A study in the UK has revealed that among teenagers, brighter girls and girls from poorer families are at the highest risk of showing high symptoms of depression at the age of 14. This is in contrast to the trend among their male peers, as intelligent boys and boys from...
Leprosy, one of the oldest recorded and highly stigmatised diseases, has its origin in Europe, scientists have said. After examining 90 skeletons with deformations characteristic of leprosy found from the continent the scientists reconstructed the genetic codes of medieval Mycobacterium leprae, which is the cause of the disease. The skeletons...
A solution seems to have emerged to address the excess electricity problem from renewables in the UK. Green energy, when produced in excess, can be converted into hydrogen that could be used in heating and other parts of the energy system, a report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (iMechE)...
Germany in 2017 had the 5% fewer crimes and the crime rate was lowest since 1992, as per the latest data. The latest official statistics, which put the total number of crimes at the country at 5.7 million, is the lowest in 30 years, if taken as a percentage of...
Around 200,000 children in Ukraine, which has been under the grip of a conflict for the last four years, are studying in schools whose classroom walls are often riddled with bullets, and playgrounds scattered with metal remnants of war, Unicef has said. The international children's agency said that at least...
By Soila Apparicio, Climate Home News Rich nations are not engaging in discussions on the financial support they need in order to deal with the problems of climate change, say developing countries and their advocates. The Suva Expert Dialogue came to a close on Thursday, after two days of discussions in Bonn on what more...
With an aim to help deepen young people's European identity, the European Union has launched a project to grant free Interrail tickets to European youths. Under the DiscoverEU project, some 30,000 European 18-year-olds will get to travel for up to 30 days to up to four different countries within the...
Germany is dragging its feet on the commitments it made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty to cut down carbon emissions, the German affiliate of a global network of environment-related organisations has said. BUND, the German affiliate of Friends of the Earth has said that with the current policies the country...
The European Union has banned the use of use of three controversial neonicotinoid insecticides on crops grown outdoor, following a major scientific review that found that the chemicals posed big risks to wild bees and honeybees. Starting from the end of 2018, the insecticides — clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam —...
World nations have begun the latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations to further develop the “operating manual” for implementing the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, at Bonn, Germany. The meeting, which will run through 10 May, is to finalise drafting texts for the next round of climate negotiations -- COP...

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