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Changing the world by changing social norms

An international team of leading economists, ecologists and psychologists argue that changing social norms can contribute to solving even major, global problems as politicians play important supporting roles.

UK, France see highest number of imported malaria cases

The UK and France experience the highest number of malaria cases imported from other countries, a new study concludes. Research examined and mapped the movement of the disease from endemic countries (those where malaria is regularly found in the population) to around 40 countries defined as being malaria-free or non-endemic (such as the UK).

Who Are the Assyrians?

The Assyrians are a people who have lived in the Middle East since ancient times and today can be found all over the world.

Facts About Calcium

Properties, sources and uses of the element calcium.

David Miller: Why conservation needs to be king

In conversation with David Miller, the former Toronto mayor and current WWF-Canada CEO, about troubling new statistics and more The post David Miller: Why conservation needs to be king appeared first on

Threatened by diversity?

In this election year of unprecedented acrimony, one of the most polarizing issues of all is rooted in what's typically considered a national strength: diversity. But as it turns out, not all Americans value the country's multicultural ethos, according to a psychologist's study.

School principals shape students' values via school climate

Over time, students' personal values become more similar to those of their school principal, according to new research. The findings indicate that principals' values are linked with aspects of school climate which are, in turn, linked with students' own values.

Will pedestrians walk freely in a world of self-driving cars?

Imagine an urban neighborhood where most of the cars are self-driving. What would it be like to be a pedestrian? Self-driving cars are programmed to obey the rules of the road, including waiting for pedestrians to cross. Secure in the knowledge that a car will yield, pedestrians merely need to act unpredictably or step into the street to force the risk-averse car to stop.

Cybersecurity needed for autos, too

Most white-hat hackers believe hackers will exploit cyber vulnerabilities to remotely access connected vehicles. One objective by security experts is to identify key vehicle cybersecurity challenges and find solutions that will reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.

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