Delhi’s deadly smog: Is it time to move India’s national capital elsewhere?

Delhi has a pollution emergency on its hands. For the past week, the capital’s been choked by smog—the result of the burning of crop stubble in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana, as well as vehicular emissions and industrial pollution. Its air is more toxic than that in most other parts (more…)

Rapid Increase in Tether Supply Raises Concerns of Manipulation, Creative Accounting

Tether has always been a controversial token – claimed to be redeemable for fiat currencies but shunned by the fiat banking system. However, the rapid expansion in Tether supply has raised concerns about whether this could be one of the reasons for the overall cryptocurrency boom. What is Tether? According to the Company’s (more…)

Antibiotic abuse is on track to kill more people than cancer and diabetes. Can food help?

England’s Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies recently made headlines around the world when she again warned of an impending “post-antibiotic apocalypse.” Sounding no less disastrous, the World Health Organization has said that we’re “heading towards a post-antibiotic era, in which many common infections will no longer have a cure and (more…)

A new wave in renewables harnesses the power of the ocean

While wind was gusting and solar shone over the last three decades, wave and tidal power made only a small splash. Now they could be the new wave in renewables, as ocean energy projects are being floated globally. If ocean energy systems were deployed worldwide, they could generate enough power to meet (more…)

Ripple CEO and Ethereum Co-Founder Bash ICO Industry

Altcoins In a recent interview, Ripple chief executive officer, Brad Garlinghouse, and Ethereum co-founder, Joseph Lubin, have criticized the current state of the ICO industry. The pair expressed concerns that although many “high-quality projects” are using ICOs as a fundraising vehicle, numerous “copycat projects” have raised money without “intend[ing] to (more…)

Nasdaq Files Patent for Blockchain-based Asset Ownership Data Storage System

Major stock exchange operator Nasdaq has filed a patent for a Blockchain technology-based asset ownership data storage system. The system uses distributed ledger technology (DLT) to record the owner of an asset and employs digital wallets to enable an owner to access his/her assets. In the patent application that was published by (more…)

European Central Bank Considering Bitcoin Regulation According to Council Member

According to Reuters, the European Central Bank (ECB) is considering regulating the use of digital currencies. Governing council member Ewald Nowotny commented: “We’re asking ourselves if legislators or central banks should intervene, as happened in China where they banned (the use of cryptocurrencies) because they consider them fraudulent.” On bans and other schemes It (more…)

America’s rising white nationalism calls for a new type of civil rights leadership

In the months following the election of Donald Trump, the US has witnessed levels of racial conflict unseen in decades. White supremacist rallies have increased in cities across the country and hate crimes are on the rise (pdf). The resurgence of white nationalism is in part a backlash to the successes (more…)

La extrema derecha quiere venderte una teoría sobre el sexo y el género que no existe

Read the original version of this article in English: “A conspiracy theory about sex and gender is being peddled around the world by the far right” Un nuevo término se está colando en el discurso de los conservadores alrededor del mundo. En México, miles de manifestantes denunciaron la propagación de la “ideología de (more…)