The SARS-CoV-2 virus at the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic is one ten-thousandth of a millimeter in diameter. How can such a microscopic organism have such an immense impact on global health?
A new study explores the challenges that pregnant women in megacities such as Lagos face in emergency situations and how the options vary depending on their socioeconomic status.
All animals plays a role in nature, and in times of biodiversity loss and climate change, hunting "common" species such as foxes and badgers is irresponsible .
After the Covid-19 pandemic, we must seize the opportunity to make urban centers more livable places by investing in affordable housing, basic services, clean energy and active transport.
An external shock such as coronavirus merely presses pause on conflicts and offers little hope for solutions.
An expert in domestic violence and abuse explains how you can help those you are worried about.
A study of Ghanaians living in northern England provides insight into how eating habits change through the generations.
The strong crisis management in Wuhan will probe the capacity of the Chinese government to prepare adequately for pandemic and may test Xi's rule.
Exotic and sensational depictions of Chinese “wet markets” may prevent a proper and efficient understanding of how viral diseases emerge.
The Toolkit for Ecosystem Service Site-based Assessment (TESSA) allows NGOs to quantify the economic advantages of maintaining ecosystems, helping preserve biodiversity by putting a value on it.
Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
Hong Kong protesters deeply identify with nature, a reference to the current environmental crisis but also a fluid conception of collective action that is inscribed in ancient Chinese tradition.
In the Catalan Pyrenees, women shepherds and cattle ranchers try to valorise the ancestral agropastoral culture to save the mountains from climate change.
Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
Hardware could exploit the properties of scattered light so that computations happen at high speed and with low power consumption.
New research indicates that rising temperatures can push those who prefer sweets to drink more sugary beverages, not water. This has significant implications for public-health policy.
As climatic conditions change, plants’ odours are altered, with direct consequences for pollination, especially by bees.
Maps that divide the world into 'no-go' and 'safe' zones has created a new politics of danger.
Pancreatic cancer currently has one of the least optimistic prognosis, with just 5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis. A recent study opens a door to hope.
In many urban poor areas such as slums, programmes by governments and NGOs are established to help families and mitigate malnutrition. But are these effective?