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Senator Ted Cruz announces his 2016 run for president



The 2016 presidential campaign season has officially begun as Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy on Monday.

A Republican Senator from Texas, Cruz, 44, used Twitter as the platform to announce his run, just the latest indication that the short messaging platform has become the center of gravity for real-time announcements for celebrities and politicians alike.

“I’m running for president and I hope to earn your…

Hugh Jackman takes a stand against closing of Indigenous communities



Australian actor Hugh Jackman has joined forces with Australian sportsmen to urge the government to reconsider closing down remote Indigenous communities

Last week, Western Australia’s Premier Colin Barnett announced a plan to close 150 Indigenous communities in remote areas of the state and relocate more than 1,000 residents. The state government believes it is “not sustainable” to support the communities after the federal government cut funding to essential services

On Mar. 10, Prime…

Predictions for the Solar PV Industry in 2015

The global market for solar PV is facing a strong growth momentum due to reduced production costs and technological advances in the industry. Governments and other agencies around the world to promote the use of solar energy through various financial incentives. The year 2015 should see continued growth, emerging markets and changes in production processes.

These are some of the major projected global trends for 2015:

More organizations will present to provide solar power…

Apple donates more than $50 million to improve diversity in tech



Just in case the Apple Watch wasn’t enough to garner some positive headlines the morning after its big event, Apple appears to have a backup

The company has pledged to donate more than $50 million to a collection of nonprofit groups with the aim of improving diversity in the technology industry, according to Fortune

The nonprofits that Apple is working with include the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which provides…

Uber wants to enlist 1 million women drivers by 2020



Uber, the popular ridesharing startup, announced on Tuesday that it is creating 1 million jobs for women by 2020.

The initiative is the result of a partnership with UN Women, a United Nations organization committed to global gender equality — a mission that can only be accomplished when all women have “direct access to safe and equitable earning opportunities,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said in a joint statement.

See also: Uber: Military…

Emma Watson Q&A on Women’s Day: ‘If you stand for equality, then you’re a feminist’



Emma Watson held a live Q&A session via Facebook on International Women’s Day, focusing on the need to build a unified movement of women and men to confront gender inequality

The actress and activist highlighted numerous issues facing women worldwide, including violence, wage discrimination and stringent gender roles that are ingrained into society. These roles are also imposed on men, Watson said, and addressing them is an important step toward creating a world in which women are…

8 Spaniards arrested for fighting with pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine



KIEV, Ukraine — Let this be a lesson to anyone looking to join an insurgency abroad: Don’t post photos of yourselves posing with military equipment on social media when you return home.

That’s how police identified eight suspects who they say fought alongside Russia-backed separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine.

Police said the suspects belonged to communist organizations and had received support from an unofficial pro-Russian…

How Qualcomm is getting ready for the coming mobile data crunch



Demand for mobile data will increase 10 times by 2020 — reaching about 25 exabytes a month (that’s 25,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) — up from the current 2.5 exabytes, according to Ericsson and Cisco. Mobile data networks are slowly evolving to handle the growing demand, and Qualcomm is venturing forward with a way to use airwaves that are usually reserved for Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi exists in a part of the spectrum that’s often referred to as “unlicensed spectrum.” Different wireless providers lease…

7 easy ways to champion body positivity



During National Eating Disorder Awareness and Body Positivity Week, there are a number of easy ways you can get involved and foster important body image conversation for the rest of the year.

From supporting worthwhile organizations to leaving life-affirming Post-it notes in public places, you can help dispel the stigma surrounding how men and women view their bodies, and inspire positive change in the process.