Ann Bolin

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US withdraws from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, the US State Department announced on Thursday, citing anti-Israel bias and mounting membership dues owed to the international body.<p>The "Department of State notified UNESCO …

The British entrepreneur says he wants to make ‘airline speeds on the ground’ a reality, while engineering experts cast doubt on the safety of the technology<p>Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group has invested an undisclosed amount in Hyperloop One, the frontrunner of a number of companies competing to …

High-speed Rail

Is the targeting of Isis member Sally Jones legally justified?

The targeting of Sally Jones, who is believed to have died in a CIA drone strike in Syria, fits neatly into a framework of legal justifications prepared by the government for such premeditated killings.<p>Specific advance evidence of a terror plot threatening UK interests is not legally necessary …

Terrorism

Revolutionary 'Air Breathing' Battery Can Store Electricity For Months At A Fraction Of The Cost

There is no downside here.<p>A team at MIT have developed a radical new “air breathing” battery that can store energy for months on end, comes at a …

Traditional family doctors dying out due to years of underfunding, Jeremy Hunt admits

The traditional family doctor risks dying out due to a surge of burnt-out GPs fleeing the profession, Jeremy Hunt has warned.<p>The Health Secretary said decades of underfunding meant the “magic” of seeing a doctor who remembered their patients’ names was now under threat.<p>Reiterating a promise to …

Radiation Therapy

MIT's new flow battery breathes air to cut costs of renewable energy storage

Renewable energy might be clean, but it's not always reliable if the Sun ducks behind clouds or the wind slacks off. To counter that variability, the …

The first smallpox vaccine changed the world—but we're still not sure what was in it

The cowpox is a lie.<p>It only took 181 years to eradicate smallpox once we had a way to inoculate against it. That cocktail was the first successful vaccine, and the basis for most future immunizations. And we’re still not really sure what was in it.<p>There’s a story about Jenner that nearly every high …

Insults, Lawsuits And Broken Rules: How Trump Built A California Golf Course

<i>Editor's Note: This story includes language that may be offensive to some readers.</i><p>When Donald Trump arrived in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in 2002, he was welcomed as a "white knight," says former City Councilman Tom Long.<p>Trump bought a golf course there that had gone bankrupt after the 18th hole …

Donald Trump

You are what you eat, but so is our world.

You Are What You Eat, But So Is Our World<p>What we eat is important, but so is what we leave behind.<p>Our world is changing, it always is. But what …

Trump Wanted Dramatic Increase in Nuclear Arsenal in Meeting With Military Leaders

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said he wanted what amounted to a nearly tenfold increase in the U.S. nuclear arsenal during a gathering this past summer of the nation’s highest-ranking national security leaders, according to three officials who were in the room.<p>Trump’s comments, the officials …

Donald Trump