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Illustrated experiment: modifying mosquitoes to save millions of lives

Malaria, a disease transmitted by a type of mosquito called Anopheles, kills 500,000 people every year, most of them in Africa. But Andrea Crisanti, professor of molecular parasitology at London's Imperial College, has a plan to eradicate it in many countries.

Viruses

The device dilemma: What rules should parents have for smartphones and tablets?

<i>Q: My 9-year-old got a tablet for Christmas, and we’re trying to figure out what the rules will be, especially with school back in session. I see you posting about screens a lot on your Facebook page, particularly when it comes to your own daughters. Do you have hard-and-fast rules? General</i> …

Parenting

Trying to protect teens by censoring the internet probably doesn't work

There's never a dull moment on the internet, especially if you're a teenager with jokes to make and time to spare.<p>Don't like that Snapchat filter that turns you into a dog? Get lost in random Reddit threads or spend the day trading GIF-filled tweets with your best friend.<p>But sometimes the fun comes …

Teens

What people get wrong about climate change

Pupils need internet lessons to thrive online, say Lords

<b>Learning to survive in a world dominated by the internet should be as important for children as reading and writing, says a House of Lords report.</b><p>Lessons about online responsibilities, risks and acceptable behaviour should be mandatory in all UK schools, the Lords Communications Committee …

Education

More than half of parents unaware of age limit on social media

New figures suggest parents don't know if their children are old enough to use social networks like Facebook or Snapchat<p>The majority of parents …

Social Marketing

Thousands of underground gas bulges formed by thawing permafrost, set to 'explode' in Siberia

Local Siberian media has reported that the very ground that people stand on is moving under their feet in the arctic regions of Siberia. Scientists …

Climate Change

Should we eat bugs? - Emma Bryce

How disgust stops us from living sustainably – and how to stop it

Imagine, for a second, that the slice of delectable cake melting in your mouth was made with flour ground from insects not grains. Or that your most …

The joy of insects: why bugs are an athlete's best friend

'I pick the wings off them, because you wouldn't want those parts. Then I dry-roast them and mix them with dates, nuts and cocoa in the food processor. Delicious."<p>Welcome to the world of Marcus Leach, adventure athlete, writer and cooker of insects - specifically crickets, a protein source that has …

Nutrition

Parenting in a digital age: Is removing access a solution?

We have all seen the figures that show children have access to tablet devices from very early ages, such as the potty that comes with the tablet …

12 Easy Tips for Using Social Media Responsibly

Logging time spent on social can be eye opening<p>Tim Elmore<p><b>Dr. Tim Elmore, Growing Leaders, @TimElmore</b><br>Ask to meet and talk about the influence and the …

Social Media Marketing

The great sprawl of China: timelapse images reveal 30-year growth of cities

Timelapse satellite iamges show the staggering growth of cities such as Shenzhen, Dongguan and Yiwu, which three decades ago were barely on the map<p>Thirty years ago, most of these cities were barely on the map. Take the trade hub of Yiwu, pictured above. In 1985 it was home to 73,000 people; 20 …

China

Access to drinking water around the world – in five infographics

Billions of people have gained access to clean and safe drinking water since 1990, but data show that huge inequalities remain<p>How many people have access to clean and safe water? Where do they get it from, and how much do they pay for it? A new report by the World Health Organisation/Unicef Joint …

Water

Why have four children when you could have seven? Family planning in Niger

With the world’s highest birthrate, Niger’s population is set to double in 17 years. NGOs are providing contraception, but what if women want more babies?<p>Roukaya Hamani has an in-law problem. Her husband’s parents want more grandbabies, but she doesn’t want any more children right now. She’s …

Niger

More than 100 Chinese cities now above 1 million people

Government policy and a shift westward have fed the staggering scale of China’s urban ambitions – 119 cities as big as Liverpool, and likely double that by 2025<p>The other China: explore our special investigative series<p>China now has more than 100 cities of over 1 million residents, a number that is …

Cities

How Chinese is Shanghai Disney?

With its giant Starbucks, Cheesecake Factory and Wolfgang Puck restaurant, you might for a minute mistake the new Shanghai Disney Resort for Anaheim or Orlando, Fla.<p>A marching band walks by playing “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah,” then Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” along with a snippet of “When the Saints Go …

Walt Disney Company

World Migration

The <b>GLOBAL MIGRATION FLOWS</b> interactive app tracks migrants around the world. This application is now being hosted by IOM.int. It is endlessly …

IOM

What makes the French Alps so risky for avalanches?

An avalanche hit the on-piste slopes of ski resort Tignes on Tuesday, burying skiers. It remains unknown as yet if people were injured or killed.<p>Four …

Europe’s many alliances, reimagined as a metro system - Washington Post

E.U. and its branches<p>E.U. (European Union)<p>A political and economic union between 28 member states. It was formally founded in 1993 with the Treaty of Maastricht, which built upon a number of previous supranational organizations that were formed in the 1950s: the European Economic Community (EEC), …

Europe

China's birth rate rises but falls short of government estimates

Births rose by 7.9% in 2016 – 1.31 million newborns – following end of one-child policy to balance rapidly ageing population<p>China’s birth rate last year was the highest this century, as the country felt the effect of the end of the controversial one-child policy in 2015.<p>Births increased by 7.9% in …

Demographics

The trials and tribulations of being a digital parent

My son turns 10 this month. For most kids in England, that would mean he’s a year away from getting his first smartphone. However, we live in …

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces

Researchers behind ‘Anthropocene equation’ say impact of people’s intense activity on Earth far exceeds that of natural events spread across millennia<p>For the first time, researchers have developed a mathematical equation to describe the impact of human activity on the earth, finding people are …

Climate Change

Report: Swiss permafrost ‘warmer than ever’

According to a report by Swiss permafrost monitoring service Permos, the temperature of permafrost at a depth of 10-20 metres reached a record high …

China considers paying couples to have a second child

After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby<p>China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed economic constraints were making many reluctant to …

China

Unprecedented: Japan's population has declined by 1 million in 5 years

Rich countries have low birthrates (in part because they have more rights for women, and women who can control their bodies and fates choose to have …

Why are there still famines?

<b>The United Nations has declared a famine in parts of South Sudan, the first to be announced anywhere in the world in six years. There have also been warnings of possible famine in north-east Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. The UN says nearly 20 million people are at risk of starvation and has called</b> …

Africa

UK population to hit 70 million in less than a decade

Country to become Europe’s most populous nation by 2050 but Brexit could change projections, says ONS<p>The UK’s population will pass the 70 million mark in less than a decade, according to official projections, as demographers say the number of people living in the country is increasing “steadily” …

Demographics

Why Planes Don't Fly Faster

The Smog of the Sea (Full Documentary)