, by his father's …

Tesla

Elon Musk just shared the first images of new SpaceX satellites that could change the internet

The first pieces of a radical plan to bathe Earth with high-speed internet access just launched into space.<p>SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, piggybacked two experimental spacecraft onto a rocket that deployed a Spanish radar satellite into orbit.<p>Officially known as Microsat-2a and …

Space Travel

John Perry Barlow obituary

Cattle rancher, lyricist for the Grateful Dead and internet pioneer who became a digital rights activist<p>John Perry Barlow, who has died aged 70 after a long period of ill health, started as a cattle rancher, wrote lyrics for the Grateful Dead, and then became a digital rights activist and a …

Grateful Dead

How To: Use Remote Port Forwarding to Slip Past Firewall Restrictions Unnoticed

Local port forwarding is good when you want to use SSH to pivot into a non-routable network. But if you want to access services on a network when you …

Linux

'Suddenly it was total mayhem': Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle the bees.<p>The pair, Stuart and Cedar Anderson, who live in the hinterland near Byron Bay in eastern Australia, an area …

Ecology

Billionaire hedge fund legend Paul Tudor Jones used a quote from Shakespeare to sound the alarm on a financial bubble

The market chaos of late is enough to turn a veteran investor young again.<p>In a February 2 letter to investors, Paul Tudor Jones, the billionaire founder of $7 billion Tudor Investment Corp., said he feels like he's in his 20s again. That's after a difficult three years, where macro volatility has …

Markets

Venezuelan Pirates Rule the Most Lawless Market on Earth

Venezuela and the island of Trinidad are separated by only 10 miles of water and bound together by the most lawless market on Earth today. Playing …

Venezuela

How Do You Mine Litecoin? | Investopedia

First things first. If you're only interested in owning litecoin, you should probably just buy it from an exchange such as Coinbase. If, on the other …

Bitcoin

Everyone at Davos is talking about 'Larry's letter'

DAVOS, Switzerland — Everyone is talking about "Larry's letter."<p>The Larry they're referring to is Larry Fink, the founder of the $6.3 trillion asset manager BlackRock who last week sent a letter to CEOs of public companies stressing the need for a clear long-term strategy and an understanding of …

Markets

Parts of Switzerland experience warmest January on record

Geneva recorded an average temperature of six degrees, the warmest since records began, said MeteoSuisse.<p>The weather station at Sion in the Valais …

Global Warming

Mary Lee Berners-Lee obituary

Computer scientist who became one of the world’s first freelance programmers in the 1950s<p>The computer scientist Mary Lee Berners-Lee, who has died aged 93, was on the programming team for the computer that in 1951 became the first in the world to be sold commercially: the Ferranti Mark I. She led a …

Alan Turing

How Much Should I Regret Not Buying Bitcoin?

The first bitcoin transaction ever was by man who bought two pizzas. That arrangement would be worth over a $100 million today. Regret was baked into …

Cryptocurrency

We've interviewed nearly 50 millionaires about how they invest their money — here are 5 strategies anyone can implement

<i>Each week on a podcast called "Millionaires Unveiled," Clark Sheffield and Jace Mattinson, both certified public accountants, interview a millionaire — someone with a current net worth of over $1 million. They ask them to share their story, investment strategies, and current portfolio …

Retirement

Roger Federer Just Won His 20th Major. Here's the One Thing He Changed to Make it All Possible

Federer won yet another Australian Open. Yet, without making the change he did, he may not have won a single major title.<p>Roger Federer cruised to his 20th major title win adding yet another Australian Open title to his impressive resume by beating a resurgent Marin Cilic on Sunday in Melbourne in …

Roger Federer

Meet The Young Robotics Entrepreneur Who Got A Dream Deal With Apple

Behind the bar of San Francisco’s Four Seasons Hotel last March, a set of doors led into an empty cafe room where an unknown, 25-year-old British-Nigerian entrepreneur named Silas Adekunle was about to meet a senior executive at Apple.<p>If he was nervous, Adekunle didn’t show it.<p>He smiled and opened …

Robotics

Forget Bitcoin. These Startups Will Help Your Company Make Its Own Digital Currency

Don't fully understand how cryptocurrencies work? Don't worry! Quick, inexpensive services are now available to help your company use blockchain technology and create a digital coin.<p>Creating a new cryptocurrency is remarkably--or perhaps disturbingly--easy these days.<p>Last year, startups raised a …

Why a $39 Million ICO Chose Stellar Over Ethereum

Mobius Network has raised $39 million in its token sale, opting to use the Stellar network instead of the more popular ethereum.

Blockchain

Don't know where to start? The essential novels of Ursula K Le Guin

From the fantasy of Earthsea to ambisexual planets, these masterpieces offer brilliant introductions to a dazzling writer who broke entirely new ground<p>News: Ursula K Le Guin dies aged 88 Ursula K Le Guin, by Margaret Atwood: ‘One of the literary greats of the 20th century’<p><b>A Wizard of Earthsea</b><p>“From …

Literature

Private rocketeers snuck their own “star” into orbit, and it will be visible from earth

When Mike Melvill piloted the first private vehicle to reach space, he enjoyed a hidden bag of M&Ms in microgravity. Elon Musk put an enormous wheel of cheese in the first SpaceX Dragon spacecraft that took to orbit, inspired by Monty Python. And, when Rocket Lab’s Electron reached orbit for the …

Space Exploration

Top Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2018 | Investopedia

The more blockchain-based startups there are, the more difficult it can be to separate out the ones that truly stand out. Essentially, every startup …

Blockchain

He Did It Again – Vitalik Buterin Introduces DAICO, A new Fundraising Model. So what is DAICO?

• <i>What is DAICO?</i>• <i><br>The Difference between ICO and DAICO</i>• <i><br>DAICO – A Democratise ICO</i><p>As the cryptocurrency continues to grow, with 1,465 cryptocurrencies now …

Here’s How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors

In the largely unregulated world of bitcoin and cryptocurrency, fraudsters are getting rich by deliberately spreading false information to affect the price of their holdings using social media, scam news sites, and private chat apps.<p><b>On Saturday, Jan. 14</b>, a Twitter account purporting to be that of …

Top Non-Bitcoin Altcoins for Your Portfolio in 2018 | Investopedia

Though investors are sharply divided about the viability of cryptocurrencies over the long term, there is no denying that some savvy individuals were …

Cryptocurrency

TOM LEE: Bitcoin's bloodbath was totally normal and opened up 'the biggest buying opportunity in 2018'

Tom Lee doesn't get all the fuss about bitcoin's recent skid, which some experts characterized as a "bloodbath."<p>Sure, the wildly popular cryptocurrency plunged by as much as 34% in just two days, hitting an intraday low near the $9,185 level, but Lee says that sort of whipsawing price action is …

Cryptocurrency

'The Crown' Says One Dance Changed History. The Truth Isn't So Simple

It was a highlight of the latest season of the Netflix series <i>The Crown</i>, which chronicles the early years of Queen Elizabeth II's reign: The year is 1961, the Cold War is heating up and the queen (played by Claire Foy), feeling self-conscious after learning that First Lady Jackie Kennedy (Jodi …

Africa

19 Beautiful Greek Islands You Should Visit

Greece is one of those countries that you’ll never get bored of visiting. With thousands of little islands and the gorgeous mainland, it’s a place …

12 Reasons Bitcoin Could Fall Below $1,000

Bitcoin continues on its roller coaster ride falling from a high of $19,870.62 on December 17 to around $12,000 this morning. Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin more than caught the attention of investors in 2017 when they became infatuated with it. Bitcoin started 2017 at $963.38 and ended at …

Cryptocurrency

One Of The 'Most Powerful' Android Spyware Tools Ever Was Just Uncovered

Italy is home to a remarkably bustling smartphone spyware industry. Hacking Team, infamously hacked itself in 2015, somehow remains one of the bigger players. But there are others: IPS, Area IT and RCS to name a few. On Tuesday, researchers from Russian firm Kaspersky Lab detailed a fresh Android …

Kaspersky Lab

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency