Sao Paulo, Brazil, 2013. Subways abound in fine particles often carried by brakes or trains.
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Subways seem like the perfect solution to improve air quality in cities. But what about air quality underground?
In a complex system, academics and doctoral students must take part in collaborative efforts to succeed in their projects. Feedback after a seminar in Hong Kong.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Weather has an impact on the sales of certain products, and new research shows that timely adjustments in price and advertising can make it possible for firms to increase profits.
The craze for measurement has become a hallmark of local and national public policy. Exploring the limits of quantification allows us to understand the advantages of developing alternative indicators.
A biologist and a philosopher discuss the illusion of being oneself and religion.
In 1825, more than 130 Cornish miners and engineers landed in Mexico to work in the silver mines. Their legacy lives on.
Despite an international context in transformation, the doctorate seems to have difficulty evolving in Europe. What are experiments have been tried and what are the avenues of innovation?
Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Spain, the European Union has dramatically improved its counterterrorism efforts. Here's how.
Black Blocs sprung from an anarchist movement in western Germany. Anti-capitalism and anti-government, the original Black Blocs marched against nuclear energy and neo-Nazis.
Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector.
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
Cyber financial crime is on the rise globally. Here's how you can stay safe.
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.
What do these new places tell us about the transformations of our professional, social and political world? And how to turn them into springboards for territorial development?
Brands affect how products are perceived. The same is true of our names, making them our personal brands.
Lille, Lyon, Grenoble, Paris ... In recent months, major French cities have experienced severe pollution spikes. How is this threat to health and the environment assessed?
Professor Samir Brahmachari's innovative Open Source Drug Development allows thousands of researchers to work together to discover novel therapies for under-studied diseases.
A survey shows that candidates who exploited populism in one way or the other during the first round of the French presidential election captured about half of the vote.