Trade winds push polluted air from China to Japan and South Korea and other Asian nations.
Certain crops and pesticides might not be needed anymore, providing an environmentally friendly way to eat. But those impacted would be the people who could afford to buy a food printer and cartridges in the first place.
Just weeks after President Maduro’s election, Venezuela put into effect a sweeping new labor law that should silence some critics – or create new ones.
New York City has a legal obligation to provide shelter to anyone who it deems to be homeless.
Aside from the fact that it doesn’t even make business sense for a company to cut out the 69 percent of Americans who are plus-size, not to mention the growing ranks of people overseas, there’s a clear double standard between the treatment of women’s bodies and men’s bodies.
The world’s oldest profession isn’t typically the safest.
There was a lot to read on the subject of social issues this week.
We need to move away from seeing someone’s size and assuming that we know absolutely anything about their health or lifestyle.
At this intersection of public health and politics, not only are lives being lost but there is support for the idea that, without a more cohesive effort to eradicate polio completely, the number of cases in these countries could increase to thousands a year in a matter of ten years.
It is kind of frightening to think that a computer can diagnose to such accuracy if one is suicidal or not. But as Pestian said, the computer has an unbiased eye that spots patterns without the lenses we as human use to read and see the world. A computer may be able to see the pattern that we all miss in those around us who are thinking about hurting themselves.
Leprosy colonies have been established for centuries; quarantining people afflicted with the disease and condemning them as cursed. Now there is a cure for Leprosy, yet there still isn’t a concentrated effort to eradicate the disease.
All three series look like they use the characters’ disabilities as a jumping off point, not as a means to limit them.
Researchers from Humboldt University have taken geotagged ableist, racist and homophobic Tweet over the past year and mapped them
Here are some of the best articles that we found this week.
Roma kids are often taught in separate classrooms, corralled to play in a separate recess facility and are refused from eating hot lunch with the Slovakian kids in at least one school.
Germany treats its mothers well, but it has one of the lowest birth rates on a continent filled with low birth rates.
Instead of making it easier, it’s often made more difficult for women to access contraception and sexual health information
Big Data is increasingly being used to put a number on things that we had a hunch about but didn’t know for certain.
Psychopaths actually prove Rifkin’s point that our society is built on empathy. If none of us had this quality we wouldn’t have even made it to the stone age.
When do we ever get to evade that public ownership?
In Egypt, while much of the attention has been focused on politics and sexual assaults in the country, there are other more mundane concerns that take place there as well.
All of the links that we thought were worthy of notice last week (or, more honestly, that we noticed last week).
And it definitely didn’t need to get as bad as it did for us to pay attention.
Yale University recently joined the list of 36 other universities that cover sex-reassignment surgeries.
Did you just say the word “Screech” out loud because you’re confused by this mission? I thought you might’ve.