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Managing money

Romantic love stops couples from sharing expenses equally

Researcher Amaia Agirre, from the University of the Basque Country, has analysed money management and negotiations in couples who declare themselves equals. One of the main findings is that the ideal of romantic love (widespread in our society) makes defending personal interests incompatible with these feelings. Leer más

23 April 2015

International World Book Day promotes reading, publishing and copyright

The International World Book Day is a yearly event on 23 April, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. The World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. Leer más

International Day of the Book

A highly celebrated Saint George Day all over the world

Saint George was a Turkish Christian who fought for the Romans under the pagan emperor Diocletian. Legend has it that among his many adventures St George slayed a dragon in Silene, Libya, to save the skin of a king´s daughter. When George stood up for the rights of his fellow Christians to Diocletian he was tortured by being "crushed between two spiked wheels and boiled in molten lead".  Leer más

Looking beyond 2015

Europe targets for a decent work and to fight against poverty

The European Commission is fully committed to the process of adopting a post-2015 development agenda, which is currently driven by the United Nations to set the main goals and targets for the next 15 years. Decent work is the best way to achieve sustainable development and poverty eradication in both North and South, and the Commission remains engaged in improving working and living conditions in the EU and throughout the world. Leer más

EU Strategy towards the eradication of trafficking in human

MEPs debate how to fight human trafficking

More than twenty million women, children and men are estimated to be victims of human trafficking worldwide. The Parliament´s human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on Thursday 16 April to discuss what the EU can do to tackle the issue when dealing with other countries. They will be joined by representatives from NGOs and international organisations. Leer más

Citizens´ Dialogue

Europe "goes digital" in Sofia with the participation of the Vice-President Ansip

The first building blocks of the EU´s Digital Single Market Strategy could be laid in Bulgaria. Vice-President Andrus Ansip, responsible for the Digital Single Market, will be in Sofia on 20 and 21 April to participate in a Citizens´ Dialogue together with Gergana Passi, Bulgaria´s Digital Champion. Leer más

Child Development

Children who understand others´ perspectives found to be more popular among peers

Preschoolers and school-age children who are good at identifying what others want, think, and feel are more popular in school than their peers who aren´t as socially adept. That´s the conclusion of a new meta-analysis--a type of study that looks at the results of many different studies--out of Australia. Leer más

Expo Milano 2015

European Commission launches scientific debate on how to feed the planet

The European Commission has launched an online consultation on how science and innovation can help the EU ensuring safe, nutritious, sufficient and sustainable food globally. The discussion is linked to the theme of this year´s Universal Exhibition (Expo Milano 2015) "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which aims to go beyond cultural activities and open a real political debate on global food security and sustainability. Leer más

Pale skin and brown eyes evolved relatively

New genetic study offers evidence of how Europeans evolved white skin

Science magazine has reported on a new genetic study from the team that recently found at least three ancient populations of hunter-gatherers and farmers in the ancestry of modern Europeans. Common European traits like pale skin and brown eyes evolved relatively recently in central and southern Europe. Leer más

LED therapy

Researchers test the effects of light therapy on brain function

Following up on promising results from pilot work, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness.  Leer más

Campus attack

148 students killed in cold-blooded raid on Garissa University College in Kenya

On 2 April 2015, gunmen stormed the Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, killing at least 148 people,and injuring 79. The militant group Al-Shabaab, which the gunmen claimed to be from, took responsibility for the attack. The siege ended the same day, after four of the attackers were killed.  Leer más

Grand prize at the Mobile World Congress 2015

Bristol students win European Space Agency competition

An app designed by Computer Science students at the University of Bristol has beaten off competition from across Europe to win a top prize for its potential to help tackle food poverty. Leer más

Grand prize at the Mobile World Congress 2015

Bristol students win European Space Agency competition

An app designed by Computer Science students at the University of Bristol has beaten off competition from across Europe to win a top prize for its potential to help tackle food poverty. Leer más

Instead of Asia

Adidas plans to make products in Europe to manufacture closer to consumers

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled plans to make some of its products in Europe instead of Asia. Adidas said it was testing automated production technology that could speed up manufacturing, as the company aims to maintain market share. The company revealed a new five-year plan as it seeks to boost profitability and stem the loss of market share to rivals like Nike and Under Armour. Leer más

Space rehearsal with musicians 2,700 kilometres apart from each other

Making concerts possible with musicians separated by vast distances with minimal latency – delay between a musical performance and listening or recording – is the aim of a joint project of the Supercomputing Centre of Galicia and the University of Santiago de Compostela. For this purpose, live demonstration experiments have been conducted with professional musicians using pioneering music technologies in Europe.  Leer más

Keeping consumers safe

Nearly 2500 dangerous products withdrawn from the EU market in 2014

The European Commission published new figures, showing that in 2014, nearly 2500 products, ranging from toys to motor vehicles, were either stopped before they entered the EU or removed from markets because they were dangerous for EU consumers. For 12 years, the European Commission and EU Member States have been working together to ensure that consumer goods placed on the European markets are safe. For this purpose, they use the Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products. Leer más

Tripartite Social Summit

EU leaders and social partners focused on jobs, growth and investment priorities for Europe

At the Tripartite Social Summit this morning, EU leaders and social partners focused on jobs, growth and investment priorities for Europe. The Tripartite Social Summit meets twice a year, ahead of the spring and autumn European Councils. It is an opportunity for a constructive exchange between European employer and employee representatives ("social partners"), the European Commission, EU Heads of State or Government, and Employment and Social Affairs Ministers. Leer más

Biggest solar eclipse since August 1999 to take place the 20th of MarchLast total solar eclipse in Europe for over a decade

Biggest solar eclipse since August 1999 to take place the 20th of March

On Friday 20th March 2015, the Sun will move into eclipse. A total solar eclipse will occur across the Arctic and in the far Northern regions of Europe - the Faroe Islands and Svalbard in the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, are expected to experience a total eclipse. Leer más

Social Ecosystem for Anti-ageing

Europe unveils a technology platform for active aging

Researchers at the University Carlos III of Madrid, in collaboration with the Spanish firm Aliad Conocimiento y Servicio, have developed a software platform to help promote active and healthy aging in the context of an European project. The system contains news, forums, videos, social networking, mobile applications and games to promote mental activity and a training program. The offer has already attracted more than 11,000 users and is expected to reach 20,000 at the end of this year Leer más

8th of March

Women around the world celebrate 104th International Women´s Day

International Working Women´s Day, is marked on March 8th every year. The UN theme for International Women´s Day 2015 is "Make it Happen." Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, attended the UN event "Equality for Women is Progress for All," on March 7, 2014 in New York City. The event was part of the UN International Women´s Day, which is celebrated March 8. IBTimes UK has an interesting list of top 15 inspirational quotes on women empowerment.  Leer más

91% agree in tackling inequality

Gender equality remains an unfinished business, according to the European Commission

Around nine in ten Europeans (91%) agree that tackling inequality between men and women is necessary to establish a fairer society. A similar proportion (89%) agree that equality between men and women will help women become more economically independent. The Commission´s annual Report on equality between women and men, also published today, shows that despite some progress gender equality remains an unfinished business. Leer más

Treadmill Performance Predicts Mortality

A new formula predicts the risk of dying

A new study has shed light on treadmill performance and has indicated that the performance on a treadmill helps in predicting mortality. The study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medicine suggested that they have developed a formula that estimates one´s risk of dying over a decade based on a person´s ability to exercise on a treadmill at an increasing speed and incline. Leer más

Opportunities in the ICT industry

Key Trends for 2015 at the World Mobile Congress

This week, thousands of mobile company executives and others are gathered in Barcelona, Spain for Mobile World Congress. Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg used his opening address at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to outline the four key industry trends while Huawei presented the latest wearable devices. Leer más

The scent of a handshake

Handshakes is a discreet way to actively search for social chemosignals, study finds

According to a new study, people use the touch of a handshake to sample and sniff chemical signals that could explain why the greeting evolved in the first place. Thre study concludes that after the traditional greeting, people tend unconsciously to sniff their own hands. Leer más

Study on European children

More than two hours of TV a day increases high blood pressure risk in children by 30%

A study on European children concludes that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30%. The article also points out that doing no daily physical activity or doing less than an hour a day increases this risk by 50%. Leer más
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