Young Indians embrace dating apps despite social taboos
Aditi Mendiratta's biggest worry as she's swiping left and right is hiding the smartphone notifications that read "Congratulations! You have a new match" from her parents.
Stronger action needed to transform the UK's energy system
An ambitious policy package is essential for the UK to transform its energy system to achieve the deep reductions in carbon emissions required to avoid dangerous climate change, according to research led by UCL scientists. ...
Our new anti-earthquake technology could protect cities from destruction
Protecting cities from earthquakes is still a grand challenge that needs addressing, as recent disasters in Nepal, Japan, Haiti, and Chile confirm. Although significant progress has been made in understanding seismic activity an ...
Study finds males may contribute to offspring's mental development before pregnancy
A new study from Indiana University provides evidence in mice that males may play a positive role in the development of offspring's brains starting before pregnancy.
Major Midwest flood risk underestimated by as much as five feet, study finds
As floodwaters surge along major rivers in the midwestern United States, a new study from Washington University in St. Louis suggests federal agencies are underestimating historic 100-year flood levels on ...
Pace of climate talks far too slow: UN chief
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that negotiations on climate change were moving too slowly and urged governments to quicken the pace ahead of the December conference on reaching a new global ...
Brazil, China, India, South Africa in push for climate financing
Brazil, China, India and South Africa voiced disappointment Sunday over the failure of rich countries to come up with billions of dollars needed to help them sign on to a landmark climate change deal.
Researchers seek least destructive balance of agriculture vs. forests
In the rush to feed the world's growing population, many forests may as well have a bull's-eye on them. If agricultural expansion is going to cause deforestation, does it matter where?
Report reveals challenges of UN's new sustainable development goals
More than 1.6 billion people are living in multidimensional poverty around the world, according to new analysis from the OPHI (Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative), a research centre at the University ...
Single gene controls fish brain size and intelligence
A single gene called Angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1) drives brain size and intelligence in fish according to a new study by researchers at UCL, Stockholm University and University of Helsinki.
Mobile app helps Chinese kids learn English
A University of Michigan researcher has collaborated on the creation of a mobile app that will help young children in China learn English.
Report: economic growth failing to help world's poorest kids
Global resolve to rescue impoverished children from lives of squalor, disease and hunger has fallen short, with economic development in many countries still leaving millions of the most vulnerable behind, ...
Time to rethink water management
Southern African countries must recognise that joint management of their shared rivers will not drive regional economic integration. This will be difficult, since this approach has shaped the way the region's ...
At E3, creators highlight virtual reality's progress
It's really happening. At this week's Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game industry's annual trade show at the Los Angeles Convention Center, several hardware and software creators highlighted the ...