Trump’s tariffs: What are they? How do they work?
Jun01

Trump’s tariffs: What are they? How do they work?

President Donald Trump has once again turned to tariffs to try to get his way with a U.S. trading partner. This time, the target is Mexico: Trump plans to impose 5% tariffs on Mexican imports starting June 10 and to ratchet them up to 25% by Oct. 1 if the Mexicans don’t do more to stop the surge of Central American migrants across the southern U.S. border. Tariffs have become one of Trump’s favorite policy tools. The...

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2 people looking at the same thing see it very differently
Jun01

2 people looking at the same thing see it very differently

This is an Inside Science story. (Inside Science) — If a picture is worth a thousand words, scientists now find that not everybody looks at the same words first. When shown a series of pictures some people might focus more on, say, faces, while others might fixate on food. The new findings emphasize how the world might look different from one person to the next. Much remains a mystery about how we look at the world. People...

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Reports: Justice Dept. preparing antitrust probe of Google
Jun01

Reports: Justice Dept. preparing antitrust probe of Google

The U.S. Justice Department is readying an investigation of Google’s business practices and whether they violate antitrust law, according to news reports. The search giant was fined a record $2.72 billion by European regulators in 2017 for abusing its dominance of the online search market. In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission made an antitrust investigation of Google but closed it in 2013 without taking action. Now the...

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Dire state of coral reefs highlighted by first-ever World Reef Day
Jun01

Dire state of coral reefs highlighted by first-ever World Reef Day

A quarter of the world’s coral has disappeared in the last 30 years, and scientists warn that coral reefs could be entirely wiped out by the end of the century. Coral reefs support more marine species than any other undersea habitat, with over 25% of the ocean’s fish depending on the healthy coral. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimates that nearly half a billion people depend on reefs as sources of food...

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