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Burning All Fossil Fuels Could Thaw Antarctica, Raise Seas: Study

Burning all the world's fossil fuel reserves could thaw the entire Antarctic ice sheet and push up world sea levels by more than 160 feet over thousands of years an international study said on Friday.<p>Such a melt, also eliminating the far smaller ice sheet on Greenland, is a worst case of climate …

Fossil Fuels

Bills sent to Gov. Brown would create new felonies, putting more in prison

Seven months after California reduced prison crowding to a level accepted by federal courts, lawmakers have sent Gov.<p>Jerry Brownproposals that would create new felony crimes for which people could be locked up.<p>Three of those four proposals would put more people in prison. And, following a familiar …

Senate Committees

Hungary promises tough action on migrants

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has promised tougher action on migrants, saying that people who illegally cross in to his country will be arrested.<p>Hungary is currently building a fence to protect its border.<p>More than 430,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so …

Today in History for September 12th

South Africans return home from ISIL-held territory | South Africa News

<b>Johannesburg,South Africa</b> - Eleven people, including three children, who travelled to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held territory in Syria earlier this year have returned to South Africa, the South African State Security Agency has confirmed to Al Jazeera.<p>Brian Dube, a spokesperson …

Saudi Arabia promises investigation after crane collapse kills 107 in Mecca's Grand Mosque

Incident comes as hundreds of thousands of Muslims begin to gather in Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage<p>Saudi Arabia promised an investigation on Saturday after at least 107 pilgrims were killed when a giant construction crane collapsed on the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca.<p>The crane, one of 15 …

Islam

Russia to U.S.: talk to us on Syria or risk 'unintended incidents' | Reuters

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia called on Friday for military-to-military cooperation with the United States to avert “unintended incidents” as it stages navy exercises off the coast of Syria, where U.S. officials believe Moscow is building up forces to protect President Bashar …

Middle East

Obama: China cyber attacks 'unacceptable'

<b>US President Barack Obama has said that alleged Chinese cyber attacks are "not acceptable", ahead of a visit from Chinese leader Xi Jinping.</b><p>Several hacks on US institutions have been blamed on China, including one involving millions of government staff.<p>Mr Obama said the US needed to be more rapid …

Exercise Your Mind: 4 Inspiring Fitness Reads

Source: Thinkstock<p>Sometimes, you just need a little push.<p>Remember how you felt after seeing <i>The Mighty Ducks</i> as a kid, and wanted to immediately get …

Capitalism Can Defeat Economic Inequality

A new study from Harvard Business School shows that economic inequality and stagnant middle-class incomes are big concerns for America's business elite. And while it shows that the rich believe they will get richer and the gap will continue to grow, the study also shows that even the super wealthy …

Review: Black Earth, Timothy Snyder’s new book on the origins of the Holocaust, is sure to spark controversy

In 2010, Timothy Snyder, a Yale University history professor, wrote <i>Bloodlands</i>, a bestselling, though controversial, study of the linkages between the brutality and carnage resulting from communism and Nazism as enacted by their respective dictators, Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. Snyder was …

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

Mindfulness

The Difference Between the British and American Debates Over the Legality of Drone Strikes: The Brits Seem to Care About International Law

<b>by Julian Ku</b> <br>by Julian Ku Earlier this week, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that the UK had conducted a lethal drone strike against …

Political Science

US Attacks on International Law Are Driving the World to War

<i>The author is a prominent criminal and human rights lawyer who is an outspoken critic of what he says are miscarriages of justice in the prosecution</i> …

Geopolitics

Is it legal for Australia to bomb Syria? Five facts you need to know

The Abbott government confirmed on Wednesday that it plans to extend airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State targets. The national security committee met on Tuesday to approve a plan to conduct the aerial operations.<p>Australia to accept an extra 12,000 Syrian refugees and will join US-led air …

Middle East

American law enforcement learns anti-terror tactics from Israeli experts

The 15-member delegation of law enforcement executives from the United States are in Israel as part of an Anti-Defamation League National …

Law enforcement makes major drug bust in E. Alabama

Updated:Wednesday, April 25 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-26 02:41:09 GMT<p>The pilot has minor injuries. The accident is being investigated.<p>The pilot has …

Is law enforcement skewed against people of color? What will the data say?

Are some police officers racist? Is law enforcement unfairly skewed against African Americans and Latinos? Are police profiling people by race? Are they disproportionately killing non-whites? More than a few people believe the answer to all of these questions is "yes," a view that has grown more …

Race & Ethnicity

Law enforcement strained as 25 Americans are killed each day by illegal aliens

Twenty-five American lives are lost each day in the United States at the hands of criminal and illegal aliens, according to the latest released …

Exclusive: Law Enforcement Agencies On Alert For ‘Black Lives Matter’ Attacks On 9/11

Law enforcement agencies are on high alert this week due to violent threats coming from the Black Lives Matter movement.<p>According to several Be On …

Read Veteran Texas Officer’s Blunt Warning About the Future of Law Enforcement — and Take Note of the Final Four Words

A veteran police officer in Plano, Texas, warned Americans in a lengthy Facebook post that soon there will be no more officers “willing to stand up for those who need it most during the worst of times” if the current anti-police climate continues to get worse.<p>The post, authored by Officer Ricky …

CASTRO INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRANSPARENCY AND IMPROVE POLICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

<b>Washington, D.C. -</b> Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced legislation to bring transparency and accountability to law enforcement …

Bill Taking on Federal Militarization of Police Passed in California

<b>SACRAMENTO</b>, Calif. (Sept. 11, 2015) – A California bill that would stop transfers of some battlefield-ready military equipment to state or local law …

Surveillance

Blind cave fish evolved a shrunken brain to save energy

The Mexican tetra lost its eyes - as well as a significant portion of its brain - to ensure survival in a subterranean environment<p>At some point back in deep time, a group of fish were washed into a limestone cave somewhere in northeastern Mexico. With no way out and little more than bat droppings …

Biology

Plastic Bags Versus Microbeads: What is the Biggest Threat to Marine Animals? - One Green Planet

If you consider yourself up-to-date with current trends around pollution, you probably already know that plastics have waged a mighty war on our …

Pollution

Earth - Ten animal outbreaks that look like biblical plagues

View image of A red tide off the coast of Washington state (Credit: PureStock/Alamy Stock Photo)<p><b>Algal blooms</b><p>In the biblical Book of Exodus, the ten plagues of Egypt begin with the transformation of water into blood. This fish-killing plague could have been an algal bloom.<p>When microscopic plankton …

Nature

Yet another thing exposed in the Ashley Madison hack: ridiculously bad passwords

When data from the massive Ashley Madison hack first leaked online, one tiny bright spot was that researchers said the company appeared to use a strong algorithm to encrypt users passwords. But now one group says it already decoded more than 11 million passwords because programming errors in how …