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    Technology China is kicking out more than half the world’s bitcoin miners – and a whole lot of them could be headed to Texas

    China has long been home to more than half the world’s bitcoin miners, but now, Beijing wants them out ASAP. In May, the government called for a severe crackdown on bitcoin mining and trading, setting off what’s being dubbed in crypto circles as “the great mining migration.” This exodus is...
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    US News 'Unplanned' outages hit Texas power plants in soaring temperatures

    Officials with Texas' power grid operator pleaded with residents Monday to limit their electrical usage amid soaring temperatures and a series of mechanical problems at power plants. The appeal, from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, or ERCOT, comes four months after deadly blackouts...
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    Technology Federal safety regulators investigating AmazonBasics products highlighted in CNN report

    (CNN)The federal agency responsible for overseeing consumer product safety is investigating Amazon-branded electronic products highlighted in a CNN investigation last year, according to records and interviews. CNN reported last year that dozens of AmazonBasics electronics remained for sale on...
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    World Canada: Condo developer plans to buy $1-billion worth of single-family houses in Canada for rentals

    A Toronto condo developer is buying hundreds of detached houses in Ontario, with the plan of renting them and profiting on the housing crisis ripping across the country. Core Development Group Ltd. is building a large-scale single-family home rental operation, an unproven business model in...
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    Technology Chip shortages lead to more counterfeit chips and devices

    Beginning with the first Wuhan quarantine in January 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world from both sides of the law of supply and demand. Independent Distributors of Electronics Association (IDEA) founder Steve Calabria believes this two-fisted squeeze will spawn a surge in counterfeit...
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    Sci/Tech MIT Engineers Have Discovered a Completely New Way of Generating Electricity

    A new material made from carbon nanotubes can generate electricity by scavenging energy from its environment. MIT engineers have discovered a new way of generating electricity using tiny carbon particles that can create a current simply by interacting with liquid surrounding them. The liquid...
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    General Shackled skeleton identified as rare evidence of slavery in Roman Britain

    His ankles secured with heavy, locked iron fetters, the enslaved man appears to have been thrown in a ditch – a final act of indignity in death. Now the discovery of the shackled male skeleton by workers in Rutland – thought to have been aged in his late 20s or early 30s – has been identified...
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    Health America's health system is driving people with heart failure into financial catastrophe

    A troubled health system lets Americans with heart failure fall into financial ruin, according to a new analysis of health spending. The study, published May 16 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, estimates that 236,471 families in the U.S. will experience a high financial burden...
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    Health Fully vaccinated people who catch Covid variants may pass virus on, study finds

    Fully vaccinated people infected with Covid variants may be likely to pass the virus on, researchers have said. No vaccine is 100 per cent effective, and while the number of people who contract Covid after vaccination – known as post-vaccine breakthrough cases – is tiny, a growing number of...
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    Report Study: US counties grocery taxes increase likelihood of food insecurity

    Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity. A new study co-authored by Harry Kaiser, the Gellert Family Professor at the Charles H...
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    Technology EU: Manufacturers urged to remove pre-installed apps on new phones

    As the EU debates its Digital Markets Act, calls have grown louder for manufacturers to remove all applications pre-installed on new phones in order to combat the oligopoly of “gatekeepers” such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft. EURACTIV France reports. “The problem with the...
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    Environment Shell ordered to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 in landmark ruling

    Multinational oil company Royal Dutch Shell has been ordered in court to slash its carbon emissions in order to protect the environment from climate change. The landmark ruling, thought to be the first of its kind, demands the firm cuts its emissions by a net 45% by 2030 - compared with 2019...
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    Sci/Tech Cornell researchers see atoms at record resolution

    In 2018, Cornell researchers built a high-powered detector that, in combination with an algorithm-driven process called ptychography, set a world record by tripling the resolution of a state-of-the-art electron microscope. As successful as it was, that approach had a weakness. It only worked...
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    US News Statewide ban on homeless encampments approved by Texas Senate

    The Texas Senate on Thursday approved a bill to ban homeless encampments throughout Texas — a response to the city of Austin lifting a similar local ban two years ago that was recently reinstated by voters. House Bill 1925 would make camping in an unapproved public place a Class C misdemeanor...
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    Environment World's largest iceberg breaks off of Antarctica

    An enormous iceberg, a little bigger than the state of Rhode Island, has broken off of Antarctica. The finger-shaped chunk of ice, which is roughly 105 miles (170 kilometers) long and 15 miles (25 kilometers) wide, was spotted by satellites as it calved from the western side of Antarctica's...
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    World Japan: Kentaro Miura passed away – Creator of Berserk manga series dies from heart problems, aged 54

    THE creator of the Berserk manga series Kentaro Miura has died aged 54 after suffering from heart problems. His publisher Hakusensha confirmed the artist had passed away on May 6. Miura was best known for illustrating the 1989 Japanese dark fantasy manga series Berserk. Social media users...
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    Health Daily 30-minute workout 'may not benefit everyone'

    The decades-old advice of exercising for 30 minutes a day may not benefit everyone, scientists have claimed. A study has shown that alternatively, three minutes of exercise for every hour spent seated could extend a life by 30%. Research led by Glasgow Caledonian University found that sitting...
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    World China bans financial, payment institutions from cryptocurrency business

    China has banned financial institutions and payment companies from providing services related to cryptocurrency transactions, and warned investors against speculative crypto trading. It was China’s latest attempt to clamp down on what was a burgeoning digital trading market. Under the ban, such...
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    World SEG Plaza evacuation: Shaking China skyscraper sends shoppers fleeing

    (Video: Korean TV News. The red lines in the video will help to visualize the shaking.) A skyscraper of more than 70 storeys has been evacuated after it started to shake, sending shoppers scrambling for safety in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Local authorities do not yet know what...
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    Environment Darwin’s Arch, a Famed Rock Formation in the Galápagos, Collapses

    Darwin’s Arch, a famous, photo-friendly rock formation in the remote Galápagos Islands, collapsed on Monday because of natural erosion, Ecuadorean officials said. The collapse of the natural archway in the Pacific Ocean, about 600 miles west of continental Ecuador, left a pile of rubble between...
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