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  • The Atlantic

    What’s the Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life?

    July 31, 2014 At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable cities. "If I could have one wish for people who live in cities," says Conservational International's M. Sanjayan, "it's that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn't out there--outside the cities--but right in their homes where they live." Read on

  • The Atlantic

    What’s the Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life?

    July 31, 2014 At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable cities. "If I could have one wish for people who live in cities," says Conservational International's M. Sanjayan, "it's that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn't out there--outside the cities--but right in their homes where they live." Read on

  • The Atlantic

    What’s the Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life?

    July 31, 2014 At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable cities. "If I could have one wish for people who live in cities," says Conservational International's M. Sanjayan, "it's that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn't out there--outside the cities--but right in their homes where they live." Read on

  • The Atlantic

    What’s the Number One Thing We Could Do to Improve City Life?

    July 31, 2014 At this year's Aspen Ideas Festival, we asked a group of journalists, professors, and non-profit leaders to predict the future of livable, walkable cities. "If I could have one wish for people who live in cities," says Conservational International's M. Sanjayan, "it's that we find ways to connect back to nature, to remind [people] that nature isn't out there--outside the cities--but right in their homes where they live." Read on

  • The Irish Times

    SFI invested EUR152m in 307 new research awards last year

    July 31, 2014 Foundation says seven new research centres also delivered in areas such as big data analytics Science Foundation Ireland invested EUR152 million in 307 new research awards to 20 institutions in Ireland last year, according to the organisation's latest annual report. The report show EUR56 million in EU research funding was attracted by SFI funded researchers during 2013, Read on

  • The Irish Times

    SFI invested EUR152m in 307 new research awards last year

    July 31, 2014 Foundation says seven new research centres also delivered in areas such as big data analytics Science Foundation Ireland invested EUR152 million in 307 new research awards to 20 institutions in Ireland last year, according to the organisation's latest annual report. The report show EUR56 million in EU research funding was attracted by SFI funded researchers during 2013, Read on

  • The Irish Times

    SFI invested EUR152m in 307 new research awards last year

    July 31, 2014 Foundation says seven new research centres also delivered in areas such as big data analytics Science Foundation Ireland invested EUR152 million in 307 new research awards to 20 institutions in Ireland last year, according to the organisation's latest annual report. The report show EUR56 million in EU research funding was attracted by SFI funded researchers during 2013, Read on

  • The Irish Times

    SFI invested EUR152m in 307 new research awards last year

    July 31, 2014 Foundation says seven new research centres also delivered in areas such as big data analytics Science Foundation Ireland invested EUR152 million in 307 new research awards to 20 institutions in Ireland last year, according to the organisation's latest annual report. The report show EUR56 million in EU research funding was attracted by SFI funded researchers during 2013, Read on

  • Mirror News

    Reddit reacts after starving soldier dies when benefits stopped

    July 30, 2014 Killed by benefits cuts: Readers' reaction as starving soldier dies after his benefits were stopped The story of diabetic ex-soldier David Clapson, who died after his Jobseeker's Allowance was axed, has provoked debate online over welfare reform The story of David Clapson, a diabetic ex-soldier who died starving and penniless after his benefits were stopped has caused fierce debate online. Read on

  • Mirror News

    Reddit reacts after starving soldier dies when benefits stopped

    July 30, 2014 Killed by benefits cuts: Readers' reaction as starving soldier dies after his benefits were stopped The story of diabetic ex-soldier David Clapson, who died after his Jobseeker's Allowance was axed, has provoked debate online over welfare reform The story of David Clapson, a diabetic ex-soldier who died starving and penniless after his benefits were stopped has caused fierce debate online. Read on

  • Mirror News

    Reddit reacts after starving soldier dies when benefits stopped

    July 30, 2014 Killed by benefits cuts: Readers' reaction as starving soldier dies after his benefits were stopped The story of diabetic ex-soldier David Clapson, who died after his Jobseeker's Allowance was axed, has provoked debate online over welfare reform The story of David Clapson, a diabetic ex-soldier who died starving and penniless after his benefits were stopped has caused fierce debate online. Read on

  • Mirror News

    Reddit reacts after starving soldier dies when benefits stopped

    July 30, 2014 Killed by benefits cuts: Readers' reaction as starving soldier dies after his benefits were stopped The story of diabetic ex-soldier David Clapson, who died after his Jobseeker's Allowance was axed, has provoked debate online over welfare reform The story of David Clapson, a diabetic ex-soldier who died starving and penniless after his benefits were stopped has caused fierce debate online. Read on

  • New Scientist

    Local people preserve the environment better than governments

    July 30, 2014 "FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them for the future of our people." The Wapichan, who live in southern Guyana, have just completed a high-resolution map of their traditional lands... Read on

  • New Scientist

    Local people preserve the environment better than governments

    July 30, 2014 "FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them for the future of our people." The Wapichan, who live in southern Guyana, have just completed a high-resolution map of their traditional lands... Read on

  • New Scientist

    Local people preserve the environment better than governments

    July 30, 2014 "FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them for the future of our people." The Wapichan, who live in southern Guyana, have just completed a high-resolution map of their traditional lands... Read on

  • New Scientist

    Local people preserve the environment better than governments

    July 30, 2014 "FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them for the future of our people." The Wapichan, who live in southern Guyana, have just completed a high-resolution map of their traditional lands... Read on

  • New Scientist

    Local people preserve the environment better than governments

    July 30, 2014 "FOR the Wapichan, our forests are our life." Nicholas Fredericks, a local leader of these indigenous South American people, peers out from his village into the bush. "Outsiders have a financial view of the land," he says. "They see our forests as money. We see them as life. We have to protect them for the future of our people." The Wapichan, who live in southern Guyana, have just completed a high-resolution map of their traditional lands... Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Mercury News

    2013 was stronger year for U.S. economy than previously reported

    July 30, 2014 Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show. Revised data released Wednesday also suggest a possible factor behind the pickup: Americans saved much more in 2012 than previously thought, leaving more to spend in 2013. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • Africa Business Daily

    Why clinical governance can heal the health sector

    July 30, 2014 When the Jubilee Government came to power, it made certain pledges to the wananchi. Share This Story Tweet These included increasing healthcare financing; increasing the number of healthcare facilities; setting up and equipping diagnostic centres; encouraging medical research, including alternative medicines; and better remunerations for healthcare personnel. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Boston Globe

    Joint Family Weight Control Could Help Both Parents and Children

    July 30, 2014 Losing weight as a family can help both parents and children, study finds. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • The Wall Street Journal

    Life is getting easier for 17 million freelancers

    July 29, 2014 Companies such as TaskRabbit Inc., which matches freelance helpers with odd jobs, boast they are transforming the world of work, giving people the freedom to do what they like when they like. Yet that flexibility comes at a cost: such work typically lacks the safety net of benefits, wage protections or job security that are afforded to those with more permanent arrangements. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • BBC News

    More than five-a-day ‘no effect’

    July 29, 2014 Fruit and veg: More than five-a-day 'no effect' New research backs the five-a-day target for fruit and vegetables, but suggests eating more may have no added benefits. An analysis of 16 worldwide studies suggested that for every portion of fruit and vegetables consumed, there was a lower risk of premature death. But after five portions a day, there was no further impact, researchers report in The BMJ. Read on

  • Reuters

    France to earmark 10 bln euros of funding to promote renewable energy use

    July 29, 2014 (Reuters) - France will mobilise about 10 billion euros ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday. Royal, President Francois Hollande's fourth energy minister in two years, is tasked with reducing the country's reliance on nuclear energy - the highest in the world - to 50 percent of its... Read on

  • Reuters

    France to earmark 10 bln euros of funding to promote renewable energy use

    July 29, 2014 (Reuters) - France will mobilise about 10 billion euros ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday. Royal, President Francois Hollande's fourth energy minister in two years, is tasked with reducing the country's reliance on nuclear energy - the highest in the world - to 50 percent of its... Read on

  • Reuters

    France to earmark 10 bln euros of funding to promote renewable energy use

    July 29, 2014 (Reuters) - France will mobilise about 10 billion euros ($13.41 billion) for a package of tax breaks, low-cost loans and bonuses to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas bill, Energy Minister Segolene Royal said on Tuesday. Royal, President Francois Hollande's fourth energy minister in two years, is tasked with reducing the country's reliance on nuclear energy - the highest in the world - to 50 percent of its... Read on

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