Shanghai, Mumbai, New York will get hit hard by surging sea levels even at 2C rise: study

Shanghai, Mumbai, New York will get hit hard by surging sea levels even at 2C rise: study

Agence France-Presse Large swathes of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, scientists reported Sunday. A 2 C (3.6 Fahrenheit) spike in Earth’s temperature would submerge land currently occupied by 280 million people, while an increase of

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Agence France-Presse Vote counting in Myanmar’s landmark election was well underway Monday following a massive turnout that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s party catapulted to power and the end of decades of military control. Millions had queued the previous day to cast their ballots in an event heavy with history and filled with emotion.

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Science’s ‘Breakthrough’ winners earn over $21 million in prizes

Reuters Academia just turned a little more glitzy for a select group of scientists. Russian billionaire Yuri Milner handed out $21 million Sunday in seven Breakthrough Prizes, the award for scientific accomplishment he created three years ago alongside technology giants including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, 23andme founder Anne Wojcicki and Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

Missouri faculty to stage walkout amid racism protests: ‘We stand in solidarity with Mizzou student activists’

International Business Times

The faculty at University of Missouri plan to walk out of classes on Monday and Tuesday to support the ongoing student protests demanding action against racial incidents on campus, Columbia Missourian, a local newspaper, reported Monday. The decision by the faculty members comes as over 150 students gathered late Sunday to protest alleged discrimination and slurs…