President poised to sign bill creating quantum computing initiative

Visions of an American quantum computing initiative are close to becoming a practical reality. The House of Representatives has passed its version of a bill that would establish a National Quantum Initiative Program and speed up the development of next-generation computing technology. Provided the President signs it into law (it cleared the Senate last week), […]

New batch of ‘Integrity Initiative’ leaks reveal military ties & effort to infiltrate European media

It’s been over a month since hackers began exposing the Scotland-based ‘Integrity Initiative’ as a UK government-funded propaganda outfit — and gradually new details of the organization’s clandestine activities have come to light. The documents were leaked by a group which claims to be associated with the Anonymous hackers. The first batch of leaks revealed the Integrity […]

Domino's fixes roads with ‘Paving for Pizza’ initiative

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Deadpool Wears Pink to Raise Funds for ‘F–k Cancer’ Initiative

Wade Wilson is not a fan of cancer. So it’s no surprise that Deadpool has partnered with Omaze in a fundraising campaign to fight the disease. The Merc with a Mouth released a Deadpool Omaze campaign video to raise funds for an initiative appropriately titled “F–k Cancer.” Donning a super-pink suit in place of his […]

Your guide to 2018 Russian presidential election candidates: 3. Ksenia Sobchak (Civic Initiative)

Russians will be choosing between eight presidential candidates on March 18, and Ksenia Sobchak is the newcomer of the lot. A socialite and candidate “against all,” she also owes a debt to her chief rival, Vladimir Putin. Who? Ksenia Sobchak Party? Civic Initiative What is her background? Sobchak has a very interesting past. Leningrad-born with […]

Will China’s Belt and Road Initiative outdo the Marshall Plan?

SEVENTY years ago America passed the Economic Co-operation Act, better known as the Marshall Plan. Drawing inspiration from a speech at Harvard University by George Marshall, America’s secretary of state, it aimed to revive Europe’s war-ravaged economies. Almost five years ago, at a more obscure institution of higher learning, Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, China’s president, […]

A hot startup that could be a model for the JPMorgan-Amazon-Berkshire Hathaway healthcare initiative just raised $110 million

Collective Health Collective Health, a startup that works with self-insured employers, just raised $ 110 million. The company helps employers build out health plans that fit their needs by adding technology with the hope of making things like submitting claims and reading bills easier. Self-insured employer plans have recently come into the spotlight after JPMorgan, Amazon and […]

California green-lights initiative that’s a conspiracy theorist’s dream

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Joe Amon) Activists in California can now move forward with an expansive ballot initiative that encompasses a world of non-evidence-based and fringe notions, according to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The initiative would eliminate vaccination requirements for schools and daycares, banish genetically modified organisms, and prohibit basic water treatments with […]