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Les mesures de protection et leurs garanties de sécurité peuvent changer la façon dont les gens agissent face aux risques. Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP

Coronavirus : quand les mesures de sécurité conduisent à un comportement plus risqué

L'utilisation généralisée de masques faciaux, de désinfectants pour les mains et d'autres mesures préventives pourrait contre-intuitivement encourager des comportements plus risqués.
Protective measures and their safety assurances can change how people act around risk. Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP

When safety measures lead to riskier behavior by more people

Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.
Did ancient Egyptian parents worry their kids might get addicted to this game, called senet? Keith Schengili-Roberts/Wikimedia Commons

Games blamed for moral decline and addiction throughout history

Somewhere between the early Buddhist times and today, worries about game addiction have given way to scientific understanding of the benefits of play, rather than its detriments.
Black tip sharks swim with tropical fish in a lagoon in French Polynesia. (Shutterstock)

Killing sharks, wolves and other top predators won’t solve conflicts

When humans have conflicts with wildlife, the first reaction is often to cull them. But there's little evidence to show that it works, and removing predators can even backfire and make things worse.
Scène de violence domestique jouée au théâtre en pleine rue, à Chandigarh, en Inde, 2016. Biswarup Ganguly/Wikimedia

#YouToo : quand le prédateur est votre conjoint

À l’occasion de la Journée internationale des femmes et au-delà du mouvement #MeToo, il est crucial de rappeler qu’une majeure partie des violences faites aux femmes sont causées par leurs conjoints.
A street theatre performance on domestic violence at the Bridge Market Plaza in Chandigarh, India (2016). Biswarup Ganguly/Wikimedia

#YouToo? When the predator is your partner

Intimate partner violence has tremendous negative consequences for women, their families and societies, yet it have not received the political attention it should.
A woman waits behind a Cuban flag for the arrival of Fidel Castro’s funeral procession in Esperanza, Cuba. AP Photos/Natacha Pisarenko

Religion shapes Cuba despite Castro’s influence

Under Fidel Castro, Cuba declared itself as an atheist state. Castro's relationship with religion, however, was far more complex. It left a deep impact on the religious identity of Cuba.
French policemen investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Women’s key role in Islamic State networks, explained

The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
Talking with patients who’ve had Zika is tough. Pregnant woman and doctor image via www.shutterstock.com.

I’m an OB-GYN treating women with Zika: This is what it’s like

Physicians like me are learning about Zika along with our patients. This takes a dose of humility on our part and an understanding from our patients that we learn something new every single day.

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