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Anti-abortion protesters have acted with impunity for decades. That ends now

In a victory for women’s rights, a demonstrator has been found guilty of breaching safe access zones in Victoria<p>A 14-year-old girl, scared and vulnerable, realises that she is pregnant. A 43-year-old unemployed mother of five whose husband is recently deceased discovers she is pregnant and does not …

Rights & Freedoms

U.S. Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.”<p>The administration also cited mounting arrears at the …

Israel

9 Books That Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Warren Buffett Think You Should Read | Inc.com

Bill Gates reads about 50 books every year, Mark Cuban reads three hours every day, Mark Zuckerberg resolved to read 24 books in a year, and Warren Buffett spends 80 percent of his day reading.<p>Perhaps like you, I like to learn and improve my skills as a leader, so I'm always curious about what the …

Bill Gates

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

24matins.es

Internacional<p>El presidente estadounidense Donald Trump dijo que se barajaban cinco lugares para la anunciada cumbre con el dirigente norcoreano Kim …

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …

The ICO is a revolutionary new way to get funded, and everyone wants in

A few days ago, a startup called Bancor raised around $153 million in two hours and twenty-five minutes.<p>The ICO, short for initial coin offering, …

Cryptocurrency

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

He suggested doing something that had never been done before and could upend the $350 billion telecommunication market.<p>"It can't be so difficult to build our own system," the engineer said, referring to the telecom equipment that sends data across cables and wireless networks, a system that could …

Telecoms

SpaceX makes aerospace history with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this evening, sending a communications satellite into orbit, and then landed on one of SpaceX’s drone ships floating in the …

Space Travel

Samsung is beating Microsoft in the battle to turn a phone into a PC

DeX vs. Continuum<p>Samsung unveiled its new Desktop Experience (DeX) during its Galaxy S8 launch in New York City yesterday. It’s designed to turn a Galaxy S8 into a PC, with Android apps running in a desktop-like environment. To work well, it will ultimately require apps to support larger displays. …

Bike Sharing Apps In China Pop Up As Latest Startup And Unicorn Craze

It’s ironic to see bicycles back on the streets of Beijing again but with a new twist thanks to the sharing economy and a boom in well-funded bike sharing startups that work through mobile apps – sort of like car-hailing services Uber or Didi, except for bikes.<p>Convenient, cheap, practical and …

Apps

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

From the EPA to the White House, from the budget to the federal register, his administration is dismantling climate-change regulation and the science that supports it.<p>Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seems like a refined and intelligent man. Speaking …

3D Printing Is Already Starting To Threaten The Traditional Spare Parts Supply Chain

The race is on to use 3D printing to produce small-series parts, on demand and on location, for industries from aerospace to automotive. At stake is the shape of a $400 billion market for spare parts manufacturing and logistics. And those changes are not 20, or even 10, years out — they are …

3D Printing

China is now the biggest producer of solar power

You probably don't think of China as a clean energy champion given its frequent problems with smog and continued dependence on coal power, but you may have to rethink your views after today. The country's National Energy Administration has revealed that its solar power production more than doubled …

Renewable Energy

Solar Employs More People In U.S. Electricity Generation Than Oil, Coal And Gas Combined

In the United States, more people were employed in solar power last year than in generating electricity through coal, gas and oil energy combined. According to a new report from the U.S. Department of Energy, solar power employed 43 percent of the Electric Power Generation sector’s workforce in …

Renewable Energy

China "enviará lluvia" a un territorio más grande que Francia y Reino Unido

Las autoridades chinas desean que las precipitaciones irriguen seis provincias del norte del país, que suman 960.000 kilómetros cuadrados.<p>La Comisión …

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Why Google’s New Phone Will Soon Be Irrelevant

Entering the hardware business is nothing unusual for an Internet giant like Google. But in launching its Pixel phone last week, Google (GOOG) is …

Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.<p>Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help …

Hackers create 3D printed TSA Safe Skies master key, release blueprints

Jul 25, 2016 | By Alec<p>Is 3D printing a real threat to our safety and security? Leaving the 3D printed gun debate aside for a moment, 3D printing does …

3D Printing

Nanotech breakthrough prints human tissue from stem cells

It’s the stuff of science fiction: technology that can print a human organ. But the first step towards turning big-screen fantasy into everyday …

At $68 Billion Valuation, Uber Will Be Bigger Than GM, Ford, And Honda

It only took Uber five and a half years to surpass the valuation of 107-year-old General Motors.<p>As Uber plans a $2.1 billion funding round that would bring its total capital raised to almost $10 billion, the ride-hailing app is hoping to fetch a valuation as high as $68 billion. That’s a …

General Motors

Euro on shaky ground, stocks up on talk of aggressive ECB easing | Reuters

LONDON/TORONTO (Reuters) - The euro slipped towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares rallied on Thursday on growing talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week.<p>Various Euro notes are pictured laying on a table in Warsaw February 24, 2012. …

Economics

Quantum Teleportation Breakthrough: Researchers Break Distance Record For Transmission Of Quantum Data

Developing quantum computers capable of performing operations many orders of magnitude faster than conventional computers has long been a sought-after goal for computer scientists and physicists. However, so far the technology has been restricted by the unfeasibility of quantum communication, which …

Black Holes Get Even Weirder with New Stephen Hawking Theory

Black holes may be even weirder than scientists had thought, according to a new paper by famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking.<p>The paper, which …

Physics

The Top 3 Mind-Boggling Quantum Experiments That Will Drop Your Jaw

I'm in!<p>Quantum physics has revealed that the true nature of our reality is much “weirder” than we previously thought. Findings in this realm …

Steve Jobs Asked Himself One Question Every Day. You Should Too | Inc.com

<i>If today were the last day of your life, would you want to be doing what you're doing?</i><p>Every day of his working life, Steve Jobs looked in the mirror and asked himself that question, he told a Stanford graduating class in a justly famous speech. "Whenever the answer has been no for too many days in …

Steve Jobs

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Massless Particles, And They Could Revolutionise Electronics

They can theoretically carry charge 1,000 times faster than ordinary electrons.<p>After 85 years of searching, researchers have confirmed the existence …

PEER-TO-PEER LENDING: How digital lending marketplaces are disrupting the predominant banking model

Banks have historically handled most consumer and small business lending because they have the resources to assess a borrower's creditworthiness, and the regulatory approval to fund loans. However, this model has some key inefficiencies - interest rates are not individualized, the costs of …

Peer-to-peer

In China’s Great Green Wall, 66 Billion Trees Are Sucking Up Carbon Emissions

But it’s nothing compared to what might happen if the country follows through on its plans to shut down coal plants and ramped up renewables.<p>Even though millions of acres of rainforest have disappeared around the world over the last decade, there are now more trees and other vegetation on the …