Merilyne Muani

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What It Means That Trump Is Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement

WASHINGTON — Now that President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate change on Thursday, here’s what you need to know about the international effort and how the decision could impact the environment.<p><b>What is the Paris Agreement?</b><p>The Paris Agreement is a deal reached …

Climate

AP Explains: Why China is stepping up against climate change

BEIJING (AP) — By backing off the U.S. commitment to address climate change, President Donald Trump leaves an opening for a chief economic rival, China, to expand its increasing dominance in the renewable energy industry. In reacting to Trump's announcement that he was withdrawing the U.S. from the …

Fossil Fuels

Why won’t Trump tell us whether he believes in climate change?

On the campaign trail, he said it was a hoax. He has refused to answer questions about it since getting elected. And on a week when the president pulls the United States out of the world’s premier climate change agreement, his staff refuses to say whether President Trump believes in climate …

I Had 4 Boys Until One of Them Told Me She Was Really a Girl - I Have a Transgender Child

I remember one night when Kai was very young, and I was tucking her into bed. Her legs were cold and, concerned, I lifted the sheets, discovering she had taken a pair of panties off a baby doll and put them on herself. It was constricting her blood circulation and if she'd slept that way overnight, …

20 misused words that make smart people look dumb

We’re all tempted to use words that we’re not too familiar with.<p>If this were the only problem, I wouldn’t have much to write about. That’s because …

Language

Ebola vaccine tested on humans in UK trials

Researchers in UK are currently part of a worldwide effort to develop a vaccine for Ebola, so that it’s ready should another outbreak occur.<p>Victoria Derbyshire reporter Catrin Nye went to visit the Oxford Vaccine Group - a place where they are constantly looking for volunteers to trial new vaccines.<p>…

This Country Could Get Rid of Coal Entirely by 2050

The world’s fastest-growing emitter of carbon dioxide could wean itself off coal entirely by 2050, a new report suggests—if the right policies are …

Stress 'changes brains of boys and girls differently'

<b>Very stressful events affect the brains of girls and boys in different ways, a Stanford University study suggests.</b><p>A part of the brain linked to emotions and empathy, called the insula, was found to be particularly small in girls who had suffered trauma.<p>But in traumatised boys, the insula was larger …

Hello again, Dolly: 20 years on, cloned sheep gets a new display

20 years after her controversial creation, Dolly the sheep will be the centre of attention again as the National Museum of Scotland opens 10 new galleries<p><b>Name: Dolly<br>Species: Ovis aries<br>Dates: 1996-2003<br>Claim to fame: First mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell<br>Where now: National Museum of …

Nobel Prize

Signs You've Found Your Life Partner

We've been socialized to swoon over flowers, chocolates, and other romantic gestures. "But romance only takes a relationship so far," says Toni Coleman, psychotherapist and relationship coach. "Successful relationships happen when we choose with our heads as well as our hearts. In fact, what we …

Relationships

Apple barred from selling iPhones 6 in Beijing

Reports that the capital’s intellectual property regulator has accused Apple of infringing design patents for a Chinese phone<p>Beijing has ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China’s capital, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.<p>The city’s intellectual property …

China

Hot dogs, bacon and other processed meats increase risk of cancer, scientists say

The World Health Organization has confirmed some dietary advice that's unlikely to go down easy with most Americans: Bacon, hot dogs and other processed meats can increase your risk of cancer. Not only that, fresh cuts of red meat probably cause cancer too.<p>Doctors have long warned that steak and …

America's 'smart money' is getting burned in Brazil

American investors keep getting burned in Brazil.<p>Billionaire hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz -- a big name on Wall Street -- lost $100 million from his bets in Brazil in August and September, according to an investor in the fund.<p>Novogratz announced last week he's closing the money-losing macro …

China's latest building binge: the education factory | Reuters

GUIYANG, China (Reuters) - Three decades ago, Chinese cities began turning rural land into industrial parks to attract foreign investors. Today, a new kind of project is blooming in China’s countryside: the vocational education park.<p>People stand at an entrance to a building inside the campus of the …

China

This 15-year-old won $25,000 for devising a genius way to harvest energy from the ocean

The 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, won this year's Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for designing a probe to generate power and fresh water for developing countries by harvesting it from ocean currents.<p>She was awarded $25,000 and the title of "America's Top Young Scientist" …