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Boosting bee diversity can help stabilise crop production – new research

A hornfaced bee on a catkin. Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock Deepa Senapathi, University of Reading There are over 20,000 bee species and together they help pollinate more than 75% of the world’s leading food crops. Honeybees tend to hog the limelight, but few realise how important diversity is to this process. Having lots of different species of pollinating insects on farmland …

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Women in Afghanistan worry peace accord with Taliban extremists could cost them hard-won rights

Audience members listen to Afghan parliamentarian Fawzia Koofi speak in 2014. Women’s access to politics increased greatly after the Taliban’s 2001 ouster. Sha Marai/AFP via Getty Images Mona Tajali, Agnes Scott College and Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University Three Afghan women who worked at a media company were gunned down in Jalalabad in early March. In January, unidentified gunmen killed two …

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Child abuse and neglect: new evidence they can cause mental health problems

Our study is the first to show that childhood maltreatment, at least in part, causes poorer mental health. Master1305/ Shutterstock Varun Warrier, University of Cambridge; Charlotte Cecil, Erasmus University Medical Center, and Marinus van IJzendoorn, University of Cambridge It’s not surprising to learn that people who experience maltreatment in childhood – such as abuse or neglect – are more likely …

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We street-proof our kids. Why aren’t we data-proofing them?

It’s time to start data-proofing our children. (Shutterstock) Siobhan O’Flynn, University of Toronto Google recently agreed to pay a US$170 million fine for illegally gathering children’s personal data on YouTube without parental consent, which is a violation under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The United States Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General — who …

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Coronavirus is evolving but so are our antibodies

Antibodies (white) binding to a coronavirus (red and orange). Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Sarah L Caddy, University of Cambridge and Meng Wang, University of Cambridge The emergence of “variants of concern” has raised questions about our long-term immunity to the coronavirus. Will the antibodies we make after being infected with or vaccinated against the dominant lineage, called D614G, protect us against future …

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We street-proof our kids. Why aren’t we data-proofing them?

It’s time to start data-proofing our children. (Shutterstock) Siobhan O’Flynn, University of Toronto Google recently agreed to pay a US$170 million fine for illegally gathering children’s personal data on YouTube without parental consent, which is a violation under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The United States Federal Trade Commission and the New York State Attorney General — who …

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COVID-19 and mental health: Feeling anguish is normal and is not a disorder

How we name our experiences and how we make sense of our distress matters. (Shutterstock) Marnie Wedlake, Western University As the pandemic rages on, people continue to talk about their emotional distress and a growing sense of despair. Some mental health researchers suggest the increased reports of depression and anxiety indicate a rise in mental disorders stemming from the coronavirus …

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Pollen can raise your risk of COVID-19 – and the season is getting longer thanks to climate change

Pollen can suppress how the body’s immune system responds to viruses. Callista Images via Getty Images Lewis Ziska, Columbia University Exposure to pollen can make you more susceptible to COVID-19, and it isn’t just a problem for people with allergies, new research released March 9 shows. Plant physiologist Lewis Ziska, a co-author of the new peer-reviewed study and other recent …

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