AT the preparatory meetings for COP21 in Lima, Peru, delegates from countries that are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change proposed changing the global temperature target from 2ºC to 1.5ºC. Over the advice of climate scientists, the change was adopted as an … [Read more...] about Is 1.5ºC achievable?
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations voted overwhelmingly Thursday to recognize a Palestinian state, a victory decades in the making for the Palestinians after years of occupation and war. It was a sharp rebuke for Israel and the United States. In an … [Read more...] about UN vote recognizes state of Palestine; US objects
Tiangong-1, China’s first space station, is expected to break up in Earth’s atmosphere within months. Some pieces, such as those made of titanium, will be strong enough to hit the ground. Whole objects may survive intact due to the onion-like … [Read more...] about China’s first space station is going to crash into Earth — but objects inside of it may reach the ground unharmed
Many Federal Reserve officials are concerned that inflation will remain lower for longer, according to minutes of the policy meeting they held in September. The textbook stipulation that low unemployment should push up worker pay, spending, and, subsequently, prices is not … [Read more...] about The Fed is worried that it won’t achieve one of its key objectives for a while
This fall, Apple’s Photos app will add a feature that reveals the company’s increasing expertise in computer vision technology. Apple Photos will be able to sort your snapshots by face, activity, and even the facial expression you or your friends might be … [Read more...] about A complete list of objects that Apple Photos can recognize