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Giving birth ages women faster than smoking or obesity, study suggests

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Giving birth ages women faster than smoking or obesity, study suggests
Having children adds eleven years to a woman’s biological age and accelerates the ageing process more than smoking or obesity, according to new research. Scientists at the George Mason University in Virginia measured the lengths of telomeres, the end section of a chromosome associated with longevity, in women with children. The results, published in the Read More

French biathlete Fourcade supports Russians’ right to bear national flag at PyeongChang closing

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on French biathlete Fourcade supports Russians’ right to bear national flag at PyeongChang closing
Five-time Olympic champion Martin Fourcade has stood up to defend the Russian team, saying the athletes should not be deprived of their right to unfurl their national tricolor at the closing ceremony at PyeongChang. While the International Olympic Committee is weighing a decision whether to lift the ban on 168 Olympic Athletes of Russia (OAR) Read More

Unknown Investor Buys $400 Million Worth Of Bitcoin

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Unknown Investor Buys $400 Million Worth Of Bitcoin
A mysterious investor, who does not believe in half measures, has just bought a staggering $400 million worth of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, Bitcoin. Bitcoin’s continued rise and fall Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies officially entered the mainstream during 2017 after unprecedented and extreme price increases. Despite these incredible price increases, the start of 2018 Read More

NRA gives FCC chair Pai the ‘Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award’

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on NRA gives FCC chair Pai the ‘Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award’
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai was given the NRA’s ‘Charlton Heston Courage Under Fire Award’ at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland Friday. “Ajit Pai, as you probably already know, saved the Internet,” American Conservative Union (ACU) Executive Director Dan Schneider told the CPAC crowd when introducing Pai, as cited by Read More

‘Art is not a crime’: Hundreds protest jailing of Spanish rapper for ‘insulting’ king (VIDEO)

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘Art is not a crime’: Hundreds protest jailing of Spanish rapper for ‘insulting’ king (VIDEO)
Crowds of protesters gathered in Madrid’s central square to demand the acquittal of Valtonyc, a rapper whose lyrics landed him in jail for insulting the Spanish crown and glorifying terrorism. Friday evening saw throngs of demonstrators show up at the Puerta del Sol square to show support for Mallorcan artist Jose Miguel Arenas, who goes Read More

All You Need To Know About The ‘Bitcoin Atom’ Hard Fork

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on All You Need To Know About The ‘Bitcoin Atom’ Hard Fork
When Bitcoin was introduced in 2009 by an anonymous entity called Satoshi Nakamoto, the innovation was met with great skepticism. Nevertheless, its sporadic growth and increased mainstream adoption has placed it in the world’s spotlight since then. Around 2016, the price of Bitcoin began snowballing, reaching an all time high of over $17,000 in 2017, Read More

Philippines summons US envoy to clarify ‘threat to democracy’ black mark on Duterte

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Philippines summons US envoy to clarify ‘threat to democracy’ black mark on Duterte
The US envoy in Manila has been summoned in anger and the Phillipines’ embassy in the US told to give an “accurate picture” of their country to US intelligence, after a report flagged the Filipino leader as a threat to democracy. Last week, the US intelligence community, in their Worldwide Threat Assessment report, listed President Read More

Digital immortality? Funeral agency wants to ‘revive’ the dead in AI chatbot project

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Digital immortality? Funeral agency wants to ‘revive’ the dead in AI chatbot project
A Swedish funeral agency is looking for volunteers for an ambitious Black Mirror-esque artificial intelligence project that will give the deceased digital immortality and pave the way for communication with the dead. The Fenix funeral agency wants to create digital copies of the deceased so that grieving loved ones can still communicate with those they Read More

If Satoshi Nakamoto Is Bill Gates, Is Vitalik Buterin The New Steve Jobs?

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on If Satoshi Nakamoto Is Bill Gates, Is Vitalik Buterin The New Steve Jobs?
Innovation, a new age revolution, or just radical change: however we choose to describe this phase is irrelevant, as something great is and has already happened. Growth. Pushing the boundaries of civilization is an innate human trait and both ‘Satoshi’ and Vitalik Buterin, the respective founders of Bitcoin and Ethereum, are on the road to Read More

Mixed-race girl to portray Joan of Arc draws abuse online, France launches investigation

6 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Mixed-race girl to portray Joan of Arc draws abuse online, France launches investigation
The State Prosecutor in the French city of Orléans is investigating possible incitement to racial hatred, following Twitter attacks on a mixed-race girl chosen to play Joan of Arc in upcoming city celebrations. 17-year-old Mathilde Edey Gamassou had been chosen to play the Medieval heroine of French history in Orléans’ annual Johannique festival. A local Read More