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Dreaming of a green Christmas? Here are five ways to make it more sustainable

Dec 17, 2018 10:47 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Moderation is the last thing on peoples minds at Christmas. Shopping, travelling and eating reach peak levels putting pressure on our planet. Even Santa poses a problem. If you dont believe in flying reindeers, that...

China's climate progress may have faltered in 2018, but it seems to be on the right path

Dec 16, 2018 12:52 pm UTC| Insights & Views Nature

Despite clear signs that the need to act on climate change is becoming more urgent, global greenhouse gas emissions are set to rise for the second straight year. China, the worlds second-largest economy and ground zero...

Orangutans can communicate about the past just like humans, new research finds

Dec 16, 2018 10:28 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

The evolution of language converted a defenceless naked ape into a world-dominating force. It fundamentally transformed how humans transmit information and knowledge. A large and potent component of language is our ability...

The contest for the worst air pollutant

Dec 15, 2018 16:31 pm UTC| Nature Science

In its report published on June 28, 2018, the French Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) presented a list of 13 new priority air pollutants to monitor. Several air pollutants that are harmful to human health are already...

Some sharks have declined by 92% in the past half-century off Queensland's coast

Dec 15, 2018 16:30 pm UTC| Nature

There has been a striking decline in the number of large sharks caught off Queenslands coast over the past 50 years, suggesting that populations have declined dramatically. Our study, published today in the journal...

Ontario's new climate plan is far from conservative

Dec 15, 2018 10:30 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

In late November, the Ontario government unveiled its game plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change by replacing the previous Liberal governments cap-and-trade program. The first few pages of the...

Native cherries are a bit mysterious, and possibly inside-out

Dec 15, 2018 10:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Nature

People dont like parasites. But theres a local Aussie tree thats only a little bit parasitic: the native cherry, or cherry ballart. Its what we call hemiparasitic. It can photosynthesise, but gains extra nutrients by...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries climb on investors’ anxiety over global economic distress; Fed’s policy sentiments closely watched

The U.S. Treasuries climbed during late afternoon session Tuesday as investors sought safe-haven investments amid growing worries over a global economic slowdown as equities turned red towards the end of this year ahead of...

UK gilt yields face turmoil on concerns over slowdown in global economic growth; eyes on November CPI data

The United Kingdoms gilt yields came under pressure during Tuesdays afternoon session, as investors remained jolted by concerns over a global economic slowdown after equity markets took a hit worldwide ahead of Britains...

German bunds jump after December Ifo business climate index disappoints investors

The German bunds jumped during European session Tuesday after the countrys Ifo business climate index disappointed market investors, amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. The...

USD/RUB likely to trade sideways at 67.00 by end of 2019, says Commerzbank

The USD/RUB currency pair is expected to trade sideways at 67.00 by the end of next year, according to the latest research report from Commerzbank. The Russian central bank hiked rates by 25bps on Friday, in line with...

Australia’s ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence remains barely changed; future financial conditions flat

ANZ-Roy Morgan Australian Consumer Confidence was essentially unchanged last week, rising just 0.1 percent. Current financial conditions were down 2 percent, while future financial conditions were flat for the...

Politics

Melania Trump 2018: FLOTUS Allegedly Worried Donald Trump’s Health Is Badly Affected by Stress

As the First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump is expected to worry about many things concerning the initiatives and advocacies that her office supports. However, a recent report claims that she is also preoccupied...

WhatsApp skewed Brazilian election, proving social media's danger to democracy

Misinformation via social media was probably the main winner in Brazils October 2018 election, playing a troubling role in boosting far-right Congressman Jair Bolsonaro to presidency. Bolsonaro did not win 55 percent of...

Neoliberalism has led to a crisis in care – and we urgently need to solve it

Infant mortality is on the rise in the UK, while life expectancy for both men and women has stalled and is even dropping in some areas. In 2017, the number of homeless families and individuals placed in temporary...

Ramaphosa is missing an economic policy. What needs to be in it

As the entrails of the era under South Africas former president Jacob Zuma continue to be exposed each day before a commission set up to investigate corruption, so the country witnesses the consolidation of the political...

Law and order is no get-out-of-jail card for floundering politicians

With confidence in politicians at an all-time low, it would be easy to assume criminal law-making is only ever about law and order bidding and winning elections. For example, when it emerged that Hassan Khalif Shire Ali...

Science

Proteins reveal intricate details about life under the microscope

People have always been fascinated by life. We dream about revealing all its mysteries and are even searching other planets trying to find some forms of life there. Philosophies around the world have tried to define and...

How researchers assess whether medications work

This article is in the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece explains how clinical trials assess drug...

These 'useless' quirks of evolution are actually evidence for the theory

Evolution is a fascinating field but can be rife with misunderstanding. One misconception is that evolution has some innate sense of direction or purpose. In reality, evolution is a mindless, plan-free phenomenon, driven...

Curious Kids: How does the Moon, being so far away, affect the tides on Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. You can send your question to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS listen and The...

Time travel is possible – but only if you have an object with infinite mass

The concept of time travel has always captured the imagination of physicists and laypersons alike. But is it really possible? Of course it is. Were doing it right now, arent we? We are all traveling into the future one...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Spoilers, Latest News & Updates: Alleged Theft Leads to Leaking of Gameplay Plot

Leaked images, plot, and all sorts of information have, unfortunately, become a common thing in the gaming industry. The latest victim is the upcoming title Kingdom Hearts 3 that still has more than a month left before its...

'GTA 6' Release Date, Latest News & Update: Possible Cities Where Sixth Installment Can Take Place

GTA 6 is still in development at the moment and it seems Rockstar Games are mapping out where exactly they want the narrative to take place. Right now, the studio hasnt announced anything about the title and that has been...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Reimagining to Come Out in December 2019?

Final Fantasy VII: Remake is speculated to hit the shelves sometime between 2020 and 2022. However, fans who have been religiously waiting for the title have been shocked that the game could very well come out as early as...

How Twitter got blindsided by India’s still-toxic caste system

Twitter chief Jack Dorseys first visit to India had been going so well. He got to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi (an avid Tweeter with 44.5 million followers), King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan (36.8 million followers),...

What moves markets more, Twitter or traditional news?

Can a single tweet make a countrys currency depreciate by 16%? Apparently it did on August 10, when Donald Trump tweeted that US tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminium would rise sharply. Amid 36,100 retweets, and calls by...
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