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"The world ultimately will have a single currency, the internet will have a single currency. I personally believe that it will be bitcoin," Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey told England's The Times. Despite recent weakness in the value of bitcoin and concerns that it cannot currently process transactions ... US Dollar
The new National Geographic documentary series "One Strange Rock," hosted by the actor Will Smith, is the story of how life survives and thrives on planet Earth. It's told from the point of view of eight astronauts, but having the story of Earth told by people who have left it wasn't always the vision ...

Chicken Little was right. In a very literal sense, the sky is falling. Not today and not tomorrow, but eventually. NASA has announced that on September 22, 2135 (which happens to be a Thursday, if you need to check your schedule), there is a small chance an asteroid half a kilometre across (named ...
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 95 percent of the Earth's oceans has yet to be seen by human eyes. Given that 70 percent of our planet is water, it's like we have a completely submerged alien planet on our doorstep. In a new study published in Science ... Fish
Like any director, Aronofsky wanted the lighting to be just right: "The first thing I said to him was, 'Hey, is there any way we can turn off those fluorescents and let the sun and the planet Earth and the moon light Peggy?'" The filmmaker also gave Nespoli tips on what type of lensing to use and directed him ...
Faceboook's missing-in-action CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, helped make Brian Acton a billionaire, but that hasn't stopped him from turning against Facebook. The co-founder of Whatsapp has taken to Twitter to urge everyone to delete their Facebook profiles tweeting: 'It is time. #deletefacebook'. In a new ...

“How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?” asks the United Nations, which organizes World Water Day each year. “By using the solutions we already find in nature.” “Nature-based solutions have the potential to solve many of our water challenges,” says the World Water Day website.
“People punish the machine more harshly for mistakes than they do humans,” says Cade Massey of the University of Pennsylvania. The story from Tempe, Ariz., is terrible. A woman crossing a street outside the boundaries of a crosswalk — something that many of us do — was hit by a driverless Uber car ...
The United Nations, UN, on Monday warned that as the global population expands and the planet warms up, demand for water is rising, while quality and reliable water supply is declining. In the 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report, the UN said world should look to nature for better ways to ...
Boston Dynamics' dog-like SpotMini robots have already learned to open doors and can happily trot along in adverse conditions. Just watching the bots evolve feels like we're seeing a real-life episode of the futuristic horror series "Black Mirror." Now you can feel even more uneasy about the four-legged ...
Seventeen years after the first "Blue Planet" series, the BBC returns with "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," which uses cutting-edge technology to film in the oceans and capture the animals and creatures that live there. "I think, for many of us, the oceans are remote worlds, alien worlds — we even fear it — filled ...
Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly spent 340 days in space aboard the International Space Station in 2015-2016, a trip that changed his DNA by 7%. He told us that his space career also changed his perspective on life, making him more empathetic. He wants more people to experience the ...
While we try to minimize our carbon footprint on the earth, Norwegian hotel Svart doesn't really worry about its own carbon footprint of energy because it doesn't generate one. The Svart actually generates more energy than it consumes, making it a powerhouse for sustainable energy. "Svart is the ...
I will admit that a documentary about art is a hard-sell. But Goldsworthy's work belongs on film the same way Planet Earth belongs in an IMAX theatre. Everything about it, from the opening credits to the final 10 minutes, is captivating. The scenery and sculptures are beautifully shot and every inch is scored ...
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside, and though it hasn't yet been 100 years, the memory of this successful Norwegian mission remains strong both within Norway and beyond. Memorialized in movies, books and TV mini-series, the winter sabotage of the Vemork chemical plant in ...
Planet Earth's natural “sinks” of forests, oceans and soils absorb harmful carbon emissions. Up to 50 percent of CO2 emissions are absorbed annually by these “sponges.” The half not absorbed raises global temperatures, melts the polar ice and boomerangs on human populations as natural calamities.
Seventeen years after the first "Blue Planet" series, the BBC returns with "Planet Earth: Blue Planet II," which uses cutting-edge technology to film in the oceans and capture the animals and creatures that live there. "I think, for many of us, the oceans are remote worlds, alien worlds — we even fear it — filled ...

Kaku engages SETI astronomer Seth Shostak to discuss the possibility of future alien contact. Kaku had this to say: I get asked if the aliens are evil and want to destroy us. Maybe, but I think in the main they will be peaceful because they have had thousands of years to resolve sectarian, fundamentalist, ...
Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest. They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and light, and the abstract loveliness found in ...
Performances begin February 24 at The Duke on 42nd Street for the world premiere of Don Nguyen's play Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth, a new play about the oddities of human conception and the wonder of space travel. The Playwrights Realm production will officially open Off-Broadway March ...
David Attenborough is largely responsible for exposing a majority of the modern world to remote locations and the creatures that live within them. Audiences have responded well to the work, which is likely why the world is about to get yet another Attenborough led look at wildlife. That's right the Planet ...
“This is one of the great, earliest-known civilizations in the world,” says Neal Spencer, an archaeologist with the British Museum. For the past 10 years, Spencer has traveled to a site his academic predecessors photographed a century ago, called Amara West, around 100 miles south of the Egyptian border ...
Storyteller / comedian Maggie Nuttall (The MOTH, New York Story Exchange) returns to the New York City FRIGID Festival with five performances of her new solo work "Live From Planet Earth" scheduled at the Under St. Marks Theater in Manhattan's East Village from Saturday, February 17th through ...
The BBC's Planet Earth II became the most viewed nature documentary of all time in Britain when it aired in 2016, using groundbreaking technology and Sir David Attenborough's endlessly enthusiastic narration to offer a new view on the world around us. Now Planet Earth II Live in Concert is coming to ...
We walk upright on your surface among giant oaks and towering redwoods. We play tag with your ocean tides and climb snow-capped peaks for views that defy description. We marvel at spring wildflowers and autumn leaves, sunshine and rain.
BBC Worldwide and Google have joined forces for BBC Earth: Life In VR – a new virtual reality experience on Google Daydream. Inspired by Sir David Attenborough's acclaimed nature documentaries Blue Planet and Planet Earth, BBC Earth: Life in VR allows users to explore the ocean and its creatures.
In the movies, aliens generally declare war on humanity by parking a whopping great spaceship near Earth and then launching an all-out assault. But now it's been claimed that extraterrestrials could wipe out our species without setting foot (or whatever other appendages they use to move about) on our ...
He's clearly an alien who has mastered the craft of ice skating but remains befuddled by the social morays of us bizarre creatures. But if McDavid isn't from our beloved planet Earth, then where is he from? Let's begin our very important SB Nation investigation (also known as an SB InvestiNation).
“We knew about the cold,” says David Lauren, chief innovation officer at Ralph Lauren, “and hit on the idea of using wearable technology to keep our athletes warm.” The result: bonded to the interior of the red, white and blue opening ceremony parkas are printed strips of electronic, heat-conducting metallic ...
China is perfecting a vast network of digital espionage as a means of social control—with implications for democracies worldwide. Imagine a society in which you are rated by the government on your trustworthiness. Your “citizen score” follows you wherever you go. A high score allows you access to faster ...
Status-6 looks like a giant torpedo about a third the length of a big Russian submarine. According to a slide in a report on the state of America's nuclear weaponry released on Friday, it is nuclear-powered, meaning it can roam for months and possibly even years beneath the ocean without surfacing.
People who live in developed nations are, by many measures, healthier than ever before. Yet the planet has borne an onslaught of environmental insults — climate change chief among them — unlike any in human history. This alone threatens everyone's well-being, a conundrum that scientists call the ...
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto the sea ice of Wolstenholme Fjord in the northwest corner of Greenland, one of the coldest places on Earth. Greenland is part ...
It just takes a few people to affect change; a few people to get the message out that business cannot keep making money at any price. One of them is Philippe Joubert, founder of Earth on Board, a group of organisations, including ClientEarth, CDP, the B Team, We Mean Business and the World Business ...
We all live in a yellow submarine... Well, not really, but Planet Earth producer Orla Doherty pretty much does, and she's inviting us all for a visit. The wildly popular BBC series recently debuted its watery segment Blue Planet II, and to celebrate, the network is partnering with Airbnb to offer deep-sea ...
This scene is the first of many like it in the episode “Cities” of the sequel BBC nature documentary series, “Planet Earth II,” that was released in 2016. The series has recently been made available on Netflix in the U.S. The final episode depicts the most notable difference from the original 2006 series.
The makings of a Blue Planet party! The second season of this groundbreaking ocean documentary—airing Saturday nights at 9:00 p.m. on BBC America—has to be the purest pleasure generator television has given us since . . . well, since the BBC's last eye-popping nature show, Planet Earth II, in 2016.
Earth's biodiversity is an assemblage that “has eaten the storms—folded them into its genes—and created the world that created us. It holds the world steady,” says E. O. Wilson, the eminent American biologist. A small boy hauls enthusiastically on his fishing rod. The line flies up and a needle-spined fish ...
Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader who was assassinated in 2015, began his career as an ambitious, creative, and aggressively questioning physicist. On 27 February 2015, Boris Nemtsov, reports Physics Today, the prominent Russian opposition figure, was in Moscow publicizing an upcoming ...
NZ CPI comes to the rescue for the bears not entirely squeezed out of the game with a print so off the mark that it wiped off all the gains made since US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin's ..... "...a weaker dollar is good for trade," comment, and some. Currently, NZD/USD is trading at 0.7351, down -1.00% on the ...
Split between the perspectives of lesbian couple Betsy (Briscoe) and Shoshana (Berger), who are trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend William (Omura), Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth explores what happens when we face the vastness of our future and ...
January 22, 2018. today's headline selected from stories from around the world on the threats, opportunities, and dangers facing our fragile planet. In broadest terms, the danger facing the world is that the superpowers have institutionalized a major nuclear showdown. Today's complex nuclear defense ...
Like The Atlantic? Subscribe to The Atlantic Daily, our free weekday email newsletter. All parents remember the moment when they first held their children—the tiny crumpled face, an entire new person, emerging from the hospital blanket. I extended my hands and took my daughter in my arms. I was so overwhelmed ...
“If we were functioning on planet Earth, for example, I think this would be taken very seriously,” Toobin said. “Because why else would you give Stormy Daniels, for all her wonderful talent, $130,000? The only reason is to keep her quiet during the campaign. That is a campaign contribution.” “That is illegal, if ...
The Blue Planet series faces a greater challenge than its sister, Planet Earth I and II, when it comes to getting viewers to connect with its non-human subjects. This is tricky with the amphibious and tentacled. An antennae-sporting Bobbit worm that dwells on the ocean floor isn't quite as cuddly as a baby ...
A tanker that sank off the Chinese coast was carrying “condensate,” a mix of molecules with radically different properties than crude. Over the last two weeks, the maritime world has watched with horror as a tragedy has unfolded in the East China Sea. A massive Iranian tanker, the Sanchi, collided with a ...
A legend in the field of nature documentaries, Sir David Attenborough is back on American television with a new series called "Planet Earth: Blue Planet Two." After all these years, you might say Attenborough is a force of nature all by himself, as our Mark Phillips discovered: The makers of the best wildlife ...
As the wheels of the U.S. government ground to a halt Friday at midnight, thousands of federal employees prepared to face days or weeks without work or pay until their offices reopened. Some employees will continue working through the government shutdown, however, including the three with the longest ...
“Blue Planet II” premieres this weekend, just one year after its sister series “Planet Earth II” returned for a second, triumphant series. But while “Planet Earth II” followed “Planet Earth” by a decade, “The Blue Planet,” the original installment of the BBC Natural History Unit's docuseries about the oceans, ...
'Today on Planet Earth we have the rare Spice head': Drug user is mocked in David Attenborough-style commentary. The drug user sways in Barnsley as the man with the camera approaches and records the video in mocking tones as if he is filming a wildlife documentary. Share. By. Liz Dunphy. 10:51, 15 JAN 2018 ...


 

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