Call to boost children’s writing for pleasure – BBC News

June 21, 2017

The survey found almost a quarter (23%) of those who said they enjoyed writing were above their expected level, compared with 3% of those who said they did not like the activity. While the proportion of young people who do enjoy writing has risen – from 45% in 2015 to 51% in 2016 – the NLT study suggests about half (49%) do not enjoy writing outside of the classroom. Focus on writing NLT director Jonathan Douglas said: “Our Research consistently finds that children who …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… and massive power. Whatever happens, there’s little chance the crackdown will be bloodless. Death by duopoly In the last three months, about $0.70 out of every dollar spent on online advertising went to either Google or Facebook, according to a report this week from Pivotal Research Group. Around half of the remaining $0.30 is (separately and loosely) estimated to go to a collection of minor platform players ranging from Snapchat to Twitter to Amazon. Things get a bit messier in the race …

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Los Angeles lights Bat-signal for Adam West

June 16, 2017

… tribute to West’s portrayal of the “Bright Knight” on Thursday night. The West family encouraged fans who are unable to attend the ceremony to make a donation to either the Adam West Memorial Fund for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Camp Rainbow Gold. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsCovert Social Buzz Pro Lifetime.Hosting Triple Up Diamond 36 Upgrade your Lifetime.Hosting Diamond 10 Plan to Diamond 36 Plan includes hosting for 36 websites …

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The Saudi Prince, the Sheikh and a Gulf Renegade

June 9, 2017

… and Saudis in Libya and Syria. Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, another Sandhurst graduate, became emir in 2013 after his father’s abdication. The appointment was seen as an attempt to demonstrate that Qatar was adjusting from its "aberrant" ways, said Peter Salisbury, senior Research fellow at Chatham House’s Middle East & North Africa Program.  A sports fan whose father had won the right to host soccer's 2022 World Cup, he sought to enhance …

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Eric Trump shows that cluelessness runs in the family

June 8, 2017

(CNN)The nation is in a crisis that may soon exceed Watergate, at least in the estimation of James Clapper, former director of national intelligence. Having interfered with America’s election, Russia is disrupting governments around the world. China is racing to fill the gap created as world leaders conclude they cannot expect leadership from the United States. Top intelligence and law enforcement officials are testifying about a White House that crosses ethical lines. And Eric Trump …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… were just following the standards of the White House. Anybody got a problem with that? Of course, theres another issue given my current life: Could this work for us journos who now practice our craft in print, or on the web? Let me ponder this with Research, thanks to my new favorite search engine More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsInstaFunnel Lifetime A Complete DFY Business With Everything You Need Provided Automatically. ( No hosting needed, no product needed, no …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… happiness standpoint, science shows otherwise. After two decades of Research, Dr. Gilovich, a Cornell psychology professor, has come to the conclusion that experiences provide greater joy than things. He explains, One of the enemies of happiness is adaptation. We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed. But only for a while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them. No matter how excited you are to open up a brand-new device, it eventually becomes another piece of …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… the world there’s still a burgeoning market for Apple in surrounding countries, where smartphone penetration is not as high. Demand for high-end devices have increased in the region, according to Research from IDC, a marketing intelligence firm. In 2015, more than 100 million smartphones were sold in the region, which has a population of more than 600 million people. The number is expected to grow even more in the years to come, as an estimated 3.8 million people come online in the region …

May 28, 2017
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These new 3D scan fit helmets could make football safer

… Using the scan data, the eight-pad custom linings are then machined (cut) from the energy-managing material, which Thad Ide, Riddell’s Senior Vice President of Research and Product Development, told me is a composite polyurethane, engineered to possess “multiple densities tuned to perform the way we want it to perform.” The liner feels more solid than the air pockets in helmets I wore back in the day, and it’s designed to “grow” to match the surface of its …

May 28, 2017
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Coke’s new label in Romania is also a music festival wristband

… wear them regardless. Among Coke’s festival partners is Transylvania’s Untold, one of the premiere musical events in Europe. The ad campaign was supposedly prompted by market Research showing that four in 10 Romanian teens hadn’t had Coke in the past month. The soda company now claims the efforts has already reached three quarters of that same group and boosted sales by more than 10 percent in the country. WATCH: The top best shots in cinema without those damn characters in …

May 28, 2017
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Cold War-era nuclear tests actually changed the space environment around our planet

We're in a bubble!Image: NASA Humans change every environment we inhabit on Earth, building cities, clearing forests, growing crops, and living in even the most remote parts of our world. But now we have evidence that we also affect the vacuum of space around us. According to new findings, a type of radio communication actually produces something like a bubble of radiation protection around our planet. The study also includes insights from Research into how Cold War-era nuclear tests …

May 20, 2017
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Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

… VP of partnership and product at Standard Media Index, an advertising Research company. Unlike Facebook or Twitter, which is gunning for longer shows and live-streaming video deals (like baseball), Snapchat isn’t trying to replace TV. That’s part of the appeal at least to the networks. “Snap is looking to build something new and complimentary to existing TV, which is a smarter strategy and is ensuring the content is tailored to their platform,” Yap said in comparison to …

May 20, 2017
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Climate change is pushing U.S. trees north and west

… forests instead of temperatures,” he said. What’s less clear is how these changes will affect the sustainability and biodiversity of forest ecosystems, though Fei said further Research will focus on this area. “We want to know if there is a community breakdown among groups of species resulting from climate changes,” he said. WATCH: It’s official, 2016 was Earth’s warmest year on record More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsPixo Blaster …

May 20, 2017
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Two major carmakers just added Android to their cars’ dashboards

… use voice to control things like your sunroof or air conditioning. A closer look at the infotainment system of an Android-powered Volvo. Image: Google/volvo Volvo’s Android integration will arrive in new models “within two years,” according to a company release about the partnership. Henrik Green, Volvo’s Senior Vice President of Research & Development, said the system will offer “hundreds of popular apps,” and the automaker will also work with Google …

May 17, 2017
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Obesity caused 5,000 bowel cancer cases over 10 years, says charity – BBC News

Obesity is linked to 13 types of cancer and Cancer Research UK said resistance to insulin, a hormone important in the breakdown of food, is one likely explanation. Related Topics Obesity Food & Drink industry Bowel cancer More From this publisher : HERE Recommended Products(Monthly)Accelerator Growth: Cash Program DesignoPro Elite IM Affiliate Funnel 2.0 FULL ACCESS (OTO IM Product Launching 2.0) IM Product Launching 2.0. Kevin Fahey’s Product Creation SecretsSyndranker: Basic …

May 16, 2017
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CNN 10 – May 15, 2017

May 15, 2017 Science-themed stories compose today’s show. Computer science factors into a massive cyberattack that’s hit hundreds of thousands of machines worldwide. Astronomy helps explain a dramatic eclipse coming to the U.S. this summer. And psychology plays into Research on smartphone addiction. TRANSCRIPT CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hope you had a great Mother’s Day weekend. We’re happy you’re watching CNN 10 with our season continuing through June 2nd. …

May 16, 2017
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