The #MeToo movement has brought down powerful men for allegations of sexual misconduct, but a commentary in a medical journal has found an unflattering side effect. It says #MeToo is preventing women in the medical profession from receiving mentorship opportunities from their male peers.
At Oculus’ annual developer conference, everything from the demos to the keynote language reinforced how important VR is to Facebook’s long-term efforts. https://media.wired.com/photos/5bac0d5af8a2e62d0bd5c489/master/pass/Zuck-Oculus-1041178462.jpg
Artificial trans fats will be off Canadian plates for good, as the final step to ban them in Canada is scheduled to take effect Monday. Researchers believe a ban could prevent up to 12,000 heart attacks in Canada over 20 years.
The latest set of sanctions against Russia, introduced by the US in response to Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Skripal poisoning in the UK, has come into effect. Moscow has already promised a proportional response. The State Department document, published by the Federal Register website on Monday, outlines the new restrictions that Washington hopes will […]
China’s commerce ministry has said that it firmly opposes and reserves its right to retaliate to the latest batch of US tariffs that went into effect on Thursday and targeted another $ 16bn worth of imports from the Asian country. In a mirror response, China has slapped hundreds of US products with their own levies. […]
‘Getting the dollar wrong is deadly’: A rapid rise in the dollar could cause a domino effect across emerging markets
Christian Charisius/Reuters The US dollar has already been rallying this year, which puts emerging markets with dollar-denominated debt in a hard position. A currency crisis in Turkey could lead to a “rapid appreciation,” analysts warn. Follow the dollar in real time here. A rallying US dollar has been clobbering emerging market currencies this year, and […]
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images President Donald Trump’s abrupt, erratic approach to trade, even when he does not follow through on the harshest protectionist threats, is already damaging faith in the global trading system. “The Trump administration’s increased willingness to argue that conventional imports are a threat to national security could have an adverse impact on the […]
The first Christians were baffled by what they called ‘the Resurrection.’ Their struggle to understand it brought about astonishing success for their faith.
Universities should reconsider the idea of ‘safe spaces’ because of the “chilling effect” they could have on freedom of expression, MPs have warned. A parliamentary committee expressed serious concerns over higher education safe space policies, aimed at preventing controversial speakers from having a platform for fear their speeches may be offensive. The Committee on Human […]
GETTY Liverpool’s Terracotta Warriors exhibition has brought a tourist boom Famous for The Beatles, its iconic docks and two Premier League football clubs, the Merseyside city of Liverpool is a vibrant tourism hub. The region welcomed over 62 million visitors in 2016, making it the fifth most visited destination in the UK for overseas visitors, […]