Facts & Trends

IS GOD ESSENTIAL TO MORALITY?

The Pew Research Center asked people in 40 countries if it was necessary to believe in God to be moral. Here is a sample of those who said it was: 95% - Egypt 86% - Brazil 53% - U.S. 14% - ...
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Helping The Homeless in San Francisco

A nonprofit group in San Francisco is helping the city's homeless population with a former public transit bus that's been outfitted with two bathrooms, complete with toilets and hot showers. "If you're living on the streets and you're filthy, you ...
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SEABED MINING

Fifteen years ago, there was little resource exploitation on the ocean floor.  Now 460,000 sq. mi. (1.2 million sq km) of sea bottom is under contract to mining operations ...
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THE MANY FACETS OF UNRESTRICTED WARFARE

Military: Atomic warfare, Conventional warfare, Bio-chemical warfare, Ecological warfare, Space warfare, Electronic warfare, Guerilla warfare, Terrorist warfare Trans-Military: Diplomatic warfare, Network warfare, Intelligence warfare, Psychological warfare, Tactical warfare, Smuggling warfare, Drug warfare, Virtual warfare (deterrence) Non-Military: Financial warfare, Trade warfare, Resources warfare, Economic aid warfare, Regulatory warfare, Sanction warfare, Media warfare, ...
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7 Tips for Creative Thinking

Remaining creative throughout your life clearly offers mind health benefits. Not only can it minimize anxiety, depression, and cognitive problems, it can also enhance a person's enjoyment of everyday experiences. In order to point your mind in a more creative direction, ...
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Class of 1943 Finally Hold Their Prom

A Connecticut high school class who had their prom cancelled by World War II in 1943, are finally dusting off their dancing shoes and holding the event  - 70 years on. James Hillhouse High School's class of 1943 never got ...
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Coping with rejection

Gerald and Lily Chow of Hong Kong sued Mark Zimny, a college admissions consultant and former Harvard professor, when their two sons didn’t get into an Ivy League university.  The Chows say they gave Zimny more than $2 million to ...
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Out Of Breath

Delhi’s air now contains twice as much toxic matter as that of notoriously smoggy Beijing. The health impact has been disastrous, with children in Delhi now three times as likely as others in India to develop severe lung disorders ...
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THE FASTEST TRAINS

A magnetic levitation passenger train set a world speed record of 375 m.p.h. (603 km/h) on a test track in Japan on April 21. Here are top operating speeds, in miles per hour, of some of the world’s other fastest ...
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Property Tax Paid Using Dollar Bills and Loose Change

A California man has paid off a $14,000 property-tax bill using only dollar bills and loose change.  Larry Gasper says he wasn't deliberately trying to inconvenience county officials with the unorthodox payment, which he transported to county offices in a ...
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