Ethereum 2.0: Switching to Proof-of-Stake (PoS)

Ethereum 2.0: Switching to Proof-of-Stake (PoS)

Proof-of-Work vs. Proof-of-Stake Ethereum is the second-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization – behind Bitcoin – and currently runs on a proof-of-work consensus protocol like Bitcoin. This energy-intensive means of validation allows the decentralized Ethereum network to come together and authenticate complex mathematical transactions that are then added as blocks to the Ethereum blockchain. Miners compete … Read more

A Strange Fossil in South China Reveals an Intriguing Link With The First Americans

A Strange Fossil in South China Reveals an Intriguing Link With The First Americans

Remains recovered from a cave in the Chinese province of Yunnan more than 10 years ago have finally given up their secrets, with a DNA analysis revealing not just who left them, but ultimately where their ancestors would go. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences evaluated nuclear and mitochondrial sequences extracted from a 14,000-year-old … Read more

Misuse of Twitter’s Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates

Misuse of Twitter's Alt Text Feature Draws Criticism From Accessibility Advocates

When the National Aeronautics and Space Administration uploaded the first photo of the early universe from its James Webb telescope to Twitter, it included a highly detailed description of the deep-field snapshot. “Most stars appear blue, and are sometimes as large as more distant galaxies that appear next to them,” read one portion of the … Read more

Nigerian companies raised N246.28 billion from corporate bonds in 6 months

DMO to auction N150 billion bond for May on behalf of FG

Six Nigerian companies issued corporate bonds worth N246.28 billion in order to improve their balance sheet and scale up their operations during the half-year ended June 30, 2022. Nairametrics tracks major deals consummated in the Nigerian corporate scene with emphasis on companies that have their major operations in the country or with significant interest in … Read more

Mystery of how plants make strychnine solved 75 years after characterization Research

Mystery of how plants make strychnine solved 75 years after characterization  Research

Seventy-five years after strychnine’s structure was first characterized, researchers have discovered the complete biochemical pathway that enables nature to produce this highly poisonous and complex molecule. The work could help scientists bioengineer potent drug candidates, as well as better understand how plants make other complex chemicals. Strychnine, an alkaloid found in the seeds of the … Read more