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Post-Earthquake Lessons from Japan, Haiti and Nepal

As I write this blog rescue operations are underway in Japan and Ecuador following powerful earthquakes that caused massive damage to property and loss of life. These events remind us of our vulnerability and as the story unfolds they will underscore the critical importance of preparedness, …

China is winning its war against internet freedom

So big as to be synonymous with the internet itself, the world watched to see how China would respond - Beijing, in true stubborn fashion, called it.<p>Six years later and Google services are still blocked in China, along with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and some of the world's biggest news …

Journalist gets two-year sentence for helping Anonymous hack LA Times

Matthew Keys was convicted of giving login credentials to the hacking group, in a decision civil liberties group calls ‘prosecutorial discretion run amok’<p>Matthew Keys, a journalist found guilty of conspiring with hacking group Anonymous to break into the Los Angeles Times website, was sentenced to …

Single By Choice: Why Fewer American Women Are Married Than Ever Before

Marriage is losing ground in America. According to the U.S. Census, the proportion of married adults dropped from 57 percent in 2000 to 52 percent in 2009. For the first time ever, single adult women outnumber married adult women in the U.S.<p>Rebecca Traister says the declining marriage rates among …

Women's News

One day, nine cruel evictions. How supersized inequality looks in the US | Aditya Chakrabortty

No pity or sentiment in crisis–hit Milwaukee, where I saw a succession of poor, black families turfed on to the city’s freezing streets<p>If you want to learn something about what’s driving America’s elections, take my advice. Sit out the TV screamathons. Block your ears to all talk about the size of …

The return of eugenics

Researchers don’t like the word – but they're running ahead with the idea, and Britain is at the forefront<p>The only way of cutting off the constant stream of idiots and imbeciles and feeble-minded persons who help to fill our prisons and workhouses, reformatories, and asylums is to prevent those who …

Drug cartels have turned social-media sites like Facebook into one of their most potent weapons

Drug trafficking has been the primary focus of Mexican cartels, providing most of their obscene profits and motivating much of the bloodshed they've caused.<p>But as cartels have expanded into other areas of operations, and as law-enforcement efforts have forced them to seek new moneymaking ventures, …

Criminals using social media to facilitate people smuggling into UK

Criminal gangs are using more than 200 different social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter, to advertise their people smuggling services into the UK, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed.<p>In addition to using online resources, people traffickers find their ‘customers’ through word …

Social media and mental health: 'We are more than our profile pictures'

Most people present their best selves on social media. But what about their <i>whole</i> selves?<p>"The photo on the left is me on a 'normal' day and on the right is the side of me nobody sees," wrote Pete Laws in a Facebook post Monday.<p>Laws, inspired by a stranger on the Internet, posted two selfies. One …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

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Planet or Profit?

As the global impacts of anthropomorphic climate disruption continue to intensify, corporations and the global elite continue to plunder our planet, …

Schoolgirl, man arrested in Australia in connection with ISIS fundraising

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australian police have arrested a 20-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl in suburban Sydney on suspicion of transferring money overseas to fund ISIS.<p>New South Wales Police Force Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn told reporters Tuesday that the two -- their identities withheld -- were …

The UK Just Announced a Tax on Sugar – And It's Scary News For Coca-Cola And Pepsi

The beginning of the end for sugar-laden soda.<p>The UK will soon tax the makers of sugary soft drinks based on the amount of sugar in their …

Norway's Spending US$1 Billion on Bike Highways to Become Carbon Neutral by 2050

Time to ditch the cars.<p>Norway is backing up its climate change pledges with some cold, hard cash: the local government has announced it intends to …