OP-ED: Globalization in a mug

OP-ED: Globalization in a mug

A sign advertising job openings is seen outside of a Starbucks in Manhattan, New York City, New York, US, May 26, 2021 Reuters How coffee explains the world, why your morning java is more costly, why Brazil is vital to your daily fix, “Starbucks-istan,” the world’s iconic cafes, and other coffee thoughts Every day, I […]

OP-ED: What G7 leaders could have said, but didn’t

The world’s richest countries once again failed to agree to fund poorer countries in the climate change fight The four-day G7 summit in Cornwall ended with little cause for celebration from anyone worried about climate change. Most of the pledges that emerged were relatively old news, with the UK repeating its promise of 500 million […]

Algorithm reveals the mysterious foraging habits of narwhals

Algorithm reveals the mysterious foraging habits of narwhals

Researchers tagging a narwhal in East Greeenland. Credit: Carsten Egevang. An algorithm can predict when narwhals hunt—a task once nearly impossible to gain insight into. Mathematicians and computer scientists at the University of Copenhagen, together with marine biologists in Greenland, have made progress in gathering knowledge about this enigmatic Arctic whale at a time when […]

RAB arrests 16 members of science fraud ring

Ringleader formed a fake company in 2011 The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Wednesday arrested 16 people, including ringleader Saiful Islam alias Scientist Saiful, on charges of misappropriating crores of taka and land in the name of implementing fake projects on climate change, power generation, and coronavirus prevention. The arrests were made in Dhaka and […]

General Motors hits the gas on electric, autonomous push

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles. General Motors is hitting the accelerator on its drive towards electric autos, significantly boosting its near-term investments as it unveils new models and builds production capacity. The biggest US automaker announced it will raise spending by 30 percent to $35 billion through 2025 and […]

Counting mammals, birds and dung beetles could be vital for saving the Amazon

Dung beetle

Scarabaeus viettei (syn. Madateuchus viettei, Scarabaeidae); picture taken in dry spiny forest close to Mangily, western Madagascar. Credit: Axel Strauß/Wikipedia The Amazon rainforest holds around 50% of all remaining rainforests on the planet, while hosting more than 400 species of mammal, 1700 species of bird and an unknown number of insect species numbering in the […]

Biden and Putin to meet with relations at low point

Biden and Putin to meet with relations at low point

US President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are preparing sit down for their first, highly-anticipated summit. The talks in Geneva, Switzerland, come at a time when both sides describe relations as being at rock bottom. Issues include arms control, sanctions and US allegations of Russian cyber-attacks and election interference. No major breakthroughs […]

US cities put trust in community hubs to counter climate, social shocks

The Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory building in Los Angeles, which the city is seeking to turn into a “resilience hub”. Handout photograph courtesy of the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory.

That prompted concerns about how the city could effectively respond to any crisis situation, now and in the longer term. Ron Harris, the city’s chief resilience officer, said it had faced challenges to faith in government for some time but now people were paying more attention to the consequences. “When you don’t have that trust, […]

Dhaka urges UN to take immediate steps to resolve Rohingya crisis

File photo of rohingyas living in camps are trapped there for long, people are born into camps, grow up in camps and become adults in camps Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Efforts of the UN Security Council always fell short of concrete action, says the foreign minister Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has urged the United […]