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Trump's changes coming too late? Republicans worrying

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans increasingly fear Donald Trump is missing valuable opportunities to build a winning case against Hillary Clinton, …

Constructing Visions of "Perpetual Peace": An Interview With Noam Chomsky

A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress leads a formation of aircraft from Poland, Germany, Sweden and the US over the Blatic Sea, June 9, 2016. Although …

Greenlight Planet wants to bring light to millions with its solar-powered solutions

For more than two billion individuals across the world, going green is about more than saving the planet — it’s simply about accessing electricity. …

The Hillary Doctrine: Orlando Reveals the Type of Commander in Chief Clinton Would Be

With last week’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, the dread of terrorism and the anxiety of national security threats across the unstable globe broke …

Deadliest year ever for environmental activism

Falling commodity prices are prompting land grabs by mining and forestry companies - often by force. That's driving a disturbing trend: 2015 saw more …

U.S. and Russian Jets Clash Over Syria

U.S. and Russian fighter jets bloodlessly tangled in the air over Syria on June 16 as the American pilots tried and failed to stop the Russians from …

Middle East

The Lethal Cost of Mental Health Stigma

Stigma keeps us from talking about mental illness, but it's time to raise our voices now that we've suffered the largest mass shooting in American history. The tragic events in Orlando, FL seem likely to have been birthed out of one man's self-hatred and severe mental health issues and staying …

Mental Health

To Russia with Bugs

500 million insects will head to Russia as part of the country's effort to help them improve their local agriculture markets.<p>><br>• ><p>Close up of the …

News Industry

56,000 Britons a year will develop cancer because they are too fat, shocking report warns

The number of people developing cancer because they are overweight or obese will increase by 38,500 a year by 2035, health charities have warned as the called on the government to do more to clamp down on junk food.<p>An extra 7.6 million cases of disease linked to being overweight or obese will be …

'I have never seen more atrocity than I have seen in the incarcerated situations of Manus Island and Nauru' expert says

A psychologist and traumatologist who has counselled people in the aftermath of terrorist attacks, bombings and mass murders has said that he has "never seen more atrocity" than in the detention centres of Manus Island and Nauru.<p>Paul Stevenson has shared with the Guardian 2,000 pages worth of …

Climate experts warn global warming breaking all previous records - IBTimes India

Apart from the soaring heat recorded in February and March, alarm bells are ringing continuously in the form of extreme weather events.<p>Climate …

Swallowing human faeces will cure disease, NHS says

Swallowing human faeces will cure disease, the NHS has announces as it opens it first ever frozen faecal bank.<p>Frozen samples are being shipped around the country from a laboratory outside Portsmouth to relieve thousands sufferers of a previously incurable gut problem.<p>Every year in England more than …

Amid melting Arctic ice, Kerry sees looming climate catastrophe

ABOARD THE HDMS THETIS, Greenland (Reuters) - Standing near Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier, the reputed source of the iceberg that sank the Titanic over a century ago, U.S Secretary of State John Kerry saw evidence of another looming catastrophe.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waves as he …

Donald Trump Is a Textbook Abuser, and Women Everywhere Know It

Last fall, when presidential wannabe Donald Trump famously boasted on CNN that he would “be the best thing that ever happened to women,” some may …

Children face beatings, rape, death trying to reach Europe: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - Migrant children making the perilous journey to Europe to escape war and poverty face possible beatings, rape and forced labor in addition to risk of drowning in the Mediterranean, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.<p>Minors account for a growing percentage …

Empathy for others' pain rooted in cognition rather than sensation

The ability to understand and empathize with others' pain is grounded in cognitive neural processes rather than sensory ones, according to the …

This Cute Rodent Is the First Mammal to Go Extinct Due to Human-Caused Climate Change

Say goodbye to the Bramble Cay melomys, a small rat-like creature that lived on a tiny island near the north coast of Australia. Significantly, it …

Australian Universities

Anti-Muslim web searches spiked after Orlando shooting

Searches for anti-Muslim phrases on Google have spiked significantly after the Orlando mass shooting, the first such time since the Brussels terrorist attacks in March.<p>A check on Google Trends, a tool that measures the search interest of Google search engine users on specific words or phrases, …

Global climate experiencing 'fundamental change' says UN

The global climate is undergoing "fundamental change" with abnormal weather conditions becoming the "new normal", the United Nations warned on Tuesday, as the month of May was declared the hottest on record.<p>The northern hemisphere also experienced the hottest spring on record, including heavy rain …

Nine lies from Donald Trump’s speech on the Orlando shooting

The day after a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump delivered a speech many are calling his most repugnant yet.<p>In it, Trump doubled down on his proposal to ban entry of Muslims into the United States. In addition to being …

Guns

U.S. researcher contracts Zika during experiment

(Reuters) - A United States laboratory researcher was back at work after contracting the Zika virus by pricking herself with a needle during an experiment last month, the University of Pittsburgh said on Friday.<p>Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are seen at the Laboratory of Entomology and Ecology of the …

Scientists Turn Bacteria Into Living Hard Drives

Living organisms can store lines of code and pass them down to their progeny.<p>By feeding strings of human-written data into colonies of bacteria, scientists have discovered a way to turn tiny cells into living, squirming hard drives.<p>A team of Harvard scientists led by geneticists Seth Shipman and …

Scientists turn chief global warming gas into harmless stone

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have a found a quick way — but not a cheap one — to turn heat-trapping carbon dioxide gas into harmless rock.<p>Experts say the results of a two-year, $10 million experiment called CarbFix , conducted about one-third of a mile (540 meters) deep in the rocks of Iceland, …

The World’s Population Is Very Slowly Backing Away From The Dangerous Coasts

But an intriguing new study suggests that the global population is very slowly distributing further away from the coasts than it has in the past. In …

7 times Turkish President 'mansplained' womanhood

<b>(CNN) —</b> When it comes to "mansplaining," few world leaders dish out advice like Turkey's President.<p>Motherhood is easy, have at least three children, don't use formula and forget about birth control -- these are just some of the words of wisdom imparted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the …

Barack Obama, Inequality Fighter

A new report finds the government is doing more to fight inequality right now than any year on record.<p>A new report from the Congressional Budget Office on household income since 1979 reaches two stark and significant conclusions. Inequality is growing. But so are government efforts to combat it—and …

Income Inequality

Here's why some computer scientists suspect your brain is just a fancy computer

Something very cool happened recently in Minnesota.<p>At the Seven Pines Symposium, where well-regarded theorists come together to discuss core philosophical questions in science, two famous thinkers on computation and the brain held a debate. On one side was Roger Penrose, an 84-year-old Oxford …

Paramount Pictures

How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

Why women are way more likely than men to suffer anxiety

<b>(CNN) —</b> Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness affecting Americans, costing the United States some $42 billion a year. But who is most likely to experience the excessive worry, fear and isolation that's often associated with such disorders?<p>A new paper reveals that, globally, women and …