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California Bans Plastic Bags - First State to Do So

California Bans Plastic Bags – First State to Do So

The governor of California has signed the first statewide plastic bag ban in the US. Single-use plastic bags will be prohibited at grocery and convenience stores. “This bill…

White House Changes Neutral Position on Hong Kong, Supports the Hong Kong Vote

White House Changes Neutral Position on Hong Kong, Supports the Hong Kong Vote

The White House, which had maintained a neutral stance regarding attempts by Hong Kong citizens to regain universal suffrage in the face of Chinese national oppression, changed its…

Men Getting More Abuse Online Than Women - Study

Men May Be Getting More Abuse Online Than Women – Study

According to a recent study, and despite popular sentiment that the internet is not safe for women, men may be ones who receives the most abuse on social media….

IBM Develops New Brainlike Chip 2

IBM Develops New Brainlike Chip, 180,000x More Efficient Than Modern CPUs

The new chip developed by IBM has 4096 cores, 1 million programmable neurons, and 5.4 billion transistors, heralding what some are calling a new era in computing. The chip,…

Men Read More News, But Women Read More Fiction

Men Read More News, But Women Read More Fiction

There are variations in who reads what between the sexes. American men have been found to read more news and to discuss news more often than women. Men…

International Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become LawInternational Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications--Arms Trade Treaty Will Become Law

International Arms Trade Treaty Finally Reaches 50 Ratifications–Arms Trade Treaty Will Become Law

Amnesty International has received the 50th ratification to its Arms Trade Treaty, and the treaty will now become law. The law will be the first of its kind, and will prohibit…

138th Self Immolation in Protest of Chinese Rule in Tibet

138th Self Immolation in Protest of Chinese Rule in Tibet

[BRIEF] Tibetan student Lhamo Tashi self immolated outside of a police office in Tsoe city, Kanlho TAP–the first self immolation in Tibet since April. Tashi is the seventh…

Brazilian Policeman Shoots Street Vendor Dead When Man Spray Paints Police Officer [graphic video] (2)

Brazilian Policeman Shoots Street Vendor Dead When Man Tries to Grab Pepper Spray Can From Police Officer [graphic video]

In Sao Paulo, Brazil, a paramilitary police officer shot dead a street vendor when the vendor attempted to grab a can of pepper spray held by the officer. The officer…

Russia Launches Case Against Ukraine for War Crimes, Cites Irrefutable Evidence

Russia Launches Case Against Ukraine for War Crimes, Cites “Irrefutable Evidence”

Citing “irrefutable evidence” obtained by the Russian Investigative Committee, Russian authorities have launched a criminal case against Ukraine for its use of prohibited means and methods of warfare….

Engineering Team Builds Sail Twice as Effective, Twice as Powerful as The Sails You Are Familiar With The Wind Wing (10)

Engineering Team Builds Sail Twice as Effective, Twice as Powerful as the Sails You Are Familiar With: the Wind Wing

The Greenbird Wind Wing was designed and built under two San Francisco-based entrepreneurs, and has been proposed as a means of cutting down on the over $1 million…

In Sweden, Thousands Protest as "Fascists and Racists" Enter Parliament in Rising Numbers

In Sweden, Thousands Protest as “Fascists and Racists” Enter Parliament in Rising Numbers

In Sweden, the far-right Swedish Democrats party, often called fascist and racist for its nationalist and anti-immigration policies–as well as for public scandals such as racist comments posted…

Moscow Students Organize Demonstration, Wear Ukraine's Blue and Yellow, Peace Signs

Moscow Students Organize Demonstration, Wear Ukraine’s Blue and Yellow, Peace Signs

[Brief] In Moscow, a group of teenage students organized and carried out a demonstration that included Ukrainian colors and peace symbols. The children were reportedly responding to comments…

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