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Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

Astronomy and ecology come together in drone designed to tackle poaching problem

If reductions in habitats due to deforestation and climate change weren't enough, many species around the world are being driven to the brink of extinction from poaching. We've already seen numerous efforts employing drones to help combat this threat,
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. That’s almost as large as the North American carbonated soft drink market in 2017.
Toronto Luxury Home Sales Plunge 46% From Last Year’s High

Toronto Luxury Home Sales Plunge 46% From Last Year’s High

The high-end of Toronto’s housing market is bearing the brunt of declines from last year’s dizzying growth, with prices falling and unit sales slumping by almost half. Sales of detached homes in and around Canada’s biggest city fell 46 percent in March from the same month a year ago,
The government seizes Backpage.com

The government seizes Backpage.com

Visitors to Backpage.com today were greeted by a simple message from the U.S. Department of Justice, noting that it had seized the classifieds site. According to the static image, the move was a joint effort that included the FBI, IRS and the U.S Postal Inspection Service.
Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple has a new 2019 plan for its most powerful Mac yet — and the stakes are especially high

Apple told TechCrunch that it plans to release a new Mac Pro computer in 2019 — a desktop computer that will set the tone for the developers and businesses that are critical to the company's future.
Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Bitcoin exchange Coinbase launches early-stage venture fund

Popular cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a new incubator fund for early-stage start ups, the company announced Thursday. "We're going to invest off our balance sheet into crypto companies," Coinbase President and Chief Operating Officer Asiff Hirji told CNBC's "Fast Money" Thursday.
Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Sandbox VR's haptic vest lets you feel every zombie scratch

Guns blazing, my squad of five fire our weapons at the zombie horde that poured in through the main door of our mansion. We're so focused on our task, we fail to notice a bunch sneaking up behind us until I feel their claws swiping at my back.
US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

US construction spending grew just 0.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON — Spending on U.S. construction projects ticked up a mere 0.1 percent in February from the prior month, a sign that a growing economy is doing little to spur a more rapid pace for building homes, hospitals and highways.
Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

Mt Gox CEO: I Don't Want Bankrupt Bitcoin Exchange's Billions

The former chief executive of what was once bitcoin's largest exchange has again apologized for his role in the company's 2014 collapse and demise into bankruptcy. In a Reddit post on Wednesday, Mark Karpeles issued a letter to the exchange's users, many of whom have been locked in a years-long ....
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.


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