Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:00:17 -0400
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach.
Pharmacy head to be sentenced in deadly meningitis outbreak
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:19:16 -0400
The co-founder of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy is set to be sentenced in a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed more than 60 people and sickened hundreds more. Barry Cadden was acquitted ...
Panda mania hits Germany as China's cuddly envoys arrive
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:33:30 -0400
Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo. The pair, named Meng Meng and Jiao Qing, jetted in on a special Lufthansa cargo plane, accompanied by two Chinese panda specialists, the Berlin Zoo's chief vet and a tonne of bamboo. A crowd of journalists and officials on hand to welcome the VIPs let out an "ooooh" as Meng Meng raised a paw after flight LH8415 made an especially gentle touchdown at Schoenefeld airport.
The way we respond to being stared at may reveal how much power we think we have
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 04:08:00 -0400
In a blog post for Psychology Today, Audrey Nelson discusses how continuous eye contact for ten seconds or longer is disconcerting. This doesn't mean that everyone who dislikes eye contact is on the autistic spectrum, though. According to research discussed in another blog post in Psychology Today, avoiding someone's gaze could also be an evolutionary behaviour we have picked up to respond to threats.
How Much Is Elon Musk Worth? Tesla's Stock Continues To Soar
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 09:00:02 -0400
Technology giant Elon Musk is worth billions and his worth is increasing as Tesla stock soars.
Strong earthquake injures 2, knocks off roof tiles in Japan
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:07:38 -0400
TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake shook residents Sunday in a mountainous region of central Japan, injuring at least two people and knocking roof tiles off homes.
'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:35:57 -0400
Even with his federal securities fraud trial set to begin Monday, Martin Shkreli has blatantly defied his attorneys' advice to lay low. The former pharmaceutical CEO, who became a pariah after raising ...
The prize-winning tech helping Ghana's farmers to grow
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 00:06:00 -0400
Agyei Douglas is a farmer who grows vegetables near Kumasi in Ghana's central Ashanti region. For farmers, there are also weather forecasts, market prices and agricultural tips all offered as voice messages in local languages such as the Akan dialect Twi.
App allows tech workers to anonymously speak out
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:57:41 -0400
Employees share their experiences of workplace bullying and victimization
Polish protesters demand halt to logging in primeval forest
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:33:23 -0400
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Hundreds marched in Warsaw on Saturday to protest widespread logging in Europe's last primeval forest, a project undertaken by Poland's conservative government.