How kidnapping insurance keeps a lid on ransom inflation

IN THE early 1970s, leftist guerrillas in Argentina discovered a lucrative new way to make money: kidnap millionaires. Panicking firms would agree to huge ransoms, more concerned with freeing their executives than driving down the fee. That was not just …

Germ-free children may be more prone to leukaemia

THE long struggle to cure acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), a childhood blood cancer, is a stand-out tale in the history of medicine. It was a massive endeavour, over decades, with many toxic drugs being tested in different combinations on dying …

Amazon Taking “Baby” Steps into Blockchain Technology

At this event on May 15, Kaleido was announced as a new blockchain business cloud-born out of ConsenSys, a leading blockchain incubator. With an emphasis on Ethereum-based projects and infrastructure, Kaleido is set to partner with Amazon’s cloud computing arm …