Child-proofing the Internet of Things

Computer scientists are to explore how children can stay safe and retain their privacy as they engage with the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

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The world needs to rethink the value of water

Research led by Oxford University highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better policy and practice.

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Climate change could increase volcano eruptions

Shrinking glacier cover could lead to increased volcanic activity in Iceland, warn scientists.

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Ethnic and gender differences in youths’ developing gender identity

The extent to which youths feel typical of their gender and the pressure they feel to conform to traditional gender roles are related to adolescents’ well-being. Because many gender-related expectations are culturally based, a new longitudinal study examined how French middle school adolescents’ feelings about the development of gender identity differed across groups of teens from different ethnicities, cultures, and genders.

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