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Money actually can buy happiness, study finds

A new report finds that in recent decades, having more money has become increasingly associated with greater happiness. The Expanding Class Divide in Happiness in the United States, 1972—2016, published last week in the journal Emotion, found that among people age 30 and older, the correlation between income and happiness has steadily risen over the years. Support our journalism. Subscribe today. The study used data from the General Social ... Full story

Hummingbirds Navigate an Ultraviolet World We Never See

Hummingbirds were already impressive. They move like hurried insects, turn on aerial dimes and extract nectar from flowers with almost surgical precision. But they conceal another talent, too: seeing colors that human eyes can’t perceive. Ultraviolet light from the sun creates colors throughout the natural world that are never seen by people. But researchers working out of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory reported on Monday in ... Full story

NASA: The Earth is getting hotter Forum

- The Earth has been heating up since the 19th century, according to data from NASA. - Since the year 2000, this trend seems to have accelerated. - 2020 is predicted to be the hottest year on record. - This spike in temperature could have catastrophic consequences for the planet. Data from NASA shows the Earth gradually heating up since the late 19th century. Since the year 2000, this trend seems to have accelerated as shown in the ... Full story

Coronavirus: Mexico's death toll passes 30,000 News

Image caption Mexico has started removing some restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19. Mexico has recorded more than 30,000 deaths from its coronavirus outbreak, as the disease continues to ravage one of Latin America's worst-hit countries. The health ministry said deaths rose by 523 on Saturday, pushing the total to 30,366. The country now has the world's fifth-highest Covid-19 toll, passing France, where more than 29,000 have ... Full story

Coronavirus funerals: Sri Lanka's Muslims decry forced cremation

Image caption Sri Lankan Muslim women wait for a Covid-19 test. Some in the community are fighting cremation rules. Sri Lankan authorities are insisting on cremation for coronavirus victims - a practice forbidden by Islam. The nation's minority Muslim community says they are using the pandemic to discriminate, writes BBC Sinhala's Saroj Pathirana. On 4 May, Fathima Rinoza, a 44-year-old mother of three from Sri Lanka's minority Muslim ... Full story

New Zealand's Ardern launches election campaign with promises of jobs, financing

(Reuters) - With promises of extra financing for small businesses and more jobs as a severe economic downturn looms, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday launched her party’s campaign ahead of September general election. FILE PHOTO: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during a joint press conference held with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Admiralty House in Sydney, Australia, February 28, 2020. ... Full story

Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 239 to 196,335 - RKI

FILE PHOTO: Medical staff transfer patients to ambulances after a World War II bomb was found on the grounds of the University Hospital and a partial evacuation was ordered, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Bonn, Germany, April 2, 2020. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen. BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 239 to 196,335, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for ... Full story

Japan braces for return of torrential southern rains that killed 16

Police officers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 5, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS. TOKYO (Reuters) - Torrential rains that hit Japan’s southern island of Kyushu killed 16 people, with 13 going missing and 17 showing no vital signs, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, as the weather agency expects heavy rain ... Full story

Japan braces for return of torrential southern rains that killed 16

Police officers search for missing people at a landslide site caused by a heavy rain in Tsunagi town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 5, 2020. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS. TOKYO (Reuters) - Torrential rains that hit Japan’s southern island of Kyushu killed 16 people, with 13 going missing and 17 showing no vital signs, public broadcaster NHK said on Sunday, as the weather agency expects heavy rain ... Full story

UAE non-oil private sector jumps back to growth in June - PMI

FILE PHOTO: People shop at The Dubai Mall, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Satish Kumar. DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) non-oil private sector grew in June for the first time this year, emerging from months of contraction as coronavirus restrictions were lifted, a survey showed on Sunday. The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit UAE Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), which covers manufacturing and services, ... Full story

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