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German industrial union demands pay rise amid strong economy

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's largest industrial union pressed its demands for pay rises and the possibility for reduced hours for 3.9 million workers with …

Trump to meet lawmakers in search for immigration compromise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was ready to accept an onslaught of criticism if lawmakers tackle broad immigration reforms after an initial deal to help the young illegal immigrants known as Dreamers and build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.<p>Trump told …

There's a new route to see spewing lava in Hawaii. But it's long, filled with sharp lava and challenging.

Less than 72 hours after 30 acres of volcanic rock collapsed into the sea, a new lava viewing area has opened at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. However, the trek to the site is tough.<p>Over several hours on New Year's Eve, the chunk of land known as a "lava delta" — the point at which red hot lava …

We could be headed for a solar power renaissance as costs keep dropping

By on December 19, 2016 at 4:00 pm<p>Politicians and lobbying groups still regularly dismiss the science of climate change and efforts to increase the …

What You Should Know About Environmental Racism

Fighting for the environment and fighting against racism and classism are sometimes the same exact fight.<p>Amidst the glow of the holiday season, most Americans find themselves engulfed by the familiarity of joyful tradition and routine, whether it's flying home to see family, or preparing a large …

Civil Rights

Battles to end poverty, inequality will falter in Trump era, experts predict

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Global goals to end poverty and aid to the developing world are at risk of severe setback under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign rhetoric was ominous and whose plans are vague, experts said on Tuesday.<p>Donald Trump looks out at Lake Michigan …

Inside the makeshift goldmines of Uganda: where poverty, child labour and exploitation reign

Buried in the earth in a rich seam carving its way from Lake Victoria in Uganda, lies the world's most prized metal, gold. But the fight to extract it is perilous and often deadly. <i>Guy Kelly</i> reports on conditions for the desperate workers who dig for it, and the people seeking a glimmer of hope<p>In …

Paralyzed man regains use of arms and hands after experimental stem cell therapy

Kris Boesen (credit: USC)Doctors at the USC Neurorestoration Center and Keck Medicine of USC injected an experimental treatment* made from stem cells …

What We've Suspected About Fitbits All Along Is True

The makers of Fitbit, the wearable activity tracker, say the technology is "redefining fitness." Lots of people have bought in: About 1 in 5 …

What the New Screen Time Guidelines For Kids Really Mean

Today the American Academy of Pediatrics announced new screen time guidelines for children, and they come with some surprising changes.<p>Broken up into …

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

Cancer

Diesel cars emit 10 times more toxic pollution than trucks and buses, data shows

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel<p>Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed.<p>The stark difference in emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) is …

Pollution

Stop making our children sick: Beijing parents force government action over smog

By Simon Denyer<p>Simon Denyer<p>Tokyo bureau chief covering Japan, North Korea and South Korea.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Even in an authoritarian one-party state, the government listens to public opinion — especially when the middle class gets angry.<p>And make no mistake, many middle-class Beijingers are mad. For …

China

Bill Perry Is Terrified. Why Aren’t You?

How an 89-year-old cold warrior became America’s nuclear conscience.<p>At this naked moment in the American experiment, when many people perceive civilization on the verge of blowing up in some metaphorical sense, there is an elderly man in California hoping to seize your attention about another …

Cold War

We know what Russia did. But what we really need to understand is why.

By Fareed Zakaria<p>Fareed Zakaria<p>Columnist focusing on foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>I’m glad that Donald Trump will finally get a briefing on the unanimous conclusion of America’s intelligence agencies that the Russian government was behind the hacking of the Democratic National Committee and …

Vladimir Putin

Climate Guru Tells Calif. Governor Not To Close Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

On Thursday,a letter to Governor Jerry Brown of California, about how nuclear energy was essential to fighting global warming, was sent by Dr. James Hansen and the leading climate scientists in the world, plus a long list of environmentalists.<p>The letter was prompted by a recent announcement by …

Americans are starting to get worried about the 'new housing crisis'

The gap between the demand for new homes and the supply coming onto the market, which we've dubbed "the new housing crisis," has caused prices to soar and priced out many first-time homebuyers.<p>In fact, San Jose became the first city in the US to have a median house price of $1 million for a …

Nearly 4 in 5 Millennials May Not Have Enough Money to Retire Comfortably

Image source: Getty Images.<p>It's probably no secret by now that America has a retirement problem.<p>The United States' personal household savings rate as of June 2016 was just 5.3%, which is substantially lower than most developed countries whose citizens are socking away more of their income for …

Americans pledge #IllWalkWithYou in support of Muslim community

Following the murder of two men outside a mosque in Queens, New York, on Saturday, Americans are pledging to walk shoulder to shoulder with their …

Democratic National Convention

Zika virus may cause long-term memory damage, similar to Alzheimer's disease

The Zika virus may cause long-term damage to the memory which mirrors the effects of Alzheimer’s disease a new study suggests.<p>Scientists had thought that the virus only impacted the brains of developing foetuses and did not believe an infection posed serious problems for adults.<p>But a new study …

7 million Americans get taxed into poverty every year

Maybe you think America needs to do drastically more to help the poor. Maybe you don't. But my guess is you will probably agree that, at the very least, the government should not be in the business of taxing workers into poverty.<p>And yet that's exactly what happens to some 7.5 million childless …

Food Technology for All - MIT Technology Review

For years, the most important food technologies were all about scale. How could we feed a fast-growing population at less expense? By doing …

Legendary futurist explains how he plans to live forever

Google's leading engineer and prominent futurist Ray Kurzweil says humans just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. The first step — watching what we eat.<p>Kurzweil — one of the world's leading minds on artificial intelligence, technology and futurism — has a strategy on …

CES 2017: Wireless charging may about to become a reality

Wireless power is still in its infancy, but CES 2017 has marked a significant milestone for the technology<p>Over the past few years, wires have been cut for everything from internet connections to earphones – but still, almost every device needs to be plugged in at least once a day to charge. That …

Wireless Charging

Indonesia sets up agency to combat fake news

As fake news continues to spread, one country's government is sitting up and taking it seriously.<p>Indonesia is setting up an agency to tackle fake …

Dying for Christianity: millions at risk amid rise in persecution across the globe

Christianity,Religion,Pope Francis,Egypt,Syria,North Korea,Nigeria,Kenya,Africa,Asia Pacific,Catholicism,Middle East and North Africa,The papacy,World news,Sudan<p>Increase in murder, as well as rape, torture and discrimination, has led the pope to warn of a ‘form of genocide’<p>Christians are facing …

Pope Francis

Iranian women risk cars being impounded if they drive without veil

The country’s deputy police chief said cars could be taken away for up to a week while male drivers could be fined for bad conduct<p>Iranian women who fail to wear a veil when driving will have their cars impounded for a week and are likely to be fined, police in the country have warned.<p>Deputy police …

Secular activist who criticised Islamism killed in Dhaka

Nazimuddin Samad, whose family live in London, was hacked to death by at least four assailants after posting on Facebook<p>Hundreds of protesters have taken to the streets of Dhaka to demand the capture and punishment of those responsible for the murder of a law student who criticised Islamism on his …

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re …