Kevin Raum

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Over a billion people struggle to stay cool as Earth warms

OSLO (Reuters) - More than a billion people are at risk from a lack of air conditioning and refrigeration to keep them cool and to preserve food and medicines as global warming brings more high temperatures, a study showed on Monday.<p>More electricity demand for fridges, fans and other appliances …

Latin America

Brexit: Senior Conservative calls for second referendum

The highest profile ruling party figure to call for a second Brexit referendum has put more cats among Theresa May's pigeons. Support for a new poll …

britain

Stepping through Ghana's 'Door of No Return'

Tens of thousands of Africans destined for slavery passed through this castle before being shipped into an unspeakable future

Turner Broadcasting

Here's What Being "Grounded" Really Means (and 5 Yoga Poses to Get You There)

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’re probably familiar with the word "grounding." You’ve probably heard it before, but what exactly does it …

Yoga

UNSW unlocks qubit signal frequency control in quantum advancement

A team of researchers from the university have successfully 'tuned' precision atom qubits in a similar way to tuning in to different radio …

Quantum Computing

Archaeologists and astronomers solve the mystery of Chile's Stonehenge

Growing up on the edge of the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Jimena Cruz was often made to feel ashamed of her indigenous identity.<p>On visits to nearby petroglyphs, her father would explain their history, while her mother situated them in legend. “I always had this relationship between the …

South America

This slave castle's inner walls are a haunting reminder of it's gruesome past

Starvation, beatings and deaths - see where one of the darkest chapters in his Africa's history was written.

Africa

Jurassic Park: five things we now know about dinosaurs 25 years on

As one of Steven Spielberg’s best films turns 25, we look back at how our understanding of dinosaurs has changed over the last quarter of a</i> …

Jurassic Park

Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

<i>“We have already paid for the tax cuts with the growth in the economy, which is not being talked about. The tax cuts have already been paid for in six months.”</i> <b><br>— Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-N.Y.), in a radio interview with WUTQ-FM, July 11, 2018</b><p>Not even President Trump claims the $1.5 trillion tax cut he …

Economics

Don't let Donald Trump pick a Supreme Court justice unless and until Mueller clears him

Trump and his associates are under investigation. Why should someone who may have 'broken into' the White House make decisions that last generations?<p>If you break into a house illegally, are you given the legal ability to enjoy the house, to sell the furniture or to sell the house? Of course not. …

Donald Trump

American Airlines and United Airlines Flight Attendants Just Made a Very Controversial Announcement. Not Everyone's Happy to Hear It | Inc.com

Does everything have to be political? When it comes to big U.S. airlines, I'm beginning to think so.<p>Most companies in other industries seem to try hard not to get pulled into political disputes. Our country is as divided as we've been in decades, and they don't want to take stands unnecessarily …

American Airlines

All you wanted to know about nuclear war but were too afraid to ask

<b>Which countries have nuclear weapons?</b><p>There are nine countries that possess nuclear weapons. Five of these (the US, Russia, the UK, France and China) are members of the official owners club, who made their weapons early and had them legitimised in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) signed in …

Nuclear Energy

Donald Trump just can't stop saying nice things about Vladimir Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump can find a mean word to say about almost anyone: Pope Francis, a Gold Star family, Arizona Sen. John McCain, a disabled reporter, and on and on and on.<p>One person appears to be an exception to that rule: Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Time and time again over his …

Donald Trump

Defying Convention, President Trump Reveals Details of Private Conversation With Queen

In a breach of protocol, President Donald Trump opened up about his private conversation with Queen Elizabeth II during an interview aired on British …

Donald Trump

Trump declines to side with US intelligence over Putin

<b>Helsinki, Finland (CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump, in a stunning rebuke of the US intelligence community, declined on Monday to endorse the US government's assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying he doesn't "see any reason why" Russia would be …

Donald Trump

Trump: summit with Putin off to a 'very, very good start'

HELSINKI (AP) — President Donald Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin opened their long-awaited summit Monday with a wink and slouch, respectively, then talked one on one behind closed doors for two-plus hours before the American leader declared their meeting was off to a "very, very good start for …

Donald Trump

Carl Bernstein: Trump's 'witch hunt' defense is dead

Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein issued a call to action for journalists ahead of President Trump's meeting with Russia President Vladimir Putin in …

Donald Trump

How Social Science Might Be Misunderstanding Conservatives

Imagine you and I are out for drinks at a bar. A couple beers in, apropos of nothing, I announce to you, “You know, liberals are way more …

Psychology

Want to leave the world less cluttered? Then stop relying on recycling and do this instead

The following article, part of a content partnership between Stone Pier Press and Earth | Food | Life (EFL), a project of the Independent Media …

Pollution

On abortion and other issues, Kavanaugh’s heroes are more conservative than Kennedy

When Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was nominated to the Supreme Court last week, he said he was “deeply honored” to have the chance to replace his old boss and the man he has called a mentor, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.<p>But when Kavanaugh last September was asked to give a Constitution Day speech, he …

kavanaugh

Inside Trump's actions on Russia

There’s a lot out there in the public domain about Trump and Russia, and much, surely, still to be discovered. The big picture: Here's what I've …

Russia

'Never underestimate human stupidity,' says historian whose fans include Bill Gates and Barack Obama

Historian Yuval Harari says the study of the past has taught him an important lesson for the future.<p>"One things that history teaches us is that we …

Artificial Intelligence

Russia Hawk Axed From National Security Council Right Before Trump-Putin Summit

Retired Col. Richard Hooker is pro-NATO, skeptical of Russia, and out at the White House.<p>Shortly before Donald Trump detonated a NATO summit, shanked …

Russia

David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of Foreign Policy Magazine Dares Call It Treason.

David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of <i>Foreign Policy Magazine</i>, takes the gloves off and puts a good old fashioned beat-down on the GOP in this powerful …

Donald Trump

Boys Will Be Boys, Treason Will Be Treason, A Traitor Will Be A Traitor

If we are going to save our republic it is important that Americans come to terms with what has been obvious to some of us since late 2016, the fact …

Donald Trump

Putin wants to pull a fast one on Trump

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every week, I offer a glimpse of the kind of intelligence assessments that are likely to come across the desk of the President of the United States. Modeled on the President's Daily Briefing, or PDB, which the director of national intelligence prepares for the President almost daily, my …

Russia

A 'super telescope' has captured an astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy

An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has been captured by a super telescope in South Africa.<p>The clearest image yet of the centre of the Milky Way galaxy has been released from South Africa's shiny new radio telescope, MeerKAT.<p>This $330 million (R4.4 billion) …

Universe

Why is Trump so enthralled by Putin? What does the Russian president have on him?

New Mueller indictments underscore that Vladimir Putin attacks, undermines and opposes America anytime he can. Russia is a hostile adversary. Why won't Trump admit it?<p>When I went to work in the American Embassy in Moscow in 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed, I learned a valuable word: …

Russia

‘You’re not going to get away with this!” Fox News host Jeanine Pirro melts down when guest says Comey swung election

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro exploded at a guest on Saturday night who told her that law enforcement in general, and the FBI in specific, was not …

Donald Trump

In Dissing Angela Merkel and NATO, What Was Trump Telling Putin?

Even more than with most subjects, when Trump brings up Russia he seems to be speaking of something that is defined less by reality than by what he needs it to be.<p>One of the harder points to sort out, when President Donald Trump launches into a tirade, is whom his angry words are actually targeting, …

Donald Trump