App-only bank Monzo raised £19.5 million at a £65 million valuation and is crowdfunding again

LONDON — App-only bank Monzo is raising £22 million to launch its current account in the UK. Monzo has closed £19.5 million in Series B funding — the second injection of institutional money — and is planning to raise a further £2.5 million through crowdfunding. […]

At Indian Observatory, Family Records Daily Life of the Sun

In the early morning darkness, Devendran P. walks up a hill to a solar observatory in India’s southern hill town of Kodaikanal, trudging the same path his father and grandfather walked in a century-old family tradition of studying the sun. Once inside, he pulls a […]


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Asian stocks dip as U.S. rate hike mooted

Asian shares slipped Thursday after the latest Fed minutes raised the possibility that a U.S. rate hike could come sooner than expected. read more >>> Source:: CTVNews.Ca

Rupee opens nearly 5 paise up at 66.91 against dollar

The BSE Sensex opened 62.96 points, or 0.22 per cent, up at 28,927.67, while the 50-share NSE Nifty index opened 29.50 points, or 0.33 per cent, up at 8,956.40. read more >>> Source:: EconomicTimes.IndiaTimes.Com

US Scientists: Refusing Vaccines Puts Everyone’s Health at Risk 

The World Health Organization hopes to inoculate 5 million children in Yemen against polio this year, while in the United States a movement opposed to the use of vaccines in the very young is gaining momentum, prompting warnings from many doctors that this trend could […]

People are ripping the Trump administration for reversing some transgender protections

The response to the Trump administration’s reversal of some Obama-era transgender rights prompted swift and sharp rebukes from LGBT rights groups and advocates on Wednesday night. A directive given by former President Barack Obama last year granted transgender students the choice to use public school […]

Canadian researchers set to study cannabis oil

A Canadian hospital will study the effects cannabis oil on a severe form of epilepsy read more >>> Source:: BBC

A definitive breakdown of the gloomy state of Wall Street

Don’t be fooled by the strong rebound in Wall Street trading revenues at the end of 2016: Investment banks still had a lousy year. According to new data from Coalition, 2016 revenues at the 12 largest investment banks in the world fell 3% last year, […]

Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho Wants To Meet With Trump About Transgender Equality

Jackie Evancho, the singer who performed the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, is asking the president to meet with her and her sister about the need for transgender equality. Evancho’s sister, Juliet, is transgender and sued her Pennsylvania school district over its rule that […]

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