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Over a quarter of the world obese or overweight- new study finds

New research has shed worrying light on the scope of global obesity.<p>Almost 30 percent of the world’s population are thought to be obese or overweight- that’s a staggering 2.1 billion people.<p>The UK has been singled out as one of the worst offenders in Europe, particularly among men.<p>Mike Kelly, of …

Are People Becoming More Open to Female Leaders?

Women bosses are seen as just as capable as their male counterparts, a new meta-analysis shows, but they rate themselves as less effective than men.<p>The thing to blame if you think people don't like it when women are in charge is "role congruity." It’s the theory that the most primitive parts of our …

Forget Robots. We'll Soon Be Fusing Technology With Living Matter

SAN FRANCISCO – The future has a funny way of sneaking up on you. You don't notice it until you're soaking in it. That was the feeling at O'Reilly's …

Google ethics adviser: The law needs bold ideas to address the digital age

The profound challenges of our new 'onlife' existence in the digitised world call for bold solutions, argues prof Luciano Floridi, who is now advising Google on the ethics of information<p>The recent ruling by the European Court of Justice in favour of the “right to be forgotten” is part of the coming …

Indian rights groups cite discrimination in deadly rape case

Indian human rights groups on Tuesday blasted local officials for caste-based discrimination in the brutal gang rape of two young cousins, the latest gruesome sexual assault case to capture national headlines.<p>Describing crimes against members of lower castes, or social classes, as "highly …

Republican witness admits the expert consensus on human-caused global warming is real

The US House of Representatives Congressional Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on the IPCC process last Thursday. The Republicans on the committee invited three witnesses to speak (Richard Tol, Daniel Botkin, and Roger Pielke Sr.), while the Democrats were allowed one …

Afghan woman bids for power to halt slide in rights

KABUL/KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The deeply conservative, all-male crowd at Afghanistan’s Kandahar stadium stared in disbelief as the small woman in a modest black headscarf stood up and reached for the microphone.<p>Afghan vice presidential candidate, Habiba Sarabi (C), talks to her supporters …

The National Institutes of Health Ends Chimp Testing, Over 300 Animals to Be Released

After many decades of hard fought battles over animal rights and the immorality of animal testing, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently …

Global spending on space grew 4 percent in 2013 to $314 billion: report

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Worldwide spending on satellites, launches and support services increased to $314 billion in 2013, up 4 percent from 2012, even though the U.S. government reduced its own space spending, an industry association reported this week.<p>Commercial space activity, including …