Human rights watchdogs such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International are using satellite technology to obtain daily global coverage and monitor situations in volatile regions.
On August 24th the Blockchain Law Society will begin in South Korea with a clear mandate to build a proper regulatory framework for the blockchain and associated cryptocurrencies. Many District Judges, lawyers and cryptocurrency experts have partnered up to create this working group that can help drive the blockchain regulations that are inevitable at some
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With many around the world feeling the effects of the heatwaves this summer, eyes are turned towards government initiatives that aim to understand and combat climate change. In addition to many events affecting humans, the rate and manner of the change also put entire ecosystems at risk, which results in fewer natural resources being available to humans. These include capturing the carbon dioxide desk, naturally purifying the water and air, providing resources such as wood and sources of food, and much more.
A recent Bloomberg report exposed many problems with the Global Positioning System (GPS), a technology that was built for the military and has multiple space applications. It also effects daily life.
In what could be the most touching scientific study ever performed, dozens of men at a maximum-security prison in Washington state helped reveal the migration patterns of West Coast monarch butterflies. The inmates raised and released thousands of these butterflies over several years so that scientists could track their long-mysterious flight: a 500-mile voyage from
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), an organization aimed at supporting domestic workers, is using an online platform to help gig workers secure benefits, including life insurance and disability insurance, according to Wired. The platform could function as a template for how all workers in the “gig economy” might one-day secure benefits for themselves. Large
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Ecotricity, a British power company is now providing what it has dubbed the world’s first vegan electricity, after warning that animal products can actually be found in other sources of electricity. The renewable energy provider based in the U.K. has just revealed that its electricity and gas would be certified vegan after it claimed half
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Last week England’s soccer team fought for their first quarter-final World Cup match since the 2006 tournament in Germany. As a way to fight the stress and health risks associated with the high stakes game, doctors have prescribed puppies as the antidote. British medical professionals joined forces with pet food company Freshpet to live stream
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In an attempt to eliminate racial and sexual stereotypes Barbie manufacturer Mattel has released a new version of its popular doll – robotics engineer Barbie Mattel joined forces with nonprofit organization Black Girls Code, an Oakland-based group whose aim is to increase the number of women of colour in the digital space. The new robotics
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Scientists have been able to answer some long-standing questions by virtually reconstructing the brain case of a four-million-year-old human relative. The researchers found the fossilized cranium was composed of the spongy bone found in our own skulls. However, when they studied other types of hominin skulls they found it displayed striking differences. The research was
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