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Manure, trash and wastewater: US utilities get dirty in climate fight

By Nichola Groom PIXLEY, Calif., Oct 23 (Reuters) – Joey Airoso has always been proud of his cows, whose milk […]

In Japan’s vanishing rural towns, newcomers are wanted

On a recent afternoon in the rural Japanese town of Kanna-machi, all seemed well. Children splashed in the town’s namesake […]

Inside a Siberian Crypto Mining Complex

In Siberia, cheap hydropower, cold climate, and abandoned Soviet industrial infrastructure has made the region of Irkutsk an attractive spot […]

Meet the A.I. landlord that’s building a single-family-home empire

Data science helped Amherst Holdings CEO Sean Dobson make a fortune in the housing crash. Now he’s deploying A.I. to […]

Inflation by stealth: how Japan’s firms fight the frugal retail psyche

By Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) – After years of soggy inflation and the long reign of Japan’s tight-fisted shoppers, businesses […]

What Is a USB Bitcoin Miner and How Does It Work?

BY MITCHELL GRANT   Bitcoin can be earned by purchasing them using dollars or other currencies, by selling goods or services and receiving […]

Study on cannabis chemical as a treatment for pancreatic cancer may have ‘major impact,’ Harvard researcher says

Pancreatic cancer makes up just 3 percent of all cancers in America. But with a one-year survival rate of just 20 percent (and five-year […]

Hotels, storage units and 13 other types of real estate you can invest in

Ever dream of owning real estate but don’t want to finance, manage, or maintain the property? Consider a real estate […]

CBD farmer trials blockchain supply chain app, says it’s better than Excel

CBD farmers are flinging themselves at blockchains like pigs at a trough of Yuletide leftovers.  Treum, a ConsenSys funded blockchain […]

Disruption has come for toilet paper

There’s a joke in Seinfeld in which George Costanza thinks he’s come up with this amazing conversation starter: that toilet paper hasn’t […]