Misc. news stories
The Trump administration is reviewing design bids for its proposed wall along the US-Mexico border. But not all plans are interpreting the word “wall” literally.
Alt: Trump Asks For “Border Wall” Designs. Engineers Create Hilarious (And Useful) Alternative
More than 100 acres in three areas in Washington County were to be transferred to the Narragansetts under a 2013 mitigation deal for the viaduct project. But more than four years after the deal was signed, the land transfer has yet to happen.
Scientists have joined together to urge the UN to stigmatize nuclear weapons in the same manner as biological and chemical weapons. They believe a false alarm could soon trigger an all-out war, and that the UN is correct in considering a total ban.
Related: U.S., Britain, France, others skip nuclear weapons ban treaty talks
Related: Possessing nuclear weapons ‘fundamentally incompatible’ with world’s aspiration for peace – UN official
Related: 3,000 of the World’s Smartest Minds Have Come Together to Ban Nuclear Weapons
The so-called doomsday seed vault located underground on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean has gained a neighbor, and the new vault, opened March 27, will act as a digital archive for the world’s data.
Researchers have found that some of the current financial policies aimed at increasing the stability of financial networks may actually be driving them toward instability. The problem arises because these policies typically focus on the stability of individual banks—but due to the complex nature of networks, what’s good for individual banks may not be good for the banking system as a whole.
The immediate need for basic income in recognition of the effects of chronic stress and the importance of improving environments. Eliminating huge stressors like worrying about being able to afford food and shelter can do wonders for the potential of humanity.