The No. 1 reason to become a vegan — it’s not about your health

Thanks; Catey Hill Published: Jun 11, 2019 10:34 am ET As Beyond Meat announces plans for a ‘meatier’ burger, here’s a look at the increasingly compelling case for giving up meat and dairy forever Though just 3% of Americans identify as vegans, there is a compelling case for shunning meat and dairy. There’s real meat…

What finding ‘lost wallets’ tells us about human nature

Thanks;Andrew Keshner, James Wellemeyer Published: Jun 23, 2019 7:27 am ET Researchers planted 17,000 ‘lost wallets’ in 40 countries. Psychologists say the results provide a surprising insight into human nature Researchers looked at why some people are more likely to return lost wallets. Karen Bergreen, a comedian living in Manhattan, always returns anything she finds completely…

Facebook’s Libra Crypto Coin: 5 Things We Know, and 5 We Don’t

Thanks;Joe Weisenthal Published;June 22, 2019, 6:00 AM EDT A visual representation of a digital cryptocurrency coin sits on display in front of a Facebook logo on June 17, 2019 in Paris, France.  Photographer: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency called Libra this week. When it launches in 2020 or later, it will be…

Pope Francis compares abortion to ‘hiring a hitman’ as several US states attempt to restrict the procedure

Thanks;Akin Oyedele  Pope Francis has reiterated his stance against abortion, saying the procedure should not be carried out even when the fetus is deformed or gravely ill.  The Associated Press reported that Francis, the head of the Catholic church, was speaking Saturday at a Vatican-sponsored anti-abortion conference. He rhetorically asked his audience whether it was lawful to…

Training for city leaders

Thanks;UN Habitat (zuzana.vuova@un.org) Published;MAY,17 Apply now to the Singapore – UN-HABITAT international capacity building programme: 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore Singapore and UN-HABITAT is organizing the 3rd edition of the International Leaders in Urban Governance Programme for Africa which will take place between 26-30 August 2019 in Singapore.  Mayors, governors, heads of metropolitan regions and provincial governments, decision-makers,…

Viewpoints: Anti-Abortion Activists Have Little Regard For Health Outcomes Of Women; Lessons On The Flaws Of Nutrition Research

Thanks; KHN Morning Briefing Published;April,24 The Washington Post: The Antiabortion Movement Has Taken On Extreme — And Unconstitutional — MeasuresPublic support for abortion rights is at its highest since the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, with 67 percent of voters saying abortion should be legal in “all” or “most” cases.” At the same time,…

S. Korea aims to become No. 4 robotics player by 2023

Thanks; Shin Ji-hye Published; Mar 22, 2019 – 16:44  South Korea plans to turn the nation’s robotics technology into a 15 trillion-won ($13.3 billion) industry, with the aim of becoming the fourth-largest player in the world by 2023.  “Traditional manufacturing sectors can be transformed into future industries by making use of robots,” said President Moon Jae-in…