Scientists discovered that life emerged 300 million years earlier than previously thought, Iceland sents 26 top bankers to prison, and botox might limit your emotional capabilities.
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Scientists have found fossil-like hints that some kind of life existed on Earth 4.1 billion years ago — when the planet was a mere volcanic toddler. That's 300 million years earlier for life to pop up than previously thought.
Explore this causal loop diagram to understand why drilling more holes is not a sufficient answer to water shortages.
A new certification framework developed by a group of African nations makes it easier for companies to weed out conflict minerals from their supply chain.
A study shows that sunscreen contributes to the decline of coral reefs. It is killing off baby coral around tourist resorts, particularly in the Caribbean and Hawaii.
Indonesia’s fire outbreaks produce more daily emissions than the entire US economy. This NASA image shows a section of the Indonesian side of Borneo 258 miles (415 kilometers) wide, extending from the center to the south coast of the island.
Saudi Arabia’s cash reserves are in free-fall according to the IMF, with a new estimate that the world’s richest kingdom may be bankrupt by 2020.
Iceland sents 26 top bankers to prison for their role in the financial crisis. The prosecutions are the result of Iceland’s banksters manipulating the Icelandic financial markets after Iceland deregulated their finance sector in 2001.
The Uruguayan government decided to end its involvement in the secret negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). TISA is a radical new deal that aims to go far beyond current trade rules and force States to further open their markets to foreign corporations, privatize public services and reduce regulations.
Shell stops Arctic activity after 'disappointing' tests.
Tech company Hitachi announced that it’s developed a new technology that can pinpoint where and when a crime will occur. The system gobbles massive amounts of data—from public transit maps, social media conversations, weather reports, and more—and uses machine learning to detect patterns.
A review of studies that assess clinical antidepressants shows hidden conflicts of interest and financial ties to corporate drugmakers. Meta-analyses by industry employees were 22 times less likely to have negative statements about a drug than those run by unaffiliated researchers.
Nasa scientists find evidence of flowing water on Mars.
Glasgow halved its murders by 'caring people into change'. McCluskeyof the Violence Reduction Unit believes inequality breeds violence. She wants “a revolution” in how we tackle violence – by focusing on the traumatic environments in which so many offenders are reared.
Odessa converts Lenin statue into a monument to Darth Vader.
Studies suggest that botox limits the ability to process the emotional content of language, and may lower the quality of emotional experiences because facial muscles are paralyzed.
An app which tracked US drone strikes has been removed from the App Store by Apple. It was pulled last weekend due to “excessively crude or objectionable content”.
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