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Here's the best time to buy bitcoin, according to Yale data

The price of bitcoin is known for wild swings — after all, it's a decentralized cryptocurrency that isn't backed by any government.<p>Case in point: …

Cryptocurrency

Each year the government asks 10 simple questions to test the public's knowledge of science. Can you correctly answer them all?

Every two years, the National Science Foundation is required to tell the president how the US is doing in regard to science and engineering.<p>"As economies worldwide grow increasingly knowledge-intensive and interdependent, capacity for innovation becomes ever more critical," the NSF says in its …

The EmDrive, NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine, Really Is Impossible

One of the ultimate dreams of humans everywhere is limitless, free energy. It’s the ability to do the impossible: to pull power out of empty space itself; to create a device that spins faster-and-faster without an energy source; to accelerate a rocket without any fuel or propellant. Yet the laws of …

Physics

China's Cryptocurrency Barons Seek New Life Across Asia

China’s largest cryptocurrency operators are proving hard to keep down.<p>From OKCoin to Binance.com, Chinese exchanges and wallet services are seeking …

U.S. lifts sanctions on Sudan, ending two decades of embargo

By Carol Morello<p>, Reporter<p>The United States permanently lifted a raft of sanctions on Sudan on Friday, saying the African nation had begun addressing concerns about terrorism as well as human rights abuses against civilians in the country's Darfur region.<p>The decision to lift the sanctions and end …

Africa

Eight Things Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts Probably Won’t Tell You

<i>[Note: I neither own nor have any trading position on any cryptocurrency. I was not compensated by any party to write this. The views expressed below</i> …

Cryptocurrency

Coinbase Vets Talk New Fund: Want Returns? Think Beyond Bitcoin

"People have this perception that bitcoin and ethereum are completely anonymous when that is not the case."<p>That's one of the insights Linda Xie …

Cryptocurrency

Billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark is back with a new, self-funded startup

Jim Clark just can’t quit starting companies.<p>The billionaire cofounder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, myCFO, Healtheon, and Shutterfly, moved to Florida roughly 16 years ago to dive into the Miami real estate market. Now Clark, a native Texan who dropped out of high school, is back with a new tech …

Bitcoin is literally soaring into space

<b>Space-like adjectives</b> are often used to describe bitcoin’s stratospheric price rise. Now there may be some truth in those analogies.<p>Blockstream plans …

President Trump: Maybe my 'fire and fury' threats against North Korea weren't tough enough

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — President Trump doubled down on his threats to unleash "fire and fury" on North Korea on Thursday, pushing back against criticism that his aggressive rhetoric might backfire and inflame tensions.<p>“Maybe it wasn’t tough enough," Trump said of his previous statement.<p>"It's about time …

Donald Trump

Google fixes Android Auto issue that left users unable to read or reply to messages

Android Auto seems to have had a lot of issues as of late, which isn't great considering you don't want to be fiddling with a screen on your dash …

​University of Sydney builds new Red Belly Blockchain technology

The university has touted its blockchain development as super fast and safe.<p>Researchers at the University of Sydney (USYD) are building a new …

How can I invest in bitcoin?

Andy wants to know how to invest a few hundred pounds in bitcoin. It’s not hard to buy bitcoins, but whether they are an investment or a gamble is another matter ...<p>How can I invest in bitcoin? I’d like to invest a few hundred pounds. <b>Andy</b><p>There are at least three ways, though only one of them looks …

Scaling Ethereum to Billions of Users

Tokens are selling at valuations which imply they’ll have millions of users. But can the blockchain support it? If not, how far away are …

How to Buy Bitcoin

You can buy Bitcoin easily, in a process as simple as signing up for any mobile app.<p>First, Sign Up for a Bitcoin Wallet<p>Before you buy Bitcoin, you …

Bitcoin

What to Know Before Trading Monero

While hundreds of cryptocurrencies have been launched and many have attempted to provide users with greater privacy, they have seen varying levels of …

Five Good Answers To The Question 'What's Your Greatest Weakness?'

Dear Liz,<p>I always panic when I get the interview question “What’s your greatest weakness?”<p>Like you, I don’t think my weaknesses are anybody’s business, but I don’t want to embarrass myself or the interviewer by saying so.<p>I suspect that the person interviewing me didn’t decide to ask that question …

Employment

First lady's hand swat a viral sensation

<b>(CNN) —</b> Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, but one moment stood out: a flick of the wrist seen 'round the world.<p>As the Trumps and the …

Donald Trump

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin. That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion.<p>Bitcoin has been on a tear …

Bitcoin's Volatile Trading In Asia Tells Us A Lot About Local Banking Systems

As Bitcoin gains significant traction in Japan and Korea and its price once again rallies to new highs, the currency is revealing some friction in Asia’s banking systems not easily visible to outsiders before.<p>As the price of a Bitcoin has, on average, increased almost 50% over the past month, it …

This Russian 'Cyber Kingpin' Probably Didn't Hack The US Election

The U.S. government announced a major action against a massive spamming and cybercriminal operation known as Kelihos today. In its complaint, the FBI said a Russian individual, Peter Yuryevich Levashov, operated a large network of hacked computers known as a botnet. Levashov was arrested last …

Ask Ethan: What's The Deal With The Speed Of Light?

Nothing in the Universe can move faster than the speed of light in vacuum. 299,792,458 meters per second. If you’re a massive particle, you can only approach — but never reach — that speed; if you’re a massless particle, you are compelled to always travel at exactly that speed so long as you’re …

Asteroid strike made 'instant Himalayas'

<b>Scientists say they can now describe in detail how the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs produced its huge crater.</b><p>The reconstruction of the event 66 million years ago was made possible by drilling into the remnant bowl and analysing its rocks.<p>These show how the space impactor made the hard …

Earth Science

Regulation of longevity and oxidative stress by nutritional interventions: role of methionine restriction.

2013 Oct;48(10):1030-42. doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2013.02.021. Epub 2013 Feb 27.<p>1Department of Animal Physiology-II, Faculty of Biological Sciences, …

U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for Florida family lost at sea

(Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard on Saturday said it had suspended its search for a family whose sailboat disappeared off the Florida coast six days ago.<p>A United States Coast Guard patrol boat crew lifts a kayak found among debris near Sanibel, Florida during a search for a family that went missing …

TiVo cuts price of Bolt DVR by $100 -- but there's a catch

TiVo is reducing the price of both models of its Bolt DVR by $100, but the company has also announced it's cutting the free year of service.<p>The new price confirmed by TiVo is $199 for the 500GB (originally $299) and $299 for the 1TB version (originally $399), and the "updated" version will be …

New molecule-building method opens vast realm of chemistry for pharma and other industries

The method devised by Baran and his team essentially repurposes the traditional amide bond-forming strategy to achieve carbon-carbon couplings. The …

Sima de los Huesos: DNA secrets of 430,000-year-old 'pit of bones' hominins revealed

The oldest relatives of Neanderthals have been identified through the DNA of hominins found at the 430,000-year-old Sima de los Huesos site in …

La casa que funciona con apenas US$22 al año

En Reino Unido hay una casa sencilla que funciona con un costo de apenas de US$22 al año.<p>Se encuentra en West Kirby, Wirral, en el oeste del país. Por fuera parece una vivienda suburbana normal, con cuatro habitaciones y construida con mampostería y hormigón.<p>Sin embargo, el gasto energético para …

12 ways to get more battery life from your iOS device running iOS 9

Apple's new iOS 9 will make your old iOS device feel like new again with all of the features and screw tightening it brings.<p>But like every new …