Fewer children per man than per woman: Birthrates for men in Germany made available for the first time

Fewer children per man than per woman: Birthrates for men in Germany made available for the first time

Research on men's birthrates have so far been rather a blind spot. Max Planck researchers have now calculated the missing age data for men using statistical methods. Their figures show that men on average have less children than women and have them later in life. Differences are especially strong in eastern Germany, where men set a new world record for low fertility.

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Maragaret Thatcher planned to spray cocaine plants with deadly bugs

Maragaret Thatcher planned to spray cocaine plants with deadly bugs

Secret plans to sabotage cocaine production abroad by introducing plant-destroying pests were discussed as the Government waged war on drugs, newly released official files reveal. Margaret Thatcher described the idea, which was proposed by Lord Victor Rothschild in July 1989, as a “characteristically brilliant” and “intriguing” way of tackling the growing “crack problem”.

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Your App Isn’t Helping The People Of Saudi Arabia

Your App Isn’t Helping The People Of Saudi Arabia

On March 15, 2002, 15 Saudi girls burned to death inside their school in Mecca. They were not trapped by fallen debris, or unaccounted for by firefighters. The mutaween, Saudi Arabia’s religious police, would not allow the girls to leave their burning school because they were not covering their hair or wearing their abayas… By Felix Biederman.

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Trans-Siberian Railway: a view from Moscow to Vladivostok – a photo essay

Trans-Siberian Railway: a view from Moscow to Vladivostok – a photo essay

On a 9,288km journey inspired by the centennial anniversary of the railway’s completion in 1916, photographer Annie Ling captures life onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, and beyond the carriage window.

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