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Children's learning is not affected by repeated sick days with fever and infections

23 Feb 15:07 | World

A fevered and listless child with ear pain, a bad cough or snot running out of their nose is a well-known phenomenon in most families with children. But even when one sick day leads to another, and collecting prescriptions at the pharmacy becomes a routine, parents need not to worry that their children´s brain are affected or they are losing the ability to do well in school.read more »

China's two-child policy may exacerbate gender inequality

23 Feb 14:02 | World

Since China ended its one-child policy allowing all families to have up to two children, an additional 90 million women have become eligible to have a second child. But new UBC sociology research suggests the new universal two-child policy could be negatively affecting women's status and gender equality.read more »

2018-02-22 16:55:13 (m4.4) North of Severnaya Zemlya 85.5 86.2 (29192)

23 Feb 11:06 | SciTech

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Ukrainians, Russians More Polarized on Future of Relations

23 Feb 05:43 | Business

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Ukrainians, Russians More Polarized on Future of Relations

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 22, 2018

22 Feb 18:58 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 22, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing MONTENEGRO UKRAINE/RUSSIA DEPARTMENT read more »

Neanderthals were artistic like modern humans, study indicates

22 Feb 15:17 | World

Scientists have found the first major evidence that Neanderthals, rather than modern humans, created the world's oldest known cave paintings - suggesting they may have had an artistic sense similar to our own. read more »

Brain size of human ancestors evolved gradually over 3 million years

22 Feb 14:04 | World

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos. Scientists don't agree on when and how this dramatic increase took place, but new analysis of 94 hominin fossils shows that average brain size increased gradually and consistently over the past three million years.read more »

Trump Rated Best on Terrorism, the Economy; Better on Taxes

22 Feb 04:45 | Business

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Trump Rated Best on Terrorism, the Economy; Better on Taxes

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Fake news 'vaccine': Online game may 'inoculate' by simulating propaganda tactics

21 Feb 17:14 | World

A new online game puts players in the shoes of an aspiring propagandist to give the public a taste of the techniques and motivations behind the spread of disinformation - potentially "inoculating" them against the influence of so-called fake news in the process.read more »

Europe's cities face more extreme weather than previously thought

21 Feb 16:08 | World

Research by Newcastle University, UK, has for the first time analysed changes in flooding, droughts and heatwaves for all European cities using all climate models and it shows they face more extreme weather than previously thought.read more »

Green alert: earthquake M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 2/21/2018 7:18:54 AM

21 Feb 03:29 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.8 in Russian Federation on 21 Feb 2018 07:18 UTCread more »

2018-02-21 07:18:54 (m4.8) Kuril Islands 50.2 155.2 (29192)

21 Feb 03:28 | U.S. News

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Innuendo and pointing suspicion in news coverage can fuel conspiracy theories

20 Feb 17:16 | World

Innuendo and hinting at fake information in news coverage is enough to fuel belief in conspiracy theories, new research shows. read more »

Land use change has warmed the Earth's surface

20 Feb 16:07 | World

Natural ecosystems play a crucial role in helping combat climate change, air pollution and soil erosion. A new study by a team of researchers from the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, sheds light on another, less well-known aspect of how these ecosystems, and forests in particular, can protect our planet against global warming.read more »

2018-02-20 01:30:07 (m4.7) Greenland Sea 76.0 7.2 (29192)

19 Feb 20:48 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Fourth Anniversary of Ukraine's Revolution of Dignity

19 Feb 19:08 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 19, 2018 Four years ago, Ukrainians from all walks of life and all regions of the country came together on the Maydan, Kyiv's central square, to demand their government recognize the choice of the citizens of Ukraine to join Europe. Scores of Ukrainians—the “Heavenly Hundred”—gave their lives on the Maydan for the dream of a better Ukraine. The United Sread more »

2018-02-19 22:05:56 (m4.6) North of Svalbard 84.8 -4.6 (29192)

19 Feb 17:27 | U.S. News

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Global dividends break new record in 2017, with more to come for the year ahead

19 Feb 15:18 | World

A strengthening world economy and rising corporate confidence pushed global dividends to a new high in 2017, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index.read more »

Asteroid 'time capsules' may help explain how life started on Earth

19 Feb 15:06 | World

In popular culture, asteroids play the role of apocalyptic threat, get blamed for wiping out the dinosaurs - and offer an extraterrestrial source for mineral mining.read more »

Press Releases: Interview With Margaret Brennan of CBS 60 Minutes

19 Feb 05:39 | US Politics and Govt

Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC February 18, 2018 MS BRENNAN: Rex Tillerson admits he was an unconventional choice for Secretary of State. He had no prior government experience. But as CEO of ExxonMobil, he had crisscrossed the globe striking deals with foreign leaders. Secretary Tillerson, a man who still considers himself a Boy Scout and follows what he calls the Code of the West, is fiercely private and has shread more »

GDACS daily newsletter for 17/02/2018

17 Feb 02:11 | Weather

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How #MeToo, awareness months and Facebook are helping us heal

16 Feb 15:33 | World

If we have learned anything on social media in 2017 it's that everything isn't okay. Far from it. But we are finally starting to talk about it - according to researchers at Drexel University who study our relationships with social network sites.read more »

High levels of microplastics found in Northwest Atlantic fish

16 Feb 14:23 | World

A new study sheds light on the magnitude of microplastic pollution in our oceans. The study found microplastics in the stomachs of nearly three out of every four mesopelagic fish caught in the Northwest Atlantic -- one of the highest levels globally.read more »

[New post] Preventing Nuclear Conflict in Europe

16 Feb 11:42 | U.S. News

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News from NTI at the Munich Security Conference

16 Feb 11:16 | U.S. News

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Press Releases: Press Availability With Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

16 Feb 10:22 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Ankara, Turkey February 16, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER CAVUSOGLU: (Via interpreter) Distinguished members of the press, yesterday and today we have been hosting the United States Secretary of State, Mr. Rex Tillerson. We’re very glad to host him here. We pay great attention to this visit because we’re passing through a very critical timing in our bilateral relations, and therefore we do believe that tread more »

2018-02-16 12:38:12 (m4.3) North of Svalbard 80.8 -4.1 (29192)

16 Feb 07:58 | U.S. News

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.1 in Russian Federation on 2/16/2018 10:03:05 AM

16 Feb 05:30 | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.1 in Russian Federation on 16 Feb 2018 10:03 UTCread more »

2018-02-16 10:03:05 (m5.1) North of Severnaya Zemlya 85.3 92.1 (29192)

16 Feb 05:26 | SciTech

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Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 15, 2018

15 Feb 18:51 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 15, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT COUNTERTERRORISM ISRAEL/PALESTINIANS read more »

Eye exams linked to kids' reading levels

15 Feb 17:07 | World

Elementary school children who read below grade level may have challenges with their eyesight even if standard tests show they see 20/20, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.read more »

More than 10,000 civilians killed or injured in Afghanistan conflict last year

15 Feb 13:47 | World

A total of 10,453 civilian casualties – 3,438 people killed and 7,015 injured – were documented in the 2017 Annual Report by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - February 13, 2018

13 Feb 18:50 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT PAKISTAN COSTA RICA read more »

Press Releases: Interview With Michel Ghandour of Al Hurra TV

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Interview Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Crowne Plaza Hotel Kuwait City, Kuwait February 13, 2018 QUESTION: Mr. Secretary, first, thank you for your time and for the opportunity that you give Al Hurra. We start from where you finished your day in Kuwait – it’s a long day. How do you view the fact that Kuwait, once invaded by the Iraqi – or by the foread more »

Too much TV at age 2 makes for less healthy adolescents

13 Feb 2018 | World

Watching too much television at age 2 can translate into poorer eating habits in adolescence and poorer performance in school, researchers at Université de Montréal's School of Psychoeducation have found.read more »

Press Releases: The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Breaks Ground on the New U.S. Embassy Compound in Mexico City, Mexico

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 As a display of our enduring friendship and important bilateral partnership, U.S. Ambassador, Roberta S. Jacobson broke ground today on the new U.S. Embassy facility in Mexico City, Mexico. The new U.S. Embassy will provide a secure, modern, and environmentally sustainable platform for diplomacy. The project is expected to be completed in 2022. Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects/Davis Brody Bond Joint Venread more »

Press Releases: Joint Strategic Plan for the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development, Fiscal Year 2018-2022

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Today, the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) published their FY 2018-2022 Joint Strategic Plan (JSP), which conveys Secretary Tillerson’s and Administrator Green’s vision for foreign policy and development, based wholly on the President’s commitments to America and its citizens. The JSP will guide strategic planning of foreign policy and development effortsread more »

Press Releases: Press Availability With Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Kuwait City, Kuwait February 13, 2018 read more »

Ideology is not main factor that pushes children to join terrorist groups

13 Feb 2018 | World

Counter-terror efforts based on widely-held assumptions about the ideological motivations of children and youth recruited into extremist groups are unlikely to be effective, and could backfire, concludes new research released by the United Nations University (UNU). read more »

Press Releases: Death of Pakistani Human Rights and Democracy Advocate Asma Jahangir

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 We join Pakistan and others around the world in mourning the untimely death of Pakistani human rights and democracy advocate, Asma Jahangir. For years, she courageously defended the rights of those who did not have a voice, and championed the rule of law, democracy, and human rights including freedom of religion or belief. Her work in Pakistan, including as a read more »

Press Releases: Press Availability With Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Kuwait City, Kuwait February 13, 2018 FOREIGN MINISTER AL-SABAH: (In Arabic.) SECRETARY TILLERSON: Thank you. I just want to say again that it’s a pleasure to be back in Kuwait today. And first, I want to thank his highness the emir for bringing us all together here in Kuwait (inaudible) in the region. Kuwait has long been a critical partner for regional security and their willingnessread more »

Press Releases: Third Anniversary of the Signing of the Minsk Package of Measures

13 Feb 2018 | US Politics and Govt

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC February 13, 2018 Yesterday marked the somber third anniversary of the signing of the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements‎. Sadly, Russia continues to disregard its commitments under the Minsk agreements, stoking a hot conflict in Ukraine that has cost over 10,000 lives, including more than 2,500 civilians, and has displaced 1.6 million Ukrainread more »

NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

12 Feb 2018 | SciTech

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station.read more »

NASA Updates Russian Space Station Cargo Ship Launch, Docking Coverage

12 Feb 2018 | World

Loaded with three tons of food, fuel and supplies, a Russian Progress cargo spacecraft is scheduled to launch at 3:13 a.m. EST (2:13 p.m. Baikonur time) Tuesday, Feb. 13, to resupply the International Space Station.read more »

Sibling bullying makes psychotic disorders three times more likely

12 Feb 2018 | World

People who were bullied by siblings during childhood are up to three times more likely to develop psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia in early adulthood, according to new research by the University of Warwick. read more »

More than 5,000 child soldiers released in 2017, but tens of thousands still being used in conflict

12 Feb 2018 | World

The global commitment to end the use of children in armed conflict led to the release and reintegration of more than 5,000 children in 2017, but tens of thousands of boys and girls are still being recruited, kidnapped, and forced to fight or work for military groups or armed forces at “alarming rates,” according to the United Nations. read more »

Where Climate Change Is Most Likely To Induce Food Violence

9 Jun 2017 | World

Climate change is expected to lead to more violence related to food scarcity, but new research suggests that the strength of a country's government plays a vital role in preventing uprisings. read more »

Rising Shipping Costs Set To Lift The Global Food Import Bill To More Than $1.3 Trillion

9 Jun 2017 | World

Despite balanced global food commodity markets, shipping costs and import volumes will lift worldwide import costs to over $1.3 trillion this year, according to the latest report from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO).read more »

Department Press Briefings : Department Press Briefing - June 8, 2017

8 Jun 2017 | US Politics and Govt

Heather Nauert Spokesperson Department Press Briefing Washington, DC June 8, 2017 Index for Today's Briefing DEPARTMENT BURMA UKRAINE read more »

Small Climb In Mean Temperatures Linked To Far Higher Chance Of Deadly Heat Waves

8 Jun 2017 | SciTech

An increase in mean temperature of 0.5 degrees Celsius over half a century may not seem all that serious, but it's enough to have more than doubled the probability of a heat wave killing in excess of 100 people in India, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions.read more »

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