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( Here's Why Food Waste Is a Major Climate Change Issue
Dec 9th 2023, 11:52

Source: ( Canadian Broadcasting Company - Top Stories NewsIn the drive to fight climate change, one source of significant emissions that goes largely unnoticed is food waste. Food releases large amounts of methane—a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent in terms of warming than carbon dioxide as it breaks down over 20 years. It traps more heat in the atmosphere per molecule than carbon dioxide, according to the UN Environment Program, and the more food that is wasted, the more methane it produces.


( 74 Members of U.S. Congress Demand Three College Presidents Resign
Dec 9th 2023, 11:52

Source: ( Google News - HealthMore than 70 members of the United States Congress signed a letter Friday demanding that the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania resign. The letter, signed mostly by Republicans, came three days after the presidents testified in a House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing about antisemitism on college campuses—testimony that the letter referred to as "abhorrent."


( Turkey's President Accuses West of "Barbarism" in Gaza War
Dec 9th 2023, 11:46

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the West Saturday of "barbarism" for its stance on the Israel-Hamas war and what he alleged was its tolerance of Islamophobia. "Israel has carried out atrocities and massacres that will shame the whole of humanity," Erdogan told a packed hall in Istanbul the day before the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration enshrines a standard for human rights of all...


( Light Therapy May Improve Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Dec 8th 2023, 07:24

Source: ( Science Daily - Top HealthThe cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease is often accompanied by sleep disturbances and psycho-behavioral symptoms, including apathetic and depressive behavior, agitation, and aggression. According to a new study published this week in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, however, light therapy leads to significant improvements in sleep and psycho-behavioral symptoms for patients with Alzheimer's disease.


( Iran's President Condemns Gaza "Genocide" at Moscow Talks with Putin
Dec 8th 2023, 07:24

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportIranian President Ebrahim Raisi accused the West on Thursday of supporting "genocide" by Israel against Palestinians in Gaza, at the start of talks in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin. After Putin mentioned the Palestinian territories, Raisi responded via a translator: "What is happening in Palestine and Gaza is of course genocide and a crime against humanity." He said it was "even more sad" that this was supported by the United States and...


( Barbados Prime Minister Calls for Slavery Reparation Talks
Dec 8th 2023, 07:23

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportBarbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley used a speech in London on Wednesday to call for a global conversation on reparations for countries that saw their people enslaved, sometimes for centuries, under colonial rule. Barbados was one of Britain's first slave colonies. English settlers first occupied the Caribbean island in 1627 and developed a sugar plantation economy using enslaved people from Africa. Slavery was abolished there in 1834.


( Hanukkah Brings Light to Germany's Jews Facing Surge in Antisemitism
Dec 8th 2023, 06:32

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA German chancellor for the first time kindled the first flame of the giant Hanukkah Menorah in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on Thursday in a sign of solidarity with Jewish people two months after the Hamas attacks. A crane lifted Chancellor Olaf Scholz to the first branch of the 33-foot tall menorah, which he lit with a torch. "Hanukkah stands for hope and trust," said Scholz. "We need both, especially in these days."


( Tulane Students Build Wheelchairs for Children with Disabilities
Dec 8th 2023, 06:19

Source: ( CBS News - U.S. NewsA Tulane University program is creating waves of change for kids with disabilities, providing them with specially designed chairs that offer newfound mobility and independence. Volunteers at the university dedicate their time and skills to building the chairs with the help of 3D printing technology. So far this year, they have built 15 chairs. Each chair is personalized and signed by its makers, carrying messages of love and care from their...


( Europe Reaches a Deal on the World's First Comprehensive AI Rules
Dec 8th 2023, 06:05

Source: ( ABC News - Science and TechnologyEuropean Union negotiators clinched a deal Friday on the world's first comprehensive artificial intelligence rules, paving the way for legal oversight of technology used in popular generative AI services like ChatGPT that have promised to transform everyday life and spurred warnings of existential dangers to humanity. The Artificial Intelligence Act covers controversial topics such facial recognition surveillance used by police.


( U.S. House Committee Opens Probe Into Harvard, Penn, MIT After Hearing
Dec 8th 2023, 06:00

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA U.S. House of Representatives committee opened an investigation into three of the country's most prestigious universities on Thursday, two days after lawmakers expressed dissatisfaction with the school presidents' testimony about addressing antisemitism. The panel said it believed the schools were not doing enough to address "rampant antisemitism" on their campuses following the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel.


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