Tag Archives: كوربيديا

Consciousness: how the brain chemical ‘dopamine’ plays a key role – new research

We know very little about the human brain. Orla/Shutterstock Barbara Jacquelyn Sahakian, University of Cambridge; Christelle Langley, University of Cambridge; Emmanuel A Stamatakis, University of Cambridge et Lennart Spindler, University of Cambridge Consciousness is arguably the most important scientific topic there is. Without consciousness, there would after all be no science. But while we all know what it is like …

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4 ways that volunteering can be good for you

Volunteering to pitch in during Breast Cancer Awareness Week may have also helped these Bethune-Cookman University students. Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Jennifer A. Jones, University of Florida More than 77 million Americans volunteer a total of 6.9 billion hours a year doing everything from fighting fires to raising funds for cancer research. These efforts help others and …

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How the Bui Dam set up China’s future engagement strategy with Ghana

The Bui Dam is a tangible reminder of China’s influence in Ghana. Wikimedia Commons Kwame Adovor Tsikudo, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Aid, trade and foreign direct investments typify China’s global rise and its African activities. Central to China’s expanding relationship with African countries is infrastructure, including fibre optics, transport networks and energy-generating projects. In addition, China supports African projects …

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Russia and Syria: bound together in a mission that is far from accomplished

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham All the standard public relations ploys were in evidence for the recent meeting between Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad and Russian envoy Alexander Lavrentiev in Damascus. More than 230 officials from 30 federal executive bodies, five Russian regions, and the Russian defence ministry had trekked to the Syrian capital. There were 15 agreements and memorandums on …

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Taliban ‘has not changed,’ say women facing subjugation in areas of Afghanistan under its extremist rule

Afghan citizens at a March 2021 rally in Kabul to support peace talks between the Taliban and the government. Haroon Sabawoon/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Homa Hoodfar, Concordia University and Mona Tajali, Agnes Scott College The Taliban insurgents continue their deadly war to seize control of Afghanistan after the departure of United States and NATO forces. As they close in …

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Violence against children carries a huge cost for Africa: governments need to act urgently

Getty Images Rongedzayi Fambasayi, North-West University Every day, millions of children experience violence in one form or another. It is a global problem that cuts across colour, class, educational status, income, ethnicity and origin. It has immediate, long term and irreparable impacts on the life, survival, physical and psychosocial development and well-being of children. Violence against children also has financial …

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Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness

Prostock-studio/Shutterstock Olalekan Lee Aiyegbusi, University of Birmingham and Shamil Haroon, University of Birmingham Earlier in the pandemic, it appeared that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experienced mild-to-moderate symptoms and generally recovered within two to three weeks, depending on the severity of their illness. However, as time has passed, it’s become clear that some people, regardless of the …

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