Category Archives: CNN – World

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

Amid looming coronavirus crisis, progress made in fight against Ebola

As China and the world try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, the fight against another deadly disease, Ebola, has reached an encouraging “milestone,” the World Health Organization said Friday. Four countries in Africa, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Ghana and Zambia, have licensed an Ebola vaccine to “cement hard-fought progress”…MORE

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

In these ‘very dark times,’ Jane Goodall explains why she is still hopeful

Jane Goodall will be turning 86 this year, but she shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, there’s a renewed sense of urgency to her activism. Her days are packed with meetings with world leaders, visiting conservation projects, supporting her Roots & Shoots movement and sharing her message with anyone who will listen. She…MORE

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Massive asteroid will swing by Earth after Valentine’s Day

Not long after Valentine’s Day ends, a massive asteroid estimated to be between 1,443 feet and 3,248 feet long will pass by Earth around 6:05 a.m. ET on Saturday. Based on the size range, it could be anywhere between the size of a suspension bridge to taller than a skyscraper. But the experts at NASA’s…MORE

Valentine’s Day’s dark and twisted origin story

Valentine’s Day’s dark and twisted origin story

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day. Did you bring enough sweethearts for everyone in class? Love it or hate it, the holiday has come a long way. From goat skin and fertility to 16th century greeting cards, here’s a quick spin through several theories on the origins of the holiday dedicated to love, love, love. The festival…MORE

An eventual peace deal in Afghanistan? It’s complicated

An eventual peace deal in Afghanistan? It’s complicated

The war in Afghanistan has lasted so long that kids born after it began are now old enough to fight in it. Now, news that US President Donald Trump could approve the first step to a US peace deal with the Taliban may herald a fragile but significant foreign policy breakthrough — and bring some…MORE

Mysterious ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans discovered

Mysterious ‘ghost population’ of ancient humans discovered

A mysterious population of ancient humans lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and scientists believe their genes still live on in people today. This “archaic ghost population” appears to have diverged from modern humans before Neanderthals split off from the family tree, according to the research published by the “Science Advances”…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…