Debbie Sieu

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Exxon played us all on global warming, new study shows

Every Thursday between 1972 and 2001, the oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil Corp. ran an advertorial in the <i>New York Times.</i><p>When these ads — which were …

Climate Change: Trump Administration Disbanded Federal Advisory Panel For The National Climate Assessment

The federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment will be disbanded by the Trump administration. The group was formed to help …

Online rhino horn auction set to open in South Africa | South Africa News

An online auction of rhino horn is set to open Monday after a court in South Africa approved the site which has outraged conservationists.<p>South African authorities had refused to issue a permit in a move to ban the three-day auction, which they feared would undermine a global ban on rhino trade.<p>But …

Extinction

‘Stop being a girl and man up’: Boys face gender police, even as men’s roles change

SINGAPORE: Playing with Barbie dolls and a great love for reading got Elliot Tan into a whole lot of trouble in school.<p>He remembered how he was …

Stereotypes

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

Delete yourself from the internet with this website

If endless cyber attack scare stories, viral fake news articles, online abuse and the election of Donald Trump have given yourself the resolve to walk away from the internet, you're in luck.<p>Developers in Sweden have created a website that can help you delete your online presence with just a few …

Internet

These 21 kids taking on Trump could be our best hope for climate action

The best shot at large-scale climate action under the Trump administration might lie with a lawsuit set to go to trial early next year.<p><i>Juliana v.</i> …

These doctors think electronic health records are hurting their relationships with patients

Dr. Albert Chan demonstrates inputting medical information into an electronic health record. Many doctors are fed up with how time-consuming EHRs …

Digital Health

Charlie Gard's dad yells, mom weeps after brain scan called 'sad'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The parents of baby Charlie Gard stormed out of a pre-court hearing after a lawyer representing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London broke the news that a new brain scan of the terminally ill baby made for "sad reading," the UK's Press Association reported Friday.<p>After the hospital's …

Charlie Gard

Tennessee inmates offered less jail time in return for vasectomies | Reuters

(Reuters) - A judge in Tennessee is offering inmates at a county jail reduced sentences if they agree to undergo a free vasectomy or insertion of a birth-control implant, drawing fire from opponents who say the program violates fundamental constitutional rights.<p>The voluntary program, which offers …

ACLU

When life is a fate worse than death

Karen Ann Quinlan lived two lives. Her first life was that of a regular middle-class girl in Scranton, Pennsylvania: she swam, she skied, she dated, she attended mass with her family, she went to high school, and she worked at a local ceramics company. However, this life changed after she was laid …

Medicine

16-year-old inspires U.S. city to pass law requiring solar panels on all new homes

More United States cities are taking strong measures to move the clean energy economy forward. This week, South Miami passed a law requiring new …

Charlie Gard and Our Moral Confusion

London — Two court cases in London this week expose the difficulties we have in thinking about what it means to die with dignity. In one, the parents of a seriously ill baby, Charlie Gard, are pleading for judges not to order their son’s life support be turned off, but instead let him travel to the …

Charlie Gard

Facebook is re-sculpting our memory

For much of history, the only way to chronicle life was to write about it. Now, many of us take selfies on our smartphones to share on Facebook, and create picturesque albums of our daily meals on Instagram. And as the mediums we use to recall and review the past change, so do our very …

Social Media

In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

Fernando Rojas is holding up a photograph of a pocket of countryside, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, that has been his home, his livelihood, and his passion for all of his 74 years.<p>His picture shows a lake, brimming with water, in front of a range of hills that are silhouetted …

South America

Anti-drug campaigners slam plans to introduce drug testing tents at music festivals

Anti-drugs campaigners have expressed dismay after the police backed plans to allow festival goers to test substances such as cocaine and ecstasy for purity before taking them.<p>The service, which will be offered at a string of live music events this summer, including the Reading and Leeds festivals, …

Scientists test brazen new plan to save Swiss glaciers from global warming

A scientist plans to save Switzerland’s glaciers from global warming by quite simply covering them in snow – a plan that could help preserve the country’s ski season and secure the future of skiing and snowboarding on its mountains.<p>As a result of fewer snow days during the winter and decreasing …

The American Health Care Act will punish me for having an autoimmune disease and surviving sexual assault

<i>Yesterday, House Republicans voted to repeal and replace Obamacare. If the American Health Care Act passes in the Senate, 24 million people will lose</i> …

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene. The change has come upon us with disorienting speed. It is the kind of shift that typically takes two or three or four generations to sink in.<p>Our best scientists tell us …

Climate Change

The farmers who helped elect Trump say they “will never recover” if he trashes NAFTA

For 23 years the relative free flow of food between the US, Canada, and Mexico has kept North American supermarkets well stocked with a kaleidoscope of produce and meats.<p>Now that three-way relationship is turning into a major stomach ache.<p>The fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement—the …

Donald Trump

Facebook under pressure after man livestreams killing of his daughter

Facebook is coming under fresh pressure over its Facebook Live service after a Thai man broadcast a video of himself killing his 11-month-old daughter.<p>Wuttisan Wongtalay, 20, filmed the murder of his daughter on the rooftop of a deserted hotel in two video clips streamed on Facebook, before killing …

Internet

Four big reasons why deniers started believing in climate change

It began, like many things on Reddit, with a simple question: “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” More than 600 posts later, AskReddit was able to not only offer insights into that question, but also shed some light on why people initially rejected the consensus view held by …

Climate Change

Hillary Clinton Applauds March For Science

Clinton praised Saturday's demonstrations during a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival.<p>Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton praised the thousands of demonstrators who protested against President Donald Trump’s anti-science agenda on Saturday and urged people to …

Earth Day

Even Trump's Earth Day message was anti-science

President Donald Trump just released a statement for Earth Day, and it doesn't seem like he really loves the Earth?<p>Along with some faint praise of …

I’ve worked in foreign aid for 50 years—Trump is right to end it, even if his reasons are wrong

A few years ago, a person named Jason Sadler wanted to help poor Africans by sending them a million free t-shirts. Sadler had never been to Africa, never worked in foreign aid, and while he evidently wanted to help the poor, his “1 Million T-Shirts” project was doomed by a mindless lack of …

Africa

We’re about to test out hacking the Earth’s climate. That should scare and inspire you.

With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening …

Say What? Wyoming Considering a Bill to Penalize Utilities That Use Solar Power

Conservatives in some states are taking an adversarial approach to renewable energy. Wyoming's GOP-dominated legislature may take that position to a …

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Social Media

Interior Dept. agency changes website from family visiting park to a giant pile of coal

Even the smallest of symbolic details can't escape the changes of life in Trump's America. The government agency responsible for overseeing a …