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North Korean Citizens Study Cryptocurrencies at Pyongyang University

Emerging Markets North Korean engagement with bitcoin and cryptocurrency appears to be ever growing, with recent reports indicating that university students are now able to access courses on cryptocurrency in the Hermit Kingdom. Also Read: North Korean Hackers Ramp up Malware Attacks Against Bitcoin Exchange Staff Pyongyang University’s Cryptocurrency Course Reports indicate that Pyongyang (more…)

People watch Netflix unabashedly at work (and in public toilets, too)

We will watch it on a plane. And in the dark. And on a train. And in a car. And in a tree. Okay, maybe not that last one. But people will watch movies and TV shows practically anywhere. Streaming-video giant Netflix found that more people are watching video outside their homes. (more…)

It’s better to understand something than to know it

“Knowing” and “understanding” are related concepts, but they’re not the same. Each is a distinct mental state involving cognitive grasp: Knowing is static, referring to discrete facts, while understanding is active, describing the ability to analyze and place those facts in context to form a big picture. Without knowledge, understanding is impossible. (more…)

Want a greenhouse that can fight climate change? Make it pink

By tweaking the glass roof panels of greenhouses, scientists have engineered a way to effectively grow indoor crops and gather power from the sun at the same time. In tests, the special pink glass generated enough solar electricity to control greenhouse temperatures, according to a new study. “This technology has the potential (more…)

Most women reading self-help books are getting advice from men

There’s a new sexist cliché; Not only don’t men want to ask for directions when they get lost, market research suggests that they don’t read self-help books, either. Or at least admit to it. As Alain de Botton wrote in a Guardian column: “Anyone wanting to damage their intellectual credentials at (more…)