A soldier stands guard in front of the Brazilian national flag on Army Day in Sao Paulo, 18 April 2019.
Don't be fooled by the recent resignation of three members of the military in Brazil – the country is heading down an increasingly militarised path.
We built an economic model to predict the prices of the 2020 vintage in France’s most prestigious wine region – here’s what we found.
Coprophanaeus lancifer, a large seed-disperser dung beetle in the Amazon.
We know surprisingly little about the millions of animals, plants and birds that live in the Amazon – here’s how we can understand them better.
There are a million different ways to be bilingual.
Experts disagree on what makes someone truly bilingual, and how the human brain accesses multiple languages.
Protesters took to the streets in Poland to protest the country’s crackdown on abortion access.
Some countries made abortion access easier during the pandemic. Others used it as an excuse for a crackdown.
Facebook’s data centre in Clonee, Ireland.
Ireland is under pressure to investigate, and potentially fine, Facebook for alleged data breaches under GDPR.
Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli inside the P4 laboratory in Wuhan.
The lab accident theory of the origins of Covid-19 has gained traction in recent months. We need a proper investigation to find out what really happened.
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A new study shows how we can meet the goals of the Paris Agreement by changing the value of different greenhouse gases over time.
Eugene Cernan on the Moon, December 13, 1972, during the Apollo 17 mission, the last manned flight to the Earth’s natural satellite.
Several current programs aim at sending humans back to the Moon. What would be the purpose, and what are the real prospects?
President Ndaw, centre, as Vice-President Goïta (in uniform) looks on, during his inauguration ceremony on September 25, 2020.
Mali’s president and prime minister have just been arrested and dismissed by the military junta which brought them to power in the first place a few months ago. How did this happen?
This giant effigy of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is intended to be burned as part of the Holika Dahan, during which the demon Holika is led to the stake on the eve of the Holi celebrations, a popular Hindu festival.
One of the main fears regarding new SARS-CoV-2 variants is that they might be resistant to immunity granted by vaccines, including RNA vaccines.
Renzo Martens attends the opening of the “White Cube” gallery on April 22, 2017 in the town of Lusanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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The documentary by Dutch artist Renzo Martins is generating important debates today in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as in Europe. Analysis of the stakes of a film that will be a milestone.
New research shows that people who suffer from mental disorders earlier in life were more likely to subsequent develop physical diseases, age faster, and also die earlier than those who did not.
By the end of April, 19 EU member states, including France, had approved the text paving the way for the launch of the recovery plan.
National procedures for approving the financing of the European recovery plan are delaying its implementation. But the horizon seems to be clearing.
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In Belgrade, Serbia, residents and visitors queue to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus (March 28, 2021).
While Serbia's Covid-19 infection rate continues to be worrisome, the country has shown the ability to vaccinate a higher proportion of its population than EU nations.
Coastal areas in West Africa are under intense pressure from demographic growth, economic expansion and ongoing climate change.
Around the world, fragile coastal ecosystems are under intense pressure, and understanding and managing their complex interactions requires an integrated and interdisciplinary approach.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen presents the “Green New Deal” plan to fight climate change before the European Parliament in Brussels on December 11, 2019.
To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
So many ideas, so many decisions to be made.
New research sheds light on how to steer a path between nurturing novel ideas and also subjecting them to the rigorous scrutiny needed to ensure they are truly viable.
Students at Ecole Polytechnique. Their alumni network is one of the most powerful and may lead some to the top of a large French company.
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When the directors of a company are graduates of the same school as the executive, their ability to hold the executive accountable for his or her decisions becomes compromised.