Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi remains optimistic about potential agreements with Washington Republicans on the budget and immigration, though she is skeptical that a White House meeting on immigration on Tuesday will produce a breakthrough. The California Democrat told reporters in her Capitol office on Monday that “we just have to come together and we […]

Vinnyd January 9, 2018

Martin Hagger is Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. His areas of expertise are social, health, sport and exercise psychology. He is involved in numerous research projects nationally and internationally with a focus on motivation and behaviour change. He is currently leading projects in drugs in sport, promoting physical activity and healthy diet, understanding the […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

Billionaire activist Tom Steyer will push $30 million into an effort to boost millennial voter turnout in this year’s midterm elections to help Democrats take over the House. The former hedge fund manager, who made the announcement Monday, will not run for office in California this year. Rumors had swirled around whether he would challenge […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

A new product can take 3D images of your face in just seconds. It’s built by a company named Bellus3D and plugs into an Android phone. Then, using built-in cameras, will scan your face and show you an exact replica of yourself. Kind of creepy, but it might one day have some real world uses. […]

Tess Torelli January 9, 2018

China is also building a $50 billion “economic corridor” in Pakistan, connecting Xinjiang to Arabian Sea port cities of Gwadar and Karachi with a network of highways and high-speed rail services. Pakistani ports are supposed to keep open China’s access to the Middle East and Africa — and beyond — in case, as some Chinese […]

Vinnyd January 9, 2018

Australia is historically good at some sports, but not others. Why? Steve Georgakis from Sydney University outlines Australia’s historical sporting performance – from the legacy of British colonisation, to the turning point of Australia’s poor performance in the 1976 Olympic Games – and what this could mean for Australia’s performance at London 2012. A co-production […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif., arrives for a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing last November. Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign AffairsCommittee, said on Monday he will not run for re-election in November. Royce is in his last year as committee […]

Tess Torelli January 8, 2018

Over in Asia, Japanese stocks looked set to jump at the open as markets re-opened following a long weekend. Nikkei futures traded in Chicago were up 1.01 percent at 23,955 and Osaka futures were 0.4 percent higher at 23,810. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose to its highest levels in 26 years in the last […]