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Global Livability Report for 2014

Melbourne remains the most liveable city in the world

Melbourne retains the crown of "most liveable" city in The Economist Intelligence Units Global Livability Report for 2014. In plain English, that puts the Australian city top of the pile when it comes to stability, healthcare, culture, environment, education and infrastructure. Leer ms

Half of the 200 brains kept at a university

100 missing brains from the University of Texas

The University of Texas says that 100 human brains it reported missing earlier this week were in fact destroyed over a decade ago. Environmental workers disposed of the brains in 2002, after it was determined that they were in poor condition and no longer suitable for use in research or teaching. Leer ms

Eradicating contemporary forms of slavery

2nd of December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others. Leer ms

Following Black Friday

Cyber Monday lands to smash sales records

Cyber Monday, which lands on December 1, is forecast to be the biggest online shopping day of the year. It follows Black Friday, the first Friday after US holiday Thanksgiving, when high street stores launch their seasonal special offers to tempt in Christmas shoppers. Leer ms

Scientists warn against Facebook, Twitter data

Social media can not predict human behavior, new study says

The scientists behind the study say social media research needs to be refined. Researchers say that the information posted online in social media is relatively meaningless. Two scientists published a study in the journal Science claiming that using data from social media networks like Twitter and Facebook get biased results, according to Canada Journal. Leer ms

With 80 mosques

Turkey plans to "institutionalise" university mosques

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques on university campuses across the country, Mehmet Grmez, head of the Religious Affairs Directorate Diyanet has announced, reports Hurriyet Daily News. They will open 50 more by the end of 2015.  Leer ms

43 students still missing

The President of Mexico pushes reforms to fight corruption after students disappearance

Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto said he will introduce constitutional reform after 43 trainee teachers were allegedly handed by police to a drug gang and then brutally murdered. He pledged to bring corrupt local authorities under the "rule of law." Leer ms

Digital single market

MEPs stress the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions

The European Parliament called on EU member states and the European Commission to break down barriers to the growth of the EUs digital single market in a resolution voted on Thursday. MEPs also stressed the need to prevent online companies from abusing dominant positions by enforcing EU competition rules and unbundling search engines from other commercial services. Leer ms

Google removes websites links

Europe wants Google to expand the "right to be forgotten" to the rest of the world

A panel of privacy regulators on Wednesday called for the search engine to give Web users the power to have Google take down links to embarrassing or outdated content throughout the world, in a dramatic escalation of a court ruling earlier this year. Leer ms

Vodafone Institute Survey

Italians and Spanish very pessimistic about their future

43 percent of German survey respondents aged between 18 and 30 assume that they will have a better life than their parents generation. In Spain, only 29 percent of young adults have the same optimism about the future, and the figure for Italy is just 23 percent according to a survey by the Vodafone Institute for Society and Communications. Leer ms

Pope Francis vists the European ParliamentSecond pontiff visit

Pope Francis vists the European Parliament

Pope Francis will arrive on Tuesday for an official visit to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He will deliver a formal address to MEPs in plenary sessio before meeting with the presidents of all EU institutions, Martin Schulz (European Parliament), Herman Van Rompuy (European Council), Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Italian Council presidency) and Jean-Claude Juncker (European Commission). Leer ms

25th of November

White Ribbon Day: International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

On November 25 we celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This date was chosen after the deaths of three Dominican sisters who were fighting to have a country free of dictatorship back in 1960 Leer ms

Eurostat

Highest risk of poverty or social exclusion for non-EU citizens in Greece and Belgium

In all EU28 Member States the at risk of poverty or social exclusion rate was higher for non-EU citizens aged 18 and over than for nationals. At least half of non-EU citizens aged 18 and over were at risk of poverty or social exclusion in Greece (72.1%), Belgium (68.4%), Spain (59.5%), France (55.8%), Croatia (53.2%), Portugal (51.7%) and Slovenia (50.6%). The lowest rates were recorded in the Czech Republic (30.8%) and Malta (31.4%).  Leer ms

High Heels Increase Womens Attractiveness

French study investigates the effect of a womans shoe heels on mens behavior

A French study is the first to investigate the effect of a womans shoe heels on mens behavior. If its help a woman needs, maybe she should wear high heels. Thats the message from researchers after they observed how helpful men are towards women in high heels versus those wearing flat, sensible shoes. Leer ms

Google search results ruled free speechGoogle is under investigation in Europe

Google search results ruled free speech

Google search results are protected under the First Amendment, and the company has the complete right to arrange them as it sees fit, according to a recent ruling by a San Francisco court. The US court decision contrasts with European regulators, which are moving to take action to address Googles domination of the search market. Leer ms

Worlds youth population highest ever

A quarter of the worlds population is between 10 and 24 years old, UN report says

A quarter of the world population consists of youths between the ages of 10 and 24, says UN State of world population 2014 report. Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young peoples education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.  Leer ms

Worlds youth population highest ever

A quarter of the worlds population is between 10 and 24 years old, says UN report

A quarter of the world population consists of youths between the ages of 10 and 24, says UN State of world population 2014 report. Developing countries with large youth populations could see their economies soar, provided they invest heavily in young peoples education and health and protect their rights, according to The State of World Population 2014, published today by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.  Leer ms

150 students marched

French students and police protest against violence and call for security

Hundreds of French students have staged a protest in the capital city of Paris to voice their anger at what they call police brutality after a young environmentalist lost her life during a demonstration in southern France.The Alliance police union also held its own demonstration nearby demanding more equipment and personnel so they can do their jobs safely. Leer ms

A study finds how twitter users can increase their influenceTweeting to gain popularity is an inefficient strategy

A study finds how twitter users can increase their influence

The imbalanced structure of Twitter, where some users have many followers and the large majority barely has several dozen followers, means that messages from the more influential have much more impact. Less popular users can compensate for this by increasing their activity and their tweets, but the outcome is costly and inefficient. This was confirmed by an analysis of the social network performed by researchers from the Technical University of Madrid. Leer ms

3 % of the customers have sought a refund so far

Virgin Galactic will continue its space programme despite the crash

Virgin Galactics SpaceShipTwo crashed into Californias Mojave Desert, killing one test pilot and injuring the other, some of the people who planned to ride the rocket plane to the edge of outer space asked for their money back.  Leer ms

App mobil

Samaritans Radar, alerts you when Twitter friends are distressed

Suicide-prevention charity Samaritans has launched a web-based Twitter app to identify users of the social network who may be struggling to cope and reach out to them in times of need. Samaritans Radar will privately highlight users you may be following on Twitter who have sent potentially worrying tweets. By drawing these people and their tweets -- which are easily missed to your attention -- the hope is that you can remind them that they are not alone if they are in distress. Leer ms

More equals rights in UK, Belgium and Spain

Almost half of European homosexuals discriminated against in the past year

Almost half of European homosexuals and transsexuals felt discriminated against in the past year because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, while 26 percent suffered attacks and threats in the past five years and 66% are afraid to shake hands with your partner in public.  Leer ms

More than Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt or Tom Hanks

Jennifer Lawrence, the most valuable Hollywood actress

Jennifer Lawrence is the most valuable star in the Hollywood firmament 2014. So says the ranking by Vulture, where the star of The Hunger Games and X-Men, is in first place ahead of actors like Robert Downey Jr. Leonardo DiCaprio, who completed the podium. Leer ms

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has diedAt 82 years old

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has died

Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family and friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen. Leer ms

Thousands of protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets The "umbrella generation"

Thousands of protesters stay out on Hong Kong streets

The streets of central Hong Kong remained firmly in the hands of youth on Monday as the city lurched through a full day of democracy protests that stopped traffic and led to tense standoffs with police. Protesters are calling for an end to police violence in a show of support for the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. Leer ms
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