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How Entertainment Affects our Politics

New research reveals that the fictional worlds we watch change our perceptions of our own

Hillary Clinton´s stunning defeat begs the question: when will the highest and hardest glass ceiling be shattered in the U.S.? While change is not yet coming to the nation´s political stage, it is under way on our screens, and new research reveals that the fiction we watch influences our gendered perceptions of what it takes to be an effective leader. Leer más

The closest full moon in 68 years

Supermoon rises worldwide

Tonight and Monday night´s November full moon is a Supermoon of all Supermoons — closer to the earth than any Supermoon in almost 70 years. There won´t be another like this until the year 2034. Leer más

The closest full moon in 68 years

Supermoon rises worldwide

Tonight and Monday night´s November full moon is a Supermoon of all Supermoons — closer to the earth than any Supermoon in almost 70 years. There won´t be another like this until the year 2034. Leer más

2 November

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

The United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution at its 68th session in 2013 which proclaimed 2 November as the ´International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists´. The Resolution urged Member States to implement definite measures countering the present culture of impunity. The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013 Leer más

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Facebook users likely to be healthier and live longer, study finds

Being active on Facebook and other social media websites may not only be associated with having too much free time, but also with living longer, a new study that involved 12 million people suggests. A paper, published in the journal PNAS on Monday, asserts that the health effects of active online social lives largely mirror the benefits of busy offline social lives. Leer más

Prize for Freedom of Thought

Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar winners of 2016 Sakharov Prize

Yazidi survivors and public advocates Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar are this year´s joint laureates of the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, following a decision by Parliament President Martin Schulz and the political group leaders on 27 October. The Sakharov award ceremony will be held in Strasbourg on 14 December. Leer más

Only chicken could be considered healthy food

The10 most tweeted foods

The foods we tweet about have a lot to say about our overall health. Researchers shed some light on some bizzare results, where out of 10 top tweeted foods, only chicken could be considered healthy food. Leer más

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The share of persons at risk of poverty or social exclusion in the EU back to its pre-crisis level

In 2015, around 119 million people, or 23.7% of the population, in the European Union (EU)were at risk of poverty or social exclusion. This means that they were in at least one of the following three conditions: at-risk-of-poverty after social transfers (income poverty), severely materially deprived or living in households with very low work intensity. Leer más

Sustainable Development Goals

Seventy-five organisations join forces to push for a sustainable future

Seventy-five diverse civil society organisations have joined forces to formally launch SDG Watch Europe. This broad coalition will work to ensure that the European Union and its Member States live up to their commitments, made when signing the Agenda 2030 agreement in New York last September, to enable a sustainable future at home and abroad. Leer más

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

A study on human behavior has identified 4 basic personality types

A study on human behavior has revealed that 90 percent of the population can be classified into four basic personality types: optimistic, pessimistic, trusting and envious. However, the latter of the four types, envious, is the most common, with 30 percent compared to 20 percent for each of the other groups. Leer más

Kansas State University researcher.

Leadership expert says political skills important to leader satisfaction

Leaders skilled at influencing others may be happier at work, according to a Kansas State University researcher. The ability to build connections, foster trust and influence other people is a fundamental quality of a transformational leader and being good at it can increase job satisfaction and engagement. Leer más

Kansas State University researcher.

Leadership expert says political skills important to leader satisfaction

Leaders skilled at influencing others may be happier at work, according to a Kansas State University researcher. The ability to build connections, foster trust and influence other people is a fundamental quality of a transformational leader and being good at it can increase job satisfaction and engagement. Leer más

Travellers using a SIM card of a Member State

European Commision agrees the end of roaming charges in the EU by 2017

The College discussed a new approach to the fair use principle and agreed that there should be no limits in terms of timing or volume imposed on consumers when using their mobile devices abroad in the EU. At the same time, the new approach provides a solid safeguard mechanism for operators against potential abuses. Leer más

Effects of photo

Study links selfies to happiness

Regularly selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine. In a first-of-its-kind study published just before back-to-school season, the authors found that students can combat the blues with some simple, deliberate actions on their mobile devices.  Leer más

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China adopts law imposing new restrictions on foreign NGO´s

China´s Communist-controlled legislature passed a controversial law imposing new restrictions on foreign non-governmental organisations.The law gives police wide-ranging powers over overseas charities and bans them from recruiting members or raising funds in the country. Leer más

EU telco rules

EU seeks stricter rules on OTTs

The European Union will subject internet services like WhatsApp and Skype to similar rules that traditional telecommunications firms face, according to major reform proposals unveiled Wednesday.  Leer más

International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium discuss trends and developments in the ICT sector

Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, to improve´ digital skills and empower countries to take full advantage of strong continued growth in ICT-related jobs. Leer más

Carnegie Mellon University

Friends help friends on Facebook feel better, study finds

Personal interactions on Facebook can have a major impact on a person´s feelings of well-being and satisfaction with life just as much as getting married or having a baby, a new study by Carnegie Mellon University and Facebook researchers shows Leer más

2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard:

Market performance improved, but more efforts needed in telecoms and energy sector

The European Commission published today its 2016 Consumer Markets Scoreboard which monitors EU consumers´ ratings of how 42 goods and services markets work Leer más

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Oldest-known living tree in Europe 1,075 years

Adonis is a Bosnian pine tree that has been growing in the alpine forests of northern Greece for more than 1,075 years, making it the oldest-known living tree in Europe, according to scientists from Stockholm University in Sweden, the University of Mainz in Germany, and the University of Arizona. Leer más

Concerts leads to a happier life, according to a new studyMusic engagement

Concerts leads to a happier life, according to a new study

Experiencing and engaging with music have been fundamental to all societies across the ages. The study explores the connection between habitual music engagement and subjective wellbeing. Subjective wellbeing (SWB) comprises individual evaluations of life satisfaction, and is internationally regarded at policy and government levels Leer más

The proportion of  European young people unemployed or in no education or training course increasesWhat are young people doing in the EU?

The proportion of European young people unemployed or in no education or training course increases

The European Union (EU) totals almost 90 million people aged 15-29, representing 17% of its population. These young people are in very different situations, with education and employment patterns varying considerably between Member States and by age group. This information is issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, on the eve of the International Youth Day.  Leer más

Awareness day declared by the United Nations

12 August: International Youth Day

Every year on August 12 International Youth Day, which is the awareness day declared by the United Nations in the year 1985. The decision is made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth. The main theme of the day is to remind the public about the importance of the youth, which is one stage of life and celebrated all over the world. Leer más

15,000 people follow the Parliament on SnapchatSocial Media

15,000 people follow the Parliament on Snapchat

Launched in 2011, Snapchat has been expanding rapidly. More than 100 million people use it every day to watch and send stories to their friends and follow events from around the world. As one third of Snapchat users live in Europe, the European Parliament opened an account in May 2015 to give them the chance to find out more about European politics. Already more than 15,000 people follow the Parliament on Snapchat Leer más

Glasses-free 3-D

A new prototype display could show 3-D movies to any seat in a theater, with no eyewear required

A team from MIT´s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Israel´s Weizmann Institute of Science have demonstrated a display that lets you watch 3-D films in a movie theater without extra eyewear. Leer más
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