The world is facing a mounting threat of disease pandemics that could kill millions and wreak havoc on the global economy, a international expert panel has warned, and governments should work to prepare for and mitigate that risk. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), co-convened by the World
A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus. Pollution composed of tiny particles from car exhaust, factory smokestacks and other sources is dangerous to everyone's health, and during pregnancy it'
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 18 — We all know most children dislike performing in front of a crowd. But for a boy, his performance with a stoic look, has made him an internet sensation. The 30-second video...
Facebook will work with law enforcement organizations to train its artificial intelligence systems to recognize videos of violent events as part of a broader effort to crack down on extremism. Facebook's AI systems were unable to detect live-streamed video of a mass shooting at a mosque in Christchurch
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace says at least 75 countries are actively using AI tools such as facial recognition for surveillance. The index of countries where some form of AI surveillance is used includes liberal democracies such as the United States and France as well as more autocratic
A mother took a selfie just minutes before she collapsed and suffered a stroke, and now her family is crediting the photo for saving her life.
One thing is clear: The attack revealed the limits of Saudi Arabia’s seemingly sophisticated air-defense system. Riyadh in recent years has spent billions of dollars building up six battalions of U.S.-made Patriot surface-to-air missiles and associated radars. The Patriots didn’t stop the recent attack
The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao
Cryogenic containers exploded in the fire in Australia, splattering the burning building with sperm that had been stored for artificial insemination.
Exclusive: Job has left some ‘addicted’ to extreme material and pushed others to far right. The task of moderating Facebook continues to leave psychological scars on the company’s employees, months after efforts to improve conditions for the company’s thousands of contractors, the Guardian has learned
A woman unintentionally swallowed her engagement ring while dreaming she was keeping it away from villains — and ultimately required surgery to remove it.
A solid 18-karat gold toilet valued at more than $1.25 million was stolen from the Blenheim Palace, the family home of Winston Churchill in the UK.
Graphic design was clearly not the passion of whoever designed the NBA's Chicago Bulls logo. Or perhaps, they were a little too passionate. Redditor Cvoony discovered that, when looking at the Bulls logo on their brother's sweater flipped upside down, the white-on-red image of a scowling bull
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo denounced strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure as an "act of war" on Wednesday, as Riyadh unveiled new evidence it said showed the assault was "unquestionably" sponsored by arch-foe Iran. "This was an Iranian attack," Pompeo
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long grip on power appeared in jeopardy on Wednesday after elections left him tied with his main challenger Benny Gantz raising the prospect of tough negotiations to build a unity government or even the end of the premier's record long rule. In a sign of the
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation Wednesday which could slam the brakes on the so-called "gig economy" by requiring rideshare firms to treat contract drivers as employees, challenging the economic models of giants such as Uber and Lyft. The legislation, which is being closely
After living and crooning for years in Las Vegas, French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion has returned home to Quebec to kick off her first world tour in a decade on Wednesday. The first single "Flying On My Own," featuring her powerful vocals backed by techno beats, has already received airplay
President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration is revoking California's authority to set its own stricter emissions standards, days before a major UN summit on averting climate change disaster. The move came after the state reached a deal with major automakers to produce more
At least 26 young pupils and two teachers were killed on Wednesday in a fire at a Koranic school near the Liberian capital Monrovia, the president's office said. The young boys were sleeping in the school dormitory when the fire began overnight, said police spokesman Moses Carter, adding that an
California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a controversial law that could shake up the "gig" economy by reclassifying rideshare drivers and others as employees. The legislation, which is being closely watched in other states, responds to critics who argue that companies like Uber