When will it be a good time to start a new family?

The Republic of Ireland is looking to see if there are any trends that might help it improve its record on births and deaths.In the first such case, the Health Service Executive is asking whether it is a good idea to introduce a new child protection scheme which has already seen some successes.In May, the […]

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How to tell if your country is in the process of falling behind

TUNISIA, Libya — The last time I was in Libya, the weather was fine.Today, it is absolutely freezing, the air is very cold and the streets are deserted.As we walked through the souks, I could tell I was living through a dystopian nightmare.Libya’s economic crisis is far from over, but its political turmoil is starting […]

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Can we find out what the future of music will be like?

By the time we’re halfway through the year 2020, the future will have changed so much, it will have to be reinvented again.That’s where Radio Free comes in.The company’s digital radio service, launched last year, is already attracting fans of old-fashioned radio.Radio Free has made some progress on its original promise to help listeners find […]

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When you’re listening to the airwaves, your iPhone is your phone

A new report says that listening to airwaves on your iPhone can actually be more effective than using your phone’s microphone.The study, from the University of Southern California’s Institute for Advanced Studies, found that people who listened to the Internet on their iPhones were about 20 percent more likely to report that they were less […]

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