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Globalisation once made the world go around. Is it about to grind to a halt?

The denizens of Davos reassured themselves that free trade would go on in the Trump era, but they had for years done little about the losers such a system creates<p>His speech was like one normally expected of an American president. Countries must resist the temptation to retreat into harbour, the …

Ava DuVernay’s 13th Perfectly Illustrates How Systemic Racism Impacts the Justice System

"The United States is home to 5% of the world’s population, but 25% of the world’s prisoners."<p>As Black History Month quickly approaches, curriculums are being created to outline the successes and challenges that blacks people have achieved and overcome in America. We'll hear individual tales of …

Moscow didn’t do anything in America’s last election that Washington hasn’t done elsewhere in the world

Ever since Donald Trump won the presidency last November, perhaps no issue has consumed America's political class more than the question of whether Russia interfered in the U.S. election. The White House, the FBI, and the rest of the intelligence community says it did, although the government has …

New data estimate the Arctic lost enough ice this week to cover the UK

Santa may soon be a climate refugee: the ice around the North Pole is melting, leaving his workshop on thin ice.<p>Since Dec. 20, the Arctic has lost 238,000 sq km (91,900 sq mi) of ice, according to preliminary data published by the National Snow and Ice Data Center. That’s an area about equal to …

This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous - Technabob

Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are <i>Super Mario Bros.</i> and <i>Mega Man.</i> So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and …

Retrogaming

New Antibody Neutralizes Nearly Every HIV Strain

NIH scientists find most potent, wide-reaching HIV antibody so-far known.<p>Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have isolated an antibody from an HIV-positive patient that is capable of neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains. It's a success rate that makes it easily the most potent, …

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The Joint Pain Relief Workout

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Astronomers Have a New Explanation For How The Moon Was Formed

And how it got its weird tilt.<p>The most popular hypothesis for how our Moon came to be is the giant impact hypothesis: the idea that a Mars-sized …

Why Does Education Translate to Less Support for Donald Trump?

It’s probably the biggest demographic story of this election: Hillary Clinton has made big gains with well-educated whites, particularly women. And Donald J. Trump has continued recent Republican gains in winning over less educated whites, particularly men. As Nate Cohn wrote in an article last …

Black Wealth Hardly Exists, Even When You Include NBA, NFL And Rap Stars

I don't care if Odell Beckham Jr. scores another NFL touchdown this year while wearing the rapper Drake's OVO cleats. I don't care if Stephen Curry gets along with Kevin Durant this NBA season. And I really don't care what Lebron James thinks about Hillary Clinton and the election. What I do care …

U.S. Police Chiefs Apologized for Their Role in Racism. What's Next?

Well, it’s a start.<p>Yesterday, Terrence M. Cunningham, the chief of police in Wellesley, Mass, delivered remarks to a conference of the International …

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Why Communication Management Trumps Time Management: Neuroscience shows that popular time management techniques CAUSE procrastination

<i>Communication Trumps Time Management. Photo source pixabay.com</i><p><b>Time management isn't all it's cracked up to be</b><p>Stephen Covey, author of <i>The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People</i>, popularized the concept of time management. At the time, I was so impressed, I even hired a Covey trained facilitator as …

Time Management

Ayahuasca: Why Travelers Swear by This "Trip" of a Lifetime

On a September evening in 1951, William S. Burroughs misjudged his aim while attempting a drunken party trick, shooting his wife dead. The previous …

The world’s saddest polar bear is just one of thousands of “wild” animals living in malls in China

GUANGZHOU<p>The Grandview, a glitzy shopping mall in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou is home to the “world’s saddest polar bear,” three-year-old Pizza. Pizza was brought to the world’s attention in March by NGO Animals Asia, which published a video of her lying on the ground, blinking morosely …

Beluga Whales

We Finally Know How Water Bears Became So Damn Unkillable

They can desiccate into glass and come back to life.<p>Water bears, or tardigrades as they're officially known, are chubby little anomalies that are …

Terence Crutcher Shooting: 'Disturbing' Helicopter Footage Shows Tulsa Police Kill Unarmed Man

U.S. news<p>Video footage released Monday showed Tulsa police shooting an unarmed man to death on Friday night after he approached his SUV with his arms raised.<p>In footage filmed from a police helicopter, Terence Crutcher, 40, can be seen slowly walking from the edge of a street north of Tulsa toward …

Law Enforcement

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White Privilege IQ Test: 5 Questions

This is a quiz for white Americans. But anyone can take it. It tests your level of knowledge about white privilege.<p>Caution: This quiz is not about determining whether anyone is racist.<p><b>BEFORE YOU START</b><p>If you’re able to answer all of the questions correctly, congratulations. That means you have, at …

Why We Shouldn't Dismiss People Who Deny Facts

Recently, we tried a little experiment. We typed “why are anti-vaxxers…” into Google. Google’s most common completions of this phrase were “why are …

A photographer captured these surreal photos of North Korea’s capital on a state-sanctioned tour

North Korea is one of the most secretive and isolated countries in the world. And yet, tourism is booming, all things considered. The government has said it plans to welcome two million tourists annually by 2020.<p>Foreigners visit through state-sanctioned travel agencies and are supervised from the …

North Korea

US has ‘false economy’ & artificial stock market – Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has described the US economy as “false,” saying that the central banking system is intentionally keeping …

Poll: Support for Black Lives Matter grows among white youth

WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for the Black Lives Matter movement has increased among young white adults, according to a poll that suggests a majority of white, black, Asian and Hispanic young adults now support the movement calling for accountability for police in the deaths of …

'Air pollution' particles linked to Alzheimer's found in human brain

Tiny magnetic particles produced by car engines and brakes can travel into the human brain and may trigger Alzheimer's disease, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers at Lancaster, Oxford and Manchester Universities discovered microscopic spheres of the mineral magnetite in the brains of 37 people in …

8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors

<b>Atlanta Race Riot (1906)</b><p>When the Civil War ended, African-Americans in Atlanta began entering the realm of politics, establishing businesses and …

3 Common STDs Becoming Untreatable: How Worried Should We Be?

Sexual Health<p>In United States, drug-resistant gonorrhea is a public health problem of national concern. But untreatable gonorrhea isn’t the only STD that has health officials worried.<p>Earlier this week, the World Health Organization released new treatment guidelines for three common sexually …

Public Health

SOLDIERS SPEAK OUT ON KAEPERNICK: His protest 'makes him more American than anyone'

Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit or kneel in silent protest during the national anthem before NFL games has attracted praise and criticism since he began doing it more than a year ago.<p>The then-49ers quarterback said he was "not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that …

U.S. Marines

FBI report's striking revelations on Hillary Clinton

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI's public release of the report of its investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails, including Clinton's own FBI interview, provides striking revelations about her private server and her handling of classified information.<p>More significantly, the FBI report includes evidence of the …