foodVenezuela’s stores close, people starve and opposition in exile

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Venezuela is on the brink of ruin. The former mayor of Caracas dared to challenge President Nicolas Maduro’s authoritarian regime—and was made a public enemy. The x-mayor is living in exile in Spain. In Venezuela, as many as 15.5 percent …

astronomyCarnival of Space 579

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The Carnival of Space 579 is up at Cosmoquest. Universe Today – Cassini Data Has Revealed a Towering Hexagonal Storm at Saturn’s Northern Pole Universe Today – Europan Space Whales Anyone? Planets Covered by Deep Oceans Can Still Have Life …

demographicsAsian Americans have 39% more income are about $1 trillion in spending power

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Asian-American population will reach 25.7 million by 2019. Asian-Americans will outnumber U.S. Hispanics by 2055 according to U.S. Census Bureau projections. There are about 22.3 million Asian Americans not including multi-racial. Population levels are increasing by 500,000-700,000 each year from …

geopoliticalNorth Korea agrees to inspections in bid to salvage nuclear talks

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North Korea offers to permanently abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, in a new gesture by leader Kim Jong Un to revive faltering talks with Washington over his country’s nuclear program. After a summit in …

blockchainHas Ripple Survived the Bitcoin Bubble?

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In 2017, Bitcoin enjoyed a historic and unprecedented price run, as its value increased from $900 to $20,000 in just 12 months. Towards the end of this run, the number of daily Bitcoin transactions also peaked, reaching 490,644 on December …

altcoinsInnovations in the Stablecoin Race

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The stablecoin market has been interesting to follow for the most cynical reasons. Due to the memory of the internet bubble from 1995-2000, many investors are aware of the dynamics of technology hype cycles during the early stage of transformative …

blockchainAirbus A^3 launches Heritage a blockchain powered donation platform

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Heritage is a blockchain-enabled donation platform created by A^3, the Silicon Valley part of Airbus, the aerospace/flight company. Airbus is providing a decentralized application to accept and manage donations for itself and it’s charitable partners from cryptocurrencies on the Ethereum …

antiagingInterview with Apollo Ventures which funds anti-aging companies

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James Peyer has been a scientist, entrepreneur, and advisor to biotechs and pharma companies, always with a specialization for developing new classes of therapeutics. James founded Apollo to support biotech entrepreneurs strategically, scientifically, and financially as they create the next …

darpaSpaceX would support space weapons race

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SpaceX and other commercial companies have talked about launching thousands of satellites for massive global internet networks. The US military will not be left behind in the shift from a few big satellites to thousands of more effective smaller satellites. …

air forceUS Air Force wants Cold War Scale Forces and Global Arms Race

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The Secretary of the US Air Force presented a plan to grow the Air Force from 312 squadrons today to 386 by 2030. This is 24% larger. The strategy is based on estimates of the expected threat by 2025 to …