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BPS, a popular substitute for BPA in consumer products, may not be safer

Manufacturers have removed the industrial chemical BPA from many products over concerns that it mimics hormones in the body. Now studies show that BPS, a popular substitute, has similar effects.
Parade militaire dans la région de Raqqa. Stringer/Reuters

Décrypter Daech : d’où vient-il et que veut-il ?

Quelles sont les origines de Daech ? Que veut-il ? The Conversation publie une série d’articles permettant de mieux comprendre la nature de ce groupe qui au Levant fait régner la terreur.
The cast of the film ‘Spotlight’ reacts after they won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 88th Academy Awards. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

Oscars 2016: expert reaction

From Chris Rock's opening monologue to red carpet hits (and misses), our experts analyze key moments from this year's Academy Awards.
A flag-waving Islamic State fighter takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria’s northern Raqqa province. Reuters/Stringer

Understanding Islamic State: where does it come from and what does it want?

How far back in history does one have to go to find the roots of the so-called Islamic State? The first article in our series on the genesis of the terrorist outfit considers some fundamentals.
Nigerian author Chinua Achebe, who died in 2013, wrote stories that offer students from all disciplines valuable insights about the world they want to fix one day. EPA/Frank May

How reading fiction can help students understand the real world

Students of the social and political sciences can benefit enormously from being taught literature, short stories and watching artistic feature films.
Des touristes nagent parmi les poissons dans les eaux chaudes de la rivière Cuiaba (État du Mato Grosso) au Brésil.

Les effets inattendus de l’écotourisme sur les populations animales

Profiter de ses vacances pour être au plus près de la nature en explorant des aires protégées ? Pourquoi pas, mais en tenant compte d'éventuelles conséquences insidieuses sur la faune locale.
While ecotourists enjoy the warm waters of the Cuiaba River in Brazil, our presence in natural areas like this may have unanticipated costs for local wildlife.

Ecotourism could be making animals less scared, and easier to eat

We often think of ecotourism as good for the environment. But it may have some worrying unintended consequences for wild animals.
Jean Paul Santos with the finished 4x4 sub-array antenna assembly that may help rovers talk directly with Earth. Matthew Chin

Talking to Mars: new antenna design could aid interplanetary communication

New research provides a compact but powerful way for Mars rovers to communicate directly with Earth via an array of smaller antenna elements, bypassing the need for an intermediary.

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