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North, South Korea to march together under one flag at Winter Olympics

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North and South Korean athletes will march together at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony under a unified flag, the South said Wednesday, in a diplomatic breakthrough following days of talks between the two countries.<p>The nations have also agreed to form a joint North and South …

North Korea

What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?

What are the hidden messages in the storybooks we read to our kids?<p>That's a question that may occur to parents as their children dive into the new books that arrived over the holidays.<p>And it's a question that inspired a team of researchers to set up a study. Specifically, they wondered how the …

Portraits of homelessness: Teen photographer documents life on Canada's streets

For the Denboks of Collingwood, Ontario, homelessness is a family concern.<p>As a very young child, Sara Denbok was homeless and living on the streets …

Homelessness

Marches held across world over scientific research threat

The first-ever March for Science, timed to coincide with Earth Day, has seen rallies held across the world.<p>The main event was held in Washington DC.<p>Organisers said it was a celebration of science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community.<p><i>This video has been optimised for mobile</i> …

Canada to give $119M in aid to Middle East and African countries suffering food crises

Canada will provide $119 million to help people in countries in the midst of food crises.<p>Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen told reporters in Toronto …

First U of T powwow in 20 years shines spotlight on Indigenous culture

When Eileen Antone came to the University of Toronto in the early 90s, she knew only one other Indigenous student.<p>"There was nothing here when I was …

They left Afghanistan a family of nine. They arrived in the UK a family of two

To kick off a new series on people seeking new lives in Europe, we meet a nine-year-old boy who fled the Taliban with his parents and six siblings. Just he and his father made it to an uncertain future in Derby<p>It was night-time and it was raining. That’s when the shooting started.<p>Nine-year-old Wali …

The fight is on to save Toronto's endangered languages

From Harari, spoken in eastern Ethiopia, to Bukhori, spoken by Bukharan Jews in central Asia, an organization is looking to record Toronto's …

'Family can be lots of things.' Online tool helps homeless youth make connections

The Family Day holiday is an opportunity for families to spend time together, but not for those who are estranged from their parents, children or …

College sophomore wins right to run for office in Georgia

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A 19-year-old Georgia woman has fought her way onto the ballot, and, if elected, could become one of the youngest elected officials in the United States.<p>Mary-Pat Hector, a sophomore at Atlanta's Spelman College, is seeking a city council seat in the newly incorporated city of …

City Politics

EduTech: How to get the most out of your .edu email address with discounted software + hardware, more

<i>EduTech is a new 9to5Mac weekly series that will focus on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know.</i><p>In the first installment of …

Education Technology

No more emails outside the office in France

From today, French workers are no longer obliged to check out-of-hours emails under a new employment law. Firms will now have to negotiate over the …

Trump’s Tweets Are a Threat to Our National Security

<i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> has created a nifty tool designed to address one of the novel problems of our political era: a president-elect who persistently …

TextNow's $13.99 BYOD wireless plan gives Canadians a new U.S. travel option

TextNow, a wireless service provider that caters primarily to American customers using cloud technology, has just launched a ‘Bring Your Own Device’ …

A chunk of sea ice the size of India has melted

Thanks, global warming!<p>Our rapidly warming planet has melted a chunk of sea ice the size of India, according to climate scientists. What’s more, the sea ice near Antarctica has started melting, too, after years of expanding despite global warming.<p>Climate skeptics once loved to argue that the …

Scientists record biggest ever coral die-off on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Warm seas around Australia's Great Barrier Reef have killed two-thirds of a 700-km (435 miles) stretch of coral in the past nine months, the worst die-off ever recorded on the World Heritage site, scientists who surveyed the reef said on Tuesday.<p>Scientists have confirmed on Tuesday the largest …

A Mysterious Structure Occupies Up to 47% of Every Chromosome, Study Finds

There's more to chromosomes than just DNA.<p>In high school, we’re taught that in the nucleus of every cell, DNA molecules are tightly packed around …

Biology

Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai

<b>.</b><p>Rare 19th century photographs of Shanghai by English photographer William Saunders go on show in London in first public exhibition devoted to his work<br>• Saunders travelled to China as an engineer in 1860 and following a brief return to Great Britain where he studied photography, he went back to …

Researchers are trying to figure out how to change your brain so you can learn like a kid again

Kids have amazing brains.<p>They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early childhood also seems to be the key time period when musical training makes it much easier to acquire the skill known as perfect or absolute pitch. And that's not all — kids and …

Mental Disorders

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.<p>The law, …

Sustainability

The 26 most crime-free, financially equal, and healthy cities in the world

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis has released its annual report on the most sustainable cities in the world.<p>The organisation ranked 100 …

Work-life Balance

Where does foreign aid go?

THE world of foreign aid is much like the Olympics: countries jostle to show their national colours in as many arenas as possible. Among the 41 donor …

Foreign Aid

Want to Live Up to 2 Years Longer? Science Says Do This Simple Thing Regularly

Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health.<p>Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain practices everyone knows help extend your time on earth: wearing your seatbelt, eating fruits …

A harrowing road to Rio: Refugees who fled violence at home compete under the Olympic flag

Just before the start of the race – her first as an Olympic swimmer – Yusra Mardini took a moment to look down.<p>The 18-year-old Syrian was trying to keep things simple, focusing on what she needed to do to in the first heat of the women's 100-meter butterfly.<p>"I was only thinking about water," she …

Meet the Olympic swimmer, and Syrian refugee, who saved 20 refugees from drowning

Yusra Mardini swam for her life, and now she's swimming for gold.<p>The 18-year-old athlete saved 20 people when the boat they were traveling in while …

Olympic Swimming

Edward Snowden Designs Anti-Spying iPhone Case

Snowden and hardware hacker, Andrew Huang, designed a conceptual model for a smartphone case that warns users if a phone is making unauthorized transmissions.<p>Edward Snowden - the man who leaked classified information from the National Security Agency (NSA) in 2013 and who is hailed by some as a …

How to Properly Clear *Everything* Off Your iPhone

If you’re considering selling your iPhone, you probably know to delete all your info off of it. But you’re probably doing it wrong. There are tons of secret places on your phone where data hides, and if you resell it without checking everything, you’re opening yourself up to some serious security …

Selling

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of Earth

From supermarket bags to CDs, man-made waste has contaminated the entire globe, and become a marker of a new geological epoch<p>Humans have made enough plastic since the second world war to coat the Earth entirely in clingfilm, an international study has revealed. This ability to plaster the planet in …

Anthropocene

Escaped Isis sex slave Nadia Murad calls on Britain to help Yazidis tortured by terror group

In the wake of the publication of the Chilcot report, a woman who was taken as a sex slave by Isis has described how she and other young women were …