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Japan's School Lunch Program Puts Others to Shame

The country ensures lunch is delicious, healthy, and part of the curriculum.<p>Do efforts to feed students help improve their performance in school? Mick Mulvaney, director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, grabbed headlines Thursday when he argued in favor of cutting federal funds to …

Trump’s Climate Agenda: Do Less, With Less

From the EPA to the White House, from the budget to the federal register, his administration is dismantling climate-change regulation and the science that supports it.<p>Scott Pruitt, the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seems like a refined and intelligent man. Speaking …

Climate

Hundreds of millions of British aid 'wasted' on overseas climate change projects

Serious questions are raised today over hundreds of millions of pounds of British taxpayers’ money being ‘wasted’ on climate change projects such as an Ethiopian wind farm and Kenyan solar power plant.<p>A Telegraph investigation shows little benefit so far from a £2 billion foreign aid programme to …

UNICEF: 2016 was the worst year yet for children in Syria

UNICEF says hundreds of children were killed in Syria in 2016, the most since UNICEF began keeping records. Six million children in Syria depend on …

Republicans Introduce Bill Proposing Withdrawal From United Nations

House Republicans have introduced a bill that, if passed, would set in motion the United States’ withdrawal from the United Nations.<p>According to NBC, …

New studies show Rex Tillerson is wrong about climate risks | Dana Nuccitelli

The remaining climate change uncertainties point toward higher risks and greater urgency for action<p>President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State – and until recently the CEO of ExxonMobil – Rex Tillerson was given a confirmation hearing by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee last …

10 Things Confident People Don't Do

When people believe in themselves and their abilities without bravado, there are certain things they simply don't do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In <i>The Empire Strikes Back</i>, when Yoda is training Luke to be a Jedi, he demonstrates the power of the Force by raising an …

Singapore's Prime Minister Leads Netizens in Expressing Gratitude for Foreign Workers

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong’s Facebook post praising foreign workers has gone viral and inspired many netizens to reflect on the …

Migrant Workers

1 Company Is Already Winning AI

<b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ: NVDA) is primarily known as the company that revolutionized computer gaming. The debut of the Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) in 1999 provided gamers with faster, clearer, and more lifelike images. The GPU was designed to quickly perform complex mathematical calculations that were …

Trump Is Planning The Biggest Navy Fleet Expansion Since The Cold War

At Maine's Bath Iron Works, workers worried about the future want to build more ships but wonder where the billions of dollars will come from.<p>With President-elect Donald Trump demanding more ships, the Navy is proposing the biggest shipbuilding boom since the end of the Cold War to meet threats …

Fewer car owners and more driverless vehicles in future, survey reveals

Auto bosses say industry will focus on new digital services and expect battery-powered cars to dominate marketplace by 2025<p>Half of today’s car owners will not want to own a vehicle and more and more will want self-driving and electric cars in future, a survey of car manufacturing bosses has …

Money

Nissan will use artificial intelligence tech from NASA to drive cars

Ghosn made these announcements during his keynote speech at CES 2017.<p>Here are a few of the highlights.<p>First, Ghosn confirmed that a second generation Leaf electric car is indeed on the way and will arrive in "the near future."<p>However, few details regarding to next gen Leaf was revealed. Which means …

Artificial Intelligence

A 'Hard Brexit' and quitting the customs union will create nearly 400,000 jobs in Britain

According to analysis of European Commission figures by Change Britain, given to The Telegraph, Britain would create 387,580 jobs in manufacturing and services, if it left the Customs Union and forged new trade deals with eight non-EU countries, such as Canada, India, and China.<p>It added that the UK …

Amazon launches Prime Video globally, leaves out China

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) launched its video-streaming service, Prime Video, in nearly every country except China on Wednesday, in its biggest challenge yet to Netflix Inc (NFLX.O).<p>Prime Video, home to popular shows such as Jeremy Clarkson's "The Grand Tour" and transgender comedy …