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Sensory evaluation

Research shows that alcohol taste is influenced by genes

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that likely influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn States College of Agricultural Sciences. In the first study to show that the sensations from sampled alcohol vary as a function of genetics Leer ms

Sensory evaluation

Research shows that alcohol taste is influenced by genes

How people perceive and taste alcohol depends on genetic factors, and that likely influences whether they "like" and consume alcoholic beverages, according to researchers in Penn States College of Agricultural Sciences. In the first study to show that the sensations from sampled alcohol vary as a function of genetics Leer ms

London the worlds most expensive cityOvertakes Hong Kong

London the worlds most expensive city

Report suggests that London is twice as pricey as Sydney and four times more than Rio for companies to place staff. London has overtaken Hong Kong as the worlds most expensive city to live and work in, with a new study suggesting it is almost twice as pricey as Sydney, and four times more than Rio de Janeiro. Leer ms

Six UK universities have scored full marks in an assessment gay friendly

The six institutions with top marks in 2015 are Cardiff University, Liverpool John Moores University, Sheffield Hallam University, University of Essex, University of Glasgow and York St John University. Cardiff and Liverpool John Moores both scored top marks in the previous years guide. Leer ms

"Dress for Success" rules

New York students rebel against a dress code directive

More than 200 students have been given detention for violating the dress code, and 90 percent of those students are girls. The schools "Dress for Success" policy, outlined in its handbook, is so strict because exposed skin is a "distraction" according to education center Leer ms

World Tourism Organisation

International tourism up by 5% in the first half of the year

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.6% in the first half of 2014 according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer. Destinations worldwide received some 517 million international tourists between January and June 2014, 22 million more than in the same period of 2013. Leer ms

Researchers create an app to track morality Morality in everyday life

Researchers create an app to track morality

In a new study, researchers used a smartphone app to track moral and immoral acts committed or witnessed by more than 1,200 people as they went about their days. Its one of the first attempts to quantify the moral landscape of daily life. Leer ms

FIWARE

An EU-funded app helps taxi drivers to find clients

A new EU-funded tool will help people stuck in a long queue outside a bar, club or venue waiting for a taxi get a taxi. With the Smartaxi app, taxi drivers collect and pool information on the "hot spots" for pick ups, meaning you spend less time waiting for one to arrive. Leer ms

2014 the year of encryption.

25th anniversary of the World Wide Web

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web.From its earliest beginnings, users have demanded security for their sensitive information and web sites have universally responded by supporting encryption protocols such as SSL/TLS to encrypt data as it moved across the wires. Leer ms

Santander Chairman Emilio Botin dies 
A powerful businessperson in Spain

Santander Chairman Emilio Botin dies

Emilio Botin, one of Spains most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zones biggest bank, died of a heart attack on Tuesday night aged 79, a spokesman for the bank said on Wednesday. The bank will hold a board meeting on Wednesday to nominate a successor, it said in a statement.  Leer ms

Twitter steps into ecommercePartnering with Stripe

Twitter steps into ecommerce

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a "Buy Now" button to let users shop directly from the social network. The initial sellers range from brands like Burberry and The Home Depot to artists like Ryan Adams and Megadeth. Leer ms

Partnering with Stripe

Twitters step into ecommerce

Twitter announced Monday that it is testing a "Buy Now" button to let users shop from select merchants and artists directly from the social network. The button will roll out to a select group of users first before being introduced more broadly. The initial sellers range from brands like Burberry and The Home Depot to artists like Ryan Adams and Megadeth. Leer ms

Womens rights committee

Europe organises workshop to discuss how to improve the gender equality strategy

On Wednesday 3 September the womens rights committee organises a workshop in Brussels to discuss a new strategy. During the workshop experts from several European countries will share their recommendations on how to improve the situation and achieve true gender equality. Follow it live on the Parliament website. Leer ms

Womens rights committee

Europe organises workshop to discuss how to improve the gender equality strategy

On Wednesday 3 September the womens rights committee organises a workshop in Brussels to discuss a new strategy. During the workshop experts from several European countries will share their recommendations on how to improve the situation and achieve true gender equality. Follow it live on the Parliament website. Leer ms

Finds success in China

Spanish app provides psychological therapy through the mobile phone

AirPersons has created the worlds first application for mobile phones designed specifically for psychological consultations. This app is already a leader on Google Play in terms of number of downloads and in China, where consumers can find it in stores such as Baodiy Wandouija. Leer ms

The 7th Congress in Madrid

Symposiums on the contemporary issues European families have to face

The Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM) invites the scientific community to present symposiums and papers on a range of contemporary issues that families face including the current economic crisis.  Leer ms

15% more productive

Plants in offices increase productivity, study finds

Dr Chris Knight from Exeter University and his fellow psychologists, who have been studying the issue for 10 years, concluded that employees were 15% more productive when "lean" workplaces are filled with just a few houseplants, as employees who actively engage with their surroundings are better workers. Leer ms

The company also apologised

Zara withdraws a t-shirts after online accusations of anti-semitism

The Spanish fashion retailer Zara apologized for a kids T-shirt from its website on Wednesday after many on social media pointed out it strongly resembled a Nazi concentration camp uniform. Leer ms

Europes best city

Berlin and Valencia the best city for families

Berlin has been named as Europes best city for families. The survey, commissioned by holiday home rental site House Trip, assessed European cities on factors such as the number of family-friendly galleries and museums, safety, pollution and crime. Leer ms

Public Health

The risk of young people driving drunk increases if their parents drink

If parents consume alcohol, it is more likely that their children will drive under its influence. This is one of the conclusions of a new study analysing the data of more than 30,000 students and their relationship with drinking and driving. The results have been published in the "Adicciones" journal. Leer ms

The ice bucket challenge a viral phenomenonThe ALS Association has reported $70.2 in donations

The ice bucket challenge a viral phenomenon

The ice bucket challenges phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. The viral nature of the effort surprised even the ALS Association. Leer ms

Leading live video platform for gamers

Amazon buys Twitch, a live video-game-streaming site

Amazon said on Monday it would pay $970 million in cash for Twitch, a live video-game-streaming site with more than 55 million users thats similar to YouTube for video games. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of 2014.  Leer ms

Most european young pleople  are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs Young people and drugs

Most european young pleople are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs

A new research released on Thursday (21 August) by Eurobarometer shows that young Europeans are less informed about the effects and risks of drugs than just a few years ago. The study that focused mainly on opinions on regulating drugs and dealing with drug problems in society highlighted the division among the young people in Europe: 45 percent of them thought that cannabis should be regulated, while 53 percent felt it should be banned. Leer ms

Global population, less intelligent

IQ scores decreasing, research claims

Scientists warn humans are getting dumber. Evidence suggests that the IQs of people in the UK, Denmark and Australia has declined in the last decade.  Leer ms

European consumer confidence declinesConsumer Confidence Indicator

European consumer confidence declines

In August 2014, the consumer confidence indicator decreased in both the EU (by 0.9 points to -6.4) and the euro area (by 1.6 points to -10.0) compared to July. The index declined for the third month in a row and the latest reading is the lowest since February, when it was -12.7. Leer ms
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