Finland backs NATO; Russia vows ‘retaliatory’ steps

Finland backs NATO;  Russia vows ‘retaliatory’ steps

Finland’s leadership announced support Thursday for expedited NATO membership despite dire Kremlin warnings of “retaliatory steps.” The decision by President Sauli Niinisto and Prime Minister Sanna Marin is strongly supported by lawmakers and citizens of Finland, though a few steps remain before the application process can begin. Neighboring Sweden is expected to decide on joining … Read more

Tonga volcanic eruption the most powerful in more than a century

Tonga volcanic eruption the most powerful in more than a century

Scientists have begun to piece together what happened during the January 15 eruption of the undersea Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano about 65 kilometers (40 miles) north of Tonga’s capital that killed at least three people. The eruption has defied easy explanation and upended scientists’ understanding of this type of volcano. The volcanic eruption sent rarely … Read more

2022 Schedule Tracker: 49ers will reportedly open at Bears

2022 Schedule Tracker: 49ers will reportedly open at Bears

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports The NFL will unveil the league’s complete 272-game 2022 schedule on Thursday night at 5:00 pm PT. It is common for select week-to-week opponent matchups to leak before the official announcement. I’ve created this tracker to collect those leaks as the official schedule release time approaches. As usual, the San Francisco … Read more

Stablecoins, explained: Why the crash of Terra and Luna has investors on the edge

Stablecoins, explained: Why the crash of Terra and Luna has investors on the edge

This week, one popular so-called algo coin cratered, wiping out billions of dollars’ worth of value in just a few days. The coin, called TerraUSD, is designed to maintain its value at $ 1, forever and ever, amen. Instead, it fell as low as 23 cents Wednesday before recovering some ground. It was hovering around … Read more