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Ten Tips to Help Your Memory Improve

Source: Haq Islam / 21 Feb 2014

Before you study for your next exam, you might want to use a few strategies to boost your memory of important information. There are a number of tried and tested techniques for improving memory. These strategies have been established within cognitive psychology literature and offer a number of great ways to improve memory, enhance recall and increase retention of information.

 

Crocodiles can climb trees: researchers

Source : Reuters / 17 Feb 2014

Most people entering crocodile territory keep a wary eye out on water and land, but research suggests they need to look up.

Though the reptiles lack obvious physical features to suggest this is possible, crocodiles in fact climb trees all the way to the crowns, according to University of Tennessee researcher Vladimir Dinets.

 

Syria, Iraq, Egypt most deadly in ‘atrocious’ year for journalists

Source :  Al Arabiya News / 14 Feb 2014

Syria, Iraq and Egypt were the most deadly countries for journalists in 2013, which was described as an “absolutely atrocious” year for attacks on the media, a press freedom watchdog says.

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said last year saw “a near record” of 211 journalists imprisoned and 70 killed because of their work, AP reported.

That was slightly fewer than in 2012, when 232 journalists were in jail and 72 were killed.

 

Study finds feeling short makes people prone to paranoia

Source : Reuters / 3 Feb 2014

People who experience social situations from a lower height - in other words short people - are more prone to feelings of paranoia, inferiority and excessive mistrust, according to research published on Wednesday.

In a study in the journal Psychiatry Research, scientists showed that making a person's virtual height lower than it actually is can make them feel worse about themselves and more fearful that others are trying to harm them.

 

Study Finds that Halal Meat is Contaminated With Pork

By Rose Eveleth / Eat-halal.com / 24 Jan 2013 

Halal meat is supposed to adhere to strict religious rules, but a new study suggests it isn’t quite so spotless. By now, it might come as no surprise to you that a lot of the meat you see and eat isn’t exactly as advertised. Whether it’s horse meat in Ikea’s meatballs, or fox meat in China’s donkey, more and more flesh is coming with surprises.

 

43 million people lack food in Europe: Red Cross

Source : Presstv / 14 Oct 2013

The Red Cross says that the financial crisis in Europe has left 43 million of its citizens with insufficient food to eat, calling it the worst humanitarian crisis over a half century.

Bekele Geleta, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) presented a report in Geneva on Thursday over the impacts of the economic crisis.

 

Increased flooding may cost the world $1 trillion by 2050

By John Roach / 19 Aug 2013

Flood damage in the world's major coastal cities may top $1 trillion a year by 2050 due to rising seas and subsiding land, according to a new study.

The startling figure is "not a forecast or a prediction," but rather a means to "show that not to adapt and not to improve protection is impossible," Stéphane Hallegatte, a senior economist with the World Bank in Washington, D.C., and the study's lead author, told NBC News. "We have to do something."

 

Malnutrition kills more than 3 million children every year - study

By Maria Caspani / 7 June 2013

Nearly half of all deaths among children under five - 3.1 million deaths a year - are caused by malnutrition, according to a new series of reports released on Thursday.

The 2013 Lancet series on maternal and child nutrition also estimated that stunting, a form of malnutrition which causes a child to be too small for his or her age, affected at least 165 million children worldwide in 2011, with Africa and Asia showing the highest prevalence.

 

Help feed the world by cutting food waste, study urges

By Megan Rowling / 6 June 2013

One of out every four calories produced by the world's farming system is being lost or wasted, setting back efforts to reduce hunger and provide enough food for a fast-growing global population, researchers said on Wednesday.

 

Study reiterates need for increased support for female converts in UK

Source : Presstv / 21 May 2013

The University of Cambridge has published a report about experiences of almost 50 British women of all backgrounds, ethnicities, ages and faiths (or no faith), who have all converted to Islam.

The report was commissioned and produced by the University's Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS), in association with the New Muslims Project, Markfield.

 
 

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