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Organ donation: whether we opt in or out, research finds it’s the will of our family that matters
Alberto Molina Pérez, Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados (IESA – CSIC) ; David Rodríguez-Arias, Universidad de Granada, and Janet Delgado, Universidad de Granada Organ transplantation allows patients who are suffering from organ failure to receive a healthy organ from a donor. This procedure can help to extend and improve the lives of recipients, and isContinue reading “Organ donation: whether we opt in or out, research finds it’s the will of our family that matters”
The pollutants in our diet that could accelerate ageing
Amelia Marti del Moral, Universidad de Navarra and Lucía Alonso-Pedrero, Universidad de Navarra Pollutants are, by definition, harmful. But not all of them are equally harmful. Of the multitude of synthetic chemical compounds that pollute our environment, those that set off the loudest alarm bells are persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These are toxic compounds presentContinue reading “The pollutants in our diet that could accelerate ageing”
Can Decentralized Composting be a Solution to India’s Waste Crisis?
“The dump killed my son,” Rammurti said.
Why is Grameen America Successful？
“Poverty does not belong in civilized human society. Its proper place is in a museum. That’s where it will be,” said Professor Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi economist and founder of Grameen Bank.
Kyrgyzstan: migrant women workers and a ‘lost generation’ of children
Asel Murzakulova, University of Central Asia Dilya-eje, a secondary school teacher in the border village of Samarkandek, Kyrgyzstan, often visits the houses of her neighbourhood to record the children who should attend school the next year. She always indicates the status of their parents in her notebook. More than half of the parents are labelledContinue reading “Kyrgyzstan: migrant women workers and a ‘lost generation’ of children”
Avoiding climate breakdown depends on protecting Earth’s biodiversity – can the COP15 summit deliver?
Nathan Cooper, University of Waikato Thousands of delegates have gathered in Montreal, Canada, for a once-in-a-decade chance to address the accelerating pace of species loss and the dangers of ecosystem breakdown. COP15 brings together parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with a goal of negotiating this decade’s biodiversity targets and a newContinue reading “Avoiding climate breakdown depends on protecting Earth’s biodiversity – can the COP15 summit deliver?”
‘What am I supposed to do about all this really bad stuff?’ Young people identify 7 ‘superpowers’ to fight climate change
Phoebe Quinn, The University of Melbourne and Katitza Marinkovic Chavez, The University of Melbourne Many young people feel anxious, powerless, sad and angry about climate change. Although there are some great resources on children’s eco-anxiety and climate distress, the vast majority are designed for and by adults. So, what resources do children and young peopleContinue reading “‘What am I supposed to do about all this really bad stuff?’ Young people identify 7 ‘superpowers’ to fight climate change”
How parents should talk to their children about sex
Áine Aventin, Queen’s University Belfast Parents and children need to be able to discuss sex – but often they avoid these conversations. As part of our sex education research, we spoke to UK teenagers about why they don’t talk to their parents about sex. Visions of excruciating embarrassment topped the list. We also spoke toContinue reading “How parents should talk to their children about sex”