How people become obese, or extremely overweight, is a complex issue. It involves of course, diet and biology but also psychology, food marketing and even politics. A recent conference on obesity discussed all these issues.
In the U.S., some consider an increase in the minimum wage important for the working poor and the economy.
China and Cambodia have close political and economic ties. However, does that translate into Cambodian students taking Mandarin classes? English remains the more popular language for students in Cambodia to learn in school.
Chinese investment has moved from mining to property, the travel industry and infrastructure -- things like roads, bridges and ports.
One hundred years ago, a new kind of cook container entered the American market. It was called Pyrex. Today the Pyrex name remains well known in the United States. The heat-resistant glass products are still being manufactured.
Now you can post your English proficiency level for free on LinkedIn. A variety of online tests can give learners a score - the question is, how much can others believe what you post?
A United Nations official says nearly 95 percent of African children living with AIDS do not have a way to get treatment for the disease.
A four-year-long study shows that the small organisms are not just food for whales and other sea creatures. It found that plankton are a major provider of oxygen for our planet.
CubeSat is designed to test the idea of solar sailing, using the power of light to move a spacecraft.
If you have a long list of vocabulary words to learn, you might want to write them into a familiar song. Researchers have found that the brain remember things, especially languages, better if you sing them.
A measure called Trade Adjustment Assistance is meant to help workers displaced by global competition. Opponents say it is wasteful. Congress will have to deal with this and other issues when it debates future trade deals.
While all exercise is good, it seems running might be better. Running is hard on the body. But a recent study claims that runners live longer than those who don’t run.