You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real

Maria Bustillos writes a helpful and informative article on emerging technologies related to currency Bitcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. It’s just numbers in cyberspace, a mirage, insubstantial as a soap bubble. Bitcoin is not backed by … Continue reading

35 years ago, Isaac Asimov was asked to predict the world of 2019. Here is what he wrote

Originally published Dec. 31, 1983 An essential side product, the mobile computerized object, or robot, is already flooding into industry and will, in the course of the next generation, penetrate the home. There is bound to be resistance to the … Continue reading

The Trouble with Theories of Everything

There is no known physics theory that is true at every scale—there may never be. The advent of quantum mechanics changed everything. When quantum mechanics is combined with relativity, it turns out, rather unexpectedly in fact, that the detailed nature … Continue reading

Troops cross North-South Korea Demilitarized Zone in peace for 1st time ever

North and South Korean soldiers have made several friendly crossings into each other’s territory for the first time since the countries were divided. The men were checking the dismantling of guard posts in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the border … Continue reading

70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, December 10, 2018

On December 10, the United Nations will mark the 70th  anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In an era of spreading nationalism and gross violations in places like Yemen, Myanmar, South Sudan and Venezuela, it is fair to ask … Continue reading

Chicago hospital shooting: Shooter dead, at least 3 others, including police officer, wounded at Mercy Hospital

A man believed to be the shooter responsible for wounding a Chicago police officer and at least two other people in an “active shooter” attack Monday afternoon at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center on the South Side was dead at … Continue reading

Midterm Elections 2018: Voters Head to Polls Across the Country

Voters on Tuesday waited out winding lines at their polling places and trudged through often unpleasant weather conditions to turn out in what both parties expected to be extraordinary numbers for a midterm election. • Polls start closing at 6 p.m. Eastern … Continue reading

Saudis preparing to acknowledge journalist Khashoggi died after interrogation ‘went wrong’

CNN reported Monday, citing sources, that “Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey.” … Continue reading