26 C
Manila
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Home Authors Posts by New York Times News Service

New York Times News Service

720 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Data abuses prompt calls for overseer to bare teeth

LAST spring, soon after Facebook acknowledged that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained the data of tens of millions of the...

‘Jesus isn’t only for the Christians’

BEIRUT—The Iranian cultural attaché stepped up to the microphone on a stage flanked by banners bearing the faces of Iran’s two foremost religious authorities:...

China holds secret trial for rights lawyer after 3 years in...

By years after Wang Quanzhang disappeared in China’s fierce offensive against human rights lawyers, he faced charges of subversion in a closed trial on...

Trump unites the Left and Right, vs his plans in Syria, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump managed to do something remarkable with his abrupt order last week to withdraw all US troops from Syria and half from...

Misconceptions about health costs when you’re older

SOME significant expenses decline as we age: Most mortgages are eventually paid off, and ideally children grow up and become self-supporting. But health care is...

The people of Mbomo tell their tales

CONGO Tales, a new book published recently by Prestel, began as a call to action to save the Odzala-Kokoua National Park in the heart...

‘Aquaman’ is the big finale in a strong year for the...

LOS ANGELES—Fresh superheroes—Aquaman, Black Panther, Venom, the Wasp—and new twists on classic big-screen formulas delivered a box-office comeback for Hollywood in 2018. Ticket sales...

As seas warm, Galápagos Islands face a giant evolutionary test

ALCEDO VOLCANO, Galápagos—When the clouds break, the equatorial sun bears down on the crater of this steaming volcano, revealing a watery landscape where the...

U.S. defense chief Jim Mattis quits

WASHINGTON—Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, whose experience and stability were widely seen as a balance to an unpredictable president, resigned on Thursday in protest of...

Who’s in the middle of a spat between US and China?...

By Catherine Porter, Dan Bilefsky and Rick Gladstone| New York Times News Service TORONTO—The United States and China are embroiled in a tense trade war...

Warming in Arctic raises fears of ‘rapid unraveling’ of the region

PERSISTENT warming in the Arctic is pushing the region into “uncharted territory” and increasingly affecting the continental United States, scientists said last week. “We’re seeing this...

‘We live in the Age of the Chicken’

It is one thing to eat chicken every day. It’s something else to have that on your permanent record, as in the geological record,...

Upgrade would arm Japan with first aircraft carriers since World War...

Japan took a step on Tuesday toward expanding its military capabilities by advancing plans for aircraft carriers that can launch fighter jets. The plans, contained...

The new 50s: Far from retirement

AFTER Chip Conley sold Joie de Vivre, the boutique hotel company he created and ran for about 24 years, his life took an unexpected...

Selma Engel, 96, dies; escaped Sobibor and revealed camp’s horror

SELMA Wynberg Engel, who escaped a Nazi extermination camp after a prisoner uprising and was among the first to tell the world about the...

AI as talent scout: Unorthodox hires, and maybe lower pay

By Noam Scheiber | New York Times News Service One day this fall, Ashutosh Garg, chief executive of a recruiting service called Eightfold.ai, turned up...

Greenhouse-gas emissions rise like a ‘speeding freight train’ in 2018

Greenhouse-gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said a few days ago, putting the world on track to face...

US plays catch-up for an edge in quantum computers

SAN FRANCISCO—The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would...

Mujahid Farid, 69, ex-prisoner who advocated for older inmates, dies

NEW YORK—Mujahid Farid, a former prisoner who became a prominent advocate for the timely release of elderly inmates, died on November 20 at his...

When getting money hurts

By Paulette Perhach | New York Times News Service When a 31-year-old stepped up to the microphone at a recent New York City conference on...
Share