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One of the most popular default colour palettes, rainbow, can actually produce misleading information. (Shutterstock)

How rainbow colour maps can distort data and be misleading

It’s important for scientists to present their data in a accessible and comprehensible manner. However, the colour palettes commonly used to communicate information can also distort and misrepresent it.
Today the shoreline of Lake Malawi is open, not forested the way it was before ancient humans started modifying the landscape. Jessica Thompson

Early humans used fire to permanently change the landscape tens of thousands of years ago in Stone Age Africa

Combining evidence from archaeology, geochronology and paleoenvironmental science, researchers identified how ancient humans by Lake Malawi were the first to substantially modify their environment.
Workers at India’s biggest syringe manufacturer ramp up production in September 2020 in race to meet COVID-19 vaccine-driven demand. Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP via Getty Images

Why India is banking on health diplomacy to grow African footprint

There are three broad sets of health-related opportunities and benefits that may shape the future of India-Africa relations.
Palm oil development is not just about the economy but also needs to consider social and environmental costs. www.shutterstock.com

The human cost of palm oil development

There are studies showing that farmers can have economic benefits from palm oil. However, they can also be impoverished by the commodity.
Menyimpan dan mengolah musik di cloud bergantung pada pusat data yang sangat besar yang membutuhkan sumber daya dan energi dalam jumlah besar juga. https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Nicoleta+Ionescu

Dibandingkan CD dan kaset, mendengarkan musik dengan cara streaming lebih buruk bagi lingkungan

Emisi gas rumah kaca yang dihasilkan dari produksi plastik di era vinil, tidak sebanding dengan emisi server besar di cloud saat ini.
A Münster, l'Union chrétienne-sociale (CSU), l'Union chrétienne-démocrate (CDU) et le Parti populaire européen (PPE) lancent la campagne électorale européenne le 27 avril 2019. Au centre, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU). Deuxième à partir de la gauche, Markus Soeder (CSU). A eux deux, Manfred Weber (PPE). Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Elections européennes : six pays vus par six experts

Comment l'Union européenne est-elle perçue, de Rome à Oslo, en passant par Berlin, Amsterdam, Stockholm et Prague ? A l'occasion du renouvellement du Parlement européen, six experts répondent.
In Muenster, Germany, the Christian Social Union (CSU), Christian Democratic Union (CDU), and European People’s Party (EPP) launch the European election campaign on April 27, 2019. In the center, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the CDU. Second from left, Markus Soeder, leader of the CSU. Between them, Manfred Weber, top EPP candidate for the European elections. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

EU elections: Six countries seen by six experts

Ahead of the 2019 EU elections, experts from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and Norway look at how the EU is perceived, key issues and perspectives for the election.

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