The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger

Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations' blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there's still work to be done.

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The 10 Countries Most Affected by Hunger

Time is dwindling to meet the Millennium Development Goals, the United Nations' blueprint to tackle an array of large-scale global problems by a target date of 2015. One of those goals, eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, has seen progress, but there's still work to be done.

805 million people are still experiencing hunger worldwide

The fight against hunger — the "world's most solvable problem" — is far from over.While the number of people suffering from hunger across the globe has seen a dramatic decline over the past two decades, and international food prices are falling,

More than 100 immigration detainees are on a nationwide hunger strike

There are at least 130 men who did not eat breakfast Friday morning. They also did not eat lunch and will not eat dinner.These individuals, scattered in at least six different U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the country,

Thai protesters channel 'Hunger Games' three-finger salute

Katniss Everdeen is inspiring real-life dissent in Thailand.Protesters in the country who oppose a military coup that seized power in May have adopted The Hunger Games protagonist's signature three-finger salute.See also: Final 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' trailer: 'If we burn,

17 goals that will shape how the UN responds to global poverty, world hunger

If you had the power to change the world for good, where would you start? Protecting the environment? Providing education for girls in developing countries? Working to eradicate disease?

India will be world's most populous country by 2022, U.N. projects

India will overtake China as the world's most populous country around 2022, several years earlier than previously predicted, according to a United Nations report released Wednesday.The report also projects that the world's population will reach 8.5 billion — up from its current 7.

A Workplace Snack That Feeds Hungry Children

What if the next time you rustled around for a snack in the office break room, instead of nicking your cube-mate's yogurt cup you grabbed a gourmet nut bar that directly fuels a global fight against hunger?That's the idea behind This Workplace Saves Lives,

Unused Forest Foods Could Help Solve the Global Hunger Crisis

About one in nine people globally still suffer from hunger, with the majority living in Africa and Asia. The world’s forests have great potential to improve their nutrition and ensure their livelihoods. In fact, forests could be essential to global food security,

A (Mostly) Scientific Guide to Pot and the Munchies

Everybody knows it: Weed makes you hungry. Smoking a bowl sends you searching for snacks. Hitting a spliff leaves you craving all kinds of candy. Ripping a bong gives you the munchies. We don't know why. Science is getting close though, especially after this week.Read more...

Many of America's minimum-wage workers are young and female

In Los Angeles, eight people are on a 15-day hunger strike to protest the city's hourly minimum wage, saying the rate should rise from $9 an hour to to $15.25 in the next four years. One is 19 years old and works at McDonald's; another is 46 and works at Burger King.

Who you should follow from Biden-Harris administration

Your social platforms might have less fodder for Saturday Night Live sketches after removing the remaining Trump family-members-turned-political-leaders from your follows, but the new administration includes a fresh cast of characters. President Joe Biden has a host of grandkids, and two dogs.

Fiona the hippo celebrates her fourth birthday with all of Twitter

Of the few genuinely wholesome things to have captivated the world since January 2017, Fiona is up there with the best of them.Born six weeks premature on Jan. 24, 2017, the Cincinnati Zoo's young hippopotamus child was a beacon of delight during a particularly dark moment in American history.

Apple warns iPhone 12, MagSafe users with medical implants to keep a safe distance

Earlier in January, a medical study done by the Heart Rhythm Society (first spotted by MacMagazine) suggested the iPhone 12 and MagSafe accessories can interfere with medical devices — such as defibrillators and pacemakers. Now, a few weeks after the study was published,

Tesla sues a former employee for allegedly taking automation files

Tesla hired and then almost immediately fired a software automation engineer earlier in January for allegedly stealing proprietary information about the electric car company. Now the company is suing the engineer.In a court filing from Friday,

Seth Rogen is trending because Ted Cruz is desperate for a distraction

Eyes on the ball, folks.There's general agreement at this point among people who aren't actively lying to the American public about the 2020 election that Ted Cruz bears some responsibility for the violent invasion of the U.S. Capitol by Trump supporters on Jan. 6.

First 'Godzilla vs. Kong' trailer is all destruction, mayhem, and big monster punches

After much anticipation, the first trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong has finally dropped.The new movie is the latest installment in a series that started back in 2014, with the reboot of Godzilla. In the years that followed, Warner Bros. released both Kong: Skull Island (2017) and Godzilla:

SpaceX sends more than 100 satellites skyward in a dazzling Sunday launch

It's been a busy weekend for SpaceX.The company sent yet another rocket racing off into orbit on Sunday morning after a planned Saturday launch was called off due to inclement weather. The rocket, dubbed Transporter-1, is loaded with some very special cargo: A gigantic pile of satellites.

Roku Plans to Go Public, Report Says

Roku is planning to go public, and raise as much as $150 million, according to a report.The TV streaming service has been in talks with Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and Citigroup about the move, according to Marketwatch. The report didn't outline what sort of valuation Roku would have,

Doctors Returning to NY-Area Airports From West Africa Will Be Quarantined

This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. ET to reflect the updated screening and quarantine protocols.As word spread Thursday night that a New York doctor who recently treated Ebola patients in West Africa was now infected with the disease,

Here's a Weird Song About Shia LaBeouf Being a Cannibal

In real life, Shia LaBeouf is not a cannibal. However, in Rob Cantor's song entitled "Shia LaBeouf," he is.The song, performed by Cantor himself, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir and the Argus Quartet,

How to know when your data is "big"

Most companies today are working with some level of data operations. Many are wondering whether they’ve already crossed the threshold into big data. Here's how you can tell.Read more:


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Facebook at Work is here — but only for a select few

Facebook at Work launched to a limited audience on Wednesday, teasing the social network's much-anticipated entry into the enterprise spaceThe new app for Facebook at Work is slated to begin appearing in the app stores for iOS and Android,

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A Brief History Of Star Wars Canon, Old And New

When a franchise is around for four decades, it can get impossibly unwieldy to try and grasp its lore — and Star Wars canon is no exception. Here's a guide to the origins of Star Wars Canon, the rise and fall of one of the most prominent Expanded Universes in fiction ,


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