Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Hundreds of prisoners in U.S. jails commit suicide each year

Jeffrey Epstein's suicide in New York's Metropolitan Correction Center on Aug. 10 has brought new attention to the troubling reality ...

Ode to the poem: why memorising poetry still matters for human connection

Memorising poetry was once common in classrooms. But it has, for the most part, gone out of style. There are ...

Concussion in kids: Insomnia treatment linked to faster recovery

Active kids sustain injuries. It is estimated that every year more than 100,000 Canadian children and adolescents get a concussion ...

How to be an ally with Kashmir: War stories from the kitchen

The revocation of Kashmir's special status has left many across the region outraged.

Myths about disaster survivors stall the global response to climate change

The 2018 report from the the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a United Nations body that assesses climate change ...

Green chemistry labs teach students a sustainable and innovative mindset

The chemical industry has been responsible for numerous technological advancements, but also many environmental problems and disasters. Principles applied through ...

Frydenberg outlines financial sector reform timetable

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has issued a timetable for the government's dealing with the recommendations from the royal commission into banking, ...

Ghana's pact with China to explore bauxite threatens a unique forest

Ghana's Atewa forest is one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the country. It is seen as the ...

Global health still mimics colonial ways: here's how to break the pattern

Imagine this scenario. A couple of newly minted Master of Public Health graduates from an African university, say in Rwanda, ...

Why it's proving hard to eliminate the eye disease trachoma by 2020

Trachoma is a disease that can cause blindness and visual impairment in about 1.9 million people every year. Poor communities ...

How government bias can fuel communal conflicts in Africa

Each year, violent communal conflict between groups is witnessed in a number of African countries. It is often organised along ...

How a red dot symbolised Kashmiri resistance against India's move

The famous red dot that marks the story of Indian-administered Kashmir on social media came much before India scrapped the ...

'Nuclear-powered' missile accident in Russia - what really happened?

A missile engine exploded at a naval test range, west of the city of Severodvinsk on Russia's northern coast at ...

Who is responsible when an inmate commits suicide?

Jeffrey Epstein's alleged suicide in New York's Metropolitan Correction Center on Aug. 10 has brought new attention to the troubling ...

Too many people think satirical news is real

In July, the website Snopes published a piece fact-checking a story posted on The Babylon Bee, a popular satirical news ...

Free college proposals should include private colleges

Students can use federal financial aid to attend any college they want, whether public or private.But the "free college" proposals ...

'Christian left' is reviving in America, appalled by treatment of migrants

Holding pictures of migrant children who have died in U.S. custody and forming a cross with their bodies on the ...

Why are people still dying from Legionnaires' disease?

In the nearly 50 years since epidemiologists first discovered Legionnaires' disease, we have learned how to test for it, treat ...

How Democrats can win back workers in 2020

Labor unions and the workers they represent were once the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.The 2016 presidential election ...

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they're missing the fact that a ...

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Kudlow defends Trump attempt to restructure trade relations with China

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser has ridiculed the idea that the country is facing a ...

Argentine president replaces treasury minister

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Nicolas Dujovne has been replaced as Minister for the Treasury in Argentina, in a shock move ...

Expo 2020 Dubai to feature 220,000 square metres nursery

DUBAI, UAE - In October next year, Dubai will take to the world stage for a long antipated international event ...

UK commits 600 million pounds to new housing projects in England

LONDON, UK - Up to 50,000 new homes in high demand areas will be delivered through over £600 million of ...

Historical global interest rates may yet go lower

More than ten years on from the global financial crisis and economies around the world are still struggling to fully ...

Vacation rentals company stopped guests from posting bad reviews

WASHINGTON, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved final orders settling charges that five ...

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