The French health care system is rated as one of the best in the world, but it’s a shield that’s under increasing stress.
Historically low rainfalls have led to severe droughts in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya. But various solutions exist to mitigate the social and economic impact.
Subways seem like the perfect solution to improve air quality in cities. But what about air quality underground?
In a complex system, academics and doctoral students must take part in collaborative efforts to succeed in their projects. Feedback after a seminar in Hong Kong.
Two cases remind us of the international presence of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the importance of designing, adopting and enforcing effective anti-corruption policies.
Weather has an impact on the sales of certain products, and new research shows that timely adjustments in price and advertising can make it possible for firms to increase profits.
The craze for measurement has become a hallmark of local and national public policy. Exploring the limits of quantification allows us to understand the advantages of developing alternative indicators.
The caterpillar and the butterfly: two forms, a single individual? A biologist and a philosopher explore this paradox.
A biologist and a philosopher discuss the illusion of being oneself and religion.
In 1825, more than 130 Cornish miners and engineers landed in Mexico to work in the silver mines. Their legacy lives on.
Despite an international context in transformation, the doctorate seems to have difficulty evolving in Europe. What are experiments have been tried and what are the avenues of innovation?
While we on Earth are familiar with our own star, the Sun, the European Space Agency's PLATO mission will explore solar systems similar to ours as well as those that are more exotic.
Despite the recent terrorist attacks in Spain, the European Union has dramatically improved its counterterrorism efforts. Here's how.
Black Blocs sprung from an anarchist movement in western Germany. Anti-capitalism and anti-government, the original Black Blocs marched against nuclear energy and neo-Nazis.
In two years Kylie Jenner has gone from socialite to the head of a leading cosmetics brand. What does this success say about the power of social media in building strong brands?
Simple and inexpensive gene-editing technology such as CRISPR has made the creation of genetically modified organisms much easier. But could nature still keep the upper hand?
Autism manifests in different ways. The signs are often less visible in women than in men, leading many to be underdiagnosed.
Two US researchers have traced the majority of cancers to DNA replication errors during our natural cell replacement. Their finding asks for a renewed inquiry into the role of "chance" in cancer.
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
How the idea of a hyper-connected society could quickly go from utopia to dystopia and why neither scenario is likely to last.