An overview of the latest COST news releases.

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07 June 2012 | ESSEM, TD
World Oceans Day

8 June is World Oceans Day. COST would like to celebrate by highlighting the scientific research carried out by many COST Actions that help discover how the ocean will change, monitor its salinity, unravel what the ocean hides, understand the role of trace metals in ocean processes, and improve the observation and management of marine ecosystems.

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07 June 2012 | General, BMBS
Do ‘Caucasians’ really exist?

The term 'Caucasian' was first used by Johan Friedrich Blumenbach, a German naturalist, at the end of the 18th century to describe all populations from Europe and surrounding areas. However, today Europeans are characterised by an extremely wide diversity in appearances, such as hair and eye colour, body height and the use of almost 50 different languages.

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29 May 2012 | General, BMBS
1 000 Faces - World MS Day

World MS day logo

World MS Day (WMSD) is the only global awareness raising campaign for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a chronic, often disabling disease which affects more than 2 000 000 people in the world. The networking efforts of COST Action BM0603 'Inflammation in Brain Disease (NEURINFNET)' contributed to the research on mechanisms underlying the pathology of this disease.

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16 May 2012 | General, ICT
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

17 May is celebrated worldwide as World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Several COST Actions are making an invaluable contribution towards research in the field of ICT.

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14 May 2012 | General, ISCH
International Day of Families

The International Day of Families aimed to confront family poverty and social exclusion is observed on 15 May each year. This year's theme 'Ensuring work-family balance' highlights the importance of family-focused policies and programmes promoting work-family balance.

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09 May 2012 | General
Happy Europe Day!

9 May is 'Europe Day', celebrating the day that French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman presented his proposal on the creation of an organised Europe in 1950.

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07 May 2012 | General, ISCH
Media and Society: studying the transformation of European audiences

COST Action IS0906 shares best practices to manage particularly wide networks.

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07 May 2012 | General, ESSEM, FA
COST for Water

In answer to the pressing need to better manage the world’s water resources and improve their quality, COST reaffirms its commitment to research in water-related issues.

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07 May 2012 | General
COST joins the celebration of science research innovation at ESOF 2012

From 11 to 15 July 2012, Dublin will host the EuroScience Open Forum.

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07 May 2012 | General, TUD
Enhancing sustainable mobility

COST Action TU0603 promotes new bus services to compete with car use.

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