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Tablets help students write faster – but is that better?

If they need to remember what they write, pencils work better. So what is really best?

Bullies and their victims at higher risk of depression

Kids who are both bullies and victims of bullying have a doubled risk of developing psychiatric problems later in life, says new research.

Climate and intensive farming push European birds into decline

Bird populations in Europe both benefit and suffer from warmer temperatures, while many populations are in decline due to threats posed by intensive agriculture.

Scientists rewrite the history of an ancient region

Origins of ancient Chinese landscape revealed by new study. Could hold important information on climate change.

Scientists can predict risk of premature death 14 years in advance

One blood sample and some hi-tech analyses can reveal your risk of a premature death

There are now 3.04 trillion trees on earth

Scientists have calculated the total number of trees of earth: 422 for each person. And we have lost almost the same number since the dawn of human civilisation.

Scientists can now discover global epidemics before they start

Scientists studying ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria discover how bacterial epidemics start. The results offer hope for new diagnostic tests to stop future epidemics in their tracks.

Running and soccer are the only sports guaranteed to make you healthier

Which sports have actually been proven to benefit our health? The answer is rather disheartening.

Finland’s school reforms won’t scrap subjects altogether

OPINION: Despite the reforms, Finnish schools will continue to teach mathematics, history, arts, music and other subjects in the future.

Saunas are good for the heart

Submitting your body to a slow cook can be a smart move. Men who take saunas often run a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. The healthy factor could be linked to the relaxed body and mind a sauna instils on users.