US mortgage lending startup Better.com fired 900 employees via a Zoom webinar with no prior notice and just days before the holidays. The firm’s CEO accused them of “stealing” from colleagues and customers by being unproductive. “If you’re on this call, you are part of the unlucky group that is being laid off ... .
Researchers say Beijing used cloud-seeding to create artificial rain and lower pollution in July, in latest example of ‘blueskying’ efforts Chinese weather authorities successfully controlled the weather ahead of a major political celebration earlier this year, according to a Beijing university study ... .
Indonesia’s Mount Semeru volcano continued to spew hot clouds of ash on Monday, days after a powerful eruption killed 15 people and left dozens more missing. The tallest mountain on the island of Java erupted dramatically on Saturday, shooting a towering column of ash into the sky that blanketed surrounding villages ...Missing ... – Reuters. .
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GRENOBLE, France. A treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires buried for decades on a glacier off France’s Mont Blanc has finally been shared between the climber who discovered them and local authorities, eight years after they were found. The mountaineer stumbled across the precious stones in 2013 ... ....
When news first broke a few years ago that Russia's state nuclear energy company was working on a floating nuclear power plant, some took it as a joke. Others mocked it as the worst idea ever. But it turns out it wasn't such an outlandish idea after all. The Akademik Lomonosov started operating in 2019. It looks like what it was meant to be.
Its shares tumbled by 20% following a statement on Friday that said creditors had demanded $260 million and that it could not guarantee funds for coupon repayment, prompting authorities to summon its chairman ... To free up funds, PremierLi Keqiang on Friday said China will cut the bank reserve requirement ratio “in a timely way”.
BitMart was hacked on Saturday in what the crypto-savvy have described as one of the most devastating centralized exchange hacks to date ... 2/4 BitMart will use our own funding to cover the incident and compensate affected users ... He announced that there were plans underway to compensate those who had lost tokens out of BitMart’s own funds ... .
The European Central Bank (ECB) has revealed plans to redesign its euro banknotes, with a final decision on the new look expected in 2024 ... They have undergone one relatively minor update in that time. 🧵We’re planning to redesign euro banknotes! Almost twenty years have passed since euro banknotes entered into circulation ... Daily Digest Newsletter ... .
China’s Yutu-2 rover, currently exploring the far side of the moon, has spotted a strange cube-shaped object on the moon’s surface. As reported by space.com, the image was shared in a Yutu-2 diary posted by Our Space, a space news channel related to the China National Space Administration (CNSA) ... CNSA/Our Space ... ....
In remarks to diners at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida on Saturday night, Donald Trump called the American media “crooked bastards” and Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, a “fucking idiot”. Trump double negative. Twitter sees proof positive of no electoral fraud. Read more ... “We have no press. The press is so corrupt ... Read more.