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FBI Offers Circumstantial Evidence That North Korea Is Responsible For Sony Hack – OpEd

FBI statement: As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions. While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our […]

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Climate Change: Glimmers Of Hope? – Analysis

With the weaker-than-expected agreement at the recent Climate Change Conference at Lima, there is an urgent need to replicate innovative green endeavours in civil society and business for a sustainable global economy with grassroots empowerment. By Rajni Bakshi* Chennakhotapalli, a village on the Bangalore-Hyderabad highway, could be a show case for climate mitigation action. Over […]

Tsunami travel time map for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Graphic credit: NOAA.
Tsunami travel time map for the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Graphic credit: NOAA.


Ten Years After Indian Ocean Tsunami: Walking Last Mile Together On Early Warning – OpEd

By Dr Shamshad Akhtar with Ministers from India, Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand* On 26 December 2004, the world experienced one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. A 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, triggered a massive tsunami that directly affected fourteen countries in Asia and Africa. The […]

Wind farm in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke, Wikipedia Commons.
Wind farm in Neuenkirchen, Germany. Photo by Dirk Ingo Franke, Wikipedia Commons.


Developing A Reliable Wind ‘Super Grid’ For Europe

EU-funded researchers are involved in the development of a pan-European ‘super grid’ capable of dispersing wind power across Member States. This will bring more renewable energy into homes and businesses, help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and enable Europe to move closer towards achieving energy independence. This final point is an important consideration given that […]

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Internet Addiction Affects 6 Percent Of People Worldwide

Internet addiction is an impulse-control problem marked by an inability to inhibit Internet use, which can adversely affect a person’s life, including their health and interpersonal relationships. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published […]

A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences
A definitive geological timeline from Princeton University researchers shows that a series of massive eruptions 66 million years ago in a primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan Traps played a role in the extinction event that claimed Earth's non-avian dinosaurs, and challenges the dominant theory that a meteorite impact was the sole cause of the extinction. Pictured above are the Deccan Traps near Mahabaleshwar, India. Credit: Image courtesy of Gerta Keller, Department of Geosciences


New Timeline Confirms Ancient Volcanism Aligned With Dinosaurs’ Extinction

A definitive geological timeline shows that a series of massive volcanic explosions 66 million years ago spewed enormous amounts of climate-altering gases into the atmosphere immediately before and during the extinction event that claimed Earth’s non-avian dinosaurs, according to new research from Princeton University. A primeval volcanic range in western India known as the Deccan […]