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Global warming made Hurricane Harvey more destructive

Last summer, the United states was pummeled with three severe hurricanes in rapid succession. It was a truly awesome display of the power of weather and the country is still reeling from the effects. In the climate community, there has been years of research into the effect that human-caused global …

Climate Change

NAFTA talks enter critical week with U.S. still pushing hard line | Reuters

WASHINGTON, May 7 (Reuters) - Talks to update the NAFTA trade deal enter a make-or-break week on Monday, as ministers from Canada, the United States and Mexico seek to resolve an impasse in key areas before elections in Mexico and the United States complicate the process.<p>Discussions in Washington …

Italy busts 'jihadist' smuggling ring bringing migrants from Tunisia in high-speed boats

Italian authorities have arrested 13 suspects in a high-speed migrant trafficking ring operating between Tunisia and Sicily whose members espoused radical <b></b>jihadist views.<p>Italian financial police in Sicily said Tuesday that a wiretapped conversation between two traffickers revealed one saying he …

Trump Questioned Why CIA Avoided Killing Terrorist’s Family: Report

When asked about his plan for winning the war on terrorism during an interview with <i>Fox & Friends</i> in December 2015, Donald Trump suggested that U.S. …

Nigeria hit by unprecedented Lassa fever outbreak

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Nigeria

Myanmar is now killing Rohingya through “forced starvation,” says the U.N.

The U.N.’s human rights chief said Wednesday he strongly suspects Myanmar has committed “acts of genocide” against the Rohingya, as his office warned of continued ethnic cleansing of the country’s Muslim minority.<p>Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said in a speech to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council that the …

Russian court rejects mother's adoption bid after breast surgery

<b>A Russian court has ruled that a woman who chose to have her breasts removed cannot look after two adopted boys since she identifies herself as a man.</b><p>The long-running case of Yulia Savinovskikh affects two mentally disabled boys who were removed from her care last August.<p>She appealed against the …

China expert says artificial islands will be expanded – report

A Chinese expert said that China’s islands in the South China Sea would be later “expanded” through more dredging and insisted that the facilities on …

Ending North Korea oil supplies would be seen as act of war, says Russia

© Reuters. KCNA picture of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un giving field guidance at the Pyongyang Pharmaceutical Factory<p>MOSCOW (Reuters) - The …

Trump Is Still Threatening To Pull Out Of NAFTA – Except Maybe He Can’t

Congress approved a law implementing the trade deal, and it is unclear whether Trump can unilaterally undo that.<p>WASHINGTON – For two years, first as a candidate and then as president, Donald Trump has vowed to rip up the existing trade pact with Mexico and Canada if he could not negotiate a better …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

Human brains are "wired" up to the web in real time using a Raspberry Pi

The researchers hope the project will one day be used to learn more about how the brain works<p>A project that uploads people’s brain waves to the web …

Machine Learning

DNA 'robots' could sort molecules in your blood

Robots are already good at sorting things, so wouldn't it be nice if they could sort things out on a much smaller scale? They might soon. Caltech researchers have developed a 'robot' made from a single DNA strand that autonomously picks up molecules and moves them to specific places. It certainly …

Atoms

Top 20 online plant nurseries

The internet has transformed gardeners' shopping habits, with everything from bamboo to perennials to trees available to buy online. Here, <b>Val Bourne</b> picks out the best online plant nurseries...<p><b>Brilliant all-rounders</b><p>Crocus<p>Crocus made mail-order fashionable when two plant lovers (Mark Fane and Peter …

A Master List of 1,300 Free Courses From Top Universities: 45,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures

For the past 11 years, we've been busy rummaging around the internet and adding courses to an ever-growing list of <b>Free Online Courses</b>, which now …