Despite terrorism fears, economic relationships drive visa decisions, study finds
Despite heightened focus on preventing global terrorism since the 9/11 attacks in 2001, a University of Kansas researcher has found that the economic relationship between two countries is the most significant factor in determining ...
Tackling an 'abhorrent' crime
Monash University research into filicide – where a parent kills their child – has been highlighted in a special edition of the prestigious UK journal Child Abuse Review.
More CO2 also means less nutritious food
Rice, maize, soybeans and wheat are the main source of nutrients for over 2 billion people living in poor countries. But with climate change and the rising amount of CO2 in the air we breathe, their already low nutrient value ...
Vodafone report sparks global surveillance debate (Update 4)
Telecommunications company Vodafone's report on government surveillance of its customers in 29 countries reveals more than first meets the eye—and is raising questions from Dublin to Delhi about how much ...
Climate deal 'won't be perfect': US negotiator
With 19 months to go until the deadline for a new, global pact on climate change, the United States' top negotiator cautioned Thursday against unrealistic expectations, saying the deal "won't be perfect".
Global freshwater conservation gains momentum among UN countries
Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders. With Vietnam's ratification, ...
Netflix coming to Germany, France, four other markets
Netflix will expand into Germany, France and four other European countries later this year as the Internet video service tries to build an international following that might eventually surpass its U.S. audience.
Report explores global attitudes towards trust and the internet
Web-based surveys have revealed that internet users believe the internet is a place for freedom of expression, with users in countries with stricter government controls on media and press tending to support ...
Field study suggests decreased diversity reduces liter decomposition rates
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. ...