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Development may reduce heatwave impact

Global warming of 1.5 or 2°C will lead to more intense and frequent extreme heatwave events, a new study suggests. Better socio-economic development can help reduce their impact on society in low development countries.

International strategy to prevent suicides from pesticide poisoning is failing

Promoting safer household pesticide storage has no effect on preventing suicides.

Painkiller use during pregnancy damages baby boys' testicle development

Over the counter painkillers have a negative effect on boy embryos' production of testosterone, shows new study.

A third industrial revolution for Norway?

Norway’s wealth and prosperity over the last four decades has been built on oil, but will Norway now move towards a greener future that relies on renewable energy, shared transport and ultra-efficient housing?

Aim to improve the educational system in Uganda

"Uganda has an urgent need for qualified workers to generate development and growth. This means that our entire education system has to become more practically orientated," says Ugandan lecturer.

Solar-powered bread baking in Ethiopia

An oven powered by solar energy is nothing new under the sun. However, the long-lasting high temperatures make this one unique.

The key to success for entrepreneur companies

Funding from both local and international capitalists result in long-lasting success and makes it more likely to become a listed company. Particularly in developing countries.

Babies learn lullabies in mother’s womb

Babies can recognise lullabies they have heard inside their mother’s womb up to four months after birth. This mechanism may support later speech development, argue Finnish researchers.

Infants have to learn a fear of heights

Our wariness of heights is not ingrained, but it develops quickly as toddlers use their vision to start moving about.

Mobile phones bring health to the poor

Pregnant women in rural Ghana get health advice via mobile phone. Mobile technology can improve the health of people in developing countries.