Targeted advertising: good for Facebook and Google, not so good for you.
Google and Facebook reign supreme over digital advertising. Yet the Cambridge Analytica scandal, and when the effectiveness of this advertising seems limited, should we ban this model?
Anthropologist Georges Balandier in October 2003 in the gardens of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
As early as 1953, Balandier demonstrated how the struggle against colonialism was associated with an inverted vision of the world.
If UKIP were pigeons, Clacton-on-Sea #Banksy.
Identity politics can take an exclusionary or even predatory form, but can they also be more progressive and emancipatory?
At a construction site in New Delhi, workers are exposed to mosquito repellent.
The spread of infectious diseases such as chikungunya is closely linked to urban mobility, yet small Indian cities could play a crucial role in the resilience process.
An adult Halyomorpha.
An invasive insect native to Asia, Halyomorpha halys, has been detected in the US, Canada and southern Europe. It’s now made its debut in Paris.
Children at a Koranic school in Mombasa, Kenya.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Arab-Islamic education is neither a limited nor recent phenomena. While poorly understood, it remains a fundamental part of the educational development of the region.
Privacy on Facebook: how much sharing is too much?
Do we really want to protect our privacy when we expose it on social networks?
An Egyptian street vendor selling bread walks past as a tear gas canister (background) fired by riot police during clashes with protesters near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on January 29, 2013.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
In the cockpit of an aircraft, the hierarchy between captain and co-pilot is strictly respected. At the risk, sometimes, of poor decisions being made.
Sweden is studying the possibility of an “e-krona”, an electronic form of the country’s currency.
With countries such as China and Sweden are studying plans to create a new form of money – a central-bank digital currency. CBDCs risk revolutionizing both the way money is created and distributed.
The scientific process and the generation of doubt : controversy versus polemic.
It’s time to stop confusing sterile debates and pseudoscience with the healthy controversies that nourish scientific progress.
Students were forced to move away from a region taken by the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Not all rebel armies use rape and sexual violence as a weapon. Some have actually designed ways to prevent such atrocities. How and what can we learn from them?
Pan having sex with a goat, statue from Villa of the Papyri, Herculaneum, 1752.
The vast discrepancy between abhorrence of bestiality and acceptance of slaughtering on animals suggests that thinking imaginatively about animal orgasm may help us to be more compassionate toward animals.
When the Human Genome Project completed its work in 2003, the entire human genome was published in book form.
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In 2003 the Human Genome Project "cracked the code of life", yet parts of our DNA remained unidentified. A new study fills out our genetic blueprint by using a nanotechnology-based technique.
On March 18 in Tempe, Arizona, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was walking her bicycle across a street. The human driver was supposed to be monitoring the car’s behaviour, but did not do so. Its systems apparently did not detect the victim, as it neither slowed down nor tried to avoid hitting Herzberg
The report of the mathematician and deputy of Essonne Cédric Villani renders his report on artificial intelligence today.
Cloud services became popular due to the benefits they can offer to users, but their adoption can be opposed by IT departments.
A new survey reveals that firms are only slowly adapting to advances in financial technology, even as CFO optimism rises.
The Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán speaks on March 15 in Budapest. He’s running for reelection.
This Sunday Hungarians vote whether to return prime minister Viktor Orbán to office. The choice they make will affect the future of their country, and Europe.
President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Pentagon on January 18, 2018.
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Not a day passes without fresh speculation about the possible impeachment of Donald Trump, but history indicates that – barring a dramatic turn of events – he is likely to serve out his first term.
The Marshall Islands, Laura Beach.
The Micronesian Republic of the Marshall Islands is about to become the first country to base its national currency on cryptomoney. Analysis of an absurd political decision.