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He’s a Dogecoin Millionaire. And He’s Not Selling.

Last February, when Glauber Contessoto decided to invest his life savings in Dogecoin, his friends had concerns. “They were all like, you’re crazy,” he said. “It’s a joke coin. It’s…

Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Bitcoin to Hackers

Colonial Pipeline paid its extortionists roughly 75 Bitcoin, or nearly $5 million, to recover its stolen data, according to five people briefed on the transaction. The payment came after hackers…

Clouds of atoms trap light in a way that could store quantum data

By Leah Crane Lasers can trap light particles in clouds of atoms, which could be useful for future quantum computers Andrey Suslov/Alamy Clouds of atoms can hide their light. When…

Coinbase made $771 million in profit in the first quarter, benefiting from crypto mania.

The cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said on Thursday that its quarterly profit soared by more than 20 times from a year earlier as its revenue skyrocketed, in a sign of how…

Deep-sea snailfish repairs its DNA to survive 7 km below the surface

By Michael Marshall The Yap hadal snailfish Mu Y et al., 2021, PLOS Genetics With pressure pushing down on it, a deep-sea fish has evolved a catalogue of adaptations to…

The Apple and Amazon Side Hustles

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Both Apple and Amazon collect cash from companies that want to pitch…

Cuba’s bid to vaccinate all citizens with home-grown covid-19 shots

By Luke Taylor People wait to receive the Abdala vaccine candidate against covid-19 in Havana, Cuba, on 12 May YAMIL LAGE/AFP via Getty ImagesImages Cuba has begun a mass vaccination…

Climate change is speeding up the degradation of ancient rock art

By Donna Lu Rock art at Leang Sakapao in Indonesia Linda Siagian Degradation of ancient rock art in Indonesia may be accelerating due to climate change. The Maros-Pangkep karst, a…

58-million-year-old footprints show when mammals began paddling in sea

By Krista Charles The hippo-like mammal Coryphodon Anton Wroblewski An extensive set of fossilised footprints shows that prehistoric large mammals were gathering by the sea millions of years earlier than…

Why have Elon Musk and Tesla suddenly turned against bitcoin?

By Matthew Sparkes Elon Musk is CEO of Tesla ALEXANDER BECHER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock Elon Musk has performed a sudden U-turn on bitcoin over concerns about its energy usage, and says his electric…