Vanessa Payne

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Kicking out immigrants doesn’t raise wages

At least, it didn’t when America tried in the 1960s<p>MEXICAN immigrants were said to be holding down wages and taking jobs that could go to honest …

Mexican immigration slows as ‘better life’ in US proves elusive

<i>Versión en Español a continuación</i><p>Julio Cesar Estelar packed his bags, forked over thousands of pesos and set out for the U.S.-Mexico border at …

Desu

Reality of the American Dream for Mexican Immigrants in New York City

Mexican immigrants typically cross the border into the United States in pursuit of the American Dream. Some join their families already there, while …

New York City

We Left the American Dream to Raise Our Children in Mexico

If one of my jobs as a mother is to support and nurture the emotional well-being and development of my children, then moving to Mexico has been one great step towards that endeavor.<p>In November of 2012, we sold, donated and discarded the majority of our physical possessions, packed the remaining …

AI-powered body scanners could soon be inspecting you in public places

Transport hubs in Los Angeles, Denver and Washington are soon to trial Total Recall-style high-speed body scanners<p>A startup bankrolled by Bill Gates is about to conduct the first public trials of high-speed body scanners powered by artificial intelligence (AI), the Guardian can reveal.<p>According to …

Artificial Intelligence

Fukushima's surfers riding on radioactive waves | Japan

<b>Fukushima, Japan</b> - On 11 March 2011, at 2:46 pm, Japan was hit by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake which generated a tsunami along the coast. The casualties of the disaster included 18,500 dead, 90 percent of whom drowned in the tsunami wave. The bodies of 2,561 people were never recovered.<p>The tsunami …

As The World Burns, The Rich Cruise In Luxury Through A Melting Arctic

The Crystal Serenity has embarked on a 1,000-mile voyage through the once unnavigable Northwest Passage.<p>As global temperatures soar, wildfires rage and sea ice levels dwindle to record lows, a luxury cruise company has found a way to make a pretty penny off our rapidly changing climate.<p>The Crystal …

Global Warming

Stonehenge stones may have been first erected in another country

Stonehenge may reside in England, but it "was a Welsh monument from its very beginning." So says Professor Mike Parker Pearson in reference to what is a big step forward in our understanding of Stonehenge, reports the BBC.<p>His team's research, published Monday in the journal <i>Antiquity,</i> establishes …

India Records Highest Temperature Ever: 123.8 Degrees Fahrenheit

India recorded its hottest day on the books on Thursday amid a scorching heatwave and "staggering" number of farmer suicides.<p>Sizzling at 51 degrees …

Twitter Really Wants Captain America and Bucky Barnes to Be a Couple

What do Captain America and <i>Frozen’s</i> Princess Elsa have in common? The Internet really wants them to have same-sex partners.<p>After <i>Frozen</i> star Idina …

Britain's best-known universities are urging students to vote to stay in the EU

Britain's best-known universities have urged their students to vote to stay in the European Union, despite rules urging institutions to remain neutral ahead of the referendum, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.<p>Universities including Oxford, Warwick and Exeter have used private lectures and emails to …

Gender equality in workplace could add trillions to US economy

<b>Gender equality in the workplace could add $4.3 trillion (£3 trillion) to the US economy by 2025, a study has found.</b><p>The McKinsey Global Institute conducted the research showing more female employment would boost the economy.<p>It found $2.1 trillion could be added if the country raised its female …

Cutting-edge theatre: world’s first virtual reality operation goes live

Medical experts hope surgery live-streamed in VR will make healthcare fairer and boost training<p>Stretched out on a table in a large, bright operating theatre at the Royal London hospital, a patient is awaiting Shafi Ahmed’s first incision in a procedure that will remove cancerous tissue from his …

The price of public shaming in the Internet age

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do you believe in forgiveness? Do you believe in second chances?<p>Of course you do. Everybody makes mistakes. To err is human, to forgive divine. Right?<p>Not in the age of social media.<p>Take Victor Paul Alvarez. In January, the Boston reporter wrote a brief news story containing a bad joke about …

When we mourn the passing of Prince but not 500 migrants, we have to ask: have we lost all sense of perspective?

Has something gone adrift within the moral compass of our ‘news’ reporting? In the past week, 64 Afghans have been killed in the largest bomb to have …

Why are many Indian Muslims seen as untouchable?

<b>Untouchability is worse than slavery, said Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar, one of India's greatest statesmen and the undisputed leader of the country's Dalits.</b><p>Dalits (formerly known as untouchables) are some of the republic's most wretched citizens because of an unforgiving Hindu caste hierarchy that condemns …

India

Associated Press News

GMO Crops Don't Harm Human Health, Report Says

Genetically engineered crops pose no additional risks to humans and the environment when compared to conventional crops, according to a new …

Mississippi Town Finally Ordered to De-segregate After 51-Year Legal Battle

A U.S. District Judge ruled that Cleveland, Mississippi, must merge its integrated and all-black schools.<p>Sixty-two years after <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i> found school segregation unconstitutional, a federal court has ordered a Mississippi school district to finally complete the process of …

Brown v. Board of Education

French Politicians Have Decided to Fight Back Against Sexual Harassment

Cécile Duflot, France’s former housing minister, remembers the day she stood up to speak in the National Assembly in 2012 and was greeted by wolf …

The Week in Review: Eyes on Invictus Games

Five hundred wounded servicemen and women from across the world were in Orlando, Florida this week to compete in the Invictus Games.<p>Over four days, athletes from 14 countries including Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States competed in a host of sports like archery, …

Does Multiculturalism Benefit the United Kingdom?

<i>During a recent exchange on Twitter, Liberty GB Chairman Paul Weston challenged one of his opponents to write an article defending multiculturalism,</i> …

Religion

Crossing Brazil's racial and class divide

Brazil has one of the most diverse and mixed populations in the world - but this diversity comes with huge inequality, both racial and social. Where you're born can have a major impact on who you are and the opportunities you'll have.<p>As part of our Identity season, Julia Carneiro investigates how …

Boy, two, accidentally shoots mother in Milwaukee

A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his mother in the US city of Milwaukee.<p>Police say the child found the gun underneath a car seat and accidentally fired it from the back seat.<p>A four-year-old boy in Florida shot his mother in similar circumstances in March.<p>Andy Moore reports.

BBC Pop Up: Being black in India

What is it like being black in India?<p>That's what BBC Pop Up wanted to find out after Benjamin Pratt, a student from Sierra Leone now living in India, told us that many African immigrants are victims of racism and prejudice.<p>BBC journalists Christian Parkinson and Vikas Pandey joined Benjamin on the …

BBC Pop Up: A lack of water and wives in India

"Who would give their daughter to this village?" That's the question posed by one man in an Indian village devastated by an ongoing drought in the country.<p>The majority of young men in Gopipur, in the Chitrakoot district about 400 miles south of New Delhi, say that the shortage of water, and its …