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It wasn’t just the pope—scientists were out to get Galileo, too

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on It wasn’t just the pope—scientists were out to get Galileo, too
In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun, the rough and cratered lunar surface. The young man was Johann Georg Locher, and his book was Read More

A cottage that’s heated for free with bitcoin mining

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Two entrepreneurs have figured out how to heat their homes for free: bitcoin mining. Bitcoin transactions require a lot of processing power, which creates a lot of heat. So Ilya Frolov and Dmitry Tolmachyov built a wooden cottage in the Russian Siberian town of Irkutsk, and they’re heating it with two bitcoin mines. The men Read More

A trader bought just enough shares in the Guptas’ company to give them the middle finger (literally)

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on A trader bought just enough shares in the Guptas’ company to give them the middle finger (literally)
James Gubb’s protest art may have cost him dearly, but he says it was all worth it to send the Gupta family a strong, succinct message. Gubb, a South African trader, bought $28.60 worth of shares in the Gupta family’s Oakbay Investments, a holdings company for businesses that range from mining to media. Using two Read More

Terrifying twitter concerns, car fatalities, and eight other stories you might have missed

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Terrifying twitter concerns, car fatalities, and eight other stories you might have missed
1. Rogue won The news moves at Internet speed and stories often depart our consciousness as fast as they flash over our screens, but few of us will forget where we were when, for eleven brief but glorious minutes, Donald Trump—the all caps king, the exclamation point potus—was deleted from Twitter; giving a us an Read More

The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The US Army deserter Trump wanted executed will serve no jail time
Bowe Bergdahl, the US Army sergeant who last month pleaded guilty to misbehavior before the enemy and desertion, has received a surprisingly light sentence from a military judge: dishonorable discharge. He had been facing life in prison for abandoning his Afghanistan outpost in 2009, a sentence Donald Trump had famously claimed would be too light. Read More

Liberia’s run-off election has been delayed by an electoral fraud case

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Liberia’s run-off election has been delayed by an electoral fraud case
Liberians will have to wait a little longer to choose their next president. More than two million Liberians went to the polls last month to pick a new leader with president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf set to leave office. But the elections resulted in a run-off, slated for Nov. 7, between former soccer star George Weah Read More

Apple released a video on how to use the iPhone X because it’s quite confusing

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Apple released a video on how to use the iPhone X because it’s quite confusing
Apple’s latest and apparently greatest iPhone hit stores around the world today (Nov. 3). The iPhone X is a break from the last decade of iPhone design, removing the home button that has traditionally sat below the bottom of the screen. As a result, Apple’s had to come up with all sorts of gestures and Read More

The White House’s new climate-change report directly conflicts Trump’s stance

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on The White House’s new climate-change report directly conflicts Trump’s stance
The US published a much-anticipated report on climate change Friday (Nov. 3), coauthored by 13 federal agencies, that unequivocally confirms three conclusions: We are living in the warmest period in modern civilization The excessive warming is due to human activity Without swift and dramatic action to curb emissions, average global temperatures could rise by a Read More

Tattletales in a Japanese office complained about coworkers’ smoke breaks and won more vacation time

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on Tattletales in a Japanese office complained about coworkers’ smoke breaks and won more vacation time
The problem began in the basement of a Tokyo high rise, in the designated area where the building’s smokers could congregate for cigarette breaks. The drama, though, unfolded 29 floors above, where non-smoking employees at marketing firm named Piala began to notice their smoker colleagues—about a third of the workforce—would spend the same number of Read More

In Trump’s labor market, plenty of jobs, not enough wage growth

8 months ago admin2 Comments Off on In Trump’s labor market, plenty of jobs, not enough wage growth
The US economy seems back on track after a brutal set of hurricanes—employers added 261,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate edged down to 4.1%. While markets had expected a whopping 310,000 new jobs to replace the ones temporarily lost because of the hurricanes, the news is still good: Unemployment is now at its Read More