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One year on from conflict the dream of a better Mosul remains distant for many

One year after Mosul was retaken from ISIS, thousands of people are still unable to return home as parts of the city remain severely damaged and lack running …

Southern California is losing its protective A.M. clouds

Decreasing coastal cloud cover in Southern California increases the chance of bigger and more intense wildfires, research shows. According to the new study, a …

As many as 330,000 displaced by heavy fighting in south-west Syria

A number of civilians are also reported to have been killed in the hostilities and many more injured, said Andrej Mahecic on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the …

Is your state as key to U.S. history as you think?

People in the United States have hugely exaggerated ideas about how much their home states helped to write the nation’s narrative, research on “collective …

How Chinese officials hide corruption from their bosses

In a new study, researchers found that citizen complaints of lower management wrongdoing in one Chinese city were routinely concealed from senior authorities. …

4 U.S. states beat all others at cutting opioid dosages

Prescription drug monitoring programs in Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, and New York have significantly reduced opioid dosages and the number of opioid …

UNICEF urges all countries to provide ‘Super Dads’ with paid leave

There are 92 countries which lack national policies ensuring that new fathers get adequate paid time off, to spend with their newborn babies. “Positive and …

‘We face a global emergency’ over oceans

“The facts are clear.  Our oceans are a mess,” said António Guterres at an outreach event, that was part of the Group of Seven – or G7 – …

5 wage gap myths about women at work

Blame for the gender wage gap in the United States shouldn’t fall on women, report researchers. In a review paper, they draw on existing psychological …

Will bat-borne Nipah virus be the next global pandemic?

A recent outbreak in South India has renewed interest in Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine or cure that generally spreads from bats or pigs to humans and …