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Why California is banning chlorpyrifos, a widely-used pesticide: 5 questions answered

Jan 24, 2020 06:10 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

Editors note: California, the top U.S. food-producing state, is ending use of chlorpyrifos, a pesticide associated with neurodevelopmental problems and impaired brain function in children. Gina Solomon, a principal...

Cousin took a DNA test? Courts could use it to argue you are more likely to commit crimes

Jan 21, 2020 01:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

How similar do you think you are to your second cousin? Or your estranged great aunt? Would you like to have people assess your behaviour from what your great aunt has done? How would you feel if courts used data gained...

CSIRO wants our laws turned into computer code. Here's why that's a bad idea

Jan 21, 2020 01:44 am UTC| Insights & Views Technology Law

Most of our laws are dense, obscure and effectively unintelligible for most people (even some lawyers). In a country where, every year, 25% of the population face serious legal issues yet often cannot afford to protect...

Agriculture Bill: here's what it means for farming and the environment after Brexit

Jan 20, 2020 09:23 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The UKs new Agriculture Bill has been called one of the most significant pieces of legislation for farmers in England for over 70 years. It could directly affect the livelihoods of 460,000 people and determine the future...

How Prohibition changed the way Americans drink, 100 years ago

Jan 18, 2020 12:13 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

On Jan. 17, 1920, one hundred years ago, America officially went dry. Prohibition, embodied in the U.S Constitutions 18th amendment, banned the sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. Yet it remained legal to...

Can the Constitution stop the government from lying to the public?

Jan 18, 2020 12:10 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

When regular people lie, sometimes their lies are detected, sometimes theyre not. Legally speaking, sometimes theyre protected by the First Amendment and sometimes not, like when they commit fraud or perjury. But what...

Supreme Court DACA decision isn't just about Dreamers -- it's about whether the White House has to tell the truth

Jan 18, 2020 11:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Law

The fate of 700,000 people facing deportation may hang on a new question facing the U.S. Supreme Court: Is the White House legally obligated to tell the whole truth when justifying its actions? In November, justices...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries steady ahead of January manufacturing, composite PMIs

The U.S. Treasuries remained steady during Fridays afternoon session ahead of the countrys manufacturing and composite PMI for the month of January, scheduled to be released today by 14:45GMT, amid an otherwise, muted...

UK gilts mixed following better-than-expected rise in January flash PMIs

The United Kingdoms gilts remained mixed during European trading hours Friday following a better-than-expected set of the countrys flash PMIs for the month of January, released today. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds tad down following upbeat January manufacturing PMI

The German bunds remained tad down during European trading session Friday following an upbeat manufacturing PMI for the month of January, released early today. The German 10-year bond yield, which move inversely to its...

Australian dollar likely to weaken a little further in short term, says Commerzbank

The Australian dollar is expected to weaken a little further in the short term, particularly owing to the destruction caused by the recent bushfires, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The...

RBA unlikely to feel urgency to cut again as soon as next month, says St George Economics

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is not expected to feel an urgency to cut interest rates again as soon as next month, but rather, stand pat and assess incoming data, according to the latest research report from St....

Politics

Ivanka Trump praised by TV show host Samantha Bee for parental leave bill

Ivanka Trump has been earning praises for lobbying a bill that was approved by Senate in December 2019. For instance, political commentator and television host Samantha Bee praised Donald Trumps daughter for her efforts in...

Ivanka Trump 2020: Is Donald Trump grooming his daughter and senior advisor for the presidency?

As senior advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump holds a key position within Donald Trumps inner political circle. This explains why she is usually present in high-profile events such as the World Economic Forum in Davos,...

Donald Trump shock: POTUS on Greta Thunberg's climate change warnings 'she beat me out of TIME Magazine'

Donald Trump returned from the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland the other day in the midst of an ongoing impeachment trial happening at the Senate. During a news conference, when asked about teenage climate...

Melania Trump shock: FLOTUS' non-attendance at Davos reportedly a 'subliminal message' to Donald Trump

If there is one thing to know about First Lady Melania Trump, it is that she tends to make subliminal messages. Her absence at the Davos Forum may reportedly be a subliminal message to her husband. Recently, Donald...

Donald Trump fury: POTUS rants about impeachment being weaponized for 2020 election

The United States President Donald Trump is currently facing an impeachment trial at the Senate while running a reelection campaign in this years presidential elections. Even though he does not need to be present at the...

Science

Antarctica: Scientists discover fossil of 40 million-year-old animal

Just when we think all the fossils of long ago were all found, we end up getting surprised at sudden discoveries in recent years. A new report emerges as scientists in Antarctica discover fossils belonging to an animal 40...

Taal volcano predicted to have explosive eruption

The Philippines was suddenly placed on high alert when the Taal volcano erupted. However, it appears that it is only just beginning as a new report reveals that the volcano may be gearing up for an explosive eruption...

Asteroids: Footage of Chelyabinsk meteor collision reveals the actual devastation caused

In 2013, a meteor made an unannounced visit and crash-landed in the city of Chelyabinsk in Russia. Now, footage capturing the incident shows just how bad the impact of the meteor was. The Chelyabinsk meteor incident is...

Asteroids: NASA spots space rock traveling 25,433 mph towards Earth

Another asteroid is set to make an approach towards Earths orbit, as NASAs asteroid trackers have noticed. It is now down to whether or not the asteroid will strike, and if it does not, how close is it going to...

Technology

‘Skull and Bones’ gameplay: Customize ships and deceive enemies to conduct ambushes

Skull Bones is an upcoming naval combat action video game from Ubisoft. Originally slated for a 2018 launch, the title will be coming out this year but a definite release date is yet to be announced, according to...

‘Total War: Warhammer 3’ update: Ogre Kingdom, Chaos Daemons, and Chaos Dwarfs will be playable factions

The upcoming Total War: Warhammer 3 is one of the most anticipated titles for fans of strategy games. Heres whats known about the upcoming strategy title. Will there be a Total War: Warhammer 3? This is a common...

iOS 14: Are iPad users finally getting a built-in calculator app?

The development of iOS is one of the reasons why Apple has maintained a loyal customer base for the iPhone and iPad lineups over the years. The company, however, still has some questionable decisions, including the choice...

‘PUBG Mobile’ v.0.17.0 anticipated going live in February

A new month is right around the corner, and that means another batch of patches is arriving for PUBG Mobile. The new features have been previewed in the v0.17.0 beta that includes a couple of new visual-related settings, a...

Pixelbook Go's Not Pink variant is finally available

Google announced the Pixelbook Go last fall, but it technically saw a gradual retail release as not all configurations and color variants became immediately available after the announcement. The good news now is Chromebook...
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