Demographics

Syria’s war and the priceless cost to world heritage

Syria sits within what’s known as the cradle of civilization. It’s part of the area archaeologists call the Fertile Crescent…

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The real speed of galactic expansion

Advances in astronomical observation over the past century have allowed scientists to construct a remarkably successful model of how the…

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The real cost of inequality

When high levels of inequality are pointed out, a common response is that the “politics of envy” are being deployed.…

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Red meat: safe to just go ahead and eat it after all?

A controversial study says cutting down on sausages, mince, steak and all other forms of red or processed meat is…

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Kik Messenger app to shut down

Despite the service having millions of active users around the globe, Kik Messenger shuts down. The firm said the messaging…

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Bacteria adapt inside our bodies to evade antibiotics: fact

Widespread antibiotic use is largely to blame for the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria, which is currently one of the biggest…

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Why genetically-modified mosquitos might not be a good idea

Every year, around one million people die of mosquito-borne diseases according to the World Health Organization (WHO). This is why mosquitoes are…

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Is Big Data making you more – or less – affluent?

Mustafa loves good coffee. In his free time, he often browses high-end coffee machines that he cannot currently afford but…

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The quest for Happiness – and can we measure what it is?

Opinions differ on the definition of well-being. Yet there’s a growing consensus that it cannot be reduced to material consumption…

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Why fish can beat the ‘hidden hunger’ epidemic

Globally, about two billion people suffer from “hidden hunger” – a chronic deficiency of vitamins and minerals. The health effects…

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