A sign marks the location of a Chicago Marriott. In November 2018 the hotel chain said their guest reservation database was hacked, compromising the security of up to 500 million customers.
The November 30, 2018, Marriott International announced a data breach concerning 500 million clients, the second biggest ever. With new data breaches announced nearly every day, how , everyone is now wondering how this was possible.
The path from decision to action is a winding one.
Our everyday lives are full of decision dilemmas. To understand why we make particular choices, scientists investigate how our brain deals with uncertainty.
In Paris’s André-Citroën Park, a balloon is used to measure air pollution.
The number of substances emitted into the atmosphere is immense and growing, but some are particularly harmful to health and are subject to increased monitoring.
gilets jaunes “yellow vest” protester on the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris takes a photograph using his mobile phone (December 8, 2018).
There’s an orderly fashion to so-called disruptive "manifestations", as they’re called in French. But the "gilets jaunes" didn’t follow the rules. So who exactly broke the rules?
A 1903 drawing by Louis Dalrymple depicts European immigrants as “rats” (in the magazine
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The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
Beware of the blind use of artificial intelligence: used as a "magic wand", for example in an autonomous car, it presents risks.
Under pressure, young entrepreneurs would tend to forget to take into account the effects of their ambitions on their surroundings.
The enthusiasm for business creation is not without negative consequences, especially for the many who fail. However, the "all entrepreneurs" discourse remains predominant.
There is an urgent need to reconsider the importance of diversity. It is not a simple wealth. It is both a property of the living and an essential condition for its survival.
Les gilets jaunes Joan Mora.
What do the Carlos Ghosn scandal, the rising power of algorithms and the "gilets jaunes" have in common? The need to extend the spatial and temporal definitions of responsibility.
The city of Uvira, in the South Kivu province, study site for new research on cholera.
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In the fight against cholera, new research in the DRC suggests that the rehabilitation of water networks would be more sustainable than other interventions whose effectiveness is debatable.
The violence of the protests that have gripped France, known as the gilets jaunes, is rooted in personal passion and anger.
French president Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte after a meeting with the Romanian president at the Elysee presidential palace (November 27, 2018).
With some "Gilet jaune" protestors calling for the removal of Emmanuel Macron, the French constitution is being criticized anew for concentrating too much power in the hands of the president.
The Giant Sea Bass at the California Academy of Sciences. Fishes'sense of smell is highly affected by high level of carbon dioxide in the ocean.
Increase of carbon dioxide in the ocean affects the way fish detect predators, mates or food and could threaten not only individual fish but entire populations.
Embryos with eight cells.
China is pushing hard to lead a genome editing race.
The authors of the book
The Making of Finance highlight the intellectual capture of the financial worlds.
Nothing has changed since the 2008 financial crisis. Orthodox theory continues to structure the entire financial industry, yet there is an urgent need to study the social and political nature of markets.
In 2017, the reduction of gender pay gaps came to a halt at the global level.
More and more countries are relying on the approach of transparency rather than regulation. Depending on local specificities, the results to date remain mixed.
An American environmental activist at the climate summit in San Francisco, California, in September 2018.
During the November 4 US midterm elections, the candidates had to take into account the growing concern of many voters, across party lines, about climate change.
Snapchat has utility in laboratory settings.
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The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
Le Pont-Neuf et la Pompe de la Samaritaine, vue du quai de la Mégisserie, painting by Nicolas Raguenet (circa 1750-1760).
The debate over the place of cars in cities may seem recent, but pamphlets published during the French Revolution show that the battle was raging before the first automobile even saw the light of day.
Demonstration of support of refugees, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2015.
How can a hashtag supportive of refugees be hijacked by those opposing them? An empirical study explores the process.