Cross-sections of the spermatozoa of the Monogene
Chimaericola leptogaster as seen under an electron microscope.
In biology, the study of these very special sperm cells makes it possible to learn more about species such as parasitic worms.
Fracking wellpad in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, within state forest lands (2012).
Shale gas exploitation in the US has helped cut is greenhouse gas emissions by 11%. A study explores what would happen if this were expanded globally, and the findings challenge conventional wisdom.
Basic income: a step forward for women?
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
A street theatre performance on domestic violence at the Bridge Market Plaza in Chandigarh, India (2016).
Intimate partner violence has tremendous negative consequences for women, their families and societies, yet it have not received the political attention it should.
Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the eponymous foundation speaks at Pretoria University, Mamelodi Campus. His foundation is particularly active in the field of health care but also finances numerous institutions dedicated to research.
American charitable foundations have gradually established themselves as key players in the African academic sector. If the benefits have been remarkable, there are risks as well.
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Writing about Rwanda sometimes gives the impression of crossing a minefield. It is not a question of controversies between researchers but of denunciation and intimidation.
Starman takes a drive in his Tesla.
Elon Musk is a master of keeping investors believing in the dream of Tesla, but analysis of the company’s output and financials reveal a darker picture.
Servers hosting your favorite websites may be subject to denial-of-service attacks.
The Internet provides us with many services thanks to sites hosted by servers. These may be the victims of denial-of-service attacks that paralyze the entire server.
A family crosses a flooded street in Pakistan.
Asian Development Bank/Flickr
To address environmental degradation, including climate change, it is essential to take into account human rights and migration. Hybrid international law and regional thinking are both essential.
The movie Nour brings the issue of ‘child marriage’ on the front scene in Lebanon.
Renewed attention is being given to the issue of child marriage in Lebanon as increasing numbers of young refugee girls are being married off as a response to the conflict and forced displacement.
Teaching in Paris in the 14th century (Grandes Chroniques de France).
Affirming that teaching is a science is tantamount to legitimating the forms of violence that are based on the affirmation of “truths”. Instead, it is a coupling of the activities of a subject-learner and a subject-intervener.
Saliha (left) and Alexia in 2012. Alexia no longer wears the veil.
Agnès De Feo
A number of women who once wore and defended the full Islamic veil known as the niqab later chose to renounce it. Here two of them tell their stories.
London’s financial district at night.
The London Interbank Offered Rates is one of the world's key financial tools, but the 2008 rigging scandal has led to calls for its being phased out. Can we find better ways of building the LIBOR rate?
Renault Zoé is currently the best-selling electric vehicle in the European Union (15% market share) and leader in France (with 70% of market share).
The overall analysis of the results of the new Energy Market Barometer confirms that the road to a change in the dominant mobility model is still long.
While France and the US both guarantee individual religious freedom, the two nations’ approach to religion in the public sphere and the separation between church and state are profoundly different.
Survivor of the mudslide are seen attending school on November 15, 2017 at the Old Skool Camp, in the mountain town of Regent on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown.
About 263 million children and youth worldwide are out of school. If some progress have been made, especially on school attendance, huge gaps remain on gender parity or equity in schooling choices.
Performance of « Sorcieres: dance together with smartphones » at ENSCI les Ateliers.
Smartphones are new tools for body rehabilitation, sports training and motor development.
Members of the Iraqi police forces sit outside a building in the city of Fallujah on June 30, 2016 after they’ve recaptured the city from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Was the early conception of IS a branching-out of the old Baath party? Or was it, as some argue, completely separate with no connection at all? Reality is probably a bit of a mix of both.
Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
Mukhar in Lebanon help citizens navigate the complex administration system.
One way of improving e-government usage could be for the Lebanese government to work better the locally elected agent.