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Report: China still harvesting organs from prisoners at a massive scale

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new report claims that China is still engaged in the widespread and systematic harvesting of organs from prisoners, and says that people whose views conflict with the ruling Chinese Communist Party are being murdered for their organs.<p>The report -- by former Canadian lawmaker David …

China

A Promising Anti-Ageing Drug Is About to Undergo Human Trials For The First Time

It begins...<p>Can we really hope to slow down the ageing process? The compound nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) has shown plenty of promise at …

Anti-aging

Kid-friendly smart watch tells them when to brush their teeth, so you don't have to

Getting a small child to brush their teeth can feel like hosting a nightly WWE wrestling match in your bathroom. But the new icon-based Octopus watch …

Singapore government warns foreign companies to stop supporting the Pink Dot pride parade

SINGAPORE — Pink Dot, the country's closest thing to a pride parade has hit a snag, with the government saying foreign corporations shouldn't "fund, …

LGBTQI

Singapore arrests 8 with suspected ISIS ties

Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday.<p>The Ministry of Home Affairs said the eight construction and marine workers were detained last month for allegedly being members of the …

Extremism

In any humanitarian crisis, educating children must be part of the response

Schooling helps children recover from trauma. At the inaugural World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week funds for education in times of crisis should be front and centre<p>Not long after civil war began to ravage the Central African Republic in 2013, a fifth grade girl named Dorcas returned to …

Africa

The Fierce Urgency of Now. Education Cannot Wait.

Photo: A World at School<p>Martin Luther King was not a man who tolerated silence on important issues. A year before his death, he called for a breaking of the silence on the Vietnam War and a recognition of <i>'the fierce urgency of now.'</i> His speech was biblical and revolutionary. It was a call to action …

Education Isn't the Problem—Inequality Is

The American school system today is an offshoot of an increasingly class-driven society.<p>Since its birth, the United States has always defined itself as an egalitarian meritocracy, fundamentally distinct from the class-ridden societies of Europe.<p>And at times, this has been true. On the eve of the …

The makers of Sesame Street are bringing quality education to refugee children

<i>Sesame Street</i>'s beloved Muppets will soon help some of the most vulnerable children in the world.<p>A new partnership between Sesame Workshop, the …

Autism

Education Is the Key to Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Two years ago, we crossed South Sudan together and saw the impact of conflict on school children of all ages, traumatized, without skills or hope. At …

Africa

Farming Kindergarten Educates Preschool Children While Growing Vegetables on the Roof

If you plant the seed of environmental awareness into a child’s mind early on, there’s better hope that it will take hold, sprout, and grow. This is why a prototype of sustainable, educational space designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects is so absolutely fantastic. The recently completed <i>Farming</i> …

Aquaponics

Students! Your lecturers are on strike because they are struggling to survive

I know you want feedback on your essay, but I’m underpaid, sleep-deprived and wondering how I’ll pay my rent<p>The current University and College Union (UCU) strike means that thousands people in various roles in higher and further education will join the picket line or simply won’t turn up for work …

Higher Education

Schools as businesses: when education doesn't always come first

A principal motive of the Government’s drive to convert all schools to academies is to provide them with more freedom over their finances, as well as their curriculum, admissions and staffing.<p>Funded directly by central Government, academies are able to set their own priorities for the allocation of …

The critical role of education in Europe's refugee crisis

The world is witnessing the biggest refugee crisis since World War ll. Governments are under strain and there are concerns about integration.<p>How is education playing a role in making displaced people feel at home?<p>Many refugees endure danger and uncertainty in the hope of a better future. In this …

Why education matters for economic development

<i>At the</i> <i>Global Conference on Equity and Excellence in Basic Education</i><i>, in Shanghai, China, May 17-19, 2016, the World Bank will be discussing</i> …

World Economy

India's Public Buses Will Now Be Fitted With Panic Buttons to Stop Sex Attacks

More than three years after the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi made global headlines and sparked mass outrage, the Indian …

India

The Cycle of Life: Meaning of Menstruation for the Future of Girls

My periods started when I was around 12. It felt messy, dirty, complicated. I didn't like it -- but, as most of us who are born biologically female, I dealt with it. For me, menstruation was a necessary evil -- but nothing I couldn't handle. It was certainly not something that had the power or …

Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leader of a Pakistani Islamic council has proposed a bill that allows husbands to "lightly beat" their wives as a form of discipline.<p>In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman. The proposal bans forceful …

Menstruation

California Drought May Be Permanent

Despite relief from El Nino, drought may be a regular occurrence for Golden State residents, according to government officials.

El Niño

The White House wants to study the Earth's microbes

The president proved that he has big scientific dreams when he announced a new effort to find a cure for cancer. Now, the White House has launched yet another ambitious project called the National Microbiome Initiative, which aims to take a closer look at the tiny world of microbes. Microbiomes or …

Origami meat robot can rescue rubbish from your stomach

An ingestible origami robot designed to patch wounds, deliver medicine or remove foreign objects from a person's stomach has been developed by …

Robotics

Stem Cells are Dangerously Overhyped, Warn Researchers

Sometimes a story is too good to be true.<p>In my career as a science journalist, I've met patients suffering from devastating spinal cord injuries who've travelled abroad, to Taiwan and China, to pay for experimental stem cell transplants—believing these treatments could save them. The reality is …

Stem Cells

Emotional viral video empowers China's 'leftover women'

Unmarried women in China have been stigmatized as "leftover women" in recent years. But in a new commercial video, some of them speak out on their …

China
Floods

Economic development does mean greater carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions

Must greater prosperity necessarily lead to a greater carbon footprint and increased greenhouse gas emissions? "In theory, no, but in practice this …

Sustainability

5 Solomon Islands have Disappeared and Scientists are Blaming Climate Change

<b>The planet is changing.</b> That’s a fact. As for whatever you attribute those changes to, that’s become an intensely debated topic amongst some. Sea …

Climate Change

The World Today - One-fifth of the world's plants at risk of extinction 10/05/2016

KIM LANDERS: The first global report analysing threats to the world's plants has found that one in five species around the world is at risk of …

Botany

Around 40% of Swiss research is open access

According to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), 40% of scientific publications produced with the support of public funding are openly …