Yes, you care about children working in vile conditions. But you won't turn down a bargain Slavery. It’s terrible, isn’t it? No doubt about it. Absolutely. It’s wrong and it shouldn’t happen and we should
Book Talk Eunsun Kim made a thousand-mile journey to freedom. She survived human traffickers, famine, and poverty. North Korea is the most secretive and repressive state on earth, a dystopian nightmare
(CNN) — A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ
People labeled “smart” at a young age don’t deal well with being wrong. Life grows stagnant. At whatever age smart people develop the idea that they are smart, they also tend to develop vulnerability relinquishing
An app that can signal where a woman made a historic achievement is being developed. Women on the Map is aimed at 13- to 22-year-olds and hopes to address the lack of recognition and honours for women.
The age of genetic design is here. It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent
It stings when life’s not fair – but what happens if it means we profit? As Tom Stafford writes, some people may perform unexpected self-sabotage. Frans de Waal, a professor of primate behaviour at Emory
Photograph: Harris Corporation “The device has the ability to pull content, so all the sudden your text messages are at risk, your phone calls are at risk, and your data transmission, potentially,” said
Early warning on earthquakes can help save lives, but many countries can't afford them. That's why scientists are turning to another location sensor already widespread in many countries: the smartphone.
It is generally accepted as one of life’s unfortunate, but inevitable facts: we might be able to disguise the wrinkles for a time, but ageing will get us all in the end. Except scientists are now questioning
The Plate Recently, it looked like antibiotic use in agriculture in the United States was trending down–the result of decades of pressure by consumers on companies such as McDonald’s and Perdue Farms.
It has captured images of stars coalescing out of glowing clouds of dust, peered back more than 10bn years to study the early universe, pinpointed the remnants of supernovae explosions and helped physicists
Given America’s caffeine addiction, it’s no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related
Hours after the terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7th, 2015, the US President Barack Obama, condemned the “cowardly, evil…and senseless attacks” perpetrated by the men
Tehran said to be considering offer, which could have an impact on nuclear talks approaching a deadline next month Russia has reportedly offered to sell Iran powerful and advanced anti-aircraft missiles
It's scientifically proven to detonate fat, and it only takes 20 minutes If you want to lose a belt size, skip the treadmill. Performing intervals during your regular workout may help you lose more belly
Seoul, South Korea (CNN) — For 62 years, if you cheated on your husband or wife in South Korea, you could end up in prison. Not anymore. South Korea's Constitutional Court on Thursday overturned a law
(CNN) — From footfalls to climbing stairs, to opening doors, the cities of the future will look at ways of tapping energy from all the mechanical energy we expend going about our daily lives. When looking
So, there's the city and then there's the country, the built environment and the wilderness, nature and civilization. Whatever name the dichotomy goes by, we usually think of the world humans create and
It's not terribly difficult to imagine some people losing their jobs over inappropriate or contentious use of Facebook, but surely Twitter and its 140-character limit don't pose a danger, right? You obviously
This has to be the weirdest business deal of the week: The Church of England just sold a chunk of forest-covered land on the Fijian island Vanau Levu for $8.8 million to the government of the Pacific nation
Nutrition is a dubious science, which varies per our personal make-up. So why do we share the same FDA label? Nutrition is a slippery science, full of research that is constantly debunked by more research.
The Atlantic hurricane season officially began yesterday, and the storms, as they do every year, will alternate between male and female names, drawn from lists created by the National Weather Service.