This isn’t the first time that the virtual coin’s price has spiked, with past big gains often followed by steep declines. But, experts have said, this time may be a bit different, as the currency has hit new levels of mainstream interest among both investors and financial institutions. … [Read more...] about Bitcoin price hits record high: Here are 5 reasons why this rally may be different
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The creators of Myst, brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, along with a small team at their Washington state-based firm Cyan, were no strangers to innovation. The company had previously developed the first-ever game released on CD-ROM for a personal computer (in this case, a Macintosh), The Manhole, in 1989. They followed that children’s title with other whimsical point-and-click words crafted in HyperCard, Apple’s Mac-based hypertext environment that presaged the World Wide Web. Creativity came naturally to the Millers, and Myst was the natural next step in the refinement of their art. … [Read more...] about Myst at 25: How it changed gaming, created addicts, and made enemies
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine. … [Read more...] about Gold flat as concerns over rising virus cases offset vaccine optimism
“My joy is real, but it is also fragile. The truth is, despite feeling profoundly happy right now, and knowing how much privilege I carry, I’m also scared. I’m scared of the invasiveness, the hate, the ‘jokes,’ and of violence. To be clear, I am not trying to dampen a moment that is joyous and one that I celebrate, but I also want to address the full picture. The statistics are staggering. The discrimination towards trans people is rife, insidious, and cruel, resulting in horrific consequences. In 2020 alone, it has been reported that at least 40 transgender people have been murdered, the majority of which were Black and Latinx trans women. To the political leaders who work to criminalize trans health care and deny our right to exist and to all those with a massive platform who continue to spew hostility towards the trans community: you have blood on your hands. You unleash a fury of vile and demeaning rage that lands on the shoulders of the trans … [Read more...] about Read ‘Juno’ star Elliot Page’s letter coming out as trans and messages of support
The researchers hope the maps will help cities create climate action plans by understanding what drives emissions in different places. The most important factors, they find, are household income, vehicle ownership and home size–all which are greater in suburbs. … [Read more...] about A Map Of The Carbon Footprint Of All 31,000 ZIP Codes In The U.S.