The IMF’s Poisonous Fiscal Advice for China
I have mixed feelings about China’s economic policies. During the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, China was horrifically impoverished because of socialist policies. According to the Maddison database, the country was actually poorer under communism than it was 1,000 years ago. But there was then a bit of economic liberalization starting in 1979. As a result, […]
Sterile Insect Technique to Control Emerging Global Invasion of a Drosophilid Fruit Fly
Taking flight between rows of crops inside a greenhouse, the Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD), Drosophila suzukii, lands on blossoming berries, infesting the fresh produce and causing irreparable destruction.
The pandemic made the world realise the importance of human contact
Touch is the only sense crucial to humans’ survival
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Under Bipartisan Fire for Trip to Cancun as His State Suffered Power Outages and Bitter Cold
(DALLAS) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said his family vacation to Mexico was “obviously a mistake” as he returned stateside Thursday following an uproar over his disappearance during a deadly winter storm. The Republican senator said he began second-guessing the trip since the moment he first got on the plane Wednesday. “In hindsight, I wouldn’t […]
Assessing Trump’s Record on Regulation
When I did my final assessment of Trump’s economic record, I gave him credit for cutting red tape in some areas, but also noted that he increased government intervention in other areas. …there were some very positive moves on regulation, but they were partly offset by areas where Trump increased intervention (coal subsidies, property rights, […]
‘Recipe for disaster’: Dem fears mount over immigration overhaul
Democrats in Texas and other states where immigration has been a lightning rod issue are growing increasingly uneasy that the White House is walking into a political buzzsaw in its zeal to unwind hardline Trump administration policies. Biden has not yet implemented expansive policy changes. The vast majority of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border […]
Why President Biden’s First Major Trips Are to Sell His Relief Plan in Battleground States
Jessica Salas stood up from her plush velvet seat in Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater on Tuesday night, her second-grade daughter Layla in tow, and carefully read her question for President Joe Biden from a white sheet of paper. “My children,” she told Biden, “often ask if they will catch COVID, and if they do, will they […]
The vaccines that could stop Covid-19
We’re tracking dozens of the vaccines in use or development in the United States and around the world.
First Responders in Cyprus Readied for Radiological Emergencies
When a radiological incident occurs, ambulances, police officers and fire fighters are often the first to reach the scene.
« Idoles », une immersion dans l’univers impitoyable de la K-pop
A travers l’histoire du groupe TVXQ, un boys band d’adolescents qui se sont rebellés contre le régime de quasi servitude auquel ils étaient soumis, Marianne Weller s’intéresse au star system à la coréenne.
Trump’s Acquittal Exposed a Republic in Peril
When you read the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, you can see how clearly the Founders understood a single moral maxim—power corrupts. Having just thrown off the yolk of a king they could not elect and a parliament they did not select, they were keenly concerned that no single person could dominate the new American […]
UK Covid live: Sturgeon expected to outline plan for return to Scottish schools
Latest updates: details of plan to reopen classrooms in Scotland due this afternoon; Zahawi says rapid testing could be key to reopening sporting and entertainment venues Jo Whiley offered vaccine before sister in care home with diabetes Rapid Covid testing key to reopening venues in England, says Zahawi Quarantine hotel users in England face £1,200 […]
International Childhood Cancer Day: IAEA Strengthens Support for Childhood Cancers
The IAEA joined national governments, UN Agencies and partners in a virtual meeting to mark International Childhood Cancer Day hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 15 February. Under the theme ‘All Hands In to Accelerate CureAll Implementation’ the IAEA presented its work in supporting countries in improving outcomes for children with cancer.
Twitter Users Slam Meghan McCain’s Tweet About Fences At U.S. Capitol
They had a lot to say after the “View” co-host called for the removal of fences on Capitol Hill.
Flamboyant former Argentine President Carlos Menem dies
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Carlos Menem, a former Argentine president who delivered short-lived economic stability and forged close ties with the United States in the 1990s even as he navigated scandal and enjoyed an often flamboyant lifestyle, has died. Argentine President Alberto Fernández confirmed the death of the 90-year-old former leader, who had been ailing […]