Playing is fun, and researchers are trying to use that fact to make tedious tasks more interesting. One example is fitness apps. What is the field of gamification - and where is it useful?
A new OECD study has found that a growing number of kids from non-academic families are succeeding at school in Germany. But despite recent positive reforms in the education system, there is still room for improvement.
The CAS has initiated a doping procedure for Russian curler and medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The allegations have rocked the Winter Olympics, with some Russian sports officials suspecting foul play.
After the first five days of Olympic events at Pyeongchang concerns have been raised over the number of spectators at events. The weather has played a crucial role in both delaying events and seemingly turning off fans.
Stuttgart's Wilhelma Zoo is using surplus pine trees to feed its elephants and other herbivores after Christmas. The trees are "not much of a treat," but breaking them down is fun for the elephants, officials say.
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