Fariba Adelkhah at the paris Salon du Livre in 2010.
Iran's detention of Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and Kylie Moore-Gilbert is part of a growing trend of attacks against academic freedom.
Going for a run… with big data.
The use of online health platforms is on the rise, allowing us to track and share our personal data. While such platforms have promise, significant scientific, ethical and privacy questions remains.
The outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia encourages customers to co-create value through repair workshops, clothing swaps, and more.
The social and environmental costs of rampant consumerism are becoming ever clearer, and we’re all encouraged to use less and recycle more, but how can we shift more sustainable model?
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015.
Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum
From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
Obama nungara in a garden in France.
Photo by Pierre Gros
The predatory flatworm Obama nungara travelled in potted plants from Argentina to Europe, where it's distrupting soil ecosystems. Now, citizen-scientists are helping map their distribution.
A Ghanaian food shop on Wellington Street in Gorton, Manchester, UK.
A study of Ghanaians living in northern England provides insight into how eating habits change through the generations.
Woman walks past the Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market.
Exotic and sensational depictions of Chinese “wet markets” may prevent a proper and efficient understanding of how viral diseases emerge.
Outside their usual living environment, tourists feel freer from social constraints. Much to the chagrin of the locals.
Social networks tend to encourage behaviour considered deviant by local populations.
Riot police officers in front of demonstrators during a march in Ouagadougou in September 2019 called by the UAS union to call for better security measures against terrorism.
Burkina Faso faces a new terrorist threat. Terrorist groups are now flourishing within its borders.
On July 21, 2019, Iranian Revolutionary Guards patrolled near the British-flagged tanker
Stena Impero, anchored off the Iranian port city of Bandar Abbas.
The assassination of the Iranian general could have lasting effects on energy markets. Which countries could benefit from it and which could be negatively affected?
The slogan that accompanied Donald Trump’s victory as president of the United States in 2016.
Deciphering the political and historical basis of climate denial in America, of which Trump is the worthy heir.
Airbus A321 XLR, one of Airbus’ centerpieces.
If Airbus has once again become the world's leading aircraft manufacturer, it is mainly thanks to a favorable economic context and Boeing's 737 Max crisis.
Scene from Ladj Ly’s
Ladj Ly's critically acclaimed new film looks at the misery that binds together its protagonists, and also examines France's failure to fulfil its obligations toward its most vulnerable citizens.
Changing incandescent light bulbs (right) to LEDs (left) is an example of eco-efficiency, but it can also have unintended consequences.
Often presented as one of the best ways to save energy, eco-efficiency often proves to be less effective than one might think.
Konik ponies graze in Wicken Fen, Cambridgeshire. The UK National Trust used TESSA to calculate that each hectare of the fen was worth US$200 more per year as wetland than as farmland.
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.
Industrial activity is a major emitter of CO₂.
An innovative method of carbon capture and storage could substantially reduce the emission of small industries while using geothermal energy to heat homes and thus replacing fossil-fuel energies.
Concrete stairs are often broken down…
Would you rather lounge in front of your TV than sweat in the gym? Your distant ancestors may well be (a little) responsible for your lack of motivation.
Activists and local volunteers meet and console Assamese villagers who might have lost their Indian citizenship.
Anuradha Sen Mookerjee
As new citizenship law will further discriminate against people on religious basis in India's north-eastern Assam, local activists are uniting across the region to help distressed residents.
Can you really afford a 3D TV set ?
Recent experimental results suggest that distortions in the perception of wealth are linked to fast, inattentive thinking.
Not sure if you’re paying the right price for your tree? The Hotelling equation modified by Faustmann can help.
A Protestant tradition with pagan roots, the Christmas tree is now a global phenomenon. It also reveals much about market economics, so let's climb on the sleigh and take a ride around this holiday item…