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NEWS BRIEF: 4 May 2021
The Cannabis Industry Has a Cash Problem. But That Could Change
Cannabis companies in the U.S. lack access to banking and other financial services because the drug is federally illegal. That could change through new legislation or thanks to ...
Prominent Bitcoin Analyst Predicts BTC Price to Soar in Six Months – Here’s How High
PlanB, The first analyst to apply the stock-to-flow model to Bitcoin, is predicting that the leading crypto asset could meteorically rise in the following months as BTC continue...
Crypto prices increasingly reflect real utility and demand, says Mark Cuban
In a Twitter thread today, billionaire investor Mark Cuban weighed in on the current state and the future of blockchain technology and investment, ultimately concluding that whi...
Universal basic income to be tested in Wales
A universal basic income scheme is to be trialled in Wales, meaning adults, regardless of their means, will receive a regular sum of money.
Portugal, Netherlands latest EU countries to ease travel restrictions
From Monday, travellers from most EU countries will be able to visit Portugal, authorities announced on Saturday.
China lands on Mars in major advance for its space ambitions
China has landed a spacecraft on Mars for the first time in the latest step forward for its ambitious space program
The surprising reason behind Chinatown's aesthetic
From London, to Manila, to Melbourne, Chinatowns in cities around the world share similar design elements. And that’s on purpose. Their distinct "Chinatown" style can be traced ...
YouTube Home Tours Are Blowing Up. Enes Yilmazer Is Cashing In.
Luxury home tours on YouTube are exploding, and transforming the way high-end real estate is discovered and sometimes sold. YouTube personality Enes Yilmazer walks us through th...
This Minimal Japanese Getaway Was Built for Surfing
Splashes of chartreuse enliven N-Holiday House, a seaside getaway by Sohei Nakanishi Design.
Stella McCartney and The Desire to Dance For Fall 2021
Inspired by McCartney A to Z Manifesto's D is for Desire, the winter 2021 collection reflects the desire to leave the house. Mixing heritage, glamor and sport, to subvert the ru...
Joe Biden’s Venmo account discovered in ‘less than 10 minutes’ – report
Payment app accounts for Joe and Jill Biden removed after BuzzFeed News said it easily discovered them
Israeli Airstrike Flattens Building Housing The Associated Press (AP), Al-Jazeera, And Other Non-Friendly Media In Gaza City
In the latest in a series of attacks, an Israeli airstrike Saturday leveled a high-rise building after the military ordered occupants to evacuate. Inside were the offices of sev...
Pushing all the right buttons: the network empowering female entrepreneurship
Business Planet heads to Italy to look at an online community that’s inspiring women to start, run and grow successful businesses.
Using Zoom could help older people avoid dementia, study reveals
Those who communicate online alongside traditional methods show less of a decline in episodic memory
Dogecoin Boost by 'Great Manipulator' Elon Musk Stirs Crypto World
The tweeting power of former US President Donald Trump is matched by tech tycoon Elon Musk, who with a few posts has managed to send the cryptocurrency market into a frenzy.
US Trade Representative Meets WHO Chief, Discusses Vaccine Production
US trade Representative Katherine Tai asked WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus for his views on the immediate steps to collectively increase access to vaccines.
Any Life ‘Discovered’ on Mars Likely to Have ‘Hitchhiked’ From Earth, Scientist Warns
The recent discovery of new types of bacteria found aboard the International Space Station (ISS) draws questions about the expansion and evolution of DNA traveling through space.
Don't Vaccinate Kids, Give Doses To Covax: WHO Chief To Rich Countries
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed anger that a number of rich countries were now vaccinating children, while poorer states had barely begun vaccinating health worke...
What is the global chip shortage and why should we care about it?
Here is everything you need to know about the global chip shortage and how it threatens to impact everyone's daily lives.
Expert: Big Number of Isle of Man Offshore Bank Clients are Politicians
Politically influential people made up a significant portion of the clients at an offshore bank in the Isle of Man, according to a Brookings Institute researcher who analyzed da...
Portugal reports lowest ever number of babies born this winter as it becomes latest nation hit by declining birth rates
The birth rate in Portugal sunk to its lowest level this winter since records began in 1911, Portugal’s National Statistics Institute has said. The birth rate declined by a whop...
New 'Peaceful But Talkative' Species of Dinosaur Identified in Mexico
The parts of the dinosaur’s skeleton recovered by researchers include the creature’s 1.32-metre-long crest, as well as its jaws and palate.
UK Opens Fraud Probe Into Billionaire Sanjeev Gupta's Steel Group
GFG Alliance, owned by Indian-British billionaire Sanjeev Gupta, had been Greensill's biggest customer at the time of the finance giant's notorious collapse.
Chicago: Cat survives five-story leap from burning apartment building
Footage shared by Chicago firefighters shows a cat jumping out the 5th floor window of a burning apartment building, and then walking away unscathed.
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