Emily Lee Shi Hui

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Compassionate Conservatism Roars Back: John Kasich Surprises In New Hampshire

Will it matter going forward?<p>MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Compassionate conservatism is back.<p>Running on a message of civility, empathy and moral purpose in a race dominated by fear and race-baiting, Ohio Gov. John Kasich surged to a second-place finish Tuesday night in New Hampshire, becoming the latest in …

Mueller possibly was paired with ISIS fighter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Kayla Mueller, an American aid worker and ISIS hostage whose death was confirmed by her family this week, might have been paired with a male ISIS fighter during her captivity, U.S. intelligence and government officials said Wednesday.<p>The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, cited …

Sleep Deprived? A Nap Can Undo The Damage To Your Health

A new study points to yet another benefit of stealing 30 minutes of shut-eye this afternoon.<p>Naps are incredible. For something so socially questionable–have you ever tried to snooze at the office?–the act of stealing 20 minutes of shut-eye during the day certainly packs a lot of benefits. Science …

Sleep

The U.S. Government Is Spending $3.2 Million to Save This Butterfly

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has pledged $3.2 million to protect the iconic monarch butterfly, which has seen a 90% drop in its …

Conservation

Chimps Can Learn To Communicate With Each Other, New Study Shows

Move somewhere new, and it's not long before you pick up some local slang. As it turns out, chimpanzees might be able to do something similar.<p>Maybe we're not so different after all.<p>When a group of chimps from Beekse Bergen Safari Park in the Netherlands was sent to live with the chimps at the …

Apple and Tesla engage in bidding war for top talent

Apple and Tesla are in the midst of an intense bidding war for each other’s employees, according to Bloomberg. Tesla has so far poached more Apple staffers than any other company at 150, and Apple has tried to unsuccessfully lure Tesla’s people with big paychecks.<p>Tesla’s obsession with stealing …

US economy adds 257,000 jobs in biggest increase since November 2008

• Marks 11th straight month to top 200,000 jobs<br>• Revised November figures show 423,000 jobs created, most since May 2010<p>The US economy added 257,000 jobs in January, beating expectations of 230,000 jobs and giving the market renewed confidence in the health of the nation’s economy.<p>The Labor Department …

MPs say yes to three-person babies

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1142000/1142822_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524651633_0820f59f71324d3c837ad8e088d1789c<p><b>MPs have voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in a historic move.</b><p>The UK is now set to become the first …

Killing of hostages by Islamic State highlight growing threats for more assertive Japan

The killing of two Japanese taken hostage by the Islamic State group has violently driven home the high stakes Japan faces and limited options it can muster in such circumstances.<p>It also offers a glimpse into how Japan is struggling to handle the rising menace of terrorism.<p>Until this crisis, Japan …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Bleak Books to Read in January

January is bleak. Cold. Dark. Depressing. Gone are the merry, or mandatory, festivities around fireplaces; the warm glow of either love or alcohol has crystallized into the hard-eyed stare of a sober new year. Embrace it. Here is the time to look inward. Reflect. Drink cocoa and organize the apps …

Hong Kong protesters take to streets again, marching for democracy

More than 10,000 people marched in Hong Kong on Sunday to press for open elections in 2017, staging the first mass rally since police cleared pro-democracy demonstrators from the streets in December.<p>Protesters rallied in the financial district known as Central, and the prop that came to define the …

Hong Kong

Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheaded

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war.<p>The failure to save Goto …

Barack Obama

The Activity Gap

Access to after-school programs is growing more unequal, and that's pushing disadvantaged kids further behind.<p>Imagine two young adults who, despite living in the same city, come from very different worlds.<p>One is named Ethan—a freshman at an elite college near Austin, Texas, pursuing a degree in …

Drop in Ebola cases ‘signals turning point’

Sierra Leone sees biggest fall in Ebola cases but experts warn outbreaks can flare up as quickly as they die down<p>The Ebola epidemic seems to have reached a turning point, as cases fall in all three of the worst-hit countries of west Africa, according to World Health Organisation figures.<p>Last week …

Ebola response: Is the world too late? | DW | 27.01.2015

The Ebola epidemic was a central theme during the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) conference in Berlin on Tuesday (27.01.2015). …

Is Pollution Weakening Polar Bears' Ability to Mate?

A new study finds a link between chemicals and bone loss that could damage males' penises, potentially harming reproduction.<p>In the Arctic, pollutants banned from the U.S. in 1979 but still floating around the environment seem to be affecting the strength of polar bear penile bones, possibly …

Ebola 'has killed a third of the world’s chimpanzees and gorillas’

Ebola has wiped out a third of the world’s chimpanzee and gorilla populations since the 1990s, conservationists warn<p><b>Ebola</b> has wiped out a third of the world’s chimpanzee and gorilla populations, and could threaten the survival of these already endangered great apes, conservationists have warned.<p>The …