Finance
Lifestyle goods resale marketplace StockX raises $110M, pushing valuation past $1B  TechCrunch · 9 minutes
Detroit-based StockX, which provides a way for people to resell luxury and lifestyle goods including streetwear, bags, watches and shoes, is now valued at over $1... more
Facebook's Libra has staggering potential: State control of money could end  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
The UN recognises 180 currencies worldwide as legal tender, all of them issued by nation states. It does not recognise cryptocurrencies like bitcoin in this way,... more
Current green growth policies are not enough to reach Paris Agreement climate targets  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
New research suggests that green growth climate mitigation policies are not sufficient for reaching the ambitious targets of the Paris Agreement, to... more
Mapping the world's largest terrestrial carbon store  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
A group of researchers have reported how much peatland there is in the world. Peatlands can store carbon (C) and help regulate the climate. But peatland degradation is releasing carbon into the atmosphere. To... more
Facebook's crypto currency faces pre-G20 examination  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
Heading in to the G20 summit, Facebook is on notice from powerful regulators including the Fed chief that its ambitious plans for a global crypto-currency face piercing scrutiny. more
Climate change: bees are disorientated by flowers' changing scents  PHYS.ORG · 22 minutes
Coffee, apples, honey – were it not for the precious work of pollinators, countless things that we eat and drink would not exist, totalling more than 30% of global food production. Most... more
Bitcoin Reaches 18-Month High as Facebook's Libra Spurs Interest  Gadgets 360 · 52 minutes
Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, a surge analysts said was caused by nervous traders looking for safety in alternative. more
2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S tuned by CarBahn Autoworks - Roadshow  CNET · 52 minutes
How far do you have to go to improve a car that's so great in stock trim? CarBahn found out. more
Detecting deepfakes by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them  PHYS.ORG · 57 minutes
Deepfake videos are hard for untrained eyes to detect because they can be quite realistic. Whether used as personal weapons of revenge, to manipulate... more
Florida city agrees to pay $500k ransom to computer hackers  Sky News · 1 hour
A Florida city has agreed to pay a ransom demand of $500,000 (£394,000) to hackers to get their data back. more
Ultraviolet light-based coating shows promise in self-disinfecting surfaces in medical facilities, public areas  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
The World Health Organization warns that antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest global threats and predicts that worldwide death rates from... more
Solar steam generators could be made with wood, fabric or sponges  PHYS.ORG · 2 hours
As the global population grows, fresh water supplies are more precious than ever. While scientists and engineers know how to purify water, making those methods sustainable... more
Splyt wants to connect the world’s ride-hailing apps for easy international roaming  TechCrunch · 2 hours
The vision of a universal global ride-hailing service is over. Uber’s decision to exit markets like China, Southeast Asia and Russia coupled with the... more
Mi 9 SE Units Getting Bricked After MIUI 10.3.1 Update, Users Complain  Gadgets 360 · 3 hours
As per multiple reports on the official Mi community forum, the MIUI 10.3.1 is causing some units of the Mi 9 SE’s global variant... more
Second US town pays up to ransomware hackers  BBC · 4 hours
Lake City becomes the second Florida town in two weeks to pay up after a ransomware attack. more
India’s Unacademy raises $50 million to grow its online learning platform  TechCrunch · 4 hours
Big money continues to flow in India’s growing education market. Bangalore-based Unacademy, which operates an online learning platform to help millions prepare for competitive exams in... more
South African SME finance startup Lulalend raises $6.5M Series A  TechCrunch · 4 hours
South African digital lender Lulalend has raised a $6.5 million Series A round co-led by IFC and Quona Capital. The Cape Town based startup uses an online application... more
Apple Pay Launches in 13 Additional European Countries  MacRumors · 4 hours
Apple Pay is officially going live in 13 additional countries today, including Greece, Portugal, Romania, and Slovakia, bringing Apple's mobile... more
French govt slammed over pollution, slow climate response  ABC NEWS · 6 hours
French President Emmanuel Macron sees himself as a global climate crusader _ but even a watchdog he created says his government is lagging on its promises to the planet more
Project Libra: European Watchdogs Demand Detail on Facebook's Cryptocurrency  Gadgets 360 · 8 hours
Facebook's fledgeling cryptocurrency faced mounting scrutiny on Tuesday as European central bankers and regulators demanded more detail on the social media giant's Libra project. more
People prefer to donate time -- even when charities lose out  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Each year during the holiday season, soup kitchens and charities alike are flooded with offers to volunteer. But is a donation of your time most beneficial... more
Apple Pay now rolling out to users in Slovakia, Portugal, and more  9to5Mac · 11 hours
As expected, Apple Pay is now rolling out to users in Slovakia and Portugal. This was first reported over the weekend, and the wait... more
Dirty Lemon parent Iris Nova will fund and distribute third-party beverages  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Iris Nova, the Coca-Cola-backed startup that creates Dirty Lemon beverages, is announcing plans to spend $100 million over the next three to five years to expand its offerings.... more
Target is offering 30 percent discounts on in-store pickups for select games  THE VERGE · 18 hours
If you’re thinking about buying a game for your Nintendo Switch, PS4, or Xbox One, you’ll save 30 percent on several titles at Target... more
US Fed to look 'carefully' at Facebook virtual coin Libra  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday the US central bank will be closely scrutinizing Facebook's newly announced cryptocurrency Libra with an eye toward potentially regulating the virtual... more
Facebook’s searchable political ads archive is now global  TechCrunch · 18 hours
Facebook has announced it’s rolled out a basic layer of political ads transparency globally, more than a year after launching the publicly searchable ads archive in the US. It is also expanding... more
How to scale a start-up in school  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Julianna Keeling Contributor Julianna Keeling is the founder of Terravive (sustainable packaging company). Formerly Product at Juicero. If you’re serious about starting and scaling your business in school, treat your time in school like... more
Walmart now accepts SNAP for online grocery orders at all 2,500+ pickup locations  TechCrunch · 19 hours
Walmart has been working to address the needs of low-income shoppers for some time. More recently, it’s been introducing new ways to... more
Six held over £22m cryptocurrency theft affecting 4,000 people  Sky News · 20 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Six arrested in UK and Netherlands over £22m cryptocurrency theft  Sky News · 21 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Barbershop management platform Squire raises $8 million Series A round  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Squire, a Y Combinator-backed business management platform for barbershops, just raised an $8 million Series A round led by Trinity Ventures. Since launching in 2016, Squire has grown... more
Prime Day 2019 starts July 15, these are the best deals available now - CNET  CNET · 21 hours
Prime Day will offer over 1 million deals, but some good ones can be yours right now. Here's... more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
An international financial monitor warned world leaders Tuesday that wider use by retail shoppers of cryptocurrencies like Libra, unveiled last week by Facebook, would need "close scrutiny" by regulators. more
Six arrested over theft of £22m worth of cryptocurrency  Sky News · 21 hours
Six people have been arrested over the theft of more than £22m worth of cryptocurrency, police in the UK and Netherlands have said. more
Cryptocurrencies need close scrutiny, monitor warns  ABC NEWS · 22 hours
An international financial monitor is warning that wider use of cryptocurrencies by retail shoppers would call for "close scrutiny" by regulators and should be subjected to tough regulation more
Live like a robber baron for a night with Airbnb Luxe  TechCrunch · 23 hours
Airbnbs are a mixed bag. Pictures only tell half the story, and sometimes you don’t really know what you’re getting into until you get there. Say... more
Enceladus’ Ocean Contains High Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide and Hydrogen, Scientists Say  SCI-NEWS.COM · 23 hours
Saturn’s small icy moon Enceladus contains a global subsurface ocean. According to new research from the University of Washington, the ice-covered ocean probably has... more
Video games offer clues to help curb animal disease outbreaks  PHYS.ORG · 23 hours
Strengthening biosecurity is widely considered the best strategy to reduce the devastating impact of disease outbreaks in the multi-billion-dollar global swine industry, but successfully doing so all comes... more
Habitat loss linked to global emergence of infectious diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
New research may provide the foundation for new scientific studies looking into the association of habitat loss and the global emergence of infectious diseases. more
Why money cannot 'buy' housework  SCIENCE DAILY · 24 hours
If a man is handy with the vacuum cleaner, isn't averse to rustling up a lush family meal most nights after he's put on the washing machine having popped into the supermarket on his way home then it's... more
US military is a bigger polluter than as many as 140 countries  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The US military's carbon bootprint is enormous. Like corporate supply chains, it relies upon an extensive global network of container ships, trucks and cargo... more
Inside the secret, million-dollar world of baby eel trafficking  CBC · 1 day
An undercover investigation by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans into a $1.3-million poaching case is uncovering a... more
China Launches Latest Beidou Satellite for Global Navigation System  SPACE.COM · 1 day
A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 2:09 p.m. Eastern Monday, sending a Beidou satellite toward an inclined geosynchronous orbit. more
Global phone networks attacked by hackers  BBC · 1 day
Attackers had power to shut networks down but chose to snoop on users instead. more
Report: Hackers using telecoms like 'global spy system'  ABC NEWS · 1 day
Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason says in a report that hackers are breaking into telecoms firms to gain sweeping access to VIPs' call records, location data and device information more
Suspected Chinese State Hackers Attack Global Telecom Carriers: Cybereason  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Suspected Chinese hackers have infiltrated into the networks of over a dozen telecommunication providers in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Cybereason said. more
Which climate innovations will really limit global warming?  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
From a chemical-free spray that turns sand into lush green land, to a caterer who serves planet-friendly dishes, and from technology that makes stronger concrete with less cement, to insect farms that... more
India’s Open ‘neo-bank’ raises $30 million to help businesses automate their finances  TechCrunch · 1 day
Open, a Bangalore-based startup that operates a “neo-bank” to help businesses automate and run their finances, has bagged $30 million in a new funding... more
How a ransomware attack cost one firm £45m  BBC · 1 day
When malicious hackers disable a business and demand a ransom, many firms pay up. But should they? more
iOS 13 Likely to Include Support for Hong Kong's Octopus Transit Card  MacRumors · 1 day
iOS 13 may come with built-in support for Hong Kong's Octopus contactless payment system, if a few lines of code discovered on Apple's servers... more
Indonesia’s KoinWorks raises $12 million to grow its P2P SME lending platform  TechCrunch · 1 day
KoinWorks, an Indonesian startup that helps small and medium-sized businesses secure financial services through its online peer-to-peer platform, has raised $16.5 million SGD ($12... more
Long-term cryopreservation of semen does not affect future clinical outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Despite a time limit imposed in many countries on the freeze-storage of sperm, a new study from China has found that the long-term cryopreservation of semen in a... more
Seeing the doctor? Relax, you'll remember more  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Some patients feel shame, anxiety or fear immediately before seeing their doctor, making them tense. But if they can relax and become calm, patients will likely pay attention to and better comprehend health messages,... more
Why money cannot 'buy' housework  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
If a man is handy with the vacuum cleaner, isn't averse to rustling up a lush family meal most nights after he's put on the washing machine having popped into the supermarket on his way home then it's... more
'If you pay, you're fuelling global organised crime'  BBC · 2 days
When malicious hackers disable a business and demand a ransom, why do many firms pay up? more
China launches latest Beidou satellite for global navigation system  SPACE NEWS · 2 days
A Long March 3B lifted off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China at 2:09 p.m.... more
Study finds people prefer to donate time—even when charities lose out  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Each year during the holiday season, soup kitchens and charities alike are flooded with offers to volunteer. But is a donation of your time most beneficial... more
Canadian crypto exchange owner allegedly funneled money into secret accounts  THE VERGE · 2 days
The founder of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX reportedly siphoned money to other accounts without users’ knowledge... more
Scientists hit pay dirt with new microbial research technique  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans 'know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot.' Five hundred years and... more
Apple cites irrelevant Spotify subscription stats in new antitrust defense  THE VERGE · 2 days
Apple has filed its response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint in Europe, and its answer is essentially... more
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is now out in more than 140 countries  THE VERGE · 2 days
Last week, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic’s magical-themed follow-up to Pokémon Go, launched a day early, but the rollout was limited to users in... more
Apple releasing fifth iOS 12.4 beta today ahead of Apple Card release  9to5Mac · 2 days
Apple is continuing iOS 12.4 developer and public beta testing with the fifth release coming later today. iOS 12.4 is expected to be the... more
A sperm bank in space is a real possibility, new science says - CNET  CNET · 2 days
It's not unreasonable to think a future generation of space men (and women) could come from frozen semen. more
Bill Gates Regrets Microsoft Losing to Android as Dominant Platform Beyond iPhone  MacRumors · 2 days
At a recent event hosted by venture capital firm Village Global, highlighted by TechCrunch, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates lamented on losing to Android, calling... more
How much is your data worth? Senators want tech companies to tell you - CNET  CNET · 2 days
A new bipartisan bill will make companies disclose how much money they make off of their users. more
Zimbabwe wants ivory ban lifted so it can sell $600-mln stockpile  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened a UN wildlife summit on Monday with a call to lift the global ivory trade ban so that the country can... more
Bitcoin surges above $11,000 thanks to Facebook's currency plans  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Bitcoin surged to a near 16-month high above $11,000 Monday, overshadowing showings across stock, foreign exchange and commodity markets, with investors looking ahead to the week's G20 summit. more
Scientists discover the forces behind extreme heat over Northeast Asia  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Against the background of global warming, extreme heat has occurred more frequently and caused adverse socioeconomic effects. In the midsummer of 2018, a severe extreme heat episode struck... more
Study emphasizes need for prioritizing nutrition care for home health patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
New research from Advocate Health Care and Abbott found that prioritizing nutrition care for home health patients at risk for malnutrition had a dramatic impact on... more
Deals Spotlight: B&H Photo Discounting 2017 iMacs by as Much as $600  MacRumors · 2 days
B&H Photo is further discounting a set of previous generation iMacs, providing the lowest ever price for the 21.5-inch model with 8GB RAM and... more
How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
The picture in South Africa is a bleak one for the average 15—24 year old. Many have finished their schooling with a qualification of little value in the... more
ESA marks Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 2 days
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates Says His Greatest Mistake Was Losing to Android  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Bill Gates in an interview with Village Global mentioned his "greatest mistake" was not becoming the "standard non-Apple mobile platform". more
Halal holidays: Islamic values play a significant role in the travel decisions of Muslim tourists  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Islamic values are just as important as the destination, quality and value for money for Muslims when choosing... more
Beyerdynamic Soul Byrd Review  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Beyerdynamic Soul Byrd is a near neutral sounding pair of earphones for audiophiles, but should you pay a premium for it? Read our review to find out. more
Astronomers detect 130 short period variable stars  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
By conducting photometric observations of the open cluster Stock 8 and its surrounding region, astronomers have identified 130 short-period variable stars, classifying 51 of them as members of the cluster. A paper detailing the... more
Auburn study explains link between habitat loss and global emergence of infectious diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Auburn University researchers have published a new hypothesis that could provide the foundation for new scientific studies looking into the association of... more
Carrefour sale shifts the balance of power in China’s new retail battle  TechCrunch · 2 days
Hot on the heels of Amazon’s decision to shutter its local marketplace, Carrefour — another global commerce giant — is switching up its approach... more
Creandum closes $300M fund for early-stage investments out of Europe  TechCrunch · 2 days
As one European VC raises a fund to double down on bigger growth rounds in Europe, another has closed a fund to continue focusing on early-stage investments. Stocklhom-founded... more
Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight  TechCrunch · 2 days
Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s... more
ESA celebrates Asteroid Day on 30 June  ESA · 2 days
ESA will be participating in this year’s Asteroid Day, the UN-endorsed global awareness campaign day on the small rocky bodies scattered across... more
Scientists hit pay dirt with new microbial research technique  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Long ago, during the European Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci wrote that we humans "know more about the movement of celestial bodies than about the soil underfoot." Five hundred years and... more
Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android  THE VERGE · 2 days
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been reflecting on his time at the company when crucial decisions were made over its mobile operating system. During... more
Toy Story 4 Delivers Biggest Opening Weekend for Animated Movies With $238 Million Worldwide  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Toy Story 4 ruled the worldwide box office this past weekend with a global opening of $238 million, the highest-ever... more
Detecting deepfakes by looking closely reveals a way to protect against them
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We spoke to survivalists prepping for disaster: here's what we learned about the end of the world
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Bill Gates says his ‘greatest mistake ever’ was Microsoft losing to Android
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How documentaries seek to bring climate change stories to life
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Using the power of math to improve food texture, consistency
PHYS.ORG
Persuasive politics: why emotional beats rational for connecting with voters
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A new route for plant nutrient delivery
PHYS.ORG
Study predicts more long-term sea level rise from Greenland ice
PHYS.ORG
Tackling plastic pollution for communities and coral reefs in coastal Cambodia
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Meet the British mobile banks showing the US how it’s done
THE VERGE
Mapping our global human footprint
ESA
How cryptocurrency discussions spread
PHYS.ORG
Some fungi trade phosphorus with plants like savvy stockbrokers
SCIENCE-NEWS
Apple Watch Series 4 hits new low price, plus deals on iPad mini 5 and iTunes gift cards
9to5Mac
[Update: Claims open] Google, Huawei will pay faulty Nexus 6P owners up to $400 in lawsuit settlement
9to5Google
‘Space Station Earth’ film to premier in Stockholm
ESA
Bringing Banking to African Customers
SPACE NEWS
First ICESat-2 global data released: Ice, forests and more
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Revolut Apple Pay support arrives in the UK and France
9to5Mac
Moment launches new line of bags and wallet cases
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