MENU

Tag: United States

Global Warming By 2 Degrees Likely To Happen By 2100, And There’s Barely Anything We Can Do To Stop It

There's a 90 percent chance that temperatures will rise from 2 degrees to 4.9 degrees Celsius by 2100, a new study noted. Know what its findings say about the greenhouse gas emissions targets of the Paris climate change agreement.

Earth/Environment August 1, 2017

China Seeks Leadership In Artificial Intelligence By 2030

Last Thursday, July 20, China announced its intention to be the world leader in artificial intelligence by 2030. Learn more about this ambitious plan in the Chinese AI industry to challenge the dominance of American AI companies.

Computers July 21, 2017

100 Million Americans Are Either Diabetic Or Prediabetic: CDC

Diabetes rates in the United States paint a picture of low awareness and increasing statistics, a new CDC report has showed. Experts continue to call for optimal nutrition as key in diabetes treatment and prevention.

Public Health July 19, 2017

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: It's Fast Approaching, And Here's How You Can Experience It

A total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States on Aug. 21. Learn more about this rather mysterious natural phenomenon and the simulator called the Eclipse Megamovie Project.

Earth/Environment June 13, 2017

Trump Organization Launching Affordable 'American Idea' Hotel Chain

The Trump Organization announced plans to launch a new 'American Idea' mid-market hotel chain with a patriotic theme. The first hotels will open in Mississippi, where Trump won by 18 percentage points in the presidential race.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Social Media Vetting Is Official: US Visa Applicants May Have To Disclose Their Social Media Names

The State Department has formally approved the Trump administration's proposal for tougher vetting that would cover one's social media presence as well. A new visa application questionnaire requires applicants to submit their social media handles from the past five years.

Business Tech June 2, 2017

Brazil’s Zika Emergency Is Over With Drop In Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Virus

Brazil has lifted its public health emergency over the mosquito-borne illness Zika virus. This occurs 18 months after its worst outbreak, which causes severe birth defects like microcephaly in newborns.

Public Health May 12, 2017

Amid Boiling Tensions Over Russia Ties, Former White House Officials Say Obama Warned Trump Against Hiring Flynn

Former President Barack Obama reportedly warned Donald Trump against hiring Michael Flynn. News surfaced just as Sally Yates prepares to testify about Flynn's misleading statements regarding his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the United States.

Life & Style May 8, 2017

US States Ramp Up Efforts To Fight Zika, Other Mosquito-Borne Illnesses As Warm Weather Approaches

As warm weather makes its way to the United States, the threat of Zika virus is revived anew, and states are gearing up for battle. Various states, for instance, are now acting against the spread of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Public Health May 2, 2017

Malaria Could Be Deadlier In The United States Than Previously Thought

Serious and even deadly cases of malaria may be striking the United States more often than previously reported. Learn more about malaria incidence in the country, according to a new report.

Public Health April 25, 2017

Here Are Simple Ways You Can Contribute To Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year around the world. What are steps you can take to contribute to this celebration and help mitigate climate change in your own way?

Earth/Environment April 22, 2017

New Report Calls For Creating A Scientific Research Integrity Board

A new report calls for an independent non-governmental Research Integrity Advisory Board (RIAB). This is to guide scientific research in the United States and protect against research misconduct and other detrimental practices.

Earth/Environment April 13, 2017

Good Time To Fly? New Report Lauds US Airlines For Improved Performance

U.S. airlines generally had a better performance last year, according to the results of Airline Quality Rating 2016. Find out how the airlines fared in terms of baggage handling, flight arrivals, and government-filed complaints.

Business Tech April 10, 2017

Bird Flu Strain Detected In Tennessee Farm Under Tyson Foods Contract

A Tennessee poultry farm under contract with Tyson Foods Inc. is now placed under quarantine by the U.S. Department of Agriculture officials afrer it was found infected with H7 strain of pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).

Public Health March 6, 2017

Satellite Mapping Tool Developed To Check Deforestation In America

Using satellite mapping as an indicator, a new metric has been developed for tracking deforestation in the United States. The satellite mapping can detect the average distance to the nearest forest from any point in the United States.

Earth/Environment March 2, 2017

Android Pay: Google's Mobile Payment Service Now Supports More Than 600 Banks In US

Google’s mobile payment service, Android Pay is now reportedly supporting over 600 banks in the U.S. Nearly 31 new financial institutions have been now added to the list of Android Pay.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

Humans Have A Hand In Over 80 Percent of Wildfires In America: Study

A staggering 84 percent of all wildfires in the United States are caused by humans, with the remaining 16 percent ignited by lightning. Learn more about human-induced wildfires and how they can be managed and controlled.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Global Warming Linked To 50 Percent Drop In Colorado River Flow By 2100

The flow of Colorado River, the source for water to some 40 million people, is expected to drop to as much as 50 percent by 2100 due to rising temperatures in the basin.

Earth/Environment February 28, 2017

Drug Overdose Deaths On The Rise In US, Mortality Rate Rose Twice Since 1999

A new report has been released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report suggests that the U.S. has seen a tremendous increase in the death rates due to drug overdose since 1999.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 25, 2017

Life Expectancy Set To Increase Globally By 2030: But Is The Gender Gap Shrinking?

Average life expectancy is set to rise globally by 2030. But is the perceived gender gap in life expectancy narrowing, and what factors are potentially at play?

Public Health February 22, 2017

US To Have Lowest Life Expectancy Among High-Income Countries By 2030

The life expectancy of American men and women by the year 2030 will be comparable to those of middle-income countries like Mexico and Croatia. What are the factors behind low life expectancy in the U.S.?

Public Health February 21, 2017

How West Nile Virus Transmission Is Higher During Drought

It has been thought in the past that West Nile virus epidemics spread in most ideal temperatures of transmission. The new study, however, shows us how West Nile virus transmission is higher during drought.

Public Health February 12, 2017

Your Spit Can Help Scientists Understand US Migration Patterns

More than 77,000 spit samples have been analyzed by a genealogy company to trace and understand migration patterns in the United States. The results can have real applications for medical research.

February 8, 2017

Credit Card Theft Moves Online As Chip Technology Thwarts In-Store Criminal Efforts

Millions of credit cards in the United States have been turned into 'smart cards' or those equipped with EMV technology. Criminals, however, have easily adapted and moved their operations online.

Security February 2, 2017

Bacon Lovers, Rejoice: No Shortage Of Tasty Pork Treat In Sight

Last December, frozen pork belly supply in the U.S. dropped to a record low following a massive demand for bacon, but there's no need to panic because no shortage is likely to occur, pork industry representatives say.

Business Tech February 2, 2017

Abortion In The US Falls To Historic Low

A new survey by the Guttmacher Institute has found that in 2014, there were 14.6 abortions for every 1,000 women of childbearing age, reflecting the biggest recorded drop since abortion was legalized by a Supreme Court ruling.

Public Health January 18, 2017

7 Facts About Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of nonviolent protests -- while fighting for equality -- lives on. Here are seven facts about the civil rights leader.

Life & Style January 17, 2017

How To Find Love: Here Are The Best States For Lovers: Study

Positive relationships seems to flourish in the states of Mississippi, Utah, and Wisconsin, according to one study. Other states, however, fall behind as the worst places for lovers.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2017

2016 Is The Second Warmest Year On Record For US, Scope Deemed ‘Unparalleled’

In records since 1895, 2016 ranked second warmest in the United States, with every single state and city in the Lower 48 states showing to be warmer than usual last year.

Earth/Environment January 10, 2017

Xiaomi Smartphones Coming To US 'Eventually,' But Don't Get Your Hopes Up Just Yet

Xiaomi has raised quite some interest at CES 2017, but it's still not ready to launch its smartphones in the United States. The company says it will enter the U.S. smartphone market 'eventually,' but don't get your hopes up for this year.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech January 7, 2017

Russia Chooses Not To Retaliate Against US Over Hacking Allegations And Sanctions

The outgoing Obama administration has issued sanctions and expulsions over allegations that Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential elections. Russian President Vladimir Putin, however, decided not to retaliate, and here's why.

Security December 31, 2016

If Trump Withdraws US From Paris Climate Change Accord, What Will Happen?

The Paris climate agreement is now officially part of international law, but uncertainty looms. With President-elect Donald Trump’s stance on climate change, will the United States reach its climate goals?

Earth/Environment November 10, 2016

Election Day 2016 Referendums: Here Are The Issues Voters In Different States Will Be Voting On

Election season is nothing less than stressful, but it is finally here! Aside from voting a new president, American voters in different states will also cast their ballot on various issues such as gun control and legalizing marijuana.

Life & Style November 8, 2016

Americans Are Empathetic: US Ranks In Top 10 Countries With Most Empathy

Tensions are high in the United States right now because of the elections, but while it may appear that everyone’s retreated to their own sides, a study has ranked the country as one of the most empathetic in the world.

Life & Style October 17, 2016

These Large US Cities Lead In Healthy, Active Living: Here's Why

When it comes to active living, large cities in the United States outrank smaller communities, a new study revealed. Researchers explain how the surroundings -- particularly opportunities for recreation -- affect the overall lifestyle of residents.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 12, 2016

US Makes Official Accusation Against Russia For Launching Hacks To Interfere With Elections: Will There Be Retaliation?

The United States government has officially accused Russia of launching hacking attacks in a bid to interfere with the upcoming national elections. Will the outgoing Obama administration retaliate against the Kremlin?

Security October 8, 2016

US Government To Hand Over Internet 'Address Book' To Nonprofit ICANN: No, It Won't Lead To An Online Doomsday

The United States government is set to hand over the 'address book' of the internet to non-profit organization ICANN. Republican lawmakers are looking to block the transition, warning of possible doomsday scenarios that could happen.

Internet September 30, 2016

US Might Not Reach Its 2025 Carbon Emission Goals

The United States may potentially fall short of the goals it set under the Paris climate accord unless something is done, a new report suggested. Researchers say further action must be done to achieve the 2025 goal.

Energy September 27, 2016

People In US, Germany, Japan Gain Weight During Different Holidays: Study

A new study confirms that most people really do gain weight during the holiday season. The trend was seen particularly among 3,000 participants from the United States, Japan and Germany.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 21, 2016

Colossal Solar Storm Nearly Caused Nuclear War In 1967

An unusually large solar storm detected in 1967 almost triggered a nuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union, a new study suggests. Air Force veterans gathered together to share their stories.

Space August 9, 2016

Amid Dieselgate Woes, Volkswagen Promises Electric Vehicles By 2020 To Save Its Reputation

Volkswagen announced that it wants to enlarge its electric vehicle fleet with up to 20 models by 2020. The manufacturing facilities will be in the U.S., in a further attempt to appease the demanding and eco-conscious clients from the country.

Car Tech July 20, 2016

Zika Outbreak Peaked In Brazil But Still Looms Over US

The Zika virus outbreak in Brazil may have already peaked and will soon fizzle out, a new study suggests. Researchers say efforts to prevent its spread are 'futile.'

Public Health July 15, 2016

American Brewers To Add Beer Nutrition Labels By 2020

Major brewers in the United States will soon add nutrition labels on beer bottles and cans. The measure will help consumers make 'better and healthy decisions,' an expert said.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 14, 2016

US Has Highest Death Rate For Car Crashes In The World

The United States has the highest car crash-related death rates in the world. Why are more Americans dying in roadway accidents and what can be done about it?

Healthy Living/Wellness July 7, 2016

Despite Legalization, Physician-Assisted Deaths Did Not Increase In The US

Despite the legalization of physician-assisted suicide, a new study found that the practice did not increase in states where it is available. This is contrary to what most people had feared, researchers said.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Real Time Analytics