Tue, 16 Jul 2019

What Canada and South Africa can teach the U.S. about slavery reparations

America's failure to understand, acknowledge and resolve the continuing catastrophe of slavery is holding back the entire nation.Without broad public ...

Meet the endangered Bunyip bird living in Australia's rice paddies

The debate around the Murray-Darling Basin is often sharply polarised: irrigation is destroying the environment, or water reforms are ruining ...

Curious Kids: can people live in space?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it ...

When and where do Nile crocodiles attack? Here's what we found

The Nile crocodile is Africa's largest, and most widely distributed, crocodile. It can be found in Egypt in the North, ...

Mauritius needs stewardship, not leadership, to keep global respect

By hosting the Indian Ocean Island Games this week, Mauritius has an opportunity to showcase its colours to the region, ...

NYC Mayor, Running for President, on Defense After Blackout

NEW YORK - New York's mayor is fending off criticism because he was in Iowa campaigning for his presidential bid ...

Salt: China's deadly food habit

People in China have used salt to prepare and preserve food for thousands of years. But consuming lots of salt ...

Afghanistan: how to widen access to justice

Getting justice in Afghanistan is a complicated business. Two main justice systems - state laws based on the civil law ...

Young Americans deserve a 21st-century Moonshot to Mars

"Hidden Figures" and "First Man" were arguably the most inspirational space-themed movies of the last several years. Both, though, had ...

Young South Africans want to farm. But the system isn't ready for them

Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher ...

The real midlife crisis confronting many Americans

The way my mom imagined it, midlife was going to be great: counting down days until retirement, spending winters in ...

Mapping the Moon for Apollo

At an International Astronomical Union meeting in 1955, noted astronomer Gerard Kuiper asked for suggestions and collaborators on a project ...

How do lithium-ion batteries work?

The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal ...

Can criminal suspects be identified just by the sound of their voices?

A few months ago, I received a call from a barrister who asked me if I could evaluate whether voice ...

Curious Kids: did the velociraptors have feathers?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question you'd like an expert to answer, send it ...

Explainer: what Western civilisation owes to Islamic cultures

Algebra, alchemy, artichoke, alcohol, and apricot all derive from Arabic words which came to the West during the age of ...

The long history of gender violence in Australia, and why it matters today

In 2015, the Australian federal government proclaimed that violence against women had become a national crisis. Despite widespread social and ...

It's not easy to give a robot a sense of touch

We have robots that can walk, see, talk and hear, and

As Mexico appeases Trump, migrants bear the brunt

U.S. President Donald Trump's politics of control and fear toward Mexico and other Latin American countries has resulted in serious ...

State capture commission awaits a star witness ? Jacob Zuma

It's been almost a year since the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture in South Africa began to ...

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NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks began the week with rises across the board on Monday, as the major ...

U.S. president claims reponsibility for slowing GDP growth in China

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. President Donald Trump says tariffs on China are working by claiming credit for a major slide ...

Chinese and Japanese shares gain ground, greenback dips

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in China and Japan advanced on Monday, while in Australia the key index sagged.The U.S. dollar ...

Dubai gearing up for Expo2020

DUBAI, UAE - Planning for Expo 2020 Dubai is on track with construction projects well underway and transport plans being ...

Britain facing first recession since GFC

LONDON, UK - Recessions are bad for living standards, in both the short term and the longer term. And because ...

More jobs for Milwaukee, thanks to Donald J. Trump

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin - Derco, a Lockheed Martin company, is planning to expand its plant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, by up to ...

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