Parents invest less in each child beyond their first born, and it has a lasting impact.
Birth order is blamed for many social ills, often with little evidence. But being first-born does offer some developmental advantages -- and results of a new study point the finger at parents.
But can you understand it?
Family Court judge Peter Jackson has been widely praised for rendering his judgement in simple English.
People walk through the London Stock Exchange lobby. Will the excesses of big business become more prominent in post-Brexit UK?
The UK's free market orientation and its strong tendency towards short-termism and impatient capital could have significant adverse effects on the economy in the long run.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they're in for a shock.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon and deputy John Swinney.
Scotland remains sick man of Europe despite devolution. Here's what is going wrong.
Who cares wins – or do they?
The raw ingredients that courses recruiting student nurses should look for are still a matter of debate.
MTN Nigeria has been hit with a giant fine for failing to comply with the country’s regulations.
Nigeria has imposed massive fines on two large multinational corporations. The fines have one thing in common – the seeming lackadaisical attitude to regulation and regulators.
Congo’s most famous musician Papa Wemba, performing at a concert in Kinshasa in 2004.
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Popular African musician Papa Wemba, who died recently, has been close to the heartbeat of the continent's music. His influence will continue long after his death.
Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs.
In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
Apple, Google and Facebook are in a row over taxes in Europe.
Corporate taxation is a concern for governments and businesses because of their divergent interests.
Fossils discovered in Uzbekistan help tell the story of how T. Rex evolved to become the biggest predator ever to live on land.
A man holds a giant pencil as tribute in a solidarity march for Charlie Hebdo victims
France was left reeling by the attacks of January 2015 and things only got worse as the year unfolded – so why the political inertia?
Décimée par l'attaque du 7 janvier 2015, l'équipe survivante de « Charlie Hebdo » ne cède rien.
Un an après l’attaque contre « Charlie Hebdo », la France a plus que jamais besoin de nouvelles idées et de nouveaux dirigeants politiques pour sortir d’une crise politique qui dure.
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The land of Ikea and apple charlotte is hoping to sell its vision of sustainability at COP21. There are a couple of meatballs in the ointment, though.
NIgerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sustainable development is one of the priorities of Nigeria's new government. This is an opportunity to combat problems detrimental to the country's economy and ecosystems.
Adele has joined Taylor Swift’s ranks in the war against the streaming culture of Spotify and Apple Music.
Muhammadu Buhari has finally put in place a cabinet that can get on with the job of running the country.
President Buhari's cabinet selection brings hope. The major challenge now is to delivery on his promise to fight corruption, restructure Nigeria's economy and reduce poverty.
Capitalism in Africa has failed to create social wealth. A new approach is needed to ensure that growth in profits results in social upliftment.
A new way of doing business in Africa is needed. The pursuit of profits needs to go hand in hand with community development.
When the asteroid struck the dinosaurs departed, leaving the planter
Five science (fiction) reasons why you should get to know Doctor Who.