Fear of economic blow as births drop around world
Nancy Strumwasser, a high school teacher from Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, always thought she'd have two children. But the layoffs that swept over the U.S. economy around the time her son was born six years ...
TripAdvisor to buy French restaurant booking engine LaFourchette
US giant TripAdvisor is acquiring France's LaFourchette, an online restaurant booking site with a network of more than 12,000 restaurants in Europe that offers hefty discounts on dining out.
Call to use raptors to monitor European pollution
Predatory birds like buzzards, eagles and barn owls could be used to monitor pollution across Europe, say scientists.
EU, Japan to start cyber-security dialogue
The European Union will discuss Internet security during talks this week in Brussels with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a senior EU official said Monday.
Researchers discover what makes us feel European - and it's food
Eating at a French bistro or listening to Portuguese fado are more reliable signs of feeling European than having lived abroad, the British Sociological Association's annual conference in Leeds heard today. ...
Developing nations ride a motorcycle boom
Asia's rapidly developing economies should prepare for a full-throttle increase in motorcycle numbers as average incomes increase, a new study from The Australian National University has found.
Decline in binge drinking 'helps cut UK violent crime'
A decline in binge drinking in England and Wales has likely contributed to a significant fall in reported injuries from violent crime, researchers said on Wednesday.
UN study: Cellphones can improve literacy
A study by the U.N. education agency says cellphones are getting more and more people to read in countries where books are rare and illiteracy is high.
EU must take urgent action on invasive species
The EU must take urgent action to halt the spread of invasive species that are threatening native plants and animals across Europe, according to a scientist from Queen's University Belfast.
Charitable donation discrepancies: Why are some countries more generous than others?
When it comes to charitable giving, some countries open their collective wallets more than others. According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, people who live in countries that promote equality in power ...
Climate panel says emissions rising, avoids blame
The U.N.'s expert panel on climate change on Sunday highlighted the disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is being done to attain them.
UN climate report balances science and politics
After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to help governments, industries and regular people ...
Amoeba study puts bite on dysentery
An amoeba parasite that causes potentially fatal dysentery in poor countries wreaks its havoc by eating intestinal cells alive, scientists reported on Wednesday.
New study shows the Euro leading to uniform prices across countries
Economics has a "law of one price," which states that identical goods should, in theory, sell for identical prices—or else markets will even out the differences. Empirical work on the topic, however, has ...