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A pioneering study has identified how public spaces are emotionally affected by gender.
European eel drawn by German artist Heinrich Harder for Emil Walter’s 1913 ‘Unsere süßwasserfische’.
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No one would think of eating an endangered animal like the Iberian lynx. So why do we still eat eels?
A view of the ‘Codex Sassoon’ at Sotheby’s in New York.
Codex Sassoon 1053 is not exactly the oldest known complete Hebrew bible. So how can we explain its astronomical price?
Far from an exception, 16 March marked the 100th time under the Fifth Republic that France’s president chose to use a special constitutional measure to force through unpopular measures.
Are you ready to eat insects?
To limit our impact on the planet, one solution could be to replace meat with insects. Children could set an example.
It is the first time French trade unions have shown unity since their opposition to pension reform in 2010.
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France’s trade unions have managed to galvanise the largest movement in decades in opposition to pension reform. What will happen to them once the bill has been passed or abandoned?
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Many people think their destiny is written on the stars. It is not.
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Spain is the only country in the world with the same length of maternity leave for mothers and fathers from 2021.
To test the ballistic properties of the stone points found in the Mandrin cave, modern duplicates were created and hafted on to shafts, as they may have been 54,000 years ago.
Laure Metz, Ludovic Slimak
In 2022 we detailed the discovery of 1,500 stone points in France’s Madrin cave. Experiments now show that they could were used as arrowheads, pushing back evidence of archery in Eurasia by 40,000 years.
Different people from different countries studying in foreign universities, that’s Erasmus+.
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The Erasmus programme has been investing in student mobility in Europe for more than 30 years, and Spain is the country that uses it the most. What do we know about its impact on students’ education and skills?
Specimen of the spider Thwaitesia nigronodosa.
A study has reviewed 5,000 news stories about spiders published on the internet. Most of them contain false and sensationalist information. Spider infodemics has its poison.
While communists make up the bulk of portrait carriers in Russia, officials are also increasingly putting in a good word for Joseph Staline.
Stalin, who died on March 5, 1953, was partially rehabilitated in the decades that followed. These days, he is in some respects a source of inspiration for Vladimir Putin.
Mosaic in the entrance to the caldarium of the House of Menander, Pompei, 1st century A.D.
Even if Ovid leaves it out, the female sex organ is well-attested in Greek and Latin medical literature.
Elly Schlein’s surprise election as head of the Democratic Party means for the first time, Italy’s governing and opposition parties are both led by women.
Giorgia Meloni famously became the first woman prime minister last year. Now she has a female opponent as leader of the Democratic party.
Could ChatGPT be the technological tool that will, finally, radically change higher education?
The irruption of ChatPT has had impact everywhere, including higher education. But can it be a greater impact than expected?
‘Evolution, No. 13, Group VI’, 1908. Hilma af Klint.
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The work of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klimt is considered the first manifestation of abstraction. But it has not always been part of the artistic canon. Even she believed that she painted something too advanced for her time.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify in Washington DC, in 2018 concerning revelations about the company’s sharing data with Cambridge Analytica, a consulting firm linked to Donald Trump.
Mark Zuckerberg says he wants the world to be more “open and connected”, but his decision to block archiving the company’s social media content argues otherwise.
Washington, D.C’s vibrant civil society means it is one of the national leaders in green construction in the U.S.
Research shows cities are delivering on their climate pledges. More than mayors, the real force behind these local transitions are nonprofit organisations.
Demonstration in support of Ukraine in Vilnius, March 11, 2022.
Since 2021, the tiny Baltic nation of Lithuania has come up against three authoritarian regimes: Belarus, China, and Russia. Its capital, Vilnius, is at the forefront of Western support for Kiev.
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The Windsor framework aims to give Stormont more say over how EU law applies in Northern Ireland.