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Somalia conflict and famine: the causes are bad governance, not climate change

Famine and drought can either be prevented, or the impact minimised, if institutions and mechanisms of good governance are in place.

Devious bacteria can cause multiple cavities

Some people are prone to getting cavities no matter how much care they take in brushing their teeth. A particularly harmful caries bacteria can be their problem, according to a Swedish study.

Humanoid robot takes over as teacher

Studies show that robots need to look and act like people if they’re to replace teachers. Then kids are fine with having a robot teach them.

How hurricanes such as Irma and Maria can devastate the Caribbean marine environment

Ineffective marine protection rules leave the environment unable to recover when disaster strikes.

Fungi found 740 metres deep in Swedish bedrock

Deep continental bedrocks contain no oxygen and few nutrients, but there are still signs of life.

Should teens’ school day start later?

A longer morning in bed can make teens more attentive in school. "We should shift the start of the morning for them," says one Swedish sleep researcher.

No publication bias in global climate change research

Do climate scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change, in favour of results that confirm it? Not according to our research.

Diagnoses often blamed when kids struggle at school

ADHD and Asperger’s are sometimes used as explanations when a pupil has troubles at school. When the focus in on an individual child’s psyche, problems needing attention in the social environment might be overlooked.

Shared physical custody kids less stressed

The children of divorced parents who reside permanently with just one of them are more likely to be stressed than those who take turns living with each parent, according to a Swedish study.

Irritable bowels leak bacteria

In a laboratory test mucous membrane tissue in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) let twice the numbers of bacteria pass through compared with those of healthy persons.