Category: World

NAFTA negativity is a lot of bluster

By Alan Ker The rhetoric surrounding the ongoing renegotiation of the North American free trade agreement (NAFTA) is fomenting fear that the pact rests on shaky ground and its demise is a real possibility. Don’t believe the bluster. As a longtime researcher…

Big Five mass extinction events

Although the Cretaceous-Tertiary (or K-T) extinction event is the most well-known because it wiped out the dinosaurs, a series of other even more devastating mass extinction events has occurred throughout the history of the Earth. Mass extinctions are periods in…

Optimism may be dangerous

Paralysis through optimism: Research finds that belief that the future will be favorable may prevent action People tend to believe that others will come around to their point of view over time, according to findings from a series of studies…

Multiple earthquakes hit Mexico

Rescuers temporarily suspended a search for earthquake survivors in Mexico City out of fear of further building collapses since the early hours of Saturday, due to multiple upheavals that have occurred in Mexico. The strongest was of magnitude 6.1, which…