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Researchers are creepily close to predicting when you’re going to die

Enlarge / Samples of donated blood in Vacutainer test tubes. Getty | Universal Images Group If death is in the cards, it may also be in your blood. Measurements of 14 metabolic substances in blood were pretty good at predicting whether people were likely to die in the next five to 10 years. The data …

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Crypto Bullishness Spreads on Capitol Hill

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>U.S. Congress has shown that it is starting to care about cryptocurrency as a number of lawmakers spoke up in favor of it this week. “The world Satoshi Nakamoto had envisioned is an unstoppable force” and “there’s no capacity to kill bitcoin” are some of the comments made by lawmakers. Meanwhile, the …

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Washington Governor signs bill to allow composting human bodies

Enlarge / Mockup of a future Recompose facility. MOLT Studios This week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill to allow the composting of human remains within the state. It is the only state in the US—and possibly the only government in the world—to explicitly allow “natural organic reduction” of human remains. The bill also …

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Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>A seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government. The Thai Navy boarded the structure Saturday, claiming it violates criminal law, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The owner claims that his floating home is located outside of Thailand’s …

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Quadrigacx Saga: Founder’s Widow Owns $5.6m Properties, Hospital Confirms Cotten’s Death

<strong>Troubled Canadian cryptocurrency exchange Quadrigacx may be newly armed with a 30-day stay from creditors, following the Feb. 5 bankruptcy hearing, but its late CEO’s widow, Jennifer Robertson, is on shifting ground as her affidavit is being picked apart by customers, experts and conspiracy theorists. </strong> Also read: Report Claims Quadrigacx Never Held More Than 1,000BTC …

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