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5 things you need to know about strokes
While stroke incidence and mortality rates in high income countries have been on the decline, progress remains slow and uneven.
The most powerful passport in the world...
The 2017 Global Passport Power Rank, produced by advisory firm Arton Capital, put Singapore at the top of its list.
How migration is changing the world’s cities
A new report by the World Economic Forum looks at these patterns of migration and how they affect the world’s cities.
Success has no gender, so the media and society need to change
Television commercials are particularly guilty, frequently casting women in subservient domestic roles.
Sleep 101: This is what happens to your brain when you don't get enough zzz's
Sleep is more important for our brains than you may realise.
Why you made all those mistakes as a teenager
In their article, the authors note that the brain development theory fails to take into account the implications of different kinds of risk taking.
6 ways our health would suffer on a trip to Mars
How will those who make the trip cope with the mental and physical rigors of the journey? What role will isolation and stress play? And what are the health dangers?
Funny people are also more intelligent, according to new research
Researchers in Austria recently discovered that funny people, particularly those who enjoy dark humour, have higher IQs than their less funny peers.
How online dating has changed our society
According to a pair of researchers, the way we’re looking for love (and lust) is connecting communities in completely novel ways.
These are the safest cities around the world
In fact, some of the safest cities in the world are urban hubs that boast low crime rates and high levels of safety.
Study: Students learn better from books than screens
Students said they preferred and performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer.
3 ways to make our cities better
In a recently released report, Creating Liveable Cities in Australia, our team defined and produced the first baseline measure of liveability in Australia’s capital cities.
5 big ideas to reboot democracy in the EU
Here’s a fresh set of ideas that may revitalise citizens’ participation in Europe.
This is how societies are starting to change our behaviour
The question for the researchers is what factors influence people to make those changes.
Here's how languages evolved around the world
Nearly half the people in the world today speak at least one of Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish, English or Arabic, and thousands of smaller languages are facing extinction.
Is your colleague a zombie worker?
They are the colleague sagging at the coffee machine, the project manager staring out of the window.
Bitcoin is making banks nervous. Here's why
Technology blogs and financial news networks are buzzing about blockchain, a cryptographic, distributed trust technology.
Here's how to save democracy
Martin Chungong of the Inter-Parliamentary Union says the future of democracy depends on parliaments that function well.