King's College London

Social Media Is As Harmful As Alcohol And Drugs For Millennials

"<p>Tony Rao, <i>King's College London</i><p>The word "addiction" brings to mind alcohol and drugs. Yet, over the past 20 years, a new type of addiction has emerged: addiction to social media. It may not cause physical harm, such as those caused by tobacco and alcohol, but it has the potential to cause long-term …

Business (UK)

Chinese students mull rankings' importance

Some Chinese students in Britain have said they will not be put off by a new United Kingdom government assessment of teaching standards at higher …

Education

Dad's age linked to geekier kids, higher intelligence, and autism

Dads looking to create the next generation of geeks should hold their horses. A new study shows that waiting until later in life to procreate increases the chances that male offspring will be intelligent, aloof, and focused.<p>Researchers from King’s College London and The Seaver Autism Center at Mt. …

Research

Apparently, a Geek Index Is a Thing That Exists

Researchers can chart exactly how geeky you are.<p>Everyone thinks their child is a genius, but a recent study from King's College London found that fathers that have families later in life are more likely to have stereotypically “geeky” sons.<p>The researchers, who have been monitoring a group of 15,000 …

Geek

May Heads to Europe For Early Test of Brexit Strength - Bloomberg

<i>Follow</i> <i>@Brexit for all the latest news, and sign up to our daily Brexit Bulletin newsletter.</i><p>Prime Minister Theresa May’s first European Union summit …

Brexit

Brexit Bulletin: How to Treat Citizens - Bloomberg

<i>Sign up to receive the Brexit Bulletin in your inbox, and follow @Brexit on Twitter.</i><p>Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Brussels on Thursday for …

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Being a geek isn't by chance, you were born to be one. Honest.

Own it 😝 😝 😝 😝 😝<p>If you're a little geeky, it's time to fully embrace it because science says there may be nothing you can do about it.<p>Rex …

Lifestyle

London Mayor Seeks Pollution-Free Transport System by 2050 - Bloomberg

London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan called for the city’s entire transport network to operate with zero greenhouse-gas emissions by the middle of the century …

Transport for London

Older fathers have 'geekier sons'

<b>Men who delay starting a family are more likely to have "geekier" sons, a study suggests.</b><p>They were brighter, more focused and less bothered about fitting in - according to the "Geek Index" devised by King's College London.<p>The mother's age had no impact, and daughters seemed to be immune.<p>One …

Study Finds Older Dads May Have 'Geekier' Sons

"Men who delay fatherhood often do so precisely because they are successful themselves," according to researchers.<p>Having children at a later age has frequently been linked to negative health outcomes, such as an increased risk of autism. But a new study finds a silver lining for dads who have kids …

Parenting

Geek DNA: Sons Born To Older Fathers Are Huge Nerds, Research Says | International Business Times

Boys born to older fathers are a bunch of geeks, research into the academic and social traits of sons born to that group of men indicates.<p>Scientists …

Research

Older Dads Have ‘Geekier’ Sons

Children of older dads may have certain advantages over their peers in educational and career settings, a new study reports.The post Older Dads Have …

Neuroscience

UK heatwave triggers air pollution alert as people flock to beaches

Teenager and woman drown in separate incidents as sweltering heat forces Royal Ascot to consider relaxing dress code<p>The heatwave that has brought the longest spell of high June temperatures for two decades has also triggered an air pollution alert in London, with southerly winds due to bring toxic …

Pollution

What caused Portugal's deadly forest fires? - Europe - RFI

Portugal’s government declared a state of emergency in the central forested region around Pedrogao Grande, and Prime Minister Antonio Costa called this fire “the greatest tragedy” the country has seen in recent years when it comes to forest fires.<p>But while such blazes are rarely so deadly, forest …

European News

Francisco Bethencourt: Exhibition ‘Racism and Citizenship’

<b>Exhibition ‘Racism and Citizenship’, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon</b> <br>6th May to 3rd September 2017<br>Curator: Francisco Bethencourt, Charles Boxer …

Art

30 great benefits of cycling

Whether it's to boost your fitness, health or bank balance, or as an environmental choice, taking up bicycle riding could be one of the best …

Wellness

The tragic true story of singer Alice Martineau

Alice Martineau was beautiful, gifted and incredibly determined. She modelled in her teens, got a first class degree in English, and was an exceptional singer. The power of her voice and lyrics meant that when she performed, the likes of Robbie Williams were in the audience.<p>To anyone who met her, …

Simon & Schuster

Embattled at Home, Theresa May Faces Tricky Brexit Talks

LONDON—Prime Minister Theresa May faced a ballooning crisis at home a day before negotiations between the U.K. and the European Union begin, with critics accusing her of fumbling the government’s response to a London apartment tower fire that left at least 58 people dead.<p>Mrs. May, already weakened …

Brexit

Why you might need a stiff drink after Brexit and the general election

If British politics feels like a huge hangover, maybe a breakfast Bloody Mary can help, for good scientific reasons<p>British politics can feel like one long hangover. Following the Brexit binge, the snap election was like the hair of the dog.<p>Although the chemistry behind that particular old wives’ …

Old Wives' Tales

This Is How Childhood Bullying Affects Your Adult Life

You're reading This Is How Childhood Bullying Affects Your Adult Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Parenting

The London fire may have destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to ID victims

LONDON (AP) — The devastating fire that struck a high-rise tower in London may have been so powerful that it destroyed much of the DNA evidence needed to identify its victims.<p>As firefighters keep searching the charred ruins of the Grenfell Tower public housing complex with sniffer dogs and drones, …

DNA

Not the time to fall out of love with austerity

Like it or not, we cannot wish away our public finance problems

Economics

Britain has to decide what Brexit means – right now

On Monday, the Brexit negotiations begin. It is hard to imagine – without the assistance of a committee of Hollywood scriptwriters or mind-expanding …

Brexit

Agonising process of identifying Grenfell Tower victims as desperate families wait

It is the most painstaking - and agonising - of tasks.<p>But the skilled people working to identify every last victim of the Grenfell Tower inferno will …

X-rays

Kabul attack: 'Blast and gunfire' at Shia mosque

<b>There has been an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul in an area dominated by minority Shia Muslims, officials say.</b><p>The interior ministry has described the incident at the al-Zahra mosque, located on the western outskirts of the city, as a "terrorist attack".<p>Police told the BBC's Harun …

Terrorism

DEBATE: Are sanctions for countries illegally trading with North Korea a constructive way to halt its nuclear ambitions?

DEBATE: Are sanctions for countries illegally trading with North Korea a constructive way to halt its nuclear ambitions?<p>YES – Jieun Baek, author of …

North Korea

Trump selling Qatar billions in weapons only days after accusing it of supporting terrorism

A deal between the United States and Qatar for F-15 fighter jets and a visit to Doha by two American warships on Thursday showed the vital military …

Middle East

Air pollution is killing wildlife and people

Measures to cut air pollution need to be extended beyond urban areas, say representatives of six wildlife organisations. Plus Dr Richard Carter warns that avoiding main roads won’t protect you from small particulates<p>On National Clean Air Day, Thursday 15 June, we’re calling for action to cut air …

Pollution

Ed Balls predicts another election next year to break Brexit deadlock

To the Strand Group at King’s College, London, last night to hear Ed Balls present his work with Peter Sands on what businesses want from Brexit.<p>The …

Brexit

May's obsession with ECJ over Brexit 'daft', says former senior judge

Prof Sir David Edward’s comments come as EU chief negotiator calls on UK to stop wasting time: ‘I can’t negotiate with myself’<p>One of Britain’s most eminent legal experts has condemned Theresa May as ignorant of European law, as he warned the government risked “careering towards disaster” over …

Brexit