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The great property swindle: why do so few people in Britain own so much of our land?

The myth spun about Britain is that land is scarce. It is not – landowners are paid to keep it off the market.<p>Modern British history, excluding world …

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Creativity

Governor ignores Big Sugar’s role in toxic algae infestation

Marta Rivera paused for a moment to read the city’s “declaration of emergency” sign near the entrance of the Boatyard, a waterfront restaurant in …

Pollution

Big Sugar, Marco Rubio and Florida's Water Crisis

True conservatives rail against Big Sugar's command of Congress through Farm Bill subsidies and political contributions they shed freely as the hair of a shaggy dog. For example, Grover Norquist is making opposition to sugar subsidies, supported by Marco Rubio, a GOP litmus test for presidential …

A Warming World Means Less Water, With Economic Consequences

We often associate climate change with too much water — the melting ice caps triggering a rise in sea levels. Now a new World Bank report says we also need to think about too little water — the potable sort.<p>High and Dry: Climate Change, Water, and the Economy examines the future effects of …

Wastewater

Sinkhole discovery suggests humans were in Florida 14,500 years ago

Knife, bone, and dung cast doubt on Bering Strait theory and indicate humans spread through Americas 1,500 years earlier than thought, researchers say<p>A stone knife, mastodon bones and fossilized dung found in an underwater sinkhole show that humans lived in north Florida about 14,500 years ago, …

Anthropology

Why leaving Islam is not like leaving other religions

Audio<p>Toronto author Ali Rizvi says when a Muslim leaves Islam behind, it can also mean leaving behind their family and familiar cultural …

School Teaching Creationism With Video From Islamic Sex Cult

An Ohio school district is using a video made by a Holocaust-denying Muslim to undermine evolution in science class.<p>Youngstown, Ohio, students are …

Religion

Muslim women 'banned' from Facebook

Muslim women should delete their Facebook accounts, not wear trousers or leave the house without their husband's permission under controversial rules published by British Islamic associations.<p>Online advice on the conduct of Muslim women has been published by the Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham …

Muslim Women

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

Ethiopia on the brink as drought bites

Ethiopia is currently dealing with the worst drought in the region in decades. Lives and livelihoods are at stake, as Sophie Cousins reports from …

Cherry Blossom In Japan Photography

Une rivière jonchée de pétales roses, un héron s’abreuvant sous des nuages de fleurs ; Avril n’est-il pas la meilleure période pour dévoiler les …

Design

Turkey slams 'inadequate' NASA over report on 'worst drought in 900 years'

Turkey has responded angrily to a NASA report that found that the region had recently experienced its worst drought in 900 years, calling the space …

Bill Grants Churches the Power to Make 'Soldiers of God' Who Can Legally Kill Citizens Like Cops

As if police officers kidnapping, beating, and killing innocent people in America with impunity wasn’t enough, the state of Mississippi just passed a …

Transparency

Climate change is a potent element in the deadly brew of disaster risk

The Hyogo framework for action (HFA), adopted in January 2005 by UN member states, was an unprecedented move to promote saving lives and livelihoods from disasters over a decade. Has there been progress?<p>The Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters and major insurance companies agree …

Climate Change

Bill Gates Just Released The Math Formula That Will Solve Climate Change

Bill Gates is betting personal billions on investing in clean energy. And now the world’s richest man is putting his mouth where his money is.<p>He devoted his half of the annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation — a yearly barometer of his philanthropic focus, either in terms of how …

Bill Gates

Palau vs. the Poachers

Late on a January 2015 evening in Shepherdstown, W.Va., a data analyst named Bjorn Bergman, surrounded by whiteboards scribbled with computer code, was orchestrating a high-stakes marine police chase halfway around the world. Staring at his laptop in a cramped ground-floor office, he drank from his …

Conservation

Another U.S. City Finds Lead in Its Drinking Water

As residents in Flint, Mich. continue to warm bottled water for their baths and the blame for the public health crisis is debated in Congress, …

Memories of FGM: 'I was screaming in pain and fear' | Politics

"What hurt me the most was the indifference of the people around me," says Assita Kanko.<p>She is sitting in an elegant tearoom in Brussels, Belgium, having tea and cake. But she is talking about the worst experience of her life - the day she was forced to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).<p>"I …

Female Genital Mutilation

Why Dry January should be about giving up bottled water

Twelve months ago, I abandoned my usual cluster of New Year resolutions – unrealistic fitness targets, arbitrary career goals and ambitious new hobbies such as learning to speak Mandarin – and made one small but perfectly formed aim: to get through the year without buying or drinking bottled water. …

Polls consistently show we’re not a religious country. So why don’t our politicians get it?

The numbers are in (and have been for a while). Can politicians really keep insisting this is a ‘Christian country’? Photo: Chris Combe.<p>Elected …

Biology's Black Hole Explained?

Biology has a “black hole” at its heart, says Nick Lane.<p>1. Lane can explain this “disturbing discontinuity,” and predict features of alien life …

Natural selection is not the only process that drives evolution

Why have some of our genes evolved rapidly? It is widely believed that Darwinian natural selection is responsible, but research led by a group at …

Pictures Of The Year: From Incredible Humans To Mother Nature At Her Finest

Delving into the heart of an active volcano to the real life 'Hulk', these are the world's most quirkiest and unbelievable images from around the …

Haitians are noticing climate change impacts on extreme weather and agriculture

A former student of mine, Luke Hacker formed an organization called Simply Love, which works in Haiti to support educational and agricultural growth in the country. Through this group, I was introduced to an agricultural expert who relayed this personal story about environmental impacts on the …

Climate Change