This edition of Wormfood is the first one written by me, Merel, taking over from Matthew. I´m a science journalist next to my work at Except. You can expect some changes in the Wormfood as it grows on me. Thank you Matthew for all the Wormfoods you wrote, I always loved reading them. For now, enjoy my first edition! This Wormfood has loads of important news including a confronting world map showing people displaced through conflict, great news of banned bee-harming pesticides in Europe, a robot reveals undiscovered passage ways in ancient pyramid in Mexico and many other inspiring and intriguing news stories you shouldn't miss.
The collapse of the building in Bangladesh, the Rana Plaza, is considered the deadliest accident in the history of the garment industry, having claimed at least 377 lives.
- Personal fundraising campaigns for victims of Boston bombings have raised more than $2.5 million
Business & Economy
- Deutsche Bank has "zero tolerance" for tax evaders
- Even as new numbers show the overall employment picture improving—or at least not getting worse—new college graduates may not be so lucky when it comes to finding work.
- Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever
Energy & Environment
- A consensus is emerging among scientists that the rate of global warming has slowed over the last decade. While they are still examining why, many researchers believe this phenomenon is linked to the heat being absorbed by the world’s oceans.
- In an online debate, Elliot Entis, whose company has created a genetically modified salmon that may soon be for sale in the U.S., discusses the environmental and health impacts of this controversial technology with author Paul Greenberg, a critic of GM fish.
Bee-harming pesticides banned in Europe. Europe will enforce the world's first continent-wide ban on widely used neonicotinoid pesticides linked to serious harm in bees, after a European commission vote on Monday.
- Western black rhino declared extinct
Science, Technology, & Design
- With record levels of air pollution, China has pledged major investment in electricity-powered vehicles.
- Carbon bubble' threatens climate negotiations
- Robots will do everything that you do, but only better.... but what then?
- World map showing the countries with the highest numbers of people displaced through conflict
- Today more than 500 cities in 49 countries host advanced bike-sharing programs, with a combined fleet of over 500,000 bicycles.
Unexpected and Intriguing
- Speed of light may not be constant, physicists say
- Robot discovers three unexplored passages in 2,000-year-old tunnel near the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico
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