The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oneonta announced the abrupt resignation of its president only weeks after it experienced the most severe coronavirus outbreak of any public university in the state.
US President Donald Trump, who played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic for months, said on Friday that he and his wife Melania had tested positive for COVID-19 and were going into quarantine, upending the race for the White House.
New research from University of British Columbia (UBC) finds that after a night of shorter sleep, people react more emotionally to stressful events the next day — and they don't find as much joy in the good things. The study, led by health psychologist Nancy Sin, looks at how sleep affects our reaction to both stressful and positive events in daily life.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described as positive a recent decision by six European countries to join a trade mechanism designed to circumvent US sanctions against Iran, according to IRNA.
With climate change on people's minds and livestock farming in trouble for greenhouse gas emissions, many people see vegetarianism as a positive step. A study suggests that offering a greater vegetarian selection could be a way to lure meat eaters into choosing more veggie meals.
The outlook on Portugal’s government bond rating was changed to positive by Moody’s Investors Service on a continued decline in the government’s debt burden and sustained improvements in the banking sector.
The past year hasn’t been the best one for the environment. Global carbon emissions jumped to an all-time high and the UN declared that we are the last generation that can stop the climate change catastrophe. Over in India, the disastrous Kerala floods, the death of Ganga activist GD Agarwal, and the hunting of tigress Avni gave us reason to mourn.
On the occasion of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD), the United Nations called for focus on the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).