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British theoretical physicist

Stephen Hawking dies at the age of 76

British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76, on Tuesday, citing a spokesman for the family. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation Leer ms

The gender gap in journalism

Men occupy 75% of the positions of maximum responsibility in the Spanish media

The precariousness in the media focuses on women journalists: among the members of the editorial offices with university studies that charge less than 1,000 Euros, 85% are women. In addition, men hold three quarters of the positions of maximum managerial responsibility and two thirds of the positions of decision-making on the contents. An international study with the participation of Spanish researchers shows data on this gender gap. Leer ms


Only 17% of profiles on Wikipedia are of women, lets bridge the gender gap in the digital space

The #WIKI4WOMEN initiative calls everyone to take a few minutes (from 10 minutes) of their time to create, enrich or translate, in as many languages as possible, Wikipedia profiles of women committed in the fields of education, science, culture, social and human sciences, or communication and information. Leer ms

The more empathy, the more brainwaves fall into sync

Holding hands can sync brainwaves, ease pain, study shows

A new study by a pain researcher shows that when a romantic partner holds hands with a partner in pain, their brain waves sync and her pain subsides. Leer ms

Age and gender matter behind the wheel

Male teens handle car better than older men, study finds

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Many Dreamers are current students

UN human rights experts urge US Government to protect the rights of Dreamers

With hundreds of thousands of migrants who arrived in the United States as children facing possible expulsion, a group of United Nations human rights experts has urged the country to take urgent steps to address their situation and ensure that their rights are protected. Leer ms

The majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruptionCorruption Perceptions Index

The majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption

This years Corruption Perceptions Index highlights that the majority of countries are making little or no progress in ending corruption, while further analysis shows journalists and activists in corrupt countries risking their lives every day in an effort to speak out.  Leer ms

United Nations

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. Leer ms

Your brain reveals who your friends are
Connections between the neural activity and social networks

Your brain reveals who your friends are

You may perceive the world the way your friends do, according to a Dartmouth study finding that friends have similar neural responses to real-world stimuli and these similarities can be used to predict who your friends are. Leer ms

Newborn girls are hardier than newborn boys during famines

Women survive crises better than men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical records show that women dont just outlive men in normal times: Theyre more likely to survive even in the worst of circumstances, such as famines and epidemics, researchers report. Leer ms

Cambridge University

Further evidence shows education reduces risk of Alzheimers

New research from Cambridge University, supported by European Union funding, has added weight to the theory that education protects against Alzheimers disease. Leer ms

EU rules counter terrorist financing

The new rules to prevent tax evasion and money laundering enter in force in the EU

The Commission has welcomed the entry into force of new rules obliging Member States to give tax authorities access to data collected under anti-money laundering legislation. As of 1 January 2018, national tax authorities will have direct access to information on the beneficial owners of companies, trusts and other entities, as well as customer due diligence records of companies Leer ms

American Psychological Association.

How much people earn is associated with how they experience happiness

Lower-income individuals experience more positive emotions focused on others, study says. People who earn more money tend to experience more positive emotions focused on themselves, while people who earn less take greater pleasure in their relationships and ability to connect with others, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Leer ms

Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize"This is for all Venezuelans"

Democratic opposition of Venezuela receives Sakharov Prize

Representatives of the democratic opposition of Venezuela have today received Parliaments Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg. Leer ms


Call to support swift progress on Work-Life Balance Directive at EPSCO Council

On 26 April 2017, the European Commission proposed a Directive to "support work-life balance for parents and carers", a topic that will be on the agenda of the upcoming EPSCO Council of 7 December 2017. The Estonian Presidency has started the discussion, but is it of the utmost importance that the file progresses without being watered down and without any barriers slowing down its approval. Leer ms

Deadline:29 January 2018.

Take part in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018!

If you believe that European consciousness matters, participate in this competition and win prizes. The prize is awarded to projects made by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. The projects can focus on the organisation of various youth events, youth exchanges or online projects with a European dimension.  Leer ms

For putting accessibility at the heart of its city life

French city Lyon rewarded with 2018 Access City Award

On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission today announced Lyon, France, as the winner of the Access City Award. The city was rewarded for its inclusive and universal accessibility.  Leer ms

Female managers at all levels have reached a total of 36%

Commission moves closer to target of at least 40% of Women in management

The European Commission is steadily moving towards meeting the target set by President Jean-Claude Juncker of ensuring that, by the end of the current mandate, at least 40% of its middle and senior managers are women. Leer ms

University of Sydney

Women are better sleepers than men, study concludes

New research has shown that women are better sleepers than men. Its also been revealed that how well we sleep rather than how long we sleep is more important. To make fresh pies at her Auckland cafe Rose Ogilvy gets up before 3am. She wakes constantly and says she hasnt had a solid nights sleep in years.  Leer ms

Daydreaming is good: It means youre smartGeorgia Institute of Technology

Daydreaming is good: It means youre smart

A new study suggests that daydreaming during meetings isnt necessarily a bad thing. It might be a sign that youre really smart and creative. People with efficient brains may have too much brain capacity to stop their minds from wandering. Leer ms

Since 1948

24 October: United Nations Day

24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.  Leer ms

At home, at work, at school...

New digital publication presenting the life of women and men in Europe

Statistics can help to better understand the diversity and characteristics of the life of Europeans, by highlighting similarities and disparities between women and men. This is precisely the aim of the brand new digital publication The life of women and men in Europe a statistical portrait, issued today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in collaboration with the National Statistical Institutes of the EU Member States and the EFTA countries. Leer ms

EU-funded projects EFRAIM, PARSIFAL and PREDICTA

Farms found to be right environment to strengthen childrens immune systems

It is known that the range of microbes found on farms protect children from asthma and allergies. Immunologists have now discovered that farm animals themselves also provide protection against inflammation of lung tissue, opening possibilities for new treatments. Leer ms

University of Kansas study

Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better

Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has found. Leer ms

Taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon

EU plans rule change to increase taxes on online giants

European Union finance ministers are set to discuss rule changes next week aimed at increasing taxes on digital multinationals such as Google and Amazon, an EU document seen by Reuters said. Leer ms
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