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Health Care Inequality On The Rise

In health care, as in the rest of American life, the gap between rich and poor is growing. That's the take-home message from our analysis of 50 years of data on health care use and expenditures that appears in the July issue of the journal <i>Health Affairs</i>.<p>In the bad old days of the 1960s -- before …

Who is Hillary Clinton? Everything you need to know about the woman who was nearly US President

'I believe that the rights of women and girls is the unfinished business of the 21st century'<p>Hillary Clinton’s campaign to be president of the United …

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro and apologises for the immolation of Greece

The International Monetary Fund’s top staff misled their own board, made a series of calamitous misjudgments in Greece, became euphoric cheerleaders for the euro project, ignored warning signs of impending crisis, and collectively failed to grasp an elemental concept of currency theory.<p>This is the …

Europe

Science worries binge-watching could be killing you

Scientists in Japan studied tens of thousands of television watchers over the course of two decades and now say watching lots of TV on a daily basis could increase the risk of dying from a blood clot in the lung. That's especially bad news for today's growing generation of binge watchers.<p>Between …

Binge-Watching

How A Danish Town Helped Young Muslims Turn Away From ISIS

One day in 2012, a group of policemen in a Danish town were sitting around in the office when an unusual call came in. This town, called Aarhus, is a clean, orderly place with very little crime. So what the callers were saying really held the cops' attention. They were parents, and they were "just …

French President Francois Hollande criticized for spending $11,000 a month on his hair

French President Francois Hollande doesn't look like a man who spends 10,000 euros ($11,000) a month on his hair.<p>Yet the deeply unpopular Socialist leader, who was elected on a populist mandate of taxing the super-wealthy, is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal over the exorbitant price of his …

After tribunal rules against China, some Filipinos call for 'Chexit.' But Southeast Asian leaders aren't gloating

A day after an international tribunal in The Netherlands issued a sweeping ruling against China over its conduct and claims in the South China Sea, ordinary Filipinos continued to exult Wednesday over the result. But government officials in Manila – and across Southeast Asia – maintained a largely …

Forced diversity training backfires, claims Harvard study

Diversity might be a good thing, but forced training in tolerance not only fails in the business world, it backfires, according to a new Harvard study.<p>Managers sent to mandatory diversity training sessions often come away resenting the very groups they are being encouraged to accept, according to …

A Tesla Fatality, But A Greater Need Than Ever To Move Forward

The day that everyone who believes in a future of autonomous cars has been dreading arrived yesterday when the first known fatality linked to the technology occurred. To its credit, Tesla was quick to acknowledge what it called “A Tragic Loss” in a company blog post but there will no doubt be …

US asks 'to partner with Russia' in Syria to combat jihadist groups

The United States is seeking to establish a new military alliance with Russia in Syria that would see the two countries join forces in combating jihadist groups, it has been reported.<p>The proposal, which was said to have been sent to Moscow this week, would mark a striking change in stated US policy …

Middle East

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set …

A Promising New Way To Spot Cancer? Your Search History

If your Internet searches reveal you have cancer, should Google or Microsoft tell you? And how?<p>In a study published this week in the <i>Journal of Oncology Practice</i>, Microsoft researchers revealed that they can likely identify many Bing users who have pancreatic cancer–even before their disease has …

David Cameron accused of bias over EU referendum deadline extension

David Cameron has been accused of bias by a senior Brexit campaigner after promising to force through legislation to extend the deadline for registering to vote in the EU referendum.<p>It follows the chaotic collapse of a government website on Tuesday night as 250,000 people tried to apply in the …

Brexit

University of California

Development of new prescription drugs and antidotes to toxins currently relies extensively on animal testing in the early stages of development, which is not only expensive and time consuming, it can give scientists inaccurate data about how humans will respond to such agents.<p>But what if …

No arrests have been made so far following the attack on a 16-year-old girl by an estimated 30 men – a crime that set off a wave of outrage in Brazil<p>Rio de Janeiro police have swarmed two slums searching for suspects in the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old Brazilian girl who said more than 30 men …

Brazil

IBM Says It's Designed a Molecule That Could Fight Off Any Human Virus

Ready, aim, fire.<p>Part of the difficulty in tackling viruses like Ebola and Zika is that they're all so different, and each one can regularly mutate …

Fear Of Knowing

Science can sometimes come across as a stuffy, inflexible collection of facts — absolute truths not to be questioned. At least, that's the way it is often taught in schools.<p>The reality of science is very different. Scientists are always questioning, holding out the possibility of being wrong, and …

Physics

Fathers' age, lifestyle associated with birth defects

A growing body of research is revealing associations between birth defects and a father's age, alcohol use and environmental factors, say …

There's Some Really Gross Stuff In A Lot Of Burgers

Barbeque season is fast approaching for those of us north of the equator. However, according to a recent report, you might want to take it easy on …

The Latest: Migrant killed in hit-and-run in Calais

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's response to mass migration (all times local):<p>6:55 p.m.<p>French officials say a migrant from Pakistan has been …

Returning home is a mixed blessing for victims of Boko Haram

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — "Bring Back Our Girls," say the placards in the park and the tweets read around the world. But for thousands of girls and women …

Brazil's fatal bike-path collapse raises questions about Olympic readiness

Investigators on Friday were preparing to inspect the wreckage of a newly built seaside bike path that collapsed when it was struck by a wave, killing at least two people and raising questions about the city's final push to ready itself for hosting the upcoming summer Olympic Games.<p>Intended to form …

The FBI just cracked another iPhone without Apple's help

After unlocking an iPhone discovered in connection with the San Bernardino terror attacks without Apple’s assistance last month, the FBI has managed to crack a second device – this time, it was an iPhone 5S used by a drug dealer in New York.<p>However, unlike the San Bernardino incident in which the …

How do planes fly? This animation explains everything you need to know

Lots of us have ridden on planes before, but how many of us could really explain how airplanes lift themselves off the ground and stay in the air? …

Islamism Is The World’s War On Women

A prominent conservative leader in Afghanistan’s government threatened a female journalist when she questioned him about opposition to legislation …

MetroHealth holds transgender job fair to help end discrimination

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- MetroHealth System is partnering with more than a dozen businesses to host a transgender job fair Saturday, in hopes of ending …

Hillary Clinton talks race: 'We all have implicit biases'

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton bluntly assessed the state of race relations in the United States on Wednesday, telling a mostly African-American audience that racial bias is something that has been part of our "DNA going back probably millennia."<p>Clinton, as part of her effort to reach out to …

I get joy from knowing that people have to look at Harriet Tubman’s proud and defiant black face every time they reach in their wallet. But it’s not enough<p><i>Update, 4.30pm EDT: According to reports, Andrew Jackson will still appear on the back of the $20 bill, with Harriet Tubman on the front</i><p>Today …

Black History

Is China Gearing up for Another ‘People’s War’?

China is urging average citizens to join the fight to defend national security.