Cryptoverse: Electric ether leaps on verge of Merge

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 16 (Reuters) – It looks like ethereum’s mega-upgrade is happening. Finally. After years of delays, the “Merge” seems all but certain to take place in September, … Read more

Cryptoverse: Blockchain bridges fall into troubled waters

Representations of cryptocurrency Bitcoin, Ethereum and Dash plunge into water in this illustration taken, May 23, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 9 (Reuters) – Another day, another hack – and another blockchain bridge burned. When thieves stole an estimated $190 million from U.S. crypto firm Nomad last … Read more

Automakers say U.S. Senate bill will jeopardize 2030 EV targets

FILE PHOTO – Volkswagen employees stand next to Volkswagen electric cars during a ceremony at German carmaker Volkswagen’s first battery cell production plant ‘SalzGiga’ in Salzgitter, Germany, July 7, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) – A group representing General Motors (GM.N), Toyota Motor (7203.T), … Read more

Explainer: Monkeypox in the U.S.: Where could it spread next?

A person arrives to receive a monkeypox vaccination at the Northwell Health Immediate Care Center at Fire Island-Cherry Grove, in New York, U.S., July 15, 2022. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Aug 7 (Reuters) – The United States declared monkeypox a public health emergency last week, an … Read more

India freezes assets of Binance-linked WazirX

Representations of cryptocurrencies in this illustration taken, January 24, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MUMBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – India’s financial crime-fighting agency said on Friday it had frozen the assets of WazirX, linked to the world’s largest digital currency exchange Binance, as part of its investigation … Read more

U.S. automakers say 70% of EV models would not qualify for tax credit under Senate bill

The new GM logo is seen on the facade of the General Motors headquarters in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., March 16, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Most electric-vehicle models would be ineligible for a $7,500 tax credit for U.S. buyers under a Democratic proposal … Read more

Washington DC lightning strike that killed three offers climate warning

Aug 5 (Reuters) – Scientists say that climate change is increasing the likelihood of lightning strikes across the United States, after lightning struck at a square near the White House, leaving three people dead and one other in critical condition. The hot, humid conditions in Washington, D.C., on Thursday were primed for electricity. Air temperatures … Read more

Volcano erupts near Iceland’s capital in seismic hot spot

COPENHAGEN, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A volcano has erupted on a mountain near Iceland’s capital Reykjavik after days of rising earthquake activity in the area, the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) said on Wednesday. Images and livestreams by local news outlets MBL and RUV showed lava and smoke spewing from a fissure in the ground on … Read more

‘Living with COVID’: Where the pandemic could go next

LONDON/CHICAGO, Aug 1 (Reuters) – As the third winter of the coronavirus pandemic looms in the northern hemisphere, scientists are warning weary governments and populations alike to brace for more waves of COVID-19. In the United States alone, there could be up to a million infections a day this winter, Chris Murray, head of the … Read more

Chinese rocket falls to Earth, NASA says Beijing did not share information

A Long March-5B Y3 rocket, carrying the Wentian lab module for China’s space station under construction, takes off from Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site in Hainan province, China July 24, 2022. China Daily via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) – A Chinese rocket fell back to … Read more