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Blow to bitcoin as ‘significant’ U.S. crypto crackdown suddenly revealed | Forbes

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has announced that stricter and significant regulations regarding cryptocurrency and bitcoin will be released soon. Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari has called these currencies garbage. The Department of Justice has also criticized bitcoin. “We want to make sure that technology moves forward, but on the other hand, we want to make sure that cryptocurrencies aren’t ... Read More »

New ‘universal’ target for antiviral treatment | Science Daily

Researchers may have discovered an all-encompassing antiviral drug that would be effective against numerous diseases. Even with vaccines, certain viruses and infections still have a large effect on society, such as the recent Coronavirus outbreak. Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital think that the protein Argonaute 4 (AGO4) is the weakness against viruses. The study has shown that his protein is ... Read More »

The VA recommends apps for PTSD and pain management. It’s led to new veteran privacy concerns | Fierce Healthcare

VA-approved health apps are becoming more common as patients use them to cut down on wait time and to access their records. Federal law makers are now looking into how the VA protects the information shared on these platforms. Almost 50 apps have been approved, and many ask for information such as permission to access photos, contacts, and your calendar. ... Read More »

Marines seek training agreement with Destin | NWF Daily News

Marine Forces Special Operations Command has proposed military training to take place in Destin over the next five years. The operations would include raids, surveillance, and helicopter operations. The training would be based at Eglin Air Force Base, but low-visibility training would be incorporated into the surrounding areas. Staff Sgt. Rob Safford of the 3rd Marine Raider Battalion commented that ... Read More »

America’s elite special operators want a huge mock enemy bunker complex to train in | The Drive

U.S. Special Operations Command has asked for $14.4 million to build “complex, hardened facility targets” to be used in training for JSOC. This would consist of a massive complex of underground bunkers, tunnels, and heavily fortified sites. Numerous countries outside of the Middle East use these types of fortifications to house weapons of mass destruction and to protect a command ... Read More »

Harvard University professor and two Chinese Nationals charged in three separate China related cases | U.S. Department of Justice

Dr. Charles Lieber, age 60, the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Harvard University was arrested on Tuesday for giving a materially false, fictitious and fraudulent statement. Two other Chinese officials were arrested in conjunction with the professor for counts of fraud, making false statements, and smuggling charges. Zaosong Zheng is charged with attempting to smuggle ... Read More »

15 culture-building tips for an all-remote team | Forbes

Remote work and positions promote flexibility and can help boost productivity. However, remaining connected with your team and displaying a united front becomes more difficult when your coworkers are not in the same building. A group of Forbes Coaches Council members have compiled a list of their top strategies to stay in touch and increase communication between team members. Keeping ... Read More »

Mars: Simulations of early impacts produce a mixed Mars mantle | Science Daily

Scientists have recently been studying how Mars is being struck by planetesimals, and how it has affected the development of the planet. Planetesimals are small protoplanets that can reach 1,200 miles in diameter. Scientists from Southwest Research Institute have begun to create simulations of what these different impacts did to the history and formation of the Red Planet. Some of ... Read More »

Lifting iron helps prevent brain degeneration, study finds | Men’s Health

A new study has found that weightlifting can protect the parts of the brain affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Conducted by University of Sydney, the findings showed that six months of heavy lifting resulted in the slowing of neurodegeneration and showed cognitive improvement in people with mild cognitive impairment. These benefits also continued in those who participated in the study despite ... Read More »

The Army is offering select Green Berets up to $100,000 to stay in the service | Task and Purpose

Six-figures is the price the U.S. Army is willing to pay in order for Special Forces Warrant Officers to stay in. Special Forces Warrant Officers can receive lump sum accession bonuses of $20,000 for six years of service. For another five years of service, there’s a lump sum retention bonus of $100,000. These bonuses are targeted towards senior non-commissioned officers ... Read More »