105-year-old Japanese doctor who was still working died
2017-07-18 06:18:09 UTC
TOKYO (Reuters) - A centenarian Japanese doctor who saw patients until just months before his death and helped set up the medical systems that have made Japan one of the world's longest-lived nations died on Tuesday at the age of 105.
Born in 1...
Maths 'genius' Maryam Mirzakhani, First Woman to Win Fields Medal, Dies Age 40
2017-07-15 18:46:03 UTC
The Iranian-born professor, Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal –considered the mathematics equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for mathematics, has died in the US.
The 40-year-old had breast cancer, which had...
Global Warming: U.S. wants to plunder the planet
2017-05-31 18:28:52 UTC
U.S. far-right nationalist President Donald Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a move that promises to deepen a...
Controversial study: The evolutionary lineage arose in Africa?
2017-05-23 07:10:13 UTC
Fossils from Greece and Bulgaria of an ape-like creature that lived 7.2 million years ago may fundamentally alter the understanding of human origins, casting doubt on the view that the evolutionary lineage that led to people arose in Africa.
Protesters Voice Concern over Climate Change
2017-04-29 15:44:40 UTC
By Ian Simpson | WASHINGTON — For the second time in a month, tens of thousands of protesters are expected to turn out in Washington on Saturday to voice concern over climate change in a mass demonstration marking the 100th day of Donald Trump's p...
Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
2017-04-18 03:18:51 UTC
What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history.
The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist na...
LIVE: Millions Watched As Giraffe Gave Birth To A Baby Boy
2017-04-16 22:44:08 UTC
NEW YORK — After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue even...
No More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Improves Breast Cancer Survival
2017-04-09 19:23:30 UTC
HEALTH — IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL —
Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.
Compared to wome...
Global Humanitarian Crisis: U.S. Withdraws Funding For UNFPA
2017-04-04 02:02:04 UTC
Global Humanitarian Crisis: U.S. Withdraws Funding For United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
The State Department said on Monday it was ending U.S. funding for the UNFPA, the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as m...
Yusuf Islam, known as Cat Stevens is coming back to New Zealand
2017-04-02 08:34:45 UTC
Yusuf Islam - better known as Cat Stevens - is coming back to New Zealand.
There might never have been a Cat Stevens if it weren't for Jane Fonda.
The Beatles, the Yardbirds and even the Monkees also had a hand in his creation - though not n...
Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse
2017-03-24 05:39:53 UTC
Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for Amy Winehouse.
In a wide-ranging interview with the music writer Bill Flanagan, Bob Dylan touched on his admiration for the late Amy Winehouse, calling her "The last real individualist around"; his and ...
Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation
2017-03-10 20:32:24 UTC
New York — Kristen Stewart hopes to help others by going public about her sexual orientation.
The 26-year-old, who used to date her co-star from the "Twilight" film series, Robert Pattinson, made headlines in February when she announced she was...
Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
By Giulia Segreti | MILAN
Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.
As with his Emporio line, shown on...
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools
2017-02-18 20:14:53 UTC
Human rights and the dignity of all students upheld in California schools.
California - On the same day that the Department of Homeland Security leaked a draft of a <a
Nobel laureate Malala condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy
2017-01-29 19:07:58 UTC
In a powerful statement, Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai condemns Trump’s anti-refugee policy.
Donald Trump’s executive order which reportedly bans people from several majority-Muslim countries—along with his explicit promise to prioritize Ch...
Thousands will be in D.C. to stand with women
2017-01-22 07:35:03 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP/WATE) — A day after the inauguration, more than 200 men and women from the Knoxville-area are in Washington D.c. for the women’s march on Washington.
Organizers of Saturday’s Women’s March on Washington expect more than 200,000 p...
Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests.
Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep trashes Donald Trump
2017-01-09 07:58:16 UTC
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA (Reuters) - "La La Land" danced off with seven Golden Globes on Sunday on a night marked by upsets and a stinging indictment of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump by Hollywood favorite Meryl Streep.
"La La Land", a roma...
Support for Merkel, most Germans are not worried about terrorism
2017-01-06 11:48:59 UTC
BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc is up despite the Christmas market attack in Berlin that killed 12 people, and most Germans are not worried about terrorism, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
North Dakota: Victory for Native Americans and climate activists
2016-12-05 05:00:23 UTC
CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have pr...
U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win
2016-12-05 05:01:52 UTC
<h2>Data Dive: U.S. hate incidents rise sharply after Trump win: civil rights group.</h2>
The number of hate and bias incidents reported across the United States spiked in the 10 days following Donald Trump's presidential election victory, acco...
U.S. Whitelash After A Black Presidency
2016-11-11 17:45:29 UTC
The foul stench of fascism in the U.S. - By John Metta.
Throughout this summer and autumn, I have interviewed fellow minorities, asking them about their feelings and experiences regarding this presidential election. In all of these interviews, ...