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The world is racing to stop climate change. But the math still doesn’t add up

The entire globe is moving fast to stop climate change. The Paris climate agreement enters into legal force on Friday, and then shortly afterwards comes a first global meeting to start implementing it in Marrakech, Morocco. (Yes, there’s also a U.S. election in there somewhere that could, er, …

Climate Change

Synagogue ruins discovered in Israel CONFIRM Jesus story in New Testament is true

GETTYNew discoveries could confirm Jesus' story<p>The startling discovery was made at a site called Tel Rechesh, near to Mount Tabor in the Nahal Tavor …

Gay man in Belgium asking to be euthanised because he cannot cope with his sexuality

A gay Belgian man whose sexuality has made him "a prisoner in my own body" is seeking the right to die under the country's liberal euthanasia laws.<p>The 39-year-old, who says being gay is "a constant sense of shame", has asked for assisted suicide because of the psychological suffering caused by his …

Milky Way no longer visible to one third of humanity, light pollution atlas shows

Scientists describe ‘cultural loss of unprecedented magnitude’ as global atlas reveals extent of light pollution in the world’s skies<p>It has inspired astronomers, artists, musicians and poets but the Milky Way could become a distant memory for much of humanity, a new global atlas of light pollution …

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Global Warming

Australia PM adviser says climate change is 'UN-led ruse to establish new world order'

Tony Abbott's business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to 'create a new authoritarian world order under its control'<p>Climate change is a hoax developed as part of a secret plot by the <b>United Nations</b>to undermine democracies and takeover the world, a top adviser to <b>Tony</b> …

Agenda 21: a conspiracy theory puts sustainability in the crosshairs

Could right-wing attacks on a non-binding UN sustainability resolution put sustainable business at risk in some states?<p>Green space, clean energy, increased urban density...and global dictatorship. It’s hard to see how all of these things could connect, but — according to a popular right wing …

Sustainability

This Wearable Patch Uses Sweat To Monitor Blood Glucose Levels

And can automatically deliver medication with microneedles<p>People with diabetes prick their fingers multiple times a day to check their blood glucose levels, and dose themselves daily with injections of insulin. This monitoring is crucial, as rises in sugar levels in the blood can, over time, …

Diabetes

Robot CEO: Your next boss could run on code

A report shown at the 2016 World Economic Forum in January says millions of jobs will be lost to robots in the next few years. When thinking about who is most vulnerable, factory workers, drivers, and pilots come to mind. Surely the jobs requiring a human touch, such as artists, entertainers, and …

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SA car licence chaos 'needs urgent attention' - AA

<b>CAR-LICENCE PAIN:</b> Many administrations in SA are battling to cope with a huge vehicle-licence backlog. <i>Image: Sergio Davids</i><p>Related Links<p>Johannesburg - …

A Science Journal Published An Article Mentioning "The Creator" And People Are Not Happy

The paper's authors wrote that hands show "the proper design of the Creator."<p>The paper, titled "Biomechanical Characteristics of Hand Coordination in Grasping Activities of Daily Living", was published in the journal <i>PLOS ONE</i> on 5 January this year. The work was done by three academics from Huazhong …

Canadians divided over human role in climate change, study suggests

<b>EDITOR'S NOTE: CBC has made changes to this story following clarification by the researchers. An earlier version said that a majority of Canadians</b> …

Climate Change

Maps show the brutal toll ISIS has taken on some of the world's oldest sites

A map produced by the Antiquities Coalition shows the destructive impact the rise of ISIS and its followers have had on the cultural heritage of the Middle East and North Africa.<p>The interactive map, which can be accessed here, shows how ISIS has left a trail of destruction in its path as it has …

Middle East

'Ice age blob' of warm ocean water discovered south of Greenland

Greenland experienced several abrupt and brutal climate changes during the last ice age. But even during the coldest periods a blob of warm surface …

This Shocking Photo Of A Dead Polar Bear Is Raising Questions About Climate Change

As raising temperatures change the food supply, some scientists are worried about more polar bears starving to death.

Mysterious Middle East 'Wheel Of Giants' Is As Old As Stonehenge

A mysterious stone circle in the Middle East is estimated to be nearly 5,000 years old -- about the same age as Stonehenge.<p>It's known in Arabic as Rujm el-Hiri, or "stone heap of the wild cat," and Gilgal Refaim in Hebrew, which means "Wheel of Giants" and refers to a race of giants mentioned in …

Archaeology

Rise of the 'Next-Pats': how technology is helping us live more global lives

New technologies are allowing people to throw off the traditional ties of nationality and background and embrace a more connected, global citizenship, according to a new report<p>There's a new type of digital native in town – researchers have identified a new demographic known as the Next-Pats, a …

Beyond The $1K Genome: DNA ‘Writing’ Comes Next

Emily Leproust Contributor<p>Emily Leproust is CEO of Twist Bioscience.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Synthetic Biology Is Not Just Good, It’s Good For You<p>The “$1,000 genome” has been one of the most visible tech goals in the last 10 years, even sporting its own XPrize for a short time. It refers to …

Genetics

The Truth About GMOs: The Good, The Bad, and The Really Ugly

Genetically modified Organisms (GMOs) have been a hot topic among industries leaders and especially consumers as their desire to eat healthier has grown in recent years.<p>“Most Americans are eating GMOs in every meal, but until recently most have been unaware of this fact,” says Non-GMO Project …

The Stock Markets Of The 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing

<i>You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far the mainstream</i> …

Why world economy as we know it is about to be turned on its head

Prof Goodhart says the coming era of labour scarcity will shift the balance of power from employers to workers, pushing up wages.<p>It will roll back …

Economics

U.S. News | Latest National News, Videos & Photos

Celebs around the country came out for March for Our Lives<p>Highlights and dramatic moments from March for Our Lives<p>President Trump goes to Florida as …

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The U.N. Global Goals, As Told By Emojis

The United Nations convened at a meeting Friday to approve 17 Sustainable Development Goals aimed at eradicating poverty, combating climate change and tackling other critical issues.<p>The U.N. hopes to publicize its agenda and get governments and everyday people around the world on board with these …

U.S. investigating reports that Islamic State used chemical weapons

The United States is investigating whether the Islamic State used chemical weapons, the White House said Thursday, following allegations that IS militants deployed chemical weapons against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq.<p>Alistair Baskey, a spokesman for the White House's National Security Council, …

US Coast Guard boasts largest drug off-load in history

After four months at sea, a US Coast Guard mission has returned to shore carrying $1bn in confiscated cocaine and heroin, hailed by officials as the largest drug off-load in history.<p>The mission arrived to the naval base in San Diego, California, with 32 metric tonnes of cocaine and two tonnes of …

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