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Flood prevention pays off

This week's floods in Germany and Eastern Europe have led to extreme water levels along the Saale and Danube ...

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India agrees on universal pension

Thousands of older people from across India gathered in New Delhi in March to peacefully protest for their rights to ...

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The Government of India has made an unprecedented commitment to improve the Indira Ghandi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS) and ensure every older person receives a pension.

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Happy World Environment Day

I was never a big fan of birthdays as a kid. But I've come to understand the importance of ...

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GM foods are just fine

According to the World Health Organization's (WHO) definition, genetically modified (GM) foods are derived from plants whose genetic material ...

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Faster, higher, stronger - mega events

Mega events are growing in number and complexity. Be it the Olympics, football, cricket or rugby world cups, cycle races ...

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Emigration and ageing societies

The other day, my attention was drawn to an item on BBC News about Ireland's looming emigration crisis. Basically ...

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North Atlantic hurricane season

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1. Forecasts across the board call for an active season, with storm counts ...

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3D hearts?

Following the amazing progress in the three dimensional bio printing field including the regeneration of human lower jaw and ear ...

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Sustainable generational community

An excellent briefing paper on using smart growth and universal design to link the needs of children and the aging ...

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Population Aging - David E Bloom

Population aging does raise some formidable and fundamentally new challenges, but they are not insurmountable. These changes also bring some ...

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Easing the Pains of Aging

Up to 40% of elderly people who have rheumatoid arthritis don't respond adequately to approved treatments. Help for them ...

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Hitch a ride with Solar Impulse

As I type this, the Solar Impulse plane and crew are resting comfortably in Dallas after being in the air ...

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Attitudes to Inheritance

It is often suggested that, in the future, older people will feel less desire to pass on their wealth to ...

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Solar Storms

I recently joined a Space conference in Rome where I learned that the famous solar storm called "Carrington event" taking ...

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