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Why Natural Ingredients are Not Always Environmentally Friendly
Becoming a smart consumer is never simple, but seeing a 100% natural label on beauty products is not a guarantee of sustainability.
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God, please protect me from my friends. I can handle my enemies.
Bitcoin Won’t Leave Central Bankers in the Dust
Digital pounds, dollars and euros are years away, but radical changes in wholesale banking and settlement are coming sooner than you think.
Colonial Pipeline Paid Hackers Nearly $5 Million in Ransom
The biggest oil pipeline company in USA, Colonial Pipeline, paid nearly $5 million to Eastern European hackers on Friday, contradicting reports earlier this week that the compan...
Binance Is Under Federal Investigation. Bitcoin, Coinbase, and the Crypto World Are Reeling.
The world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Binance Holdings, is under investigation by federal authorities for money laundering and tax evasion, according to a report in Bloom...
U.S. Officials Investigating Crypto Exchange Binance Amid Market's Massive Boom
The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service have reportedly opened an investigation into the biggest cryptocurrency exchange Binance, heightening tensions in the larg...
The CDC in new guidelines regarding masks and tests for the vaccinated
The U.S. health authority announced that fully vaccinated people can continue activities without wearing masks or social distancing. “ If you are fully vaccinated you can start ...
Never Mind: Elon Musk Says Tesla Won't Accept Bitcoin For Car Purchases Any More
Tesla's CEO explained on Twitter that the reversal on accepting Bitcoin was prompted by concerns about the "rapidly increasing use of fossil fuels" to mine the cryptocurrency.
German government ordered WhatsApp to prevent Facebook from collecting personal data. Facebook ignored it, as Germany can do nothing about it but make noise
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and “Freedom” of Information, or HmbBfDI, said Tuesday that it has issued an injunction that prevents Facebook from processing perso...
Australian underwent minor surgery, woke up and began speaking with an Irish accent
Australian J. McCain recently underwent minor tonsil surgery, but faced unexpected side effects after the surgery. J began speaking with an Irish accent after the surgery, altho...
Inside The Cryptocurrency Revolution
Bitcoin’s emergence as a global digital currency has been as revolutionary as it has been erratic. But while fledgling investors obsess over every fluctuation in the cryptocurre...
With Dozens of Brands Returning to NYFW, Will Spring 2022 Be the Best Season Yet?
Dozens of designers are returning and joining New York Fashion Week for its spring 2022 season this September-and there’s a Met gala too.
Twitter adds 'tip jar' to pay for good tweeting
Twitter has launched a new "tip jar" feature that lets people send money to others on the social network.
WHO chief urges world to follow U.S. lead and support waiving Covid vaccine patent protections
WHO chief says he urges other countries to follow the example of the U.S. on supporting vaccine patent waivers.
Kids are taking governments to court over climate. And they are starting to win
It was early in the morning when Luisa Neubauer got the call from her lawyer. She was staying at her mother's house, frantically trying to finish a book she'd been working on, s...
Online safety bill ‘a recipe for censorship’, say campaigners
Proposals hand Ofcom the power to identify ‘lawful but harmful’ content and punish social networks that fail to remove it
Elon Musk Tweets Tesla Self-Driving Rollout Could Take A Couple Of Months; Stock Falls
Tesla Inc's top boss Elon Musk said Tesla is tweaking its self-driving software to eliminate a phantom braking problem and may release a significantly improved version within th...
Italian woman mistakenly given six doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
A 23-year-old woman in Tuscany remains under observation after she was mistakenly given an entire vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine - equivalent to six doses.
Simple Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
If your home's curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone (including potential homebuyers) will want to see what's inside. Check out these simple, low-cost curb appeal...
Instagram adds option to show pronouns on profile
The social media platform rolls out the change in countries, including the UK, with people able to choose up to four pronouns.
Looking At Solutions For Indian COVID-19 Variant: UK PM
"We must be vigilant because the threat of this virus remains real and new variants pose a potentially lethal danger, including the one first identified in India which is of inc...
Royal Mail to trial drones to deliver items from mainland UK to Isles of Scilly
If the trial succeeds, the technology could be used to support postal workers in delivering to remote areas in the UK.
"If Not Now, When?": Pandemic Investigator Urges Reforms
The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response found that bad decisions, dithering and poor coordination created a "toxic cocktail" which allowed Covid-19 go on to...
US move on vaccine intellectual property is a 'monumental moment' in COVID-19 fight
A waiver could boost production by lifting intellectual property protections and the EU is also now willing to discuss the move.
Norway Will Not Use AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine: Report
Prime Minister Erna Solberg is expected to announce at 1600 GMT whether Norway will resume the use of the AstraZeneca shot, as well as the government's decision on Johnson & Joh...
French wine that spent more than a year in orbit on International Space Station could fetch $1m at auction
The wine, named Petrus 2000, was one of 12 bottles sent into space in November 2019 and tastes "delicious", experts say.
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