The “Miharu Takizakura”, a weeping cherry tree over a thousand years old.
In 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster struck Japan. Eight years later, Fukushima is perceived in very different ways by the West and by Japan.
A still from Xavier Dolan’s film
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan.
In pop culture such as series, music, magazines and comics, queer children often find ways out of a world that cannot contain them.
A supporter of Narendra Modi’s BJP party at rally in late March.
India heads to the polls in April and May for the world's biggest democratic exercise. Why the world should be watching this election.
Fresco depicting the healer María Sabina with her mushrooms.
Before being qualified as "magic", certain mushrooms were considered sacred by the ancient peoples of Mexico. We explore their history and relationship to Mesoamerican religion and medicine.
View of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, in September 1948, where the United Nations Assembly is held, at the end of which the Declaration will be signed (10 December 1948).
Before 1945 and the United Nations Charter, human rights simply did not exist in international law.
Inmates, members of MS-13 and Barrio 18 gangs, wait upon arrival at the maximum security prison in Zacatecoluca, 65 kilometres east of San Salvador, on August 9, 2017.
Marvin RECINOS / AFP
Imaginaries of gangs as inherent forms of brutal anarchy promote particular political agendas and obscure the ways gangs can reveal the underlying dynamics of the contexts within which they emerge.
Graffiti probably Banksy, denouncing the conditions in which prisoners have been detained in Guantanamo.
Michael Haneke's allegorical 2009 film showed how a peaceful society can be shattered within a single generation. It's a lesson for us now in a world drifting toward populism and violence.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
A supporter of Brazilian right-wing presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro shouts at journalists gathered in front of the Brazilian National Conference of Bishops in Brasilia, where the presidential candidate for the Workers’ Party (PT), Fernando Haddad, is holding a meeting with Catholic leaders, on October 11, 2018.
In a context of defiance against media, how can journalists recover the public's trust and their image of "truth tellers"? Brazil provides a few examples.
An artisan is working with a silk weaving loom in her workshop.
Many major luxury goods firms have long made place a key part of their identity, and a visit to a traditional silk-weaving centre in Vietnam shows that the approach could work for small firms too.
A French-speaking Canadian volunteer in Haiti part of the volunteer group EDV that helped recovery efforts after the earthquake in early June 2010.
Scholars such as Alfred Sauvy, Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan and Frantz Fanon wrote in French, but their work greatly contributed to our understanding of democracy and social change in all contexts.
In Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province, on February 26, 2019: a man holds the body of his daughter, killed in a bombardment by pro-Assad forces.
Giving up means giving the Assad regime and Russia both a strategic and intellectual victory with incalculable consequences for global security.
YKK-brand zipper on a pair of jeans.
The humble zipper has some profound things to tell us about innovation, competitive advantage and international trade.
A group of immigrant workers in Doha, Qatar.
Immigration is seen as a global crisis, but the distribution of immigrants is anything but equal. Which countries have the most? Where they come from? Data provides some surprising answers.
A Renault Zoe charging. It’s currently one of the top-selling plug-in electric vehicles in Europe, but what would happen if subsidies dried up?
Electric vehicles are taking off, but will demand remain sustainable once governments phase out subsidies? And as the "hidden costs" of the EV revolution emerge, some might get left behind…
A water reservoir in the Louga region of Northern Senegal
A combination of reasons have led to the drying of the Sahel.
Whether to attending a conferences or giving in to a meeting, the global research community is keen on air travel. That’s a habit that needs to change.
Celebrations on the street in Algiers on March 11, after President Abdelaziz Bouteflika announced he wouldn’t run for a fifth term.
Young Algerians who dream of accessing global markets have extensively used iconic brands, films and series as political resources.
Many cities have plans in place to adapt to or mitigate the effects of climate change. But are they credible? An ongoing study looks into the question.
In the fight against climate change, cities are now seen as having a major role to play. An ongoing study examines the effectiveness of the adaptation and mitigation plans of 126 coastal cities.
A Boeing 737 taxies at Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom.
The 737 Max is the best-selling airliner ever. But two have crashed in five months, killing 346, damaging Boeing's future and raising questions about the increasing sophistication of cockpit technology.