Miles B. Markus, University of the Witwatersrand Some people suffer from repeated attacks of malaria. These can occur weeks to months or longer after contracting the disease. The phenomenon is only too familiar to those who were bitten by mosquitoes carrying the type of malaria-causing organism known as Plasmodium vivax....
Academic outcomes can be accomplished by high teaching quality. Shutterstock Natasha Robinson, University of Oxford Half of all South African pupils who attended school for five years can’t do basic calculations. This is according to a 2015 TIMMS report on mathematics achievements among Grade 5 learners in South Africa. At the same time,...
Finland has one of the widely acclaimed public educational systems in the world. The country, which was at the top in the 2006 PISA ranking, by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), still ranks among the top countries. To study the system and replicate its success, India recently sent a team...
Young people are increasingly preferring to avoid marriage and stay single in Japan. a country of a shrinking population. While the Shinzo Abe government has declared a target of raising the fertility rate from the current 1.4 to 1.8 by 2025 or so, one in four men and one in...
By Sapiens.com Throughout 2018, anthropologists have contributed to the world’s knowledge by exploring ancient caves and firepits to reveal clues about our deep history and evolution, journeying into obscure corners of the planet to study modern cultures, and analyzing the chemical makeup of our bones and the nature of human...
Natasha Pilkauskas, University of Michigan In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents – in what demographers call a three-generation household – has nearly doubled over the past two decades. Why has this been happening? And is it a good thing or...
We often use the size and growth a country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) as an indicator of its progress in national development. But GDP, or the measure of the monetary value of goods and services produced by a country, doesn't fully reflect the reality. Here are some reasons why GDP...
September 13 is observed as the World Sepsis Day. Here are some facts that you should know about the lifethreatening illness that kills millions every year. 1. Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction which occurs when a person has an infection and the body’s reaction injures tissues and organs. This...
By Nandini Basak Kerala, known for its beautiful backwaters and greenery, was devastated due to severe flooding and heavy rainfall. Between June 1 and August 18, the state as a whole received 2344.84 mm of rain against a normal course of 1649.3 mm, which was 42.17% more than usual. In districts...
shutterstock. Carolyn Roberts, Keele University The saying goes that the Taj Mahal is pinkish in the morning, milky white in the evening, and golden when the moon shines. Though this may once have been true for the famously pristine marble monument, a mixture of pollution and poor management has now burdened...

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