Geography

The Trump administration sent the CDC a list of banned words, including transgender and fetus

In some cases, there were alternatives for terms, such as replacing "science-based" with “community standards and wishes."<p>The Trump administration …

Liberal View

'Christ' Purged from Christmas and the Left Rejoices

Posted: Dec 16, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Newsflash: The War on Christmas is over.<p>Those who rightfully believe that Christ needs to be a part of Christmas and …

Conservative View

The Myth That Urbanization Means Prosperity

Cities play different economic roles in different areas. And for developing countries, smaller might be better.<p>When it comes to cities and urbanization, it is generally thought that bigger is better. But a pair of recent studies suggests that although industrialized nations may have benefited from …

Cities

Top 10 places to live in UK revealed

<b>The best place to live in the UK is a commuter town in Hampshire.</b><p>Everyone living in the district of Hart can feel a little smug today as it just …

Scotland

10,000 year-old woolly mammoth skeleton sells for $645,000

The most intact woolly mammoth skeleton ever found was sold Saturday at a mammoth price — about $645,000.<p>The prehistoric set of bones were discovered in Siberia about a decade ago by a professional hunter and has an estimated value of $530,000, said France-based auctioneer Claude Aguttes. The …

World News

Mammoth skeleton sells for half a million euros at French auction

A 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth skeleton has sold for more than €500,000 euros at auction in the French city of Lyon. The skeleton is reportedly the …

Business

Woolly mammoth skeleton sold for 548,000 euros in France

<b>An ancient skeleton of a woolly mammoth has sold for €548,000 (£483,000; $640,000) at auction in the French city of Lyon.</b><p>The skeleton, which exceeded its estimated value, is thought to be the largest of its kind in private hands.<p>It is a rare example because 80% of the skeleton is original bone. The …

Paleontology

New methods push the boundaries of deep exploration geology

Curtin researchers are finding ways to combine seismic and electromagnetic data to generate highly detailed pictures of the subsurface. These …

Geology

DEADLIEST ROADS IN THE WORLD REVEALED

MZANSI drivers are not generally celebrated for being safe and considerate drivers, but it seems there are a whole lot of countries where the roads …

News (South Africa)

Sexual assault is 'normal' on a Bristol night out

A survey by police found 88% of respondents have been a victim of sexual assault in a bar in Bristol.<p>Women in the city said being sexually assaulted …

Human Geography

Christmas shoppers show caution amid price squeeze

Chris Giles in London and Tom Horton in Birmingham<p>December 16, 2017<p>The shops in Birmingham’s city centre are pumping out Christmas songs, but the …

Economy

Vodka falling out of fashion as 'bored' consumers plump for 'interesting' gin cocktails

Vodka sales fell by three per cent from this year to last year, according tothe annual poll by the Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA).<p>The WSTA …

News (Ireland)

Yara Shahidi Says She’s ‘So Excited’ To Start Taking Classes At Harvard

Yara Shahidi could no longer wait to start taking classes at Harvard!<p>The 17-year-old “Grown-ish” lead star told US Weekly that she’s excited to start …

Entertainment

China donates 5 mln USD to WFP's school feeding program in NE Uganda

China donates 5 mln USD to WFP's school feeding program in NE Uganda<p>Refugee children studying at Old Kampala Primary School perform during the …

News (China)

Alien Minerals Discovered at Ancient Meteorite Strike Site in Scotland

Geologists have uncovered mineral forms never before seen on Earth at the site of a 60 million-year-old meteorite strike on the Isle of Skye in …

Geology

Republicans Still Think Women Are Baby-Making Machines

We’re not tools you can use to fix the economy<p>At a press conference on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan suggested that the “new economic challenge for America” is “people,” and that we need “higher birth rates” to help turn things around. Because what woman wouldn’t want to have a child in a …

Population

This Is How Net Neutrality's End Will Hurt Low And Moderate Income People

The FCC GOP majority did was it was intended to do with net neutrality, which was ignore overwhelmingly positive public support across political affiliations and kill the policy anyway. Aside from hurting real sources of innovation, rather than the fake sources like finding new ways to charge more, …

Internet

Dinosaur Blood Found Inside 99 Million-Year-Old Preserved Tick

Dinosaur blood found inside 99 million-year-old tick, remains of giant prehistoric penguin uncovered, Ancient Egyptian mummy unearthed.<p>Dinosaur Blood …

Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs Were Around Before Saturn Had Rings

Data from the Cassini space probe suggests that the rings may be as young as 150 million years old<p>Comment on this Story

Solar System

An Enterprising 11 Year Old Is Building Our Renewable Energy Future

<b>NEW ORLEANS—</b>There were more than 20,000 scientists in New Orleans for the American Geophysical Union’s (AGU) annual meeting earlier this week, …

Environment

Black Families In Boston Have Just $8 In Wealth On Average, According To A New Report

Black Bostonians are struggling economically, a new report from the <i>Boston Globe</i>has found. While white households in the Boston area have a median net …

Discrimination

New Map Reveals What Lies Below Greenland's Ice

This map of “naked” Greenland is the most detailed yet and can help in refining climate predictions<p>Comment on this Story

Global Warming

Dippy the Dinosaur to return to Britain...with brand new hands

For more than 100 years, Dippy the Dinosaur stood solidly on his four feet, greeting visitors at London’s Natural History Museum until he was replaced earlier this year.<p>But when he returns to Britain next year following extensive restoration work in Toronto, Canada, two of his feet will have …

Paleontology

Do you really have a choice of internet providers?

Depends on where you live.<p>With the repeal of net neutrality rules that make internet service providers treat all traffic equally, it could be time to switch your ISP. But your options are limited by where you live.<p>This searchable map from location data platform Mapbox uses FCC and Census Bureau …

Net Neutrality

Brexit: UK public are becoming more pessimistic over economic impact of EU withdrawal, finds Bank of England

The British public has become more pessimistic about the economic impact of Brexit, a major new survey for the Bank of England has found.<p>A survey by …

Economy

AP fact check: Do Trump's numbers on regulation add up?

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and his administration are ignoring one side of the ledger when they claim big savings from the federal …

Donald Trump

Millennials are moving back in with their parents - Salon.com

About a year into her engagement, Ariel Euans moved into a house bought by her fiancé’s parents. The couple had dated for over two years and chose to settle down in Windermere, a town on the backside of Disney and part of the Orlando-area.<p>Euans’s life seemed on track: she worked as a SeaWorld …

Pew Research Center

Voice assistant usage remains low

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>While voice assistants are becoming more ubiquitous in the US, adoption of the technology has yet to take off, according to newly published data from Pew Research …

Automation

Congress, we can't afford to bungle the 2020 census

Ever wonder how Texas decides where to build that new highway? What about the grocery store chain's pick for its new location? Or even how the feds …

Opinion

Akron Children's names director of pediatric rheumatology and vice president of population health

Dr. Steven Spalding has been named Akron Children's Hospital's director of pediatric rheumatology and vice president of population health, according …

Cleveland