Richard Allaway

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NASUWT survey results

Teaching union NASUWT has released the findings from its latest survey into social media abuse and misuse within schools. The survey looked at social …

Social Media Marketing

Global Landslide Susceptibility Map Highlights Overlooked Regions of the World

<i>Share:</i> <i><br>Ad:</i><p>Thousands of landslides occur every year around the world, and yet many of them that are highly fatal never make the news. More often than …

Geography

Tech Control

Is Switzerland crowded compared to other countries?

The population of Switzerland has tripled in the past 150 years, and a quarter of the people who live here are foreigners. Fear of overpopulation …

Population

Where is the world's densest city?

Evenly spread over all of the world’s mountains, deserts and other terrains, we would be standing 150 metres away from our nearest neighbours. In the most densely populated cities – from Dhaka to Medellin – we’re right on top of them<p>Cities are all about density – groups of strangers agreeing to …

Cities

Kentucky Is Home to the Greatest Declines in Life Expectancy

In eight counties in the state, people can expect to die younger than their parents.<p><i>Updated on May 8 at 12:40 p.m. ET</i><p>In 13 counties across the U.S., Americans can now expect to die younger than their parents did. And the eight counties with the largest declines in life expectancy since 1980 are all …

Sociology

Report: half a million live below poverty line in Switzerland

Released on Monday by the Swiss statistics office (BFS), the annual Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) survey for 2015 revealed that …

European News

Want a climate-friendly diet? Eat more insects and imitation meats.

<b>Researchers compare environmental impacts of several meat alternatives.</b><p>Animal agriculture is responsible for roughly 12 percent of the world’s …

Agriculture

Political will is needed to tackle obesity in the UK

Letter from 20 members of the Obesity Health Alliance including John Maingay of the British Heart Foundation and Prof Parveen Kumar of the British Medical Association<p>The forthcoming general election will not be won or lost solely on the “Brexit battleground”. As campaigning begins in earnest, …

Obesity

Italian village offers €2,000 gifts to boost dwindling population

Bormida, population 394, also offering homes to rent for as little €50 a month in effort to persuade people to move there<p>The mayor of a remote mountain village in Italy is offering to pay €2,000 (£1,700) to anyone who moves there, in an attempt to save it from becoming a ghost town.<p>Those who take …

Geography

The monster ships that changed how we travel

The beauty salons, swimming pools and even wireless communications of today’s huge cruise ships all got their start with the “floating palaces” of a century ago.<p>When the world’s then-largest ocean liner embarked on its first transatlantic voyage in September 1907, thousands of spectators gathered …

Cruise Ships

The British airliner that changed the world

When the de Havilland Comet flew into the sky in 1949, it changed aviation for good. BBC Future examines the legacy of a flawed but far-reaching design.<p>On 7 April 1954, Peter Duffey co-piloted the sleek, four-engined de Havilland Comet G-ALYY into Heathrow Airport. It was the last leg of the new …

Aviation

Last Swiss winter was one of least snowy on record

In its assessment of the season on Wednesday the WSL institute for the study of snow and avalanches said in a statement: “Despite the snow that fell …

Climate Change

The 6 Best Parental Control Apps for Windows

As the world continues its relentless charge into the digital age, it’s more important than ever to ensure your children are protected from some of …

How do you lay a 170-km cable on the bottom of the sea? Slowly and carefully

Installation of Maritime Link subsea cable between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia has begun<p>The two-metre-high spool that the Maritime Link subsea cable …

Seafloor

Insect eating goes legal in Switzerland

Locusts for dinner? Switzerland allows sale of insect-based foods

Up until now Swiss law specified that unusual foodstuffs such as insect-based products could not be sold without special authorization, but in …

Insects

How to protect yourself when live video of suicide spreads on social media

The thrill of social media is often the possibility of surprise. It's fun to log on and see which viral videos, political rants, news stories, and baby pictures your friends and family have shared.<p>What we don't expect is to see someone die. Watching a suicide attempt (or murder) in real time is not …

Suicide

Japan expected to shed 30% of total population in next 50 years:The Asahi Shimbun

Japan is expected to lose more than a quarter of its population over the next 50 years, according to researchers.<p>The population is forecast to …

Introducing the World’s first 'Coke and Insects' Gourmet Menu...

<b>World-renowned chef Topi Kairenius has put together the first ever gourmet menu combining the taste of Coca-Cola with insects. Here’s everything you</b> …

Foodies

Why humans are so bad at thinking about climate change

Google's data center raises the stakes in this state's 'water wars'

Endless emails, map requests, web searches, and everything else we do online requires the use of energy-hungry, water-guzzling data centers.<p>For Google, that enormous thirst for water is causing controversy near Charleston, South Carolina, where the tech giant hosts a sprawling data center …

Water

Country File: Mapping rural-to-urban migration

Within the next five years rural living will have reached its climax. According to the United Nations World Urbanization Prospects (a biennial …

Geography

10 Podcasts Every Photography Enthusiast Needs to Hear

Photography is a rabbit hole that never ends, an itch that can’t be scratched — and you’re reading this article because you know that all too well. …

Edible insects are more than just protein

<b>The humble insect is a potent source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber, and deserves to be recognized as such by the protein-obsessed West.</b><p>“Eat your …

Cyberbullying Explained by Common Craft

Lee and Sachi at Common Craft have released a new video that tackles a topic that every student, teacher, and parent should understand; …

How we can keep under 5s safe online

Children love using technology and are learning to navigate websites, online games and consoles, and touch screen technology like iPads and …

Parenting

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media: Do's and Don'ts for Teachers

Social media is an increasingly important part of students' lives; in fact, the average teen spends over an hour a day using social media. …

Five numbers that will define the next 100 years

From energy to life expectancy, these crucial statistics could define Earth’s upcoming century.<p><i>(Click/pinch to enlarge)</i><p><b>How will the world’s population continue to increase?</b><p>There will be 11.2 billion of us by 2100, according to the UN’s most likely scenario. But this is a projection, not a …

Guide to Online Services

4chan is described as an English-language image-board website.<p>An anonymous and private message board for youth to share their thoughts and comments …

Online Life