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Tim Cook could be the first openly gay CEO to be hosted by Modi in a homophobic India

When Apple CEO Tim Cook meets Narendra Modi in New Delhi on May 21, it would make him the first openly gay CEO to be hosted by the Indian prime minister.<p>To be clear, this isn’t the first time Modi is meeting Cook. The two met in the US last year during Modi’s visit to the Silicon Valley, where …

Tim Cook

This Medical Breakthrough Could Drastically Reduce Heart Attacks

A group of Icelandic researchers, part of an Amgen (amgn) unit called deCODE genetics, uncovered a rare and previously unknown genetic variation in …

Terrorists may have brought down EgyptAir flight, officials say

Nearly four hours into a flight from Paris to Cairo, an Egyptian passenger plane with 66 people aboard abruptly swerved and plunged thousands of feet before vanishing from radar screens over the Mediterranean Sea, officials said.<p>The disappearance of EgyptAir Flight 804 was the third major air …

Airplanes

The growing pains of mobile health

The mobile healthtech industry is exploding. There is an estimated $42 billion annual market for personalized medicine and a mad dash to come up with the “next big thing” to take advantage of the deep pockets.<p>The tech world is built and rewarded on hockey-stick growth, wild valuations, beta …

Digital Health

A country of a quarter-billion people is trying to provide health care for all

JAKARTA, Indonesia — In November 2014, Andri, a 33-year-old worker with a nongovernmental organization in Jakarta, began feeling weak and disoriented. Medical tests established that she had leukemia. Then she learned that her private health insurance would cover only a single annual session of …

Modest Muslim Clothing Store Hopes To Cater To People Of All Faiths

The Orlando store is one of the first Islamic boutiques to open up in a mainstream mall.<p>Muslim fashion bloggers and designers have been making an impact in the online fashion world for years. Now, one exclusively online modest fashion company is taking a big leap of faith by opening a …

It's not just Alberta: Fires fuelled by warming climate are increasing

<b>​</b>Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme …

Germany generated so much renewable energy last week it was paying consumers to use electricity

It looks like a future dependent on renewable energy could indeed be possible, as Germany demonstrated on (Sunday) 8 May when it generated so much …

U.S. Army Captain Is Suing Obama Over Legality Of The War Against ISIS

A U.S. Army captain has filed a lawsuit against President Obama over the legality of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.<p>Capt. Nathan Michael Smith, 28, who is currently on active duty in Kuwait, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. He argues that the …

In Italy It’s No Longer A Crime For The Homeless To Steal Food

If you were like me and grew up in the ’90s, then you know full well that there were starving children in the world then and that there are now. Most of this information came via the way of television ads featuring Sally Struthers and other assorted, distinguished-looking celebrities wearing …

13 Mediterranean-Inspired Dinners to Spice Up Your Weeknight Routine

The Mediterranean diet has been in the spotlight for years thanks to its cancer-fighting and heart-healthy benefits. One recent study found it could …

Healthy Eating

The Fort McMurray Wildfire Isn’t ‘Ironic.’ This Is How Climate Change Works

The poor and vulnerable will be hardest-hit.<p>The northern Alberta oil town of Fort McMurray has been burning for days now, forcing over 80,000 people to evacuate. A province-wide state of emergency has been declared. The military has been called in, and now neighbouring communities—where many of …

Sunken cities reveal secrets of Ancient Egypt | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Until 1996, two of Egypt's greatest cities were missing. Then along came French archeologist Franck Goddio, who made an extraordinary discovery underwater.<p>For 1,000 years, Thonis-Heracleion was completely submerged. Fish made their homes among the rubble of mighty temples; hieroglyphs …

India in shock after brutal rape and murder of 'Untouchable' woman

The horrific rape and murder of an “untouchable” woman in Kerala has provoked furious debate over the lack of protection afforded to India’s lower caste females.<p>The victim, a 30-year-old law student referred to by local media only as “Jisha”, was found by her mother Rajeswari at the small, …

India

San Diego to become largest U.S. city to run on 100% renewable energy

San Diego is not waiting for Washington to get its act together on climate change. The southern California city is moving forward with an ambitious …

Newborn baby among dead after shipwrecks in Mediterranean

Ninety-nine people are believed to have drowned in two separate incidents off the coast of Libya over the weekend<p>A newborn baby is among 99 people believed to have drowned in two separate shipwrecks off the Libyan coast this weekend, according to survivors who arrived in Italy.<p>Twenty-six survivors …

Floating Solar Power Plants To Become A Reality

In the not so distant future, the power we need could very well be provided by floating solar power plants that are offshore. Wind farms have become very popular in recent years and now experts are looking at ways to create sustainable energy without having to develop land. The solution: use the …

Renewable Energy

Obama backs smart gun technology in new policy blueprint

The Defense and Justice Departments both move to give weapons advanced safety tech.<p>On Friday, the Obama Administration unfurled its progress report on the gun control policy the president first presented in January. A key pillar of that report is “smart gun” tech.<p>For the first time, the …

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Climate

New research suggest that free will might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself

In each case, we conceive of ourselves as free agents, consciously guiding our bodies in purposeful ways.<p>But what does science have to say about the true source of this experience?<p>In a classic paper published almost 20 years ago, the psychologists Dan Wegner and Thalia Wheatley made a revolutionary …

Consciousness

EU-Turkey refugee deal is working — for now

It’s been a month since a deal to end the refugee crisis was put in place between the members of the European Union and Turkey. Under the terms of …

Palestinian sister, brother shot dead at checkpoint in suspected stabbing attempt

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A young Palestinian mother of two and her teenage brother were shot dead by Israeli forces at a busy checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah on Wednesday.<p>Israeli police said the sister and brother were going to attack security officers with knives. Their relatives said they …

Many Doctors Hold Racist Beliefs About How Black People Feel Pain

Black Americans are prescribed addictive painkillers less often than white Americans are, partly because of racist beliefs dating back to the slavery era.<p>A new survey of medical students at the University of Virginia found that about half held “false and even fantastical” beliefs that black people …

The most violent cities in the world: Latin America dominates list with 41 countries in top 50

Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the …

These Millennial Muslim Women Are Clapping Back Against Stereotypes

"We cover dating, sex, women's health — anything that people refuse to talk about in the Muslim community."<p>"Kill them all, and let their Allah take care of them." Laila Alawa was just a teenager in Potsdam, New York, when she spotted a guy wearing that slogan on a T-shirt and hoped her 6-year-old …

Wind farms' climate impact recorded for first time

<b>In the first study of its kind, scientists have been able to measure the climatic effect of a wind farm on the local environment.</b><p>The team said its experiment showed that there was a very slight warming at ground level and that it was localised to within a wind farm's perimeter.<p>Data suggested the …

Wind Power

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Part 1:<p>The time has come for Christians and Muslims to make peace between our communities. Christians and Muslims already make up more than half of the global population, and these numbers are expected to grow in the coming decades; according to the Pew Research Center, by 2050, two thirds of …

Theology

DEA Green Lights Clinical Trials for Medical Marijuana

The very first double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will explore how medical marijuana might be able to help combat veterans deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder<p>In a historic move, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency granted approval for a nonprofit to study marijuana's medical benefits on …

Conservatives, White House agree: U.S. criminal justice system does not pay off

The Obama administration, with the help of some prominent conservatives, is mounting a full-court press this week to push the case to rework the …

The answer to treating drug and alcohol addiction may be far simpler than you think

The answer is far simpler than you might think, at least according to neuroscience journalist and author Maia Szalavitz, whose new book, "Unbroken Brain," throws water on most of the modern assumptions that plague our understanding of drug and alcohol addiction.<p>Addiction, she writes, is not a …

Mental Health