Australia, with a comparable level of international trade activity, still maintains greater internal equality than the trading nations that 42 percent of our consumption depends on. Only nine percent of countries that we trade with have more egalitarian economies. —> Read More Here
Allen Mann is a missionary, not a doctor. Yet when he returned from a trip to the Liberian capital of Monrovia with the group Crossway International, some people in his small town of Payson, Arizona, treated his arrival with scorn and fear.
“One of our neighbors got a little paranoid, and started asking questions about Ebola on some radio show,” Mann said in a phone interview with The Huffington Post.
“I moved to Payson to avoid things like this. … but now ebola may be on my doorstep,” his neighbor wrote in an email to The Common Sense Show, a conservative radio broadcast. “I’m sure he and his family will be at the local grocery store and WalMart soon and this small town could be at risk.”
After the story got picked up by local news outlets, Mann and his family found themselves sudden targets of ugly on-air and online criticisms, some escalating into threats.
“Some people commented in a lynch mob mentality, like, ‘Oh, we should torch his house’ and things like that,” said Mann. “Some people were just really angry at me for going and coming back, calling us all kinds of names like ‘idiots’ —> Read More Here
The Atlanta-based Weather Channel has released an official statement arguing that global warming is real, just days its co-founder John Coleman (pictured) said it does not exist. —> Read More Here
London’s Metropolitan Police has tested a system by Accenture that analyses a person’s criminal history and posts on social media to assess how likely it is for them to commit a crime. —> Read More Here
Video emerges of ‘Lockheed Martin scientist’ claiming aliens are REAL and that he worked at Area 51 on UFO technology
In a video Boyd Bushman (shown) says aliens are real and they have visited Earth. Before passing away on 7 August 2014 he said incidents such as Roswell in 1947 were caused by aliens. —> Read More Here
The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, according to Microsoft, which is based in Redmond, Washington. —> Read More Here
Researchers from the University of Toronto compared Environmental Performance Index (EPI) to nation-level personality traits. Switzerland was the most agreeable, open and environmentally-friendly. —> Read More Here
Everyone can have an impact on the dynamics of a group, particularly if they join forces with others
How do we as individuals prompt our fellow humans to behave socially? This is one of the central questions relating to social dilemmas in game theory. Previous studies assumed that it is almost impossible to control cooperation in large groups. Nonetheless, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have now demonstrated that each of us can exert an influence on the cooperative behaviour of others. However, the possibilities available to the individual are limited in this regard, particularly in the context of large groups. The researchers therefore also examined how group success is influenced when several like-minded members join forces. The mathematically calculated result corroborates experience: we can achieve more when we act together. —> Read More Here
Piece of aluminum found on Gardner Island may have been part of Amelia Earhart’s plane during her ill-fated flight around the world
If the scrap in fact belonged to Earhart’s Lockheed Electra, it indicates that she and navigator Fred Noonan died on the island, and not somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. —> Read More Here
Ancient Mexican city yields 50,000 treasures —> Read More Here