Category: Think Future

World Leaders Sign Paris Climate Agreement

NEW YORK — United States Secretary of State John Kerry joined other world leaders Friday in New York for the official signing of the Paris climate agreement. The signing ceremony formalized the agreement member countries reached in Paris last December as part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, or UNFCCC. The deal committed…

Scientists Have Solved A Major Diabetes Mystery

Scientists have taken a big step in better understanding how Type 1 diabetes wreaks havoc on the body, which could lead to novel ways to both treat and prevent the disease. It was previously known that the chronic autoimmune disease involves the immune system attacking four molecules, called autoantigens, in the pancreas. However, diabetes experts…

Billionaire Has A $25 Million Plan To Get Young People Voting For Climate Action

The environmental super PAC NextGen Climate Action announced plans on Monday to engage young voters at 203 college campuses prior to November’s elections. Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor behind NextGen, told reporters that the group will spend about $25 million to register young voters, educate them about presidential and senatorial candidates’ stances on climate and energy…

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year — but with the right investment, Bill Gates is hoping to eliminate the disease entirely.  Gates discusses his new approach to tackling the disease in a video released on Monday, for World Malaria Day, featuring UK Chancellor George Osborne. “Eradication won’t be easy,” Gates says in the video.  The Gates…