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BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar

LONDON — BP had been at the forefront when it came to major oil companies going green. It invested billions in renewables. It was quick to acknowledge the link between fossil fuels and global warming. It adopted the slogan “Beyond Petroleum.”<p>But that all fell by the wayside when the company was hit …

No Company Is Safe From the Wrath of Activist Investors

Insurgent investors have begun targeting better performing, and larger capitalization corporations in new sectors all of which suggests that no …

Scientists Have Discovered That The Tomb of Jesus Christ Is Far Older Than People Thought

The cave has been dated to 345 CE.<p>The tomb in which Jesus Christ is believed to be buried is older than everybody thought, scientists have …

Archbishop of Canterbury baffled by Christians who back Trump

LONDON — England's top religious authority, the archbishop of Canterbury, said Sunday that he doesn't understand why so many Christians in the U.S. support President Donald Trump.<p>The Most Rev. Justin Welby told ITV's "Peston on Sunday" program that he "really genuinely" can't comprehend why …

Donald Trump

China Limits Waste. ‘Cardboard Grannies’ and Texas Recyclers Scramble.

HONG KONG — When the street value of scrap cardboard here fell by nearly a third this summer, Leung Siu-Guen, a scrap collector, started to worry.<p>“I began skipping dinner so I could work harder,” said Ms. Leung, who was already moonlighting as a dishwasher, sleeping fewer than five hours a night …

Hong Kong

The Best Secret Islands in the World

1 of 11<p>Little Corn Island, Nicaragua<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>Ærø, Denmark<p>3 of 11<p>Lizard Island, Australia<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Langkawi, Malaysia<p>Advertisement<p>…

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent variety?<p>According to the Social Security …

5 of the best city breaks for 2018 – and the best time to go

Add these to your travel bucket list!<p>With 2018 on the horizon, there'll be many jet-setters already planning their trips abroad. But if you need some …

European Travel

It’s Time to Rethink the Relationship Between Borders and Climate Change

Climate-induced migration is now a reality. Opening borders and removing sovereignty from environmental decisions needs to be considered.<p>After 300 …

Correction: Cold Case-Arrests story

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — In a Nov. 5 story about the cold-case slaying of Timothy Coggins in Georgia, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Sandra Bunn worked as a Spalding County detention officer until her arrest, and that Gregory Huffman was also a detention officer and later a police …

Crime

Jeremy Corbyn: 'Abuse of power often hides in plain sight'

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says there must be change following recent revelations of sexual harassment.<p>Mr Corbyn has himself been criticised for appointing Kelvin Hopkins to the shadow cabinet after allegations surfaced about the Luton North MP.

United Kingdom

The Earth's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking And Is Now The Smallest It's Been Since 1988

Here's how we fixed it.<p>Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and …

Climate Change

This Viper’s Spider Tail is Guaranteed to Make You Squirm

In 1968, a group of researchers, known as the Second Street Expedition, were exploring the Zagros Mountains in Western Iran, looking for new types of …

Zoology

Sun-like star may have devoured 15 alien planets

A distant sun-like star may have devoured a dozen or more of its own Earth-size planets, new research shows.<p>Researchers named the star Kronos, after the Titan of Greek mythology who ate his own children out of fears they'd dethrone him, according to a statement from Princeton University. Kronos …

Astronomy

11 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Fiji

As the days get increasingly colder, you may find yourself fantasizing about a warm-weather getaway. Instead of your go-to beach destination, consider flying for a few extra hours this year to reach the South Pacific—specifically Fiji. This archipelago of more than 300 islands is a true tropical …

Save the Children opens Senegal talks on child marriages

Though laws may forbid minors from marrying, forced premature matrimony remains a major issue for girls across the world. Many are condemned to lives …

MIT Sophomore Designs Winter Sleeping Bags for Syrian Refugees

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It wasn't enough to send warm wishes to refugees in Syria. Vick Liu wanted to send them actual warmth.<p>The sophomore at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is creating a new line of sleeping bags designed for refugees who have few other options to keep warm during harsh …

Backpacking

Take a Fall Foliage Train Trip Across the U.S. For Just $58

There's something about changing colours that's absolutely fascinating. Perhaps it's that subtle nod towards change being a fact of life, or perhaps …

3 Stocks Under $5 That Are Worth Buying

Remember when you were a kid, and Mom might bake a sheet of brownies when your sister came home with straight A's? What would have been awesome would …

Investing

How scientists are piecing together the story of ancient Americans

The Americas were one of the last areas of the world to be settled by modern humans, and we know that one of the first migrant groups, known as the Clovis people, lived here around 13,000 years ago.<p>Beyond that, however, many details about these early Americans are still hazy. “We know very little …

'Zombie dogs' roaming near Chicago are infected coyotes, police warn

Police are warning residents of a Chicago suburb to avoid helping "zombie dogs" because they are infected coyotes that could sicken other pets with the disease.<p>Hanover Park Police Department posted the warning on its Facebook page on Wednesday, saying the coyotes, usually nocturnal animals, are …

Biting

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

7 High-Protein Breakfasts That Take Less Than 5 Minutes to Make

We know you're constantly crunched for time, and breakfast is often one of the first things to go when you're in a rush. But what if we told you that …

Ivanka Trump issues direct condemnation of 'white supremacy and neo-nazis'

The day after deadly protests that occurred in Charlottesville, Va. following a “Unite the Right” white nationalist rally, Ivanka Trump issued a more pointed assessment of blame than her father, saying there is “no place in society for racism, white supremacy and neo-nazis.”<p>Ivanka Trump calling out …

Rights & Freedoms

You Can Fly To Iceland & London For Just $357

Once seen as an annoying addition to travel itineraries, stopovers have become a way for vacationers to add an extra destination to their trips. The …

Mazda made a game-changing fuel efficiency breakthrough other carmakers have spent decades working on

The Japanese carmaker has announced it is ready to reveal a combustion engine using compression technology Ford, General Motors and Hyundai have been trying to get into production for the best part of a decade.<p>It's called Spark Controlled Compression Ignition and it uses the same sparkless …

Alternative Fuel

Flights To Hawaii Are About To Get Super Cheap, And We’re Like, Byeeeee

United is like the cheating ex-boyfriend who’ll do anything to make us forget his transgressions and love him like we used to—the airline really, …

The Pentagon Ponders the Threat of Synthetic Bioweapons

When it comes to detecting new organisms that emerge from exotic places and cause global havoc, the US military is ready. The Pentagon operates …

If you’re not a white male, artificial intelligence’s use in healthcare could be dangerous

Healthcare inequalities are systemic and closely intertwined with social inequalities. In the US, black men and women can be expected to live a decade less than their white counterparts, and are also much more likely to die from heart disease, various types of cancer, and stroke. Rates of diabetes …

Digital Health