Seniors will soon outnumber children, but the U.S. isn't ready
Jun 22, 2018
The population of the United States is not as young as it used to be, and the year 2035 represents a major demographic turning point.
Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam
Jun 21, 2018
Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.
New testing method suggests baby Anzick-1 was same age as surrounding Clovis artifacts
Jun 19, 2018 report
A team of researchers from the University of Oxford, Texas A&M University and Stafford Research LLC has found evidence bolstering the theory that the skeletal remains of an infant unearthed in Montana are those of the only ...
Britain eases visa rules with eye on post-Brexit migration plan
Jun 14, 2018
Britain said Thursday it is easing visa rules to address a shortage of doctors and also encourage tech entrepreneurs as it prepares a new post-EU immigration system, an issue that drove the Brexit vote.
In test case for gig economy, UK court backs contractor
Jun 13, 2018
A London plumber who claimed he was unfairly dismissed after years of working as a contractor won a court ruling Wednesday giving him employment rights, in a closely watched case testing labor rules in the so-called gig economy.
Farmers increasingly relying on agricultural contractors, new research shows
Jun 12, 2018
More farmers are relying on external companies to carry out major work, new research shows.
Guatemala rescuers rush to find last volcano survivors
Jun 12, 2018
Scores of civil defense and rescue workers scrambled Monday to try to find any unlikely survivors of the Fuego volcano's deadly eruption more than a week on.
If people with learning disabilities can't consent to marry, they're at risk of forced marriage
Jun 11, 2018
In a recent landmark case, a mother received the first conviction in England for forcing someone to marry. She had tricked her daughter, then aged 17, into travelling to Pakistan to be married as soon as she turned 18. The ...
Amazon supplier under fire for poor China working conditions
Jun 11, 2018
Electronics giant Foxconn announced Monday it had started an investigation after a labour group alleged illegal working conditions at one of its Chinese factories producing Kindles, tablets and smart speakers for Amazon.
Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds
Jun 08, 2018
New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.