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Are countries obligated to take in refugees? In some cases, yes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hundreds of thousands of migrants are pounding on Europe's invisible doors -- dirty, exhausted and desperate to escape the daily carnage in their homelands.<p>But their arrival also puts a strain on European resources. Germany expects to take in 800,000 refugees and says it will spend at least …

Antonio Guterres

Here's how you can help during the refugee crisis in Europe

When looking at the sheer number of refugees around the world, it's easy to become disillusioned.<p>According to a June report, nearly 60 million people …

Middle East

Scientists map genes at work in human embryos' earliest days

A team of scientists in Sweden has broken open the genetic recipe for a human embryo's first three days of development, chronicling what happens in the crucial hours that follow the union of egg and sperm.<p>The order in which a human's 23,000 genes awaken and start the process of building a person …

David Cameron confirms Britain will act with its 'head and its heart' and accept thousands of refugees

Prime Minister says Britain will 'do more' becasue it has 'moral responsibility' to help refugees as it has throughout its history<p>Britain will act with its "head and its heart" by giving thousands of Syrian refugees safe passage to the UK, David Cameron has pledged.<p>The Prime Minister said Britain …

'NO CAMP! NO CAMP!': Scuffles break out at Hungary train station after police stop migrant train

Confusion reigned at Budapest's main railway station Thursday morning after Hungarian police allowed hundreds of migrants to enter the building, but the country's railway operator said that no direct trains would depart for Western Europe, the intended destination for many refugees.<p>A Reuters …

North Africa

‘Humans, not cattle’: Egyptian mogul wants to buy Mediterranean island to house refugees

Shocked by the fate and treatment of refugees who risk crossing thousands of miles from war zones to reach the EU, an Egyptian billionaire has put …

Apple Watch
South-east Asia

In Iran, a Women’s Soccer Revolution

In a country where women aren’t allowed to attend soccer games, the sport is taking off at the youth level—in part thanks to an Iranian-American<p>By<p>Bill Spindle<p>Bill Spindle<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@BillSpindle<p>Google+<p>bill.spindle@wsj.com<p><i>Tehran</i><p>Women, and women’s sports, still face stiff winds of …

Wall Street
Fossil Fuels

Can the Chinese Government Get Its People to Like G.M.O.s?

In China, which has one-fifth of the world’s population but just seven per cent of the world’s arable land, food security is a national obsession. Pesticides and enhanced fertilizers no longer improve crop yields as markedly as they once did, and staple crops, such as rice, may not grow as reliably …

China

Nepal Hasn't Spent Any Of The $4 Billion In Donations Since Earthquake

It’s been four months since Nepal’s deadliest earthquake hit. Yet, the country still has yet to dole out a cent of the $4.1 billion in donations it received, Reuters reported.<p>The two back-to-back spring earthquakes claimed more than 8,500 lives and displaced over 2.8 million people. While getting …

Natural Disasters

Is an artificial tree part of the solution to climate change? These guys think so.

If you want to boil the climate crisis down to one simple problem, it’s this: there’s too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere these days.<p>Here's the skinny: CO2 traps heat. There’s about 40 percent more of it in the atmosphere today than there was in the millennia of human history before the …

Georgia Tech

Is our desire for genetic answers cultural rather than scientific?

Genes and the Bioimaginary, by Professor Deborah Lynn Steinberg, investigates whether the foundations of much genetic research are scientifically sound<p>The last few decades have seen what some describe as a “genetic revolution”. Advances in genetic science have seen genes become all-encompassing in …

Genetics

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

1 Climate Change Technology Company That Could Lead to a Green Future, and It's Not Solar

Carbon Engineering is developing a facility that removes carbon dioxide from the air, which can then be monetized as a chemical feedstock, used to …

United Parcel Service

The Guardian Cities: Skylines challenge – can I build the world's greenest city?

Will real-world ideals of urban planning work on a computer simulator? Environmental writer Karl Mathiesen tests the eco-limits in ‘Hopenhagen’<p>Finn Williams: can I build a truly anti-capitalist city?<p>Welcome to a city built with one goal: to be the greenest of bergs. I aimed to use the Cities: …

Urbanism

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Alzheimer's Disease
Medicine

Adidas Shoes Made of Ocean Waste

Shoes made from sustainable materials and ocean waste, an innovative footwear concept by adidas and Parley for the Oceans.<p>Adidas collaborated with …

Shoes

20 Benefits Of Green Tea That You Should Definitely Know

We probably don’t have to specifically explain the goodness of green tea. It has been accepted the world over for its health benefits. Which is what …

The potential of behavioural economics: beyond the nudge

Behavioural economics is a revolutionary field. Its champions may not have beheaded any royalty, but they have done the academic equivalent by …