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The Trump administration just disbanded a federal advisory committee on climate change

The Trump administration has decided to disband the federal advisory panel for the National Climate Assessment, a group aimed at helping policymakers and private-sector officials incorporate the government’s climate analysis into long-term planning.<p>The charter for the 15-person Advisory Committee …

Trump Administration

CGI and AI are going to turbocharge ‘fake news’ and make it far harder to tell what’s real

captionAn image from a video suggesting that Julian Assange is dead and has been replaced by a CGI model.sourceStorm Watch/YouTube<p><b>Most people trust</b> …

Microsoft vows to bring broadband to millions of rural Americans

WASHINGTON: Microsoft Corp on Tuesday (Jul 11) announced an initiative to bring high-speed internet to millions of rural Americans through unused …

Church faces new split over attitude to gay relationships

Attempts to uphold traditional teaching on marriage likely to provoke dissent<p>The Church of England is facing a fresh crisis over its stance on gay relationships following unprecedented criticism by a group of leading retired bishops over its failure to provide leadership on the issue, and its …

Trump administration withdraws stay request in transgender bathroom case

President Donald Trump's administration is stepping back from a request made by former President Barack Obama's administration in an ongoing lawsuit over bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools.<p>In a filing Friday with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the federal government …

Fatally Shot Black Americans Twice as Likely as Whites to Be Unarmed: Study

African-Americans fatally shot by police were twice as likely as whites to be unarmed according to a new report on racial bias in policing.<p>The report, A Bird's Eye View of Civilians Killed by Police in 2015, published Wednesday by the American Society of Criminology, analyzed 2015 fatal police …

This TV Manufacturer Has Been Spying on Its Customers

While you were watching TV, your television set was watching you.<p>Spying on customers isn't new. Sometimes it's official, like when Yahoo allegedly monitored customers' emails under a secret government directive. Then there were the rent-to-own PC companies that installed key stroke loggers to …

Televisions

School districts step up protections for immigrant students

More school districts vow to protect immigrant students despite threats from the Trump administration.

Education

Eight high school seniors and one parent honored with Hispanic Heritage youth awards

Community leaders, businesses and celebrities honored eight high school seniors and one parent from across the country on Jan. 26 at the 18th annual …

Get Up, Stand Up: California’s Search For Education Equity

Nobody told the students to remove their hoodies, or stash their snacks.<p>Instead, a brief dose of hip-hop eased 10th-graders into their seats at Oakland High, a campus locked behind metal doors in this city by San Francisco Bay. Teacher Earnest Jenkins III, a towering man in a baseball cap, turned …

Sexism in schools: 57% of teachers admit they stereotype girls & boys

Your little girl's teacher could be steering her away from STEM subjects. Not cool.<p>You’d hope the most dangerous teacher in your child’s world today …

Indian Teenager Begins a Lonely Climb in Women’s Golf

Aditi Ashok is only 18 years old, but like any aspiring pro golfer, she knows the story of Ok Hee Ku and Se Ri Pak, who in the 1980s and ’90s changed women’s golf by starting the South Korean wave.<p>Ashok may be that trailblazer for India. She was among the early leaders in the women’s tournament at …

Lifting of Travel Ban Sets Off Rush to Reach U.S.

At a sweltering refugee camp on the Kenya-Somalia border, dozens of Somalis who had cleared all the final security and medical checks to enter the United States were told to prepare themselves for a flight to a new life.<p>In Pittsburgh, a medical student from Iran finally got back to school after a …

New York’s Growth Can Be Measured in Trash Bags

Mark Patton has never had so many neighbors in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He should know because it is his job to pick up after them.<p>As a New York City sanitation worker, he drives a mechanical street sweeper past a small forest of new residential buildings, crowded subway stations and block after …

Turning the Tide Against Cholera

<i>SUNDARBANS NATIONAL PARK, Bangladesh</i><p><b>Two hundred years ago</b>, the first cholera pandemic emerged from these tiger-infested mangrove swamps.<p>It began in 1817, after the British East India Company sent thousands of workers deep into the remote Sundarbans, part of the Ganges River Delta, to log the …

This Tiny Disease-Diagnosing Microchip Only Costs a Cent to Make

Diagnosing disease often requires analyzing and detecting single cells with lab tests that cost hundreds of dollars each. Hospitals in a poor country …

Amazon’s cashier-free Go stores may only need six human employees

From three to a max of 10 employees<p>Amazon’s bold checkout-free convenience store concept has only one location today, but if the company’s expansion plans pan out, we could start seeing a radical rethinking of physical retail nationwide. According to the <i>New York Post</i>, Amazon plans to mandate that …

Railways could use eye scans to charge passengers, say industry plans

Biometric technology, including fingerprint and iris scans, could enable fares to be automatically processed<p>Rail passengers could be charged for journeys by fingerprint or iris scans, according to the industry’s plan for coping with growing demand.<p>Biometric technology would enable fares to be …

Islamic State recruiting child refugees as they head to Europe

Hundreds of asylum-seeking young people are going missing from care once they arrive in Britain, amid concerns they have been targeted for radicalisation by extremist groups during their journey to the UK, a think tank report has warned.<p>Militant groups such as Islamic State are deliberately preying …

Robots 'could replace 250,000 UK public sector workers'

Reform thinktank says sector could be ‘the next Uber’ and staff should embrace the gig economy amid rise in automation<p>Almost 250,000 public sector workers could lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years, according to a new report which claims machines would be more efficient and save …

This New App Hopes to Save Suicidal Teens

Because therapy the analog way just doesn't work for under-18s.<p>Photo by Thanasak Wanichpan via Getty<p>Krista Moellers was in fourth grade when her symptoms began. She didn't have a name for it back then, but it's clear now that her spiral into severe depression began many years before her sophomore …

Forced to Be Fat

In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day — more than four times that of a male bodybuilder — to prepare them for marriage.<p>It sounded like summer camp. "You're going on vacation to the desert to meet …

Schoolgirls in New Zealand told to lengthen skirts to 'stop distracting male staff and pupils'

Comments by deputy principal have been criticised by students and academics<p>Teenage girls at a New Zealand high school have reportedly been told to lower their skirts to knee level so as not to “distract” male students and teachers.<p>Around 40 students in year 11 at Henderson high school in Auckland …

High School

Rural women to act as special police officers to fight gender crimes | india

The government has decided to recruit women as special police officers (SPOs) to help check gender crimes in villages across the country by acting as …

Andhra Pradesh

An Indian Religious Leader Has Caused Outrage With His Comments on Rape

A religious leader in India prompted outrage on Monday by saying that allowing women to worship at a temple in the country’s west — where a …

People are angry with Tinder after realising their dating profiles can be searched for $5

A new platform called Swipe Buster allows people to search and see if their partner, or anyone else for that matter, is active on Tinder.<p>A number of people on Twitter are unhappy about this, with some urging others to uninstall the app.<p>Ella Dawson, a social media manager for TED Talks, wrote on …

Relationships

Nepal’s bleeding shame: menstruating women banished to cattle sheds | Kate Hodal

Though banned, the centuries-old custom of confining women to a cowshed during their period persists in Nepal, with damaging and even fatal results<p>For five consecutive days each month, Sofalta Rokaya leaves the bed in her home in western Nepal to sleep among her family’s cows. The stone shed they …