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Highland Clearances

"The day will come when the big sheep will put the plough up in the rafters . . .<br>The big sheep will overrun the country till they meet the northern …

United Kingdom

The Highland Clearances

The Highland Clearances remain a controversial period in Scotland’s history and are still talked of with great bitterness, particularly by those …

Scotland

Terror attacks strike people ‘from all walks of life, the UN included’

Speaking just ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Baghdad atrocity, at the UN’s main World Humanitarian Day event in the Swiss city, Michael Møller …

Human Rights

Argentina tango festival: International competition underway

For the next two weeks, Buenos Aires will be taken over by the Tango.<p>The International Tango Festival and World Cup attract fans and competitors from around the world.<p>Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires

Georgia police taser 87-year-old grandmother who was cutting flowers for not following orders

Georgia police are defending an officer's decision to use a taser on a 87-year-old elderly woman using a knife to cut dandelions.<p>Law enforcement officials say the woman, Martha Al-Bishara, should have followed orders. But Al-Bishara does not speak English and did not understand the officer's …

Crime

Phoenix police officer shot, in critical condition. But he returned fire, hit the suspect.

PHOENIX — A police officer remains in critical condition Friday after being shot during a traffic stop, Phoenix Police Department officials said.<p>But the officer, who was getting out of his marked squad car, was able to return fire and wounded the suspect, who also is in critical condition, Sgt. …

Law Enforcement

US and Mexico child deportations drive extreme violence and trauma: UNICEF

The many life-threatening dangers faced by children from Central America who are being deported from the United States of America and Mexico, are …

Immigration

Why antidepressants are threatening the love songs of starlings

The sound of starlings singing for a mate could vanish from the British countryside because of high levels of antidepressants in the environment, a study suggests.<p>The University of York has discovered that male starlings sing less to females who have been fed diluted concentrations of fluoxetine, …

Love Songs

Smart Companies Hire People Who Don’t Believe In Their Mission

In modern-day management, there’s a whole lot of hoopla around mission statements. Your mission should sit alongside unique values (see Mark …

Leadership

32 reasons you can't trust everything you read on Facebook

Russia, that you?<p>Facebook removed 32 fake pages and accounts on Tuesday. They were part of a covert campaign to influence November midterm elections. Is it Russia? TBD. Facebook is leaving the investigation to law enforcement. What they do know is that eight Facebook pages, 17 Facebook profiles and …

Donald Trump

Capturing the vibrant culture of black cowboys

The Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo celebrates the black men and women keeping the cowboy tradition alive<p>I started getting interested in cowboys …

Black History

America spends over $20bn per year on fossil fuel subsidies. Abolish them | Dana Nuccitelli

Imagine that instead of taxing cigarettes, America subsidized the tobacco industry in order to make each pack of smokes cheaper.<p>A report from Oil Change International (OCI) investigated American energy industry subsidies and found that in 2015–2016, the federal government provided $14.7bn per year …

Fossil Fuels

Science Has Disproved A Major Biblical Event

That Bible's a good read, isn't it? There are some great, wholesome stories nestling in between the pages of that bad boy. And that God, ha! He's a …

Richard Dawkins

'Normal' blood sugar levels may not be so normal after all

A new study — conducted by researchers at Stanford University in California — reveals that common foods can cause blood sugar spikes in otherwise …

Diabetes

What happens when you let computers optimize floorplans

I eagerly await our new AI masters' world of ultraoptimized, uncannily organic, evolving foorplans. Joel Simon:<p>Evolving Floor Plans is an …

Algorithms

How a Bunch of Lava Lamps Protect Us From Hackers

Edward Craven Walker lived to see his greatest invention, the lava lamp, make its late-’90s cultural comeback. But the British tinkerer (and famed …

San Francisco

Meet the gigantic machine that eats land mines for breakfast

This mine-munching tank of a machine is capable of chewing through landmine-infested soil at an unimaginable rate. Thanks to it, we could have a …

Breakfast

Is cryogenic freezing possible? Worms frozen for 40,000 years come back to life

Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>Science.Yahoo News UK.yesterdayIs cryogenic …

NASA releases sizzling soundtrack of the sun

Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>Science.CNET.yesterdayNASA releases sizzling …

German and something else: minorities say #metwo after Ozil quits

BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of Germans from ethnic minority backgrounds have shared their experiences of discrimination on social media, after soccer player Mesut Ozil quit the national team saying he faced "racism and disrespect" because of his Turkish roots.<p>Many greeted Ozil's claims of racism …

Social Media

Business tax payments plunge, while workers pay more [Video]

Build the story, feel the vibe<p>The news app with the latest stories and trending conversations.<p>Get the app<p>U.S. economy.Yahoo Finance.4 hours …

Taxes

This Favorite Warren Buffett Metric Tells Us a Stock Market Crash Could Be Coming

One of Warren Buffett's favorite valuation metrics is now at an all-time high.<p>Without question, Warren Buffett and the rest of <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b>'s …

Investing

German farmer awarded $904,000 for ancient Roman horse head

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that authorities must pay a farmer 773,000 euros (nearly $904,000) for a bronze horse's head dating back to Roman times that was found on his land in 2009.<p>The head, part of a statue of the Roman emperor Augustus, was found by archeologists in Lahnau in western …

Ancient Rome

This Indiana Subaru plant hasn’t taken out the trash in 14 years, saves more than $13M

While not his official job title, Tom Easterday has become quite the tour guide.<p>The Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. executive has been known to do as many as a handful a month around the company's Lafayette manufacturing facility. Whether leading top industry officials or a group of young …

North America

I got an earful about Trump's trade war at my farm family reunion in Indiana

My family depends on farms and the farm economy, and Trump's tariffs are hitting them hard. They lean Republican, but that could change by harvest time.<p>On a recent road trip to the homestead farm in Indiana for a family reunion, I had the opportunity to view up close the corn and soybean crops this …

Tariffs

Why Don't the Geosciences Have More Diversity?

One factor may be minorities’ lack of significant childhood experience with outdoor spaces

Outdoor Spaces

ICE to deport the wife of decorated Marine veteran

The administration is separating families inside the border, too.<p>U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents notified Orlando, Florida …

Immigration

How To Fix Stagnant Wages: Dump The World's Dumbest Idea

We’re all drunks looking under the lamppost.”<br>—Aviv Nevo, professor of economics, University of Pennsylvania, speaking at the European Central Bank’s annual gathering of leading economists in Sintra, Portugal.<p>Today’s <i>New York Times</i> tells us that wages should be rising, since we live in a world in …

Economics

Almost all world’s oceans damaged by human impact, study finds

Just 13% of the world’s oceans remain untouched by the damaging impacts of humanity, the first systematic analysis has revealed. Outside the remotest areas of the Pacific and the poles, virtually no ocean is left harbouring naturally high levels of marine wildlife.<p>Huge fishing fleets, global …

Human Geography

Parasite spread by cats drives entrepreneurial brilliance in humans

A parasite spread by cats could be the key to being a successful entrepreneur, scientists have concluded.<p>The discovery suggests there may be a bizarre advantage to being infected by the organism, Toxoplasma gondii.<p>According to the findings, the single-celled parasite worms its way into the brain …

Entrepreneurship