In an earlier article, NFK looked at a kind of digital money called a cryptocurrency. The article explored the popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin, and how it works. Today, NFK looks at some of the serious problems related to Bitcoin.
Published in October 2021
In today's news roundup, remembering Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state, Poland and the European Union disagree about laws, the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury to become WNBA champs, and a New Zealand city fires its wizard.
Scientists have attached the kidney of a specially grown pig to a human body and found that it worked without problems. Though much is still unknown, the news is a huge step forward for tens of thousands of patients with kidney trouble.
The world is facing a "supply chain" crisis. There are shortages of all kinds of products. And the problem is growing because the materials needed to make new products are either in short supply, or can't be moved to the places that need them.
On Saturday, NASA launched a special spacecraft called Lucy. Lucy will take a 12-year trip to learn more about a group of asteroids known as the Trojans. Scientists believe the asteroids will provide information on the beginning of the solar system.
People representing over 100 countries met in Kunming, China last week to discuss how to protect all the different kinds of living things on our planet - Earth's "biodiversity". Many scientists say biodiversity loss is as big a problem as the climate crisis.
In today's news roundup, a deadly fire breaks out at an apartment building in Taiwan, Tunisia gets a new government named by the president who has taken over the country, and a wildlife center in Massachusetts hatches a turtle with two heads.
A sudden energy shortage following the coronavirus pandemic has led to increased demand for highly polluting fossil fuels. The demand comes at a time when the world's countries are trying hard to cut pollution and slow down the climate crisis.
Beethoven, one of the world's most-loved composers, is famous for his nine symphonies. Before he died, he began a new symphony, but never finished it. Computer scientists and musicians have now used artificial intelligence to finish his 10th symphony.
Lebanon suffered a nation-wide blackout on Saturday after the country's two largest power plants ran out of fuel. On Sunday, the electricity was restored temporarily after the army brought in emergency fuel.