Washington, Mar 6 : Employees with disabilities are twice as likely to be attacked at work, experiencing higher rates of insults, ridicule and intimidation, a new study has found.
Researchers from Cardiff and Plymouth universities found that people with physical or psychological disabilities or long-term illness reported higher rates of 21 types of ill-treatment than other workers did, often from their managers and colleagues.
These included being given impossible deadlines and being ignored, gossiped about or teased.
Toronto, March 6 - Canadian paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant camel that lived in the Arctic some 3.5 million years ago, when the area was a boreal forest during an epoch of global warming.
The 30 fragments of a tibia found on Ellesmere Island in the autonomous territory of Nunavut represent the northernmost fossils ever found of primitive camels, which first appeared in North America some 45 million years ago, said experts who made a study for the Canadian Museum of Nature that was published Tuesday in Nature Communications.
Washington, Mar 6 : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that despite the continued diplomacy and tough sanctions being leveled against Iran, the country continues to get closer to possessing a nuclear arms.
He pointed pout that `lines have been drawn before and they''ve been passed.'
Kerry stressed that this is a very challenging moment with great risks and stakes for everybody because the region will be far less stable and far more threatened if Iran were to have a nuclear weapon, Fox News reports.
Washington, Mar 6 : Apple considered the names "Telepod," "Mobi," "Tripod," and even "iPad" before eventually introducing the world to its iconic "iPhone," a former employee at the tech giant has revealed.
A former head consultant for Apple's advertising team, Ken Segall, revealed the information to marketing students at the University of Arizona.
Back in 2007, Apple was battling Cisco Systems over rights to the "iPhone" name.
Cisco was using the name for its VoIP phone, the New York Daily News reports.
Washington, March 6 - The American capital braced as a massive storm headed its way after breaking a snowfall record in Chicago and prompting the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights for Wednesday.
Nicknamed "Snowquester" - combining snow with the $85 billion across the board spending cuts called sequester that kicked in Friday -- by punsters, the 'Saturn' storm was expected to dump 4 to 8 inches of snow on the capital region, according to the National Weather Service.
Chicago's O'Hare International Airport had 6 inches of snow by Tuesday afternoon, besting a 1999 record for the date by 2.2 inches.
Washington, Mar 6 : US President Barack Obama has said America was interested in a `constructive' future relationship with Venezuela after the death of President Hugo Chavez.
Obama said at `this challenging time of Chavez's passing, the US reaffirms its support for the Venezuelan people and its interest in developing a constructive relationship with the country'.
He added that `as Venezuela begins a new chapter in its history, the US remains committed to policies that promote democratic principles, the rule of law, and respect for human rights,' Fox News reports.
Washington, March 6 - A small town in the US state of Vermont has voted to create a permanent exhibit to its most famous resident, Russian writer and Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, who lived there for
17 years after his expulsion from the Soviet Union.
"We hope to introduce people who may not know much about Mr. Solzhenitsyn to what his works were about, what his philosophy and achievements were, including the very rich history he had of both adversity and productive writing," said Rich Svec, town manager of Cavendish, Vermont.
Washington, Mar 5 : A student living in Queens, the US, officially has one of the longest school commutes on the planet.
The Bronx HS of Science student travels a journey of more than five hours every day that tops the trips of everyone from a Brazilian kid on a donkey to a Thai girl in a rickshaw.
Santiago Munoz's two-bus, two-subway trip to one of the country's premier high schools will be featured in a photo exhibit at the United Nations detailing the hardships children face getting to school.
Washington, March 5 : Shakespeare''s play famously portrayed that King Richard III was a murdering psychopath, but University of Leicester psychologists believe he may have had control freak tendencies.
With an aim to get to the man behind the bones, Professor Mark Lansdale, Head of the University''s School of Psychology, and forensic psychologist Dr Julian Boon have put together a psychological analysis of Richard III based on the consensus among historians relating to Richard''s experiences and actions.
Washington, Mar 5 : A teenager in Texas has said she is taking a stand after her high school allegedly blocked a photo of her and her girlfriend from appearing in the yearbook because they are gay.
Felicia Rivera, 16, has drawn up a petition with nearly 300 signatures in response to the alleged discrimination.
According to the New York Daily News, the move comes after a teacher at Brennan High School in San Antonio realized that the image showed Rivera cuddling with her girlfriend, Lialani Hernandez.
Washington, Mar 5 : An escort who had claimed in a video that Senator Robert Menendez engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic in 2012 has now said she was paid to make up the claims.
The escort added that she has never seen or met with the New Jersey Democrat. According to CBS News, the female escort identified a lawyer who she said approached her and a colleague and offered them money to read from a script, but did not tell them it would be video-taped.
Washington, Mar. 5 : President Barack Obama's job approval rating tumbled over the weekend, falling to its lowest level since his re-election, a new poll has found.
The Gallup survey found that Obama's approval rating was 46 percent between Feb 29 and March 2, down from 53 percent a week earlier.
According to Politico, the drop comes after Obama and Congress failed to reach a last-minute deal and automatic sequester cuts kicked in across the government on Friday.
New York, Mar 5 : A man with Down syndrome operates the "world's friendliest restaurant" in Albuquerque, where every customer is offered a hug - free of charge.
Tim Harris, 27, is a medal-winning Special Olympian, a sailor, his high school's Homecoming King and a motivational speaker.
The self-proclaimed "world's friendliest restaurant" sits in Albuquerque, New Mexico and serves "breakfast, lunch and hugs" every day of the week.
Tim's Place may be the only restaurant in the country owned and operated by someone with Down syndrome, his parents said.
Washington, Mar 5 : A majority of Americans believe that the violence displayed in popular culture such as movies and video games has "a lot" to do with the crime issues in society, a new poll has revealed.
According to the new 60 minutes/Vanity Fair poll, 45 percent thought that violence in popular culture contribute "a lot" to the violence in society, while 35 percent said it contributed "some."
Only a combined 18 percent thought that popular culture had "not much" or nothing at all to do with the violence in society today, Politico reports.
The poll, which covered 1,052 adults, also showed that 31 percent of Americans prefer to have a gun in their home for protection, beating out an alarm system (30 percent) and a dog (22 percent).
Boston, March 5 : Top business leaders, entertainment professionals, government officials and philanthropists will come together to address the contradictions in India's growth story at the India Conference organized by the students of Harvard University.
The largest student-run, India-focussed conference in the US, this year's India Conference on March 9-10 will strive not to oversimplify but to embrace contradiction with the theme: India vs. India: Local Strength vs. Global Growth.
Washington, Mar 5 : US Vice-President Joe Biden has said that President Barack Obama''s threats to use military force to prevent Iran securing a nuclear weapon are more than idle bluffs.
Biden said at a gathering in Washington for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that `big nations can''t bluff, and Obama is not bluffing.'
According to CNN, he also insisted that the US is `not looking for war', but added `all options, including military force, are on the table.'
Washington, March 5 : India's Shubhalaxmi Vaylure has been selected by US State Department as International Exchange Alumni Member for March for her dedication to building greater environmental awareness in India.
Dr Shubhalaxmi's will be recognized on the International Exchange Alumni website, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs' official website for the more than one million Department-sponsored exchange alumni worldwide.
Washington, Mar 5 : Now a new technology has been developed that would allow users to draw letters in the air with their hand to write messages and emails.
Computer scientists at Germany's Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have created an innovative "air-writing" glove system that replace the `thumb-typing' texts or emails on keyboards or touch screen smartphones.
The glove, created by Christoph Amma and colleagues, is equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes that detect hand movements, the Discovery News reports.
Washington, Mar 5 : China has overtaken the US as the world''s largest net importer of oil, a report has said.
US net oil imports dropped to 5.98m barrels a day in December, the lowest since February 1992, according to provisional figures from the US Energy Information Administration.
In the same month, China''s net oil imports surged to 6.12m b/d, according to Chinese customs, CNN reports.
The US has been the world''s largest net importer of oil since the mid-1970s.
New York, Mar 5 : The Obama administration has rebuked North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un for spending more time cavorting with former basketball player Dennis Rodman and less time caring for its starving citizens.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that `instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the North Korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people.'
Rodman visited North Korea last week with members of the Harlem Globetrotters, and even scored a rare meeting with Kim Jong-Un himself.