South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (right) and his deputy Riek Machar shake hands in Addis Ababa to signify a peace deal in September, 2018.
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Kiir and Machar have been pivotal figures in most of South Sudan’s short history as an independent nation.
The ocean has been buffering us from the impacts of climate change, but it is reaching the limit of this capacity. Integrating ocean and climate policy will be crucial.
L’océan abrite une biodiversité précieuse menacée par les activités humaines.
Chun Yu Chen/Flickr
D’ici 2030, une série d’actions et d’initiatives scientifiques portées par les Nations unies se proposent de retrouver un océan en bonne santé.
Health care professionals have to involve expectant fathers
Fathers who attend antenatal care may be keen to support the well being of their partners and children, but are left unengaged and often disappointed.
Today the ocean is home to valuable biodiversity, but it is threatened by pollution and human activities.
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The ocean moderates climate change by absorbing CO₂ emissions, hosts valuable biodiversity and provides food to millions, but all of these services are threatened by pollution and human activities.
More Ghanaian men are becoming comfortable with family roles.
Men are increasingly expected to share housework and spend time with their partners and children.
While some adults see implicit meaning in sentences, children can miss it. Two linguists explain how this can happen, and why it matters in communication.
Affiches éphémères,Paris 20, rue Sorbier.
Entre l’échelle globale et l’échelle individuelle, les collectifs intermédiaires ont un rôle d’agent moral à ne pas négliger.
Strengthening the language on climate change can help, but journalists should cover its inspiring solutions, too.
Experimentally heated quartzite at different stages of heating.
Bentsen and Wurz, 2019, Journal of Field Archaeology
Researchers can more easily compare heated rocks from different studies and areas.
Manufacturing sites are high noise working areas.
Israel Paul Nyarubeli
Measures to control or reduce workplace noise exposure are critical to reducing hearing loss in workers.
The drawing found on silcrete stone in Blombos Cave.
A new discovery adds to our existing understanding of Homo sapiens in Africa.
President Donald Trump shakes the hand of EPA chief Scott Pruitt after he announcing the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement on June 1, 2017. Pruitt submitted his resignation in July 2018 after a series of scandals.
Conservatives have long tried to attack regulators such as the EPA with “weaponized transparency”. Coupled with the inflation of uncertainty, the intent is to make regulations impossible.
Andrew Simms (New Weather Institute), Sally Svenlen (RE student), Larry Elliott (
Guardian), Steve Keen (Debunking Economics) and Kate Raworth (Doughnut Economics) symbolically nail the “33 Theses” to the door of the London School of Economics in December 2017.
Nailed to the door of the London School of Economics, the ‘33 Theses’ offer a long overdue challenge to economics dogma. But there are omissions as well.
French President Emmanuel Macron (right) talks to European Parliament, president Antonio Tajani (left) and Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel (center), during the Gothenburg summit on November 17, 2017.
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?
Science itself needs to be put under the microscope and carefully scrutinised to deal with its flaws.
We are observing two new phenomena. On one hand doubt is shed on the quality of entire scientific fields or sub-fields. On the other this doubt is played out in the open, in the media and blogosphere.
Chemistry class at the Dong Tien Secondary School, Thai Nguyen Province, Vietnam.
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How can we improve the PISA standardised tests?
Science is not religion, and we should not have blind faith in its powers.
Insisting that science has a monopoly on the truth invalidates dissent and undermines what should be an open dialogue between science and society.
Some questioned the concept of the Women’s March on Washington. Now scientists will march against Donald Trump. Is that a good idea?
Trump is not science’s biggest problem.
Donald Trump meets with professors and students at the Cleveland Arts and Social Sciences Academy in Cleveland, Ohio.
Scientists must bear some responsibility for the post-truth era and the current crisis in democracy.