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Teen boys less attentive at school than girls: OECD

Teenage boys are more likely to underachieve at school than their female counterparts but more likely to go on to study science and maths, an OECD report said Thursday.

Protecting Africa's bees for world food security

Scientists in a new, world-class laboratory in Kenya will work to protect Africa's bees and help farmers produce top-quality honey and wax for international markets. Located at the International Centre of Insect Physiology ...

Global income equality now back at 1820s levels: OECD

The gap between the haves and the have-nots globally is now at the same level as in the 1820s, the OECD said Thursday, warning it was one of the most "worrying" developments over the past 200 years.

Farm subsidies rising in world's biggest economies

Farm subsidies in the world's biggest economies rose in 2012, the OECD said, reversing a long-term trend as governments poured more funding into agriculture despite strained budgets and high food prices.

Upgraded urban travel 'could save $70 trillion by 2050'

Urban planners must re-invent city transportation systems to save up to $70 trillion globally in the next 37 years, a study said on Wednesday citing the examples of Belgrade, Seoul and New York City.

Proposed exam reforms 'unlikely to drive up standards'

A report by Oxford University's Centre for Educational Assessment says there is little evidence to support government claims that standards of examinations have fallen in England, and argues that the government's proposed ...

Women workers face tradeoffs, researchers find

Are American women making headway in the workplace? Yes and no, according to new research by ILR School Professors Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn.

China willing to talk with US over cyberattacks

(AP)—China says it is willing to cooperate with the United States in cybersecurity after the U.S. called on it to take "serious steps" to stop cyberattacks.

From a devastating earthquake, a blueprint for recovery

In 2009, a massive earthquake struck L'Aquila, Italy, a town two hours north of Rome where generations of families have lived for thousands of years. The quake devastated the community so much that its citizens have not been ...

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