The Los Angeles City Council agreed to raise the city’s minimum wage by more than a dollar per hour each year until the amount reaches $15 an hour by 2020, city officials said on Tuesday. The measure would affect the finances of 800,000 people.
Even in an age when serious talk of killer robots is reaching as high as the United Nations, there are counter arguments and enthusiasts: Japan has just set up an organization promoting robots, and it promises to transform the world.
Russian battle robots armed with machine-guns, cannons and anti-tank missile launchers have undergone successful field trials, destroying all designated targets – including armored vehicles – at a maximum range, according to military sources.
Despite Tuesday’s deadly Amtrak crash that killed seven and left 200 injured in Philadelphia, the House Appropriations Committee backed a $55 billion transportation bill that would cut roughly $251 million from Amtrak’s budget.
Only five percent of Americans believe the government is doing a good job of sharing data, a new poll reveals. Those who trust the administration are more optimistic about the potential for transparency, but the majority are skeptical or indifferent.
Fake and low-quality medicinal drugs are threatening progress made in fighting HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis, according to a collection of 17 scientific studies published at once to highlight the issue.
When it comes to fast trains, Japan takes top honors. A trailblazing maglev - short for ‘magnetic levitation’ - train has set a world speed record during a test run near Mount Fuji, clocking over 600kph (373mph).
The US military is planning to ask the Canadian government to upgrade missile sensors in the Arctic, in order to improve detection of different types of missiles, according to a senior US defense official.
We are on the cusp of discovering alien civilizations, NASA’s top scientists have said. They predict we’re one generation away from finding something in our Milky Way neighborhood, which is bustling with environments conducive to life.