Decentralized finance builds a new financial system | Business

Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi, uses cryptocurrency and blockchain technology to manage financial transactions. DeFi aims to democratize finance by replacing old centralized institutions with peer-to-peer relationships that can provide a full range of financial services, from everyday banking, loans and mortgages, to complicated contractual relationships and trading in …

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Lowe’s bans PFAS in protective fabric sprays

Sujatha Bergen, Jen Dickman and Mike Schade / April 7, 2021 In a step forward for public health, Lowe’s has banned the sale of fabric protectors containing toxic PFAS chemicals in its stores. PFAS chemicals (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) are a class of thousands of man-made chemicals often used to …

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Red deer have a personality and it’s linked to their dominance behavior – sciencedaily

An international team of researchers has studied individual differences in red deer behavior. They found that several observed behaviors form a component of personality, which they called “confidence / aggression”. As is known, people always behave differently from each other and these kinds of constant behavioral differences are called personality. …

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Barometer of chemical activity slightly up in March

Unadjusted data shows a gain of 1.2% in March after gaining 0.9% in February. The diffusion index rebounded to 82% in March, well above the long-term average of 58%. The dissemination index marks the number of positive contributors compared to the total number of indicators monitored. The CAB reading for …

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