Kenson Wilberding

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Litecoin Overtakes Bitcoin in Trading Volume

Advertisement<p><b>Litecoin, the original altcoin, was created in 2011 and is very similar to bitcoin in all but a few aspects. Intended to be “The silver</b> …

WTF Just Happened to Litecoin and Bitcoin?

Advertisement<p><b>Bitcoin jumped more than 10 USD within a few minutes climbing above 290 USD while the Litecoin price plunged with more than 35%. Was it</b> …

Bitcoin Transactions Will Double By 2017, Research Finds

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that the number of bitcoin and altcoin transactions will more than double by 2017 to 56 million, up from …

Payment Processor Unveils Bitcoin Startup at Plug and Play Expo

Plug and Play Tech Center celebrated its inaugural batch of FinTech startups, including a new bitcoin exchange from payment processor Netopia, at an …

JPMorgan CEO: We Can Learn From Technologies Like Bitcoin

Jamie Dimon, chairman and president of JP Morgan Chase, says his bank can learn from disruptive payment systems like bitcoin.<p>Dimon, famously …

Investment Funds Containing Bitcoin Added to IG

The first fund to offer bitcoin investment as part of a bespoke portfolio has launched on global derivatives trading platform IG, the UK's largest …

Official 'Life on Bitcoin' Documentary Trailer Released

Nearly two years after initial filming began, the official trailer for the documentary <i>Life on Bitcoin</i> has been released.<p>Starring Beccy and Austin …

Bitcoin's Recent Price Plunge Could Have Been Worse, Wedbush Finds

A new report released by Wedbush Securities on 14th February has found that bitcoin's most recent price decline in the wake of ongoing operational …

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …

Mental Health

49 Detox Recipes (That Actually Contain Food)

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

Light switches memories on and off

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego, has determined the cellular mechanism of memory formation, putting an end to decades of speculation about the matter.<p>Most neuroscientists agree that memory formation involves the strengthening of synapses in the brain, and have …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Diagnosing Parkinson’s From Voice Recordings And Smartphone Movements

Today it’s expensive and difficult to test for the disease. One day, it could be as simple as a computer analyzing for telltale signatures in easy-to-access data.<p>About 6.3 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, but it’s a good bet that not all of those people have actually been …

Medical Technology

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

Three new species of marsupial with suicidal sex habits discovered

Rare among mammals, the antechinus male copulates to the point of disintegration<p>The rat-sized antechinus rose to infamy last year when it was revealed that males of the species literally killed themselves through overly vigorous sex sessions. Living no longer than a year, they would spend the …

US grants patent for disgraced scientist's fraudulent cloning research

Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk is, to say the least, a controversial figure in the world of cloning research. He's produced hundreds of animals, including the first cloned puppy in 2005; more recently, he's worked on attempts to clone a preserved woolly mammoth. But one of his greatest achievements …