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What puts children in Ethiopia more at risk of being injured

Dec 08, 2018 17:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Children in poorer countries are far more at risk of death and disability from injuries than their developed-world peers. These injuries include; road traffic injuries, drownings, poisoning, falls, burns and intentional...

The double juggle: how working parents manage school holidays and their jobs

Dec 08, 2018 17:29 pm UTC| Life

The countdown is on towards the summer school holidays a time many working parents approach with a mix of anticipation and trepidation. School holidays are important for children as they offer a break from the routine...

The 1989 Polytechnique Massacre was an act of terrorism against all women

Dec 08, 2018 17:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Late on the afternoon of Dec. 6, 1989, 25-year-old Marc Lépine entered École Polytechnique de Montréal armed with a semi-automatic weapon. He went into a classroom and ordered the men to leave....

Why universities need homerooms

Dec 08, 2018 17:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

What kind of education can give us hope for the future? As an experiential educator for the past 20 years who focused my doctoral research on school exclusion, this is a question close to my heart. Over 20 years ago,...

Wizard of Oz: why this extraordinary movie has been so influential

Dec 04, 2018 16:37 pm UTC| Life

Film director Joel Coen one half of the famed Coen Brothers once quipped that every movie ever made is an attempt to remake The Wizard of Oz and while, strictly speaking, theres a bit of artistic licence in this...

Why UNESCO was right to add reggae to its cultural heritage list

Dec 04, 2018 16:35 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

When UNESCO announced that the reggae music of Jamaica had been added to its list of cultural products considered worthy of recognition, it was a reflection on the fact that reggae, which grew from its roots in the...

Escher x nendo will surprise, delight and challenge

Dec 04, 2018 16:33 pm UTC| Life

Review: Escher x nendo, National Gallery of Victoria. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) is an artist whose name is synonymous with mathematically challenging, optically intriguing and intellectually perplexing prints. This...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries remain narrowly mixed in muted session ahead of October JOLTs job openings data

The U.S. Treasuries traded narrowly mixed during late afternoon session Monday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. Investors will be, however, keeping a close eye on the...

German bunds mixed despite better-than-expected October trade balance; December ZEW economic sentiment index eyed

The German bunds remained mixed during European session Monday after witnessing a better-than-expected trade balance for the month of October, released today. Investors will now remain attentive to watch the countrys ZEW...

Norges Bank unlikely to alter rates on December 13, but maintain clear tightening bias: Danske Bank

The Norges Bank is not expected to adopt any change in its benchmark interest rate at its monetary policy meeting, scheduled to be held on December 13, but with a clear tightening bias, signalling a rate hike in March,...

OPEC+ agrees to cut production by 1.2mb/d, bringing production back to level at the beginning of this year

The OPEC+ has agreed to cut production by 1.2mb/d, effectively bringing its production back to its level at the beginning of the year. The deal is set to last six months and to be reviewed in April. The outcome was about...

JGBs slump after Japan’s economic growth worsens in Q3; 30-year auction eyed

The Japanese government bonds slumped on the first trading day of the week Monday after the countrys economic growth for the third quarter of this year worsened, disappointing market participants and investors will now...

Politics

Liberals adopt new rule to stop the revolving prime ministership

Scott Morrison has announced a major change in Liberal party rules to ensure a prime minister who wins an election serves the full term, unless two thirds of the party decides otherwise. Morrison said the Liberal party...

New hope in Nigeria, but Zimbabwe struggles with the same old problems

There has been a sense of transition in both Nigeria and Zimbabwe recently. In Nigeria, Obiageli Oby Ezekwesili launched her presidential election campaign. She is not expected to win in the 2019 election. At best, she...

The 60th anniversary of France's Fifth Republic: Out of breath?

The current French Republic was born in 1958 out of what were then referred to as the events in Algeria. On June 4 of that year, Charles de Gaulle used the opportunity of an attempted coup in Algiers to return to power,...

US presidential elections: why a Democrat is now favourite to win in 2020

The results of the US midterm elections are now largely in and they came as a shock to many seasoned forecasters. This wasnt the kind of shock that occurred in 2016, when the EU referendum tipped to Brexit and the US...

Politicians need to be braver about the biggest issues – like our consumption of meat

Scientists, environmentalists and animal rights activists have said it for many years. Now conclusive analysis has confirmed their argument. The global meat industry not only damages our health and is ethically dubious ...

Science

Scientist at work: To take atomic-scale pictures of tiny crystals, use a huge, kilometer-long synchrotron

Its 4 a.m., and Ive been up for about 20 hours straight. A loud alarm is blaring, accompanied by red strobe lights flashing. A stern voice announces, Searching station B. Exit immediately. It feels like an emergency, but...

There's no simple answer to what counts as 'science' in teaching reading

What is the best way to teach children to read? This apparently simple question has, in fact, has been the subject of robust and often polarised debate. Recently the New York Times ran an opinion piece titled Why are we...

New detections of gravitational waves brings the number to 11 – so far

Four new detections of gravitational waves have been announced at the Gravitational Waves Physics and Astronomy Workshop, at the University of Maryland in the United States. This brings the total number of detections to...

Worms in space: why we are launching them

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realise just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting...

Women have been written out of science history – time to put them back

Can you name a female scientist from history? Chances are you are shouting out Marie Curie. The twice Nobel Prize-winning Curie and mathematician Ada Lovelace are two of the few women within Western science to receive...

Technology

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, Features: The Best Worlds & Characters Included in Game Launching Next Month

Kingdom Hearts 3 will be released next month with a very vast array of Disney worlds and characters included in the first full version of the game. There are, at least, 17 worlds confirmed a much higher number of...

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, Features: Is Game Map Going Back to London or Vice City?

Rockstar Games is still mum about any details related to GTA 6. However, rumors suggest that the sequel games map is most likely taking players back to either Vice City or London. The gameplay maps are some of the most...

‘Final Fantasy VII: Remake’ Release Date, Latest News & Update: Why Reimagining is Being Released in Multiple Parts

Final Fantasy VII: Remake wont be coming out anytime soon as Square Enix has scrapped most of the work thats been done by CyberConnect2. But apart from rebuilding, the sheer size of the game is another major factor that is...

‘Stranger Things 3: The Game’ Latest News & Update: Fans Can Join Season 3 Adventures in Mobile Game

Stranger Things Season 3 is coming up but Netflix has yet to announce when exactly it is going to drop. Just to drill the anticipation even deeper into fans, a new mobile game in Stranger Things 3: The Game was recently...

‘Fallout 76’ Latest News & Update: Glitch with Real-Life Consequences, Players Advised to Avoid Toxic Game?

If there was any doubt before, the most recent issue related to Fallout 76 has made its title of being the worst game that Bethesda ever made official. Everything from the bug-infested mechanics to the misleading physical...
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