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Financial firms lead shareholder rebellion against ExxonMobil climate change policies

ExxonMobil management was defeated Wednesday by a shareholder rebellion over climate change, as investors with 62.3 percent of shares voted to instruct the oil giant to report on the impact of global measures designed to keep climate change to 2 degrees centigrade.<p>The shareholder rebellion at the …

Mary Meeker’s 2017 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis

The most anticipated slide deck of the year is here.<p>Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner Mary Meeker is delivering her annual rapid-fire internet trends report right now at <b>Code</b> <b>Conference</b> at the Terranea Resort in California.<p>Here’s a first look at the most highly anticipated slide deck in …

Source: Comey to testify publicly about Trump confrontations

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fired FBI director James Comey plans to testify publicly in the Senate as early as next week to confirm bombshell accusations that President Donald Trump pressured him to end his investigation into a top Trump aide's ties to Russia, a source close to the issue said Wednesday.<p>Final details …

Putin warns against 'intimidating' North Korea after latest missile launch

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned North Korea's latest missile launch as "dangerous" but warned against "intimidating" Pyongyang.<p>Speaking in China, Putin called for a peaceful solution to the ongoing tensions on the Korean peninsula, Russia's Sputnik news agency …

North Korea

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

When the National Security Agency lost control of the software behind the WannaCry cyberattack, it was like "the U.S. military having some of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," Microsoft President Brad Smith says, in a message about the malicious software that has created havoc on computer networks in …

Twilight of the Rock Gods

For music fans, the recent flood of celebrity deaths has been overwhelming: David Bowie, Glenn Frey, Prince, Leonard Cohen, George Michael and Chuck Berry seem like a disproportionate number of superstars to lose in a short time span.<p>But with many of rock’s founding fathers and mothers reaching …

Rough first day for press in Trump's White House

The pomp and circumstance ended in pandemonium in the White House briefing room.<p>President Donald Trump’s staff teased the press all afternoon on Friday about whether Trump would sign executive orders.<p>“A possibility,” said Press Secretary Sean Spicer. “Potentially,” said strategic communications …

Autism linked to vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy, researchers find

Study finds pregnant women with low vitamin D levels at 20 weeks more likely to have a child with autistic traits<p>The important role vitamin D plays in early life is back in the spotlight after Australian researchers noticed a link between a deficiency during pregnancy and autism.<p>The study found …

Autism

Trial of Jakarta governor Ahok begins as hundreds of Islamic hardliners protest

Ahok tells court it is not possible for him to insult Islam, as angry crowds gather in the Indonesian capital for the first day of his blasphemy trial<p>The much anticipated blasphemy trial of Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has opened amid tight security and mobs of Islamic …

5 things to think about before buying your child a cell phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> In households around the world, I imagine many conversations going something like this: "Mom, I reallywant a phone. Everyone has one. Can I please, please get one this year?"<p>And then, after hearing the appeals, Mom (or Dad, or both parents) edge even closer to buying a smartphone for their …

Parenting

We built the largest map of "holes" in the universe to prove Einstein was right about gravity

Since its discovery in 2008, astronomers have been puzzled by a cosmic mystery so vexing that it has even led some to question whether the general theory of relativity—Einstein’s masterpiece theory of gravity—is wrong on cosmic scales. The trouble is that light travelling through the universe does …

Physics

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

The history of Mosul, in five maps

In 1165, Benjamin of Tudela, a medieval Spanish Jewish traveler, approached the city of Mosul on the banks of the Tigris. A visitor, even a thousand years ago, could marvel at its antiquity. "This city, situated on the confines of Persia, is of great extent and very ancient," he wrote in the …

Middle East

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As the most abundant mineral in your body, calcium is essential for your body's overall nutrition and health. Calcium makes up approximately 2 percent of your total body weight and contributes to many basic body functions, including disease prevention and absorption of other nutrients. Consuming …

Nutrition

A Hollywood hospital is being held to ransom by hackers

The Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre has been hit by "ransomware" — a kind of malware that encrypts the victims' data, making it useless unless they pay a fine.<p>Its computer systems have been useless for more than a week, NBC Los Angeles reports . Documents and medical records have to be …

Computer Systems

Our weird sleep pattern might be why we are the top species on the planet

There’s much that we share with our primate ancestors: opposable thumbs, ability to eat many kinds of food, living in large social groups, and so on. Yet, it is perhaps one trait we don’t share with them that has made us the top species of the planet: a weird sleeping pattern.<p>Across populations and …

Biology

U.S. Plans Mass Deportation of Illegal Central American Migrants

Authorities face influx of migrants escaping violence in El Salvador and Honduras<p>To stanch the flow of illegal migrants to the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security has been preparing a national operation to deport Central American families who have evaded removal orders, according to a …

Myanmar migrants found guilty of killing British backpackers

A Thai court on Thursday sentenced two Myanmar migrants to death for the murder of two British backpackers on a resort island last year, in a case …

26 incredible innovations that improved the world in 2015

From the start, 2015 was ripe for world-changing innovation.<p>In early January, we saw Bill Gates drink clean water converted from sewer sludge and …

Developing Countries

Eagles of Death Metal Open Up About Paris Terrorist Attack and Bono's Support

Less than a month after 89 people were killed at an Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan in Paris, the band was back on stage performing at …

Articles about 6 homes plywood interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>Reflections have captivated us (literally!) for as long as we've had intellect enough for self-awareness.<p>A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, drawing upon a palette of plywood and glass to dramatic …

Logging

How our bodies react to holiday food excess

If you're otherwise healthy, is it OK to over-indulge at the dinner table at this time of year? Here's the truth.<p>“Comfort food” is in greater demand at certain times of year more than others, be it due to short days and worsening weather, or simply the gastronomic indulgence of seasonal parties.<p>If …

NSA knew about Juniper backdoors and kept quiet about them

Last week, network hardware manufacturer Juniper revealed that it had found unauthorized code in its system firmware that made it possible for hackers to gain administrative access to its devices. It’s possible that the firmware has been vulnerable for years.<p>The Intercept has released a top secret …

Indian entrepreneurs won’t back Facebook’s Free Basics—even if they can make more money

Indian internet startups—even those who could potentially benefit from Facebook’s Free Basics—are opposing the service in support of a “fair ecosystem.”<p>In November, Bengaluru-based jobs portal Hiree.com (earlier called MyNoticePeriod.com) was approached by Facebook to become a part of Free Basics. …

Boxing Day Sales 2015 Opening Times And Best Deals At Amazon, Currys, PC World

The Boxing Day Sales are nearly here and Saturday the 26 December is already looking to one of the biggest shopping days of the year.<p>Whether you're …

A former Uber exec believes European founders are leaving Silicon Valley and coming home

But the exodus of Europe's best entrepreneurs to the US comes at a potential cost. Namely, there's no one good left to build (or support those building), world-class technology companies on the same scale as Google, Apple, and Facebook.<p>However, former Uber exec Lars Fjeldsoe-Nielsen believes things …