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Bitcoin mining consumes more electricity a year than Ireland

Bitcoin’s “mining” network uses more electricity in a year than the whole of Ireland, according to statistics released as the currency broke $9,000 for the first time.<p>According to Digiconomist the estimated power use of the bitcoin network, which is responsible for verifying transactions made with …

Bitcoin

8 ducklings rescued from storm drain in DC as mother duck anxiously watches

First responders in Washington, D.C., helped rescue eight ducklings from a storm drain, then reunited them with their mother.

Theresa May kicks off Brexit

THERESA MAY had to say something about Brexit at her first Conservative Party conference as party leader and prime minister. She could not just …

Tories in turmoil as claims of treachery engulf leadership contest

The Conservative party has collapsed into accusations of betrayal and treachery as the party’s first leadership contest in a decade gets …

Conservative Party

Universal basic income in the OECD

IN A world in which drudgery has been delegated to robots, the welfare state may need to be reimagined. One option is to pay out a universal basic …

Noam Chomsky

FEW disciplines are so strongly associated with a single figure: Einstein in physics and Freud in psychology, perhaps. But Noam Chomsky is the man …

Linguistics

Dreaming of sovereignty

“TAKE control” is the main slogan of the Vote Leave campaign. Indeed, the argument that Britain has lost sovereignty, and even its democracy, by …

9 TED Talks to watch before public speaking

If you’ve got a presentation to give at work or school — or are perhaps getting ready to speak at a TEDx event? — we recommend these talks to help …

Inside Google’s new 1-million-square-foot London office—three years before it’s ready

Google’s new London office, scheduled to open in 2016, will have an open-air swimming pool, an indoor football pitch, a climbing wall and a roof garden from which to watch trains glide out of Kings Cross station towards Cambridge or Hogwarts. Googlers can cycle right into the building and to the …

The US: Surveillance, secrets and security | US & Canada

This week on the <i>Listening Post</i>, we feature a special edition of the show. <br>On August 21, Bradley Manning, the US soldier convicted of leaking a trove of secret government documents to anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, was sentenced to 35 years in prison having been convicted in July of 20 charges …

Why capitalism needs poverty | Greece

<b>No subject is off limits - Redi Tlhabi talks frankly to inspiring and intriguing personalities from across the world.</b><p>We live in a world where extreme poverty is slowly being eradicated while wealth inequality increases.<p>This week on <i>South2North</i> Redi Tlhabi asks if we will see the end of extreme …