Trump fires acting attorney general who said travel ban was not lawful – live

US airports on frontline as Trump immigration ban causes chaos and controversy

Homeland security says green card holders included as ACLU files lawsuit after two Iraqi men detained at New York City’s JFK airport despite having valid visas

Learning A New Language Bolsters The Aging Brain

Lola Gayle, STEAM Register It’s a fact of life: As we get older, the brain can lose some of its oomph. Even the healthiest brain is vulnerable to cognitive aging. There are many ways to help slow it down, but a new study from the University of Montreal suggests that learning a new language early on…

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Scientists plan their own march on Washington

Just hours after the Women’s March on Washington ended on Saturday, scientists began to discuss organizing a march of their own. Now that idea has rapidly begun to take shape, with the official Facebook group gathering hundreds of thousands of online adherents in just the past day and the #ScienceMarch hashtag trending on Twitter. Prospective attendees…

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Global warning: ominous signs for climate in Trump administration – live

With climate change deniers moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on the issue. Right now we’re focusing on how warming temperatures will affect the Asia-Pacific region

  • Our partner, Univision News, is hosting a parallel event in Spanish today. Follow it here
  • The Tumblr community is joining us with personal posts about climate change. See them here

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning’s Sentence, Hundreds Of Others

President Barack Obama issued what will likely be his final commutations and pardons as commander in chief on Tuesday afternoon. The commutations were for 200 people, including Chelsea Manning, the army private and analyst sent to prison for revealing secret U.S. military and government information that effectively gave birth to WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website. Most of…

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Social media can be utilized for establishing interfaith harmony

Social media can be utilized as a tool for establishing of interfaith harmony among divided communities. These were the views of the speakers who have their debates during a daylong training workshop organized by Pakistan Council of World Religions – Faith Friends (PCWR) here at local hotel on Sunday. The training aimed at to get aware…

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