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New report ranks the happiest countries

As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being is a critical component of economic and social development. ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Manchester boasts 153 languages

(Phys.org)—Linguists at The University of Manchester have discovered their city boasts of at least 153 languages, making it one of the world's most diverse places.

dateDec 12, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Finding fingerprints in sea level rise

It was used to help Apollo astronauts navigate in space, and has since been applied to problems as diverse as economics and weather forecasting, but Harvard scientists are now using a powerful statistical tool to not only ...

dateMay 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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