Countries such as Mauritania have contributed little to climate change, yet face the worst impacts such as crop failure.
The countries that have contributed the least to climate change will experience the worst of its effects.
Toxiques, parfois mortels, les venins animaux sont un danger en santé publique. Mais ils sont aussi une source de molécules intéressantes pour de futurs traitements contre la douleur.
Kanye functions as a mirror for the most visible and occasionally garish values of his time.
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Many have long forgotten the simple fact that Kanye West is one of the greatest producers of hip-hop in its history. A decade-long six-album streak of critically acclaimed albums rivals the greatest icons of pop.
You can’t rely on common sense.
How often have you been urged to use common sense during an argument or a debate? The problem is, common sense is an unreliable indicator of truth.
The Earth as seen from space – looks curved from up there.
Flickr/NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
It might seem crazy to believe the world is flat. But for some people it reinforces a narrative that gives their lives meaning.
Symptoms that can signify autism can also mean other things.
A recent survey of paediatricians found they often lacked enough information to accurately diagnose an Autism Spectrum Disorder in children.
Some people just refuse to believe in climate change no matter what the science says.
No matter how much evidence scientists present in support of climate change there are those who refuse to believe it. They think it's all part of the consprarcy theory.
The negative sentiment surrounding the stock market is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Behavioural economics can explain why stock markets have been so closely following the price of oil.
Populists are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic – Donald Trump (right) has even been called ‘America’s Marine Le Pen’ (left).
Populist politicians are on the march, first in Latin America, then in Europe and the US. They are on both the left and right, and their policies vary, but their approach carries the same risks.
Footballers freezing in the ocean post-match is a familiar sight, but does it work?
Does cold water immersion after training help recovery?
How are people railroaded through the justice system? Early modern witch trials can provide a clue.
Marginalised outsiders, community conflict and a bad reputation – the prosecution of Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has all the hallmarks of the early modern witchcraft persecution. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Anger and aggression are the “fight” side of the “fight or flight response”.
You're at the park with the kids. Everyone's having fun, and then a strange dog appears, baring its teeth. Your protective response is the evolutionary function of anger.
Research into their molecular components shows venoms aren’t all bad.
Many venoms contain bioactive components that are so stable to the body's enzymes and selective of their biological target that they're increasingly being used as novel research tools.
As a generalist predator, spiders, like this Western Rough Wolf Spider, help limit the number of insects in your garden.
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Only two Australian spiders can kill you, but the rest are a pretty fascinating bunch.
Can a machine really think, be in awe and wonder?
As machines get ever more complex as we strive to make them complete more complex tasks, it's time to ask again: will they ever be able to think? But what is thinking anyway?
Fragments of woodland surrounded by cleared land in south west Australia.
Australia may have reputation for vast areas of wilderness, but in reality the continent's ecosystems have been chopped and diced. Now we need to protect what's left.
Families shouldn’t be able to override a patient’s wishes after their death.
The family veto is morally repugnant unless removing it would result in a decrease in the supply of transplantable organs.
No one-off detox regimen will ‘erase’ the effects of the last four weeks' worth of excess and years' worth of sluggish lifestyle habits.
The human body is a comprehensive, self-mending, self-detoxing apparatus that will perform its tasks regardless of whether you're undertaking a rigid detox cure, or a gourmet food and wine marathon.
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A good summer picnic, bushwalk or barbecue with friends and family can all be ruined by those annoying flies that never leave you alone. So what are they after?
We swallow spiders in our sleep, don’t we?
We swallow spiders in our sleep. Sitting on cold concrete gives you piles. And if you swallow chewing gum, it'll stay in your stomach for years. Right?