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Climate Change Could Escalate Risk Of Extreme Rainfall By As Much As 400 Percent

By the end of the century, a new study warns, “extreme rainfall events” will become both more intense and more common. And current U.S. infrastructure is no match for ...
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Underground artists fear Oakland fire will spur a wave of mass evictions

Artists and housing activists say that safety matters, but crackdowns on warehouse spaces will displace already vulnerable communities The devastating Oakland warehouse fire has provoked ...
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These Gifts Are Scientifically Proven To Bring Real Happiness

It’s both a cliche and a scientific fact that experiences bring greater happiness than material possessions. But new research adds weight to this idea as it applies to gift-giving: ...
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How China Could React To Trumps Taunts, From The Best- To The Worst-Case Scenario

Donald J. Trump’s phone call this past weekend with Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen has caused so much consternation among political analysts and advisors to both governments that ...
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China’s First Tourist: How President Xi Jinping is changing the travel industry

(CNN)When he says make room for lovebirds, a park spaces out its public benches along a lakefront. When he smiles after taking a bite of a local delicacy, a national culinary superstar ...
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College Athletes Lost Another Compensation Case. But There’s A Silver Lining.

On Monday, a federal appeals court ruled against three track and field athletes who had sued the University of Pennsylvania and the NCAA on the grounds that they were employees who ...
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Trump ‘tantrums’ signal trouble for China-US relations state media

After president-elect controversially spoke with Taiwan leader, Communist party controlled tabloid warns Beijing must be ready to strike back China must prepare to strike back against ...
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Insurrection the board game? Bloc by Bloc brings uprising to your living room

Bloc by Bloc pits players against the authorities and aims to use a classic board game format to show the impact of gentrification and the power of protest In Oaklands commercial district, ...
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The Last Line Of Defense: Federal Bureaucrats Wait Nervously For Donald Trump

These civil servants have federal job protections that make it hard for any president to throw them out and replace them with new hires to “drain the swamp,” as Trump has ...
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Top Dems urge Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp to turn down Trump

(CNN)Senior Senate Democrats are putting pressure on their red-state colleagues to turn down any offer from Donald Trump to serve in his administration, warning that their party could ...

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