Collect some uranium glass for that peaceful glow

ZURICH (Reuters) – Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes from the uranium added as the glass was created.    A Pernod opalex ashtray, a 1950’s Gablonz Uranium Glass ring and a 1940’s Uranium Glass soda …

The Debate over Gerrymandering Is Fundamentally Changing

Redistricting isn’t just about nice-looking maps anymore. The recent decision of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn and redraw a congressional map it deemed an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander by the GOP-controlled legislature illustrates a big and important trend in efforts to provide fair redistricting, just before a new decennial cycle begins. Public …

Iran May Follow Venezuela In Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency : The Two-Way : NPR

Iran has announced its intent to establish a national cryptocurrency. In a tweet posted Wednesday, an Iranian official said that a test model for a “cloud-based digital currency” is being developed for submission to the Iranian banking system. The official, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, heads Iran’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology. Jahromi …