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This robot's 'self-portrait' NFT just sold for nearly $700,000
Sophia the robot is getting into the NFT game. Her "interpretation" of an artist's depiction of her face sold as an NFT (non-fungible token) for over $688,000.
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Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The woman building HSBC's 3,000 roaming banker army
HSBC has started hiring hundreds of bankers under a new venture to seek out wealthy clients across China.
Is Alibaba's fate a warning to China’s tech giants?
It's been a tough week for Chinese tech firms.
Michelin-starred venue's €20 takeaway Covid burger
Unable to have guests due to the pandemic, a fine dining restaurant in Amsterdam turns to takeaways.
COVID-19: Shock over the death of an entire family in Argentina
A town is in shock over the death of an entire family from COVID-19. Mother, father and son passed away in just 48 hours.
French Inmate Posting Food Videos From Jail Cell Now An Instagram Star
As his culinary fame grows, fellow prisoners have begun placing orders for favourite dishes.
Jailed Kremlin Critic On Hunger Strike Could "Die Any Minute"
Alexei Navalny was imprisoned in February and is serving two-and-a-half years on old embezzlement charges in a penal colony around 100 kilometres east of Moscow.
US officials may need 2 weeks or more to determine if Johnson & Johnson's vaccine causes rare blood clots
The CDC still might not have enough data to evaluate a blood clot link by its Friday meeting, two senior health officials told Politico.
2 Russian Cosmonauts, NASA Astronaut Return From International Space Station
The Soyuz descent module carring the trio landed upright after descending through a cloudless sky on a fine spring day in central Kazakhstan, a Roscosmos TV commentator confirmed.
Photo of hug during pandemic named World Press Photo of the Year
A picture of a hug during the coronavirus pandemic has been named World Press Photo of the Year.
Myanmar's Junta Releases 23,000 Prisoners In New Year's Amnesty
Myanmar typically grants an annual amnesty to thousands of prisoners to mark its traditional Buddhist New Year holiday -- which in previous years have been joyous affairs with c...
Airport Style, We’ve Missed You
A new book chronicles decades of celebrities at the airport, from Rihanna to the Supremes.
Tom Cruise Lists His Grand Colorado
The custom-built residence in Telluride sits on 320 acres and presents panoramic views of the Rocky Mountains.
US Planned To Assassinate Fidel Castro's Brother Raul In 1960: Declassified Documents
The plot came to light as Raul Castro prepares to leave Cuban politics by stepping down as head of the all-powerful Community Party of Cuba.
Queen Elizabeth Leads UK In 1-Minute Silence At Prince Philip's Funeral
The 94-year-old monarch, dressed in mourning black and a black face mask, sat inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, as Prince Philip's coffin arrived on a bespoke Land Ro...
Meghan To Watch Prince Philip's Funeral From Her California Home
A source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Meghan had hoped to attend the funeral but she was not cleared for travel by her physician.
Trained Dogs Can Sniff Out Covid Positive Samples With 96% Accuracy
"This is not a simple thing we're asking the dogs to do," says Cynthia Otto, senior author on the work and director of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medici...
Double-Masking Can Be Potent To Protect People From Covid
The findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine also states that the reason for the enhanced filtration is not about adding too many layers of cloth but eliminating any gaps or...
COVID-19 Deaths Cross A Staggering 3 Million Globally
While some countries like Israel have benefited from mass inoculation efforts, others such as India are battling meteoric rises in infections.
Can Bitcoin Reach $130,000 in 2021? – What We Can Learn from Coinbase Listing
“Bitcoin is dead,” proclaimed one prominent cryptocurrency investor in late 2018. The 18-year-old, Erik Finman, had become a BTC millionaire that year. But as Bitcoin prices plu...
Delta CEO Ed Bastian declares 'it's absolutely safe to sit in the middle seat' in defiance of CDC suggesting airlines should block them
Delta's seat blocking policy ends on May 1. It cost the airline up to $150 million in potential revenue for March alone as more Americans fly.
Britain to continue training Ukrainian military – Ambassador
UK will keep supporting the implementation of defense reform in line with NATO standards.
Legendary investor Ron Conway tells us Coinbase is the new Google. Here's what that means for the next wave of startup founders.
Just like Netscape kicked off the dot-com era, Coinbase is ushering in a boom for crypto startups, Silicon Valley legend Ron Conway told Insider.
Canadian MP completely naked in parliamentary Zoom call
He did manage to cover his privates with his cell phone.
How to format an SD card and erase all of its data
You can format an SD card using Windows, Mac, and Android devices, and likely your digital camera too.
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