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Why a new eurozone crisis now looks a distinct possibility

Muhammad Ali Nasir, University of Leeds The European Central Bank (ECB) has confirmed speculation that it will become the latest central bank to start raising headline interest rates to try to ward off inflation. The bank is to raise rates by 0.25 points to 0.25% for lending and -0.25% for deposits, with plans for another rise at the next meeting …

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Ukraine: international pressure needs to be on Moscow, not Kyiv

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tatyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy Having crossed the 100-day mark, the war in Ukraine is having an ever more obvious, and negative, impact on a wide range of issues. From a global food crisis that could last for years to serious problems with the cost of living and the prospect of a …

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¿De qué hablamos cuando hablamos de trabajo infantil?

Un niño trabajando en la construcción. Shutterstock / HTWE Carlos Villagrasa Alcaide, Universitat de Barcelona Aunque la Convención C138 de la Organización Internacional del Trabajo (OIT) determinó en el año 1973 la edad mínima laboral en los 15 años, muchos Estados, entre ellos España, la fijan en los 16 (artículo 6 del Estatuto de los Trabajadores), coincidiendo con la finalización …

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New USB-C charger rule shows how EU regulators make decisions for the world

New EU rules will establish a common charger for all devices. Shutterstock Renaud Foucart, Lancaster University Have you ever borrowed a friend’s charger only to find it is not compatible with your phone? Or wondered what to do with the pile of cables you’ve accumulated from every device you’ve ever bought? Such inconveniences will soon be history after the EU …

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Hybrid immunity: a combination of vaccination and prior infection probably offers the best protection against COVID

Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Grace C Roberts, University of Leeds and Lena Glaser, Queen’s University Belfast When we’re exposed to a pathogen such as a virus, our immune system identifies it as a foreign invader and mounts an attack. This ultimately results in the formation of antibodies which can neutralise the invading pathogen next time we encounter it. It’s a complex process. …

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Building muscle: slowing down the tempo of your workout won’t help you get stronger faster – but it may still have benefits

Advocates of the weightlifting technique claim moving slower makes muscles work harder. Twinsterphoto/ Shutterstock Jack McNamara, University of East London Everyone wants to get fit, but many of us lack the time or patience required to get results – especially if our goal is to build a more muscular physique. While there’s plenty of advice online telling people about the …

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¿Por qué no podemos recordar cuando nacimos o cuando aprendimos a hablar? Lo que sabemos de la amnesia infantil

¿Recordará alguno de los hermanos este trascendental encuentro? Shutterstock / komokvm Vanessa LoBue, Rutgers University – Newark En mis clases sobre desarrollo infantil, siempre que hablo sobre la memoria empiezo por pedir a mis alumnos que identifiquen su recuerdo más antiguo. Algunos hablan de su primer día de colegio, otros de disgustos o de cuando nació un hermano pequeño. Hay …

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