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Me and my brand. Christian Gertenbach

Brand perception and personal names

Brands affect how products are perceived. The same is true of our names, making them our personal brands.
file lwc. CEA

Cracking big data with statistical physics

Methods stemming from decades of research on disordered materials are used to describe algorithmic phase transitions, and to design new algorithms in machine-learning problems.
light bulbs.

What are digital social innovations?

Digital social innovations are often associated with positive meanings, like openness and collaboration. But to better define the concept, it's essential to disentangle it from its positive aura.
Anti-corruption bilboard in Uganda. futureatlas.com/Flickr

Tax evasion and dirty money are draining Africa

Tax fraud combined with dirty money from criminal activity, including trafficking and terrorism – are seriously weakening the economic health of African states.
Learning to learn. Pascale Haag/Lab School Paris

Laboratory schools: a new educational phenomenon

The concept of laboratory schools has raised interest in recent reports (CNIRE, François Taddei...). Will they manage to bridge the gap between teaching and research?
Banks are in such poor conditions that it affects Tunisians’ day to day lives. Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

Why Tunisia’s banks are its main economic weakness

Tunisia's economy has been struggling since the country’s 2011 revolution. Corruption and bad governance within the banking sector is not helping.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he would take the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and that he could negotiate a “better deal”. Saul Loeb/AFP

A fair climate deal? Accountability first!

On June 1, Donald Trump announced that he would take the US out of the Paris climate agreement because it was "unfair" to the US. An economic analysis indicates otherwise.
Angustoniscus amieuensis, a New Caledonian cockroach that lives in the moist forests of the island. P.Grandcolas

How a humble cockroach rewrote the history of New Caledonia

The theory that New Caledonia was a piece of land that separated from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana was a seductive one. But then a cockroach rose up to challenge it.
A wastepicker working in the streets of Casablanca. (Photo Pascal Garret, July 2013) www.bab-el-louk.org

The small hands of Moroccan recycling

Despite being outcasts in Moroccan society, waste collectors defend their profession as protectors of the environment.
A prototype Amazon delivery drone. Amazon.com

Delivery drones: swooping down to prey on our self-control

Amazon.com and others are eager to fill the skies with drones delivering packages at all hours. Convenient, yes, but it could transform – and not in a good way – our ability to make informed choices.

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