Heather Petit

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Climate change scepticism is 'political suicide', David Attenborough argues

It would be 'political suicide' for party leaders to say they do no believe in climate change, Sir David Attenborough argues<p>It would be “political suicide” for a British political leader to admit they do not believe in global warming, Sir David Attenborough has argued.<p>Sir David, the broadcaster and</b> …

Is bacon dangerous? The science behind food trends

Nutrition,Nutrition,Food science,Diets and dieting,Health & wellbeing,Food & drink,Life and style,Science<p>Is fat really bad for you? Should we consume less salt? And what’s wrong with gluten, anyway? A science writer and a consultant cardiologist separate fact from fiction<p>Have you ever wondered why …

Holistic Medicine

Walmart Merging Arkansas, Silicon Valley Teams To Speed Up New Tech

Walmart is betting that one fully integrated tech team is better than two for speeding up innovation in the e-commerce wars.<p>The world’s largest …

Carly Fiorina, in Iowa, vows to keep throwing punches at Hillary Clinton

WAUKEE, Iowa — Within seconds of taking the stage in the packed suburban megachurch Saturday night, Carly Fiorina was mocking Hillary Rodham Clinton — and offering herself as a Republican alternative.<p>Fiorina, a wealthy former corporate chief executive, compared Clinton’s recent visit to the state …

This Graphic Shows Why We Still Need Women’s Equality Day

Wednesday is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates the 95th anniversary of when American women finally won the right to vote in 1920.<p>That victory …

Uber Is Laying The Groundwork For Perpetual Rides In San Francisco

A new Uber feature called Smart Routes encourages San Francisco riders to request UberPool rides along particular routes for maximum efficiency.<p>Uber CEO Travis Kalanick often talks about his dream of the perfect Uber trip. "It's the perpetual trip, the trip that never ends," he said at the …

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum electronics together

Scientists have found a way to connect quantum devices together, transmitting entanglement — and crucially the quantum properties that could deliver the next-generation of electronics. Sounds boring and complicated (it's not <i>too</i> complicated), but it's important, we promise. It all involves the …

The New Under Armour Ad Speaking to Athletes Will Resonate With Entrepreneurs, Too

Need a dose of motivation? This new Under Armour ad will get you pumped up.<p>Unveiled today, the new "Rule Yourself” campaign features NBA MVP Stephen Curry, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland and two-time golf champion Jordan Spieth performing the routine exercises that are …

Entrepreneurship

A Katrina hero: He hopped into a boat and became a one-man rescue squad

NEW ORLEANS — The man, nearly 90 years old, feebly made his way into Ken Bellau’s fiberglass fishing boat. Once onboard, he quietly asked Bellau to check on his grandson. “He’s right over there,” the old man said.<p>Bellau agreed, motoring slowly down the street. He didn’t see anybody needing rescue. …

New Orleans

Yet again, the Clintons skate close to the line on ethics

SERVICE AT the highest levels of the United States government demands a certain instinctive sensitivity to right and wrong when it comes to ethics. So much can happen belowdecks that a Cabinet member or president must set high standards and expect that subordinates will follow the example. This is …

Who will be Hillary Clinton’s running mate? Probably a man.

Assume for the moment that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee. (It’s a pretty good bet.) This will be a significant moment, as she’ll be the first female presidential nominee of a major American political party. It could be even more significant if Clinton then chose a female running …

Post Op-Ed writers hit Clinton from the left and right

As the controversy grows over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server while secretary of State, the front runner for the Democratic presidential nomination is getting an earful from both conservative and liberal Washington Post Op-Ed writers.<p>Left-leaning columnist Eugene Robinson says …

Hillary Clinton’s Worst Week in Washington

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s e-mail problem just keeps getting worse.<p>For the second straight week, the Democratic presidential frontrunner found the private e-mail server that she used during her time as a secretary of state at the center of a national conversation about whether she was being entirely …

When firefighters speak out on climate change, we ought to listen up

Climate change is worsening the fires that ravage many parts of America each year. Grime-streaked firefighters battling one of the 167 active wildfires currently scorching portions of the US west will tell you as much. What they have encountered on the firelines in the past few years is evidence …

Some Good Things About Crashes

Hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth destruction isn't all bad.

The real danger with North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The latest crisis involving North Korea appears to be ebbing. It started when Pyongyang's forces allegedly placed landmines on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Two South Korean soldiers were nearly killed by the mines earlier this month. American soldiers also patrol …

North Korea

Islamic State releases images purportedly showing Palmyra temple destruction

The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.<p>The images, posted on social media by supporters of the group, showed militants …

Afropunk 2015: Rolling Stone’s Best Photos

SZA<p>SZA at Afropunk Fest on August 22nd, 2015.<p>Jillian Hervey of Lion Babe with Marky Ramone<p>Jillian Hervey performs with Marky Ramone at Afropunk Fest …

Ashley Madison 'discussed hacking competitor site'

Extramarital dating site’s CTO claimed to have accessed Nerve.com user base, according to emails released as part of massive data leak<p>Hacked extramarital dating site Ashley Madison discussed hacking a competitor, according to emails released as part of the massive leak of the site’s data.<p>The leaked …

China central bank cuts rates, reserve ratio to aid stumbling economy

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s central bank cut interest rates and lowered the amount of reserves banks must hold for the second time in two months on Tuesday, ratcheting up support for a stuttering economy and a plunging stock market that has sent shockwaves around the globe.<p>A Chinese …

Stock Markets

Spain, Morocco arrest 14 accused of recruiting ISIS fighters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fourteen people have been detained in Morocco and Spain on suspicion of recruiting people to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq, the Spanish Interior Ministry said.<p>The suspects were arrested in a town outside Madrid and in several locations in Morocco -- Fez, Casablanca, Nador, Al Hoceima and …

Judge Orders ISIS Recruit to Rehab, Not Jail

The first attempt to de-radicalize an Islamic extremist is happening in Minnesota right now, and it resembles a high school civics class.<p>An American …

Why is China's stock market falling and how might it affect the global economy?

Concerns about inflation, shares and interest rates are raised after ‘Black Monday’ chaos sees billions wiped off markets around the globe<p>China’s stock market has fallen sharply over recent weeks despite measures by officials in Beijing aimed at calming investors’ jitters and shoring up global …

Stock Markets

North and South Korea back from brink of war as propaganda broadcasts halted

In face-saving truce, North Korea says it "regrets" landmine deaths of two South Koreans while Seoul halts propaganda broadcasts at the border<p>After 40-plus-hours of talks, North and South Korea on Tuesday pulled back from the brink with an accord that allows both sides to save face and, for the …

Want to feel happier? Watch a film that makes you cry

Watching a tearjerker will spark a burst of happiness 90 minutes after the film has ended scientists have found<p>It is said that laughter is the best medicine, but when it comes to feeling blue, crying might be the best cure.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands videoed a group of 60 volunteers watching two …

The Colors of Colombia

Vivacious, vibrant and versatile; Colombia is a pulsating hub of activity, excitement and wonder in South America. There is a rich and ancient history here; there are rhythms, traditions, festivals and cultures; there are jungles, volcanoes, mountains, mines and valleys. From the crumbling walls of …

South America

Your Photos Say Where You’ve Been … And Where You’re Going

Data in photos posted online can help scientists make a pretty good guess about where users are headed.<p>A team of scientists may be able to look at your photos online and predict your next move—before you even know where you're heading yourself.<p>Researchers from the United Kingdom have created a way …

Rapid Eye Movements Show When The Scenes Change In Your Dreams

And also when you're awake<p>It’s easy to know when someone is in REM sleep—her eyes move quickly back and forth. Researchers have long known that the movements accompany dreaming, and theorized that the nature of the movements were indicative of some aspect of the dreams. Now researchers have …