Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Tag: year

North Korean hackers said to have stolen nearly $400 million in cryptocurrency last year

Hackers launched at least seven different attacks last year, primarily targeting investment firms and centralized exchanges with a variety of tactics, including phishing, malware and social engineering, according to the report from Chainalysis, a...

China’s birth rate drops for a fifth straight year to record low

The world’s most populous country recorded 10.62 million births last year, or only 7.5 births per 1,000 people, according to China’s National Bureau of Statistics — marking the lowest level since the founding of...

Space industry year ahead: SpaceX’s Mars rocket, tourism, and more billionaire battles

Big businesses are beginning to permeate every area of spaceflight, from the most spectacular private launches to the smallest detail. A modified version of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant will even hitch a ride on...

France femicide: Three women brutally killed in one day in ‘unbearable’ start to new year

It has seen people take to the streets over the past year in protest over the brutal deaths of women — and in some cases, their children — at the hands of their current...

Cases, hospitalizations in these states hit record before new year

States across the country are setting records for new COVID-19 cases ahead of the new year.  As the omicron and delta variants continue to spread, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services...

Analysis: 2021 saw divisions on democracy, vaccines and climate. Next year is unlikely to be an oasis of calm

The two events were suitable bookends for a year filled with turmoil and polarization — and not just in the United States. In between them came the humiliating and chaotic end of America’s democratic...

Covid-induced poverty: Nearly 100 million people may stay poor this year from the pandemic

The World Bank estimates that 97 million people across the globe fell into poverty due to the pandemic in 2020, living on less than $2 a day. There has been little improvement since. “Globally,...

US population growth dips to lowest rate during first year of COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. population growth dipped to its lowest rate since the nation’s founding during the first year of the pandemic as the coronavirus curtailed immigration, delayed pregnancies and killed hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents,...

This 10-year-old boy asked Santa for a coronavirus vaccine last year. He has another request this year

All Jonah Simons said he wanted was a coronavirus cure to save the world. That was last year. Jonah’s letter was collected through the US Postal Service’s Operation Santa program and published on CNN....

China spent 2021 battling business. Xi Jinping will play it safer this year

Add that to a handful of other problems in the world’s second largest economy, and you have some serious risks for the Chinese government to contend with in 2022. Even though China emerged from...