Pamphlets for participatory budgeting processes in New York , a system that does back to ancient Greece.
Politicians assume that voters cannot face the financial truth. To democracy experts this is just wrong. Involving voters results in better budgets as shows history from ancient Greece.
One way of improving e-government usage could be for the Lebanese government to work better the locally elected agent.
The history of human-machine collaboration suggests that AI will evolve into a "cognitive partner" to humankind rather than as all-powerful, all-knowing, labour replacing robots.
In the future, Europe will suffer from more heat waves as well as extreme rainfall, presenting new challenges for planners and health care services. Building resilient cities can help.
Despite the technological advances that humanity has known for millennia, the standard of living did not begin to rise until around 1800.
The State of the Union address, a traditional exercise for US presidents was marked this year by a great divergence on tone and words, showing the clear dictatorial style of the American leader.
The record level of the price-to-earnings ratio for equities is increasingly worrying. But how do we determine whether the price of a stock – or an exchange – is valued at its fair price or overvalued?
As immigration novices, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have actively been searching for inspiration and new solutions abroad. Canada is providing some critical inspiration.
How to explore the pathways for an objective alliance between demographic dynamics and youth education in sub-Saharan Africa.
The discovery of a new prime number -- and it’s a big one -- is a great opportunity to revisit Marin Mersenne, the French theologian who dreamed of a formula that could predict where they hide.
Several satellites have been launched in recent years with the objective of measuring data related to climate change. They must be complementary to measurements made on earth.
With the US announcement that it would withdrawl from the Paris Accord, several American states are mobilizing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Quit smoking, quit drinking -- so many good resolutions for the New Year. But can the overabundance of messages on healthy living become counter-productive?
Dust can be instructive. The analysis of those collected around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko provided new information on the history of the solar system.
The precious metal is literally extra-terrestrial, produced in the heart of the stars. How and under what conditions? Scientists know more thanks to a double astrophysical observation.
Nothing displays the ethical superiority of one’s values better than to treat a foe with the respect due another human being.
With US President Donald Trump threatening protectionist measures, it's instructive to look at what happened after George W. Bush enacted steel tariffs in 2002.
The organisation Sense about Science advocates for openness and honesty about research, and ensures the public interest in sound science and evidence is recognised in public debates and policymaking.
A clinical trial currently underway in France could confirm that that HIV treatment can be safely reduced to just four days a week, while maintaining the same efficacy.
Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?
Digital nomadism and van life lie at the heart of today’s work aesthetics. These trends may create liminal experiences within job markets
Bed bugs make us shudder and cringe. So arm yourself with the courage to learn about the biology and successes of Cimex lectularius -- as well as the ways to get rid of it.
The final report of the EU's summit in Sweden makes generous use of the adjective "fair". With populism and xenophobia are on the rise, could this be the basis of a new narrative for Europe?
Will bionic humans, augmented by hi-tech prostheses and microchips, be a benefit for humanity? The reality is more mixed.
Is it necessary to control exposure to electromagnetic waves by limiting the number of relay antennas? Yes, but that's not the only thing.
Urban planning is not gender neutral. Women deserve to live in cities that treat them equally, respond to their needs and reduce opportunities of violence.
Climate governance is based on the key concept of control. But this idea is illusory and we must be able to overcome to cope with future disturbances.
The current trend is to dispense with meat and even any animal products. What does science say about these new diets?
France recently adopted NutriScore, a series of simple colour codes that will allow consumers to easily identify the healthiest foods. But some of the biggest food conglomerates are fighting back.
The term "social network" has become commonplace, but those who use it to designate Facebook or Instagram often ignore its origin and true meaning.