Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Headlines & Global News


'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

'Weaponized Interdependence' Wields Economic Networks as Political Weapons

Aug 08, 2019 03:48 AM EDT

When President Donald Trump signed an executive order in May banning US companies from trading information and communications technology with foreign businesses deemed a national security risk, it effectively prevented Chinese telecom giant Huawei from acquiring the American technology that it needs to market its products. On July 26th, China threatened to blacklist FedEx from the Chinese market.

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nTIDE July 2019 Jobs Report: Positive Pattern Continues for Job Seekers With Disabilities

Aug 06, 2019 04:13 AM EDT

East Hanover, NJ - August 2, 2019 - Economic indicators rose again for Americans with disabilities, outpacing the modest gains for people without disabilities, according to today's National Trends in Disability Employment - Monthly Update (nTIDE), issued by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

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Study: Sleep is Essential for Business Leaders Seeking Next Successful Venture

Aug 06, 2019 04:14 AM EDT

Jeff Bezos and Arianna Huffington came up with brilliant ideas that turned into companies that are now household names -- Amazon and HuffPost. The secret ingredient for coming up with these ideas may be something we can all tap into -- a good night's sleep.

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Mathematics Ties Media Coverage of Gun Control to Upticks in Gun Purchases

Jun 24, 2019 01:46 PM EDT

For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws.

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Rapid Retreat of Arctic Coastline Revealed in Images From the Air

Jun 07, 2019 01:30 PM EDT

Extreme erosion of Arctic coastlines in a changing climate - up to a meter a day - has been revealed with drone surveys.

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Two Types of Mid-Latitude Wave Trains Lead to Extreme Heat in South Korea and Southern-Central Japan

May 10, 2019 09:43 AM EDT

Global climate change has strongly increased the worldwide frequency of extreme heat in recent decades. South Korea and southern-central Japan are also frequently affected by extreme heat, and the extreme heat in these two regions tend to occur simultaneously.

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The Winter Weather Window that is Costing Rapeseed Growers Millions

May 06, 2019 09:36 AM EDT

UK rapeseed growers are losing up to a quarter of their crop yield each year because of temperature rises during an early-winter weather window.

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NASA Reveals Heavy Rainfall in Tropical Cyclone Fani

May 04, 2019 09:54 AM EDT

Satellite data revealed heavy rainfall in powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani before it made landfall in northeastern India. Fani brought that soaking rain to the region and continues to drop heavy rainfall on May 3, as it moves toward Bangladesh.

From coal to gas

From Coal to Gas: How the Shift can Help Stabilize Climate Change

Apr 22, 2019 01:05 PM EDT

Led by Katsumasa Tanaka, a senior climate risk researcher at the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Japan, the study examined global scenarios for transitioning from coal to gas using a novel approach that applied metrics developed for climate impact assessments to the coal-gas debate for the first time. Focusing on the world's leading power generators--China, Germany, India, and the United States--the study examined the impacts from a variety of direct and indirect emissions of such a shift on both shorter and longer timescales ranging from a few decades to a century.

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A Closer Look at Mercury's Spin and Gravity Reveals the Planet's Inner Solid Core

Apr 18, 2019 08:59 PM EDT

How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it -- very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency's former mission to Mercury.


Over a million UK businesses see Brexit as major obstacle to success

Mar 29, 2019 09:22 AM EDT

Significant increase in number of SMEs concerned about Brexit, especially innovators and exporters

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Cities rethink parking as ride-hailing grows and parking revenue declines

Mar 21, 2019 09:23 AM EDT

Uber and Lyft are shifting parking demand in major US cities, and researchers believe it's a good thing

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'Working rich' prevail among today's top earners

Feb 01, 2019 02:33 PM EST

Many blame idle millionaires for the rise in income inequality, but today's top earners are actually the "working rich," according to a new working paper co-authored by Princeton University.

Hens that Lay Human Proteins in their Eggs Offer Future therapy Hope

Hens that lay human proteins in eggs offer future therapy hope

Jan 29, 2019 08:25 AM EST

Chickens that are genetically modified to produce human proteins in their eggs can offer a cost-effective method of producing certain types of drugs, research suggests.

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Hurricane Michael: 'Monstrous' storm strengthens to category two

Oct 09, 2018 10:30 AM EDT

Hurricane Michael has strengthened to a category two storm, with winds topping 100mph (155km/h) as it churns towards the Florida coast.

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