Designating an object with the movement of a finger is at the heart of human communication, yet precisely why we point isn't clearly understood. A new paper indicates that it may be related to touch.
Climate modelling at the CEA.
The climate emergency requires the full mobilisation of scientific institutions, but the persistent compartmentalization between disciplines and difficulties of adaptation hinder their action.
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To understand how healthy a food is, we often look at fats and proteins, vitamins and minerals. But this approach overlooks one property that's a key part of a food's health potential – its structure.
In the city of Beersheva, election banners promote Likud and Netanyahu in Russian and Hebrew as of September 15, 2019.
Immigrants and their descendants residing in the poorest peripheral cities of the state are the main supporters of the right, and Netanyahu in particular.
Jacques Chirac (here in 2005) was a defining figure in French politics after May 1968.
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A look back at the distinguished career of the former president, an ardent defender of France's place in the world.
Alvin Roth exposes his work on “disgusting markets” at the European Meeting of the ESA (Economic Science Association) on 7 September in Dijon, France.
Stanford professor's research has led to an increase in the number of kidney transplants in the United States.
Rainforest fires heat the planet, but the degraded forest left behind has far more consequences for the local environment.
Industrial vaccine production has enabled mass vaccination campaigns that have reduced infectious diseases.
Recent discoveries on the effects of live attenuated vaccines challenge the current vaccine paradigm and question vaccination policies.
Rendering of the ECF Farmsystems facility in Berlin, Germany.
Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics unearths value in "waste" flows and re-routes them back into the economy. It's an inspiring example of how a circular-economy business model can work.
Make an informed decision based on the facts.
Misinformation and lies are regularly used to undermine the science of climate change – here's how to see through the fog.
To understand an economic reality where growth is increasingly more qualitative than quantitative and where environmental constraints need a careful understanding, economics needs a major overhaul.
These are the five options for Brexit: Theresa May's withdrawal agreement, staying in the customs union, staying in the single market, the so-called Common Market 2.0 idea or a no-deal Brexit.
Solid waste in Mulago, Kampala, 2010. The city’s residents have found ways to recycle waste into energy.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Robert Mugabe, former President of Zimbabwe, addressing media in Harare, in July 2018.
Robert Mugabe's years of playing one group off against the other to favour himself finally wore too thin in 2017.
‘#Unapologetic’ the new campaign by Matell wants to portray Barbie as a doll telling women and girls they can be anything they want with a focus on entrepreneurship.
Contradictions abound as companies seek to style themselves as advancing gender equality while at the same time marketing sexist products or thriving on sexist employment practices.
French wines for sale at a Los Angeles supermarket on August 18, 2019.
French wine is the subject of an ongoing trade dispute between the US and EU, but tariffs could have impacts not intended by US president Donald Trump.
Although disparities exist, French teachers are generally satisfied with their jobs.
Nearly 1 million teachers in France – 4% of the employed population – work with students on a daily basis, in the public or private sector. How do they feel?
Since the first "climate awareness bond" was issued in 2007, the green-bond market has flourished. But how can investors judge their risk and effectiveness?
Nimai Hajong and his wife, August 2018. Hajong was born in Bangladesh and moved to India when he was an infant. The 58-year-old, now considered a “foreigner” in his own state, poses with paperwork supporting his right to citizenship.
On August 31, the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for the state of Assam, along the India-Bangladesh border will decide upon the future of millions of people in the state.
Freight micro-entrepreneur in Lagos, Nigeria.
Countries in Africa have some of the highest rates of entrepreneurship in the world, yet their contribution to the economy is limited. Technology such as the blockchain, drones and AI could provide a way forward.