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Norway's migrants taught 'cultural codes'

Migrants in Norway are being given classes which educate them about the country's "cultural codes".<p>They are exploring relationships with women, personal boundaries, sexual assault, and what constitutes rape.<p>But the classes, which other European countries may also introduce, have been criticised for …

Europe

China's Xinjiang Muslims 'require DNA samples' for travel documents

Residents of China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region must provide DNA samples when applying for travel documents, according to new rules. Local …

China
Corruption

The Weather Report From the Year 2050 Is In, and It's Terrifying

What’s the weather going to be like on Sept. 23, 2050? Ridiculous, according to a forecast by the Weather Channel.<p>The cable station teamed up with …

Environmental cost of Kyrgyzstan's gold mine | US & Canada

The owners of a gold mine in Kyrgyzstan, which acts as a major source of revenue for the country, faces corruption allegations and environmental concerns.<p>Kumtor gold mine, run by the Canadian firm Centerra Gold as a joint venture with the government, has been accused by critics of cornering a major …

Demographics

As forests are cleared and species vanish, there's one other loss: a world of languages

A new report shows a direct link between disappearing habitats and the loss of languages. One in four of the world's 7,000 spoken tongues is now at risk of falling silent for ever as the threat to cultural biodiversity grows<p>Benny Wenda from the highlands of West Papua speaks only nine languages …

Study: Deforestation leaves fish undersized and underfed

The role forest matter plays in aquatic food chains is a relatively recent discovery<p><b>Deforestation is reducing the amount of leaf litter falling into rivers and lakes, resulting in less food being available to fish, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers found the amount of food available affected the size of …

Ecology

German treasure hunter finds Roman gold hoard

2/19/2014 09:00:00 PM<p>A hobby archaeologist with a metal detector has discovered a trove of gold and silver in a German forest dating back to late …

The Teacher's Guide To Twitter

Twitter has proven itself to be an indispensable tool for educators around the globe. Whatever skill level you may be, Twitter is downright fun and …

Water extraction for human use boosts California quakes

<b>Extracting water for human activities is increasing the number of small earthquakes being triggered in California.</b><p>A new study suggests that the heavy use of ground water for pumping and irrigation is causing mountains to lift and valleys to subside.<p>The scientists say this depletion of the water is …

Geology

Fight for gender equality as India votes | Cambodia

India’s political parties have been heading high-voltage campaigns in the ongoing parliamentary elections to lure voters. But one issue has been drowned in the din of election speeches - the political under-representation of women.<p>Even though political parties of all kinds have supported the …

Chinese city suspends baby hatch after it is overwhelmed by unwanted children

Welfare centre in Guangzhou says project allowing parents to leave babies anonymously has nearly doubled its workload<p>The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou has suspended a "baby hatch" programme that allowed parents to abandon infants safely and anonymously, because a local welfare centre could not …

Educating Mothers, Saving Children

The more educated a mother, the less likely her child is to die.<p>This is one of the most powerful relationships in global health and development -- a mother's level of education and her child's chance of survival.<p>Studies have shown that half of the reduction in child deaths in the last 20 years is …

Johnson & Johnson

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

China

Egypt 'worst for women' out of 22 countries in Arab world

<b>Egypt is now the worst country for women's rights in the Arab world, according to a poll of gender experts.</b><p>The study found sexual harassment, high rates of female genital mutilation and a growth in conservative Islamist groups contributed to the low ranking.<p>The Comoros islands came top in the …

Saudi Arabia

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

<i>UPDATE: Read our Q&A with the author of the Univ. of Michigan study for more information on survey methods and to see how responses differed by</i> …

The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary

<b>A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.</b><p>Arunachalam Muruganantham's invention came at great personal cost - he nearly lost his family, his …

Arunachalam Muruganantham

World's Least Expensive City In 2014: Mumbai Tops The List

<b>And Here Are The MOST Expensive Cities In The World To Live In...</b><p>The Indian city of Mumbai has been named the least expensive city in the world to …

The 10 Cities That Are Leading The Way In Urban Sustainability

Cities are the laboratories where the most innovative ideas for surviving in the future can be tested. These 10–from New York to Tokyo to Bogota–were just awarded City Climate Leadership Awards for their work.<p>With a few exceptions, national governments aren’t going to make a big dent in climate …

Sustainability

We Love Cities

We Love Cities is a social media campaign that allows people across the world to express support for sustainable urban development by voting on their …

Sustainability

Six social-media skills every leader needs

Organizational social-media literacy is fast becoming a source of competitive advantage. Learn, through the lens of executives at General Electric, …

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3 hard education questions Ken Robinson says need to be answered [Educause 2013]

<i>"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." – Anais Nin</i><p>The Educause Annual …