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A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Begins Human Trials in 2018

A massive breakthrough.<p>A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials …

Hurricane Hilary likely to become 'major hurricane' in Pacific

Hurricane Hilary is "likely to become a major hurricane" by Tuesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Monday.<p>The storm strengthened from a tropical storm early Monday over the Pacific Ocean and been churning south of Mexico.<p>The storm however is on a path moving northwest -- staying away …

Weather

Paris shooting casts shadow over final day of French election campaign

<b>Paris (CNN) —</b> A deadly attack on a police bus in the heart of Paris has dramatically changed the course of the French presidential election campaign.<p>The three main candidates canceled campaign events and instead made televised statements in which they competed to talk tough on security and vowed a …

Extremism

We just had our 2nd warmest March, and with El Niño maybe rising from the dead, things could get interesting

The home planet just experienced its second warmest March on record, according to an analysis released by NASA last week. The agency's temperature …

Global Warming

If this mega-merger happens, just three countries will control much of the world’s agriculture

An agricultural mega-merger is about to ordain China as a new global leader in genetically-modified food.<p>First floated in 2016, a $43 billion deal that would merge Chinese state-owned agriculture company, ChemChina, and Swiss-owned seed company, Syngenta, promises to recast the world’s second …

Agriculture

Cold snap: massive iceberg just off coast draws Canadians eager for close-up

150ft iceberg, which dwarfs nearby town of Ferryland, becomes tourist attraction as number of icebergs moving into North Atlantic shipping lanes spikes<p>A towering iceberg is causing traffic jams in a remote town on Canada’s east coast, as tourists jostle for a glimpse of the mass of ice sitting in …

Discover the Past in Ireland's Ancient East

Drive through 5,000 years of history to discover Ireland’s rich and storied past.<p>Ireland’s east is a treasure house—sometimes literally so—of ancient sites. It’s a huge area, physically and temporally, taking in 17 counties and more than 5,000 years of history. So, in the words of the traditional …

Ireland

Australia's 'extreme' summer a sign of things to come: researchers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Climate change was responsible for breaking more than 200 Australian weather records over the past three months, researchers said on Wednesday, a glimpse of conditions to come that will likely threaten energy security and agriculture.<p>Much of Australia's east coast endured its …

Hispanic caucus members ejected from meeting about immigration raids

Removal of caucus members from meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement led to shock: ‘Never before in 20-plus years has this happened’<p>Two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said they were removed from a meeting with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) on Thursday, just two …

Treasure Trove of Bronze Age Weapons and Artifacts Discovered in Scotland

Both the Neolithic and Bronze Ages are represented in the huge find.<p>Archaeologists have discovered a "very rare and internationally significant hoard of metalwork" from the Scottish Bronze Age, with highlights including a spearhead decorated with gold and an ancient sword.<p>In Carnoustie, a Scottish …

Archaeology

'Forest cities': the radical plan to save China from air pollution

Stefano Boeri, the architect famous for his plant-covered skyscrapers, has designs to create entire new green settlements in a nation plagued by dirty air<p>When Stefano Boeri imagines the future of urban China he sees green, and lots of it. Office blocks, homes and hotels decked from top to toe in a …

North Korea

Colonists shipped Native Americans abroad as slaves - Futurity

New research shows that surrender didn't spare many Native Americans from enslavement by English colonists during King Philip's War in 1675-6.

History

A scientist explains the very real struggle of talking to climate-change deniers

The world needs people like Andy Jorgensen, a professor of chemistry and environmental science at the University of Toledo. One of Jorgensen’s jobs is to create educational material on global warming, its impact, and what we can do to fight against it.<p>In a conversation with Redditors, Jorgensen …

Climate Change

'A day without a woman' -- Women's March organizers plan general strike

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The organizers of last month's Women's March announced Monday their intention to hold a general strike at a date to be determined.<p>Posts across the official social media accounts for the Women's March read: "General Strike: A Day Without A Woman," with a subhead saying, "Date To …

Feminism

All the Things Refugees Left Behind, in Photos

In many ways, it all started with three words: “You fucking photographers.”<p>South African photographer Gideon Mendel was at the refugee camp in …

This Monster Wind Turbine Just Set a New Record For Energy Output

Each blade weighs 35 tonnes.<p>A new offshore wind turbine has produced more energy over a 24-hour period than any other commercially available turbine, …

Alleged anti-immigrant suspect charged in Quebec mosque shooting

QUEBEC CITY — A man known to express anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiments on social media was arraigned at the courthouse Monday in the deaths of six people and wounding of 17 others at a Quebec City mosque — a rare mass shooting in Canada and the country's first lethal attack on a …

What History Teaches Us About Trump's Immigration Order

Political lessons from 1850.<p>In October 1850, two white slavecatchers arrived in Boston, determined to bring Ellen and William Craft back South in cuffs and shackles.<p>Two years earlier, the Crafts, a slave couple from Macon, Georgia, had enacted one of the most daring and celebrated feats of escape …

Black History

Bill Gates warns against denying climate change

Bill Gates warned against denying climate change and pushed for more innovation in clean energy, during an event Friday at Columbia University in New York.<p>The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder joined friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffett for a question-and-answer session …

Clean Technology

As the White House changes course on climate change, California stubbornly presses forward

With cheese and shrimp cocktail piled on their plates, guests strolled the exhibit like patrons at an art gallery, sipping beer and pausing to ponder the displays that lined the room. But instead of paintings or sculptures, they were examining scientific charts about climate change at a state …

Climate

Ireland votes to stop investing public money in fossil fuels

Ireland just took a big step toward cutting coal and oil out of the picture. Its Parliament has passed a bill that stops the country from investing in fossil fuels as part of an €8 billion ($8.6 billion) government fund. The measure still has to clear a review before it becomes law, but it would …

The Keystone XL Pipeline, which Trump just advanced, will carry the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet

Activists had previously successfully fought both pipelines — the protest at Standing Rock, which was led by the Native American community, made headlines in 2016.<p>The Keystone XL Pipeline is slightly older news — Obama blocked its construction in 2015— but it's worth remembering why it made …

Oil & Gas Industry

A Novel Theory for Why Humans Evolved Selves

The human brain is naturally self-centered: Given no tasks to attend to, the neuroscience research indicates, it will turn inward, wandering through …

Psychology

Why You Should Never Order Meat At a Fast Food Restaurant (Say It Ain't So!)

It’s tasty, tempting, cheap — and one of the absolute worst things you can possibly order at a fast food restaurant. No matter how much you crave …

Healthy Eating

Smithsonian

Smithsonian

Economists used 2 questions to accurately predict divorce

Don't worry — it's perfectly normal to daydream about alternative life scenarios.<p>What matters is how you answer the two questions you should ask yourself next:<p><b>1. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being much worse and 5 being much better, how do you think your level of happiness would be different if you</b> …

Happiness

Bangladesh has much to celebrate, much to do in fight against poverty

<i>Residents of Kashadaha village visit the Kashadaha Anando school in Kashadaha village, Bangladesh. © Dominic Chavez/World Bank</i><p>It may come as a surprise to some that I will celebrate the international day to end global poverty in Bangladesh - a country often associated with extreme poverty. Born …

Booming Bangladesh

Bangladesh's economy is on a roll riding on steady high economic growth, increasing remittance income and improvement in some social indicators even …

Xi Jinping

World Bank to loan $2 billion to Bangladesh to fight climate change

DHAKA (Reuters) - The World Bank is to provide $2 billion in loans for Bangladesh to help the impoverished South Asian country become less vulnerable to climate change, the bank president said on Tuesday.<p>Jim Yong Kim made the pledge after touring schools that double as cyclone shelters during major …

Environmentalism