Claude Monet, France, 1840-1926, La pie (The magpie), 1868-1869, oil on canvas, 121.4 x 164.1 cm.
Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France, ©photo Musée d'Orsay / rmn
Claude Monet painted The Magpie in winter 1868, turning his interest in colour on the blank canvass of snow.
Impersonation of doctors is a modern phenomenon that grew out of Western medicine’s drive towards professionalism.
It's shocking to read reports of people who worked as doctors for years without having the qualifications to do so, because we trust our medical professionals. So, how do these imposters do it?
Young children catch and spread the flu more than any other age group.
The flu vaccine isn't perfect but it's the best way to protect against these potentially harmful viruses. Most children aged six months to five years are eligible for a free vaccine in 2018.
On March 18 in Tempe, Arizona, an Uber self-driving car struck and killed Elaine Herzberg, who was walking her bicycle across a street. The human driver was supposed to be monitoring the car’s behaviour, but did not do so. Its systems apparently did not detect the victim, as it neither slowed down nor tried to avoid hitting Herzberg
The report of the mathematician and deputy of Essonne Cédric Villani renders his report on artificial intelligence today.
The Marshall Islands, Laura Beach.
The Micronesian Republic of the Marshall Islands is about to become the first country to base its national currency on cryptomoney. Analysis of an absurd political decision.
Crossing an increasingly unfamiliar landscape in Nain, Canada.
Ecological grief - the mourning that takes place when we lose parts of the natural world - is likely to affect more of us in the future.
Women are less active in managing their super when there are more men in the office.
If a superannuation fund member is at a workplace where a lot of colleagues make changes to their investment strategy, it becomes significantly more likely that they themselves will make a change.
Cédric Villani doit rendre son rapport sur l'Intelligence Artificielle au président Macron aujourd'hui.
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Le rapport du mathématicien et député de l’Essonne Cédric Villani rend son rapport sur l’intelligence artificielle aujourd’hui.
The ‘gay wedding cake’ dilemma has become the go-to hypothetical when examining how religious freedom and LBGTI rights can co-exist.
The government's review of religious freedom protections must ensure that any additional protection of religious freedom does not further undermine the right to non-discrimination.
Still from Lisa Reihana, in Pursuit of Venus
infected, 2015–17, ultra HD video, colour, sound, 64mins.
Courtesy the artist and New Zealand at Venice.
Lisa Reihana's video installation Emissaries combines Indigenous actors and performance techniques to reenact Captain Cook's encounters across the Pacific.
There is an environmentally friendly option.
As if having asthma wasn't bad enough news, your health condition is probably contributing to climate change.
It seems near impossible to keep control of our personal data – and Facebook does anything but help.
Do you think you’ve set up your Facebook account so that only your friends can see your information? Think again…
Il semble bien compliqué de garder la main sur nos données personnelles.
Vous pensez avoir configuré votre compte Facebook pour que vos informations ne soient consultables que par vos amis ? Ce n’est pas suffisant…
Multiple studies have found links between vitamin D and autism, but nothing is conclusive yet.
Autism and vitamin D: an in-depth look at what the new study actually found.
Detail from Francesco Rosselli (Italian) The Execution of Savonarola and Two Companions at Piazza della Signoria, 16th century, oil on canvas 112 x 138.5cm (framed)
Galeria Corsini, Florence
In 1497 Girolamo Savonarola burned books and art in Florence in the most infamous act of European cultural desecration. A year later, he met the same fate.
Writing an online review can be cathartic. But you can be sued for defamation if you disaparage a person’s reputation.
Writing a negative online review can have serious consequences, so you need to be careful about how, and what, you write.
Les îles Marshall, la plage Laura.
La République micronésienne des Îles Marshall est sur le point de devenir le premier pays à fonder sa monnaie nationale sur une cryptomonnaie. Analyse d’une décision politique absurde.
Benjamen Gussen’s proposal for a ‘charter city’ in the Pilbara stimulated this imaginary depiction.
Business-as-usual projections assume our four biggest cities must absorb three-quarters of Australia's population growth over the next 30 years. Might new cities be a better way to deal with it?
Student lie in at the White House to protest gun laws crop.
Lorie Shaull/Wikimedia Commons
Student protests can make a big difference. American students have a long history of protesting. In the wake of the Florida shooting, American students are already making a difference.
Donald Trump’s grasp of most matters in international politics and military affairs is rudimentary. But he’s in charge, so his views bear analysis.
It is not yet midnight, but as the crisis deepens, the diplomatic and military options get more and more complex. And the possibility of war with North Korea is now very real.