Thanks to Yao Ming the Slaughter of Sharks for their Fins is Down 80%

THANKS TO YAO’S CAMPAIGN, SUPPORT FOR A SHARK FIN SOUP BAN HAS SKYROCKETED IN CHINA Back in 2011, NBA Hall of Famer and GOAT of Chinese basketball, Yao Ming, became the face of an awareness campaign on shark fin consumption that … Continue reading

India Rules Sex With a Child Bride Is Always Rape in a Massive Win for Girls’ Rights

Landmark change to India’s marital rape laws. India’s top court has ruled that sex with a child is always rape, quashing a clause that allowed men to have sex with underage girls if they were married to them. The Supreme … Continue reading

Punjab Has Just Announced Free Education For Girls From Nursery To PhD

BCCL/ REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGEMaking the announcement on Monday Capt. Singh said free textbooks will be provided to all students in government schools from the next academic session. Books will also be made available online from where students can download for free … Continue reading

The New Bottom Line on Stretching and Exercise

Despite decades of conflicting advice, stretching can be beneficial — if done correctly   Generations of athletes, from youth leagues to professional sports, were taught to stretch before practice and games to improve performance and prevent injury. The routine typically went something … Continue reading

U.S. Will Lift Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum From Canada And Mexico

The Trump administration has reached a deal to lift tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada and Mexico, in a move that could put the three nations a step closer to ratifying the USMCA trade deal that would replace … Continue reading

Brains Speed Up Perception by Guessing What’s Next

Your expectations shape and quicken your perceptions. A new model that explains the effect suggests it’s time to update theories about sensory processing. Expect one flavor on the tongue only to get something else, and you’ll find the taste unpleasant. … Continue reading

This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

This is little more than advertising, and the expression of a concept. Nevertheless, the idea expressed is important, and we wish for progress down this road (Kaufmann – director)  Nuclear power plants are so big, complicated and expensive to build … Continue reading