A postwar record 65 million people were displaced worldwide in 2015 — National Post – Top Stories

GENEVA — Imagine the entire population of France uprooted from their homes, forced to flee danger, persecution or starvation. The UN refugee agency says more people than that — 65 million — were displaced worldwide at the end of last year, easily setting a new postwar record. And it warned that European and other rich…

via A postwar record 65 million people were displaced worldwide in 2015 — National Post – Top Stories

One-third of humans can no longer see Milky Way due to light pollution: researchers — National Post – Top Stories

Our view of the heavens isn’t what it used to be. Nearly 4 out of every 5 people on Earth – including 99 per cent of those living in the United States and Europe – now live under light-polluted skies, according to scientists who have created a state-of-the-art atlas of the problem across the globe.…

via One-third of humans can no longer see Milky Way due to light pollution: researchers — National Post – Top Stories

Shirley Chisolm- one-time presidential candidate

Hillary Clinton made history this past Tuesday after becoming the presumptive nominee for president for the Democratic Party. While Clinton’s historic achievement is noteworthy, one-time presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm’s place in history should not go unrecognized. Chisholm made history twice in her lifetime. She was the first African-American woman to be elected to Congress, and the first…

via Little Known Black History Fact: Shirley Chisholm — Black America Web

Y Combinator is running a basic income experiment with 100 Oakland families — Quartz

Universal basic income is a growing obsession in Silicon Valley. Wherever founders and venture capitalists gather or TED talks are given, there is likely to be speculation about an automated future where technology takes over most occupations (except theirs of course), and the jobless forever outnumber the jobs. Given that the engine of this future…

via Y Combinator is running a basic income experiment with 100 Oakland families — Quartz