The Mória refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece.
The health crisis is pushing governments to try to control the movement of people, but migrants continue to arrive in EU reception centres, which are currently experiencing a crisis of tragic proportions.
Members of a medical assistance team from Jiangsu province at a ceremony marking their departure after participating in the fight against Covid-19 in Wuhan, March 19, 2020.
China is seeking to present itself as a model in the fight against the coronavirus – even if it means rewriting the history of the crisis and discrediting the governance of liberal democracies.
Students wearing facemasks wash their hands before attending a class at a government-run school in Secunderabad, March 4, 2020.
NOAH SEELAM / AFP
In India handwashing practices have come under scrutiny as millions of Indian poorest return home from major cities. Many do not have access to basic amenities.
Since the pandemic began, the new coronavirus has infected more than 780,000 people and killed at least 37,000. The experts at The Conversation offer its readers insights from every continent.
Pulsed extraction column (normally positioned vertically).
JCP Gabriel, CEA Marcoule DES/ISEC/DMRC
Electronic waste is accumulating and is a resource to be exploited. Microfluidic devices allow the development of recycling, including the recycling of rare earths – a precious resource.
On March 18, 2020, a student configures a modified medical robot to screen and observe patients with VIDOC-19 at the Regional Robotics Technology Centre at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
With the enhanced capabilities of today's robots and drones, recent examples from China and Thailand and ongoing research show that they have the potential to help us navigate disasters.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
Covid-19 awareness event at a government hospital in Siliguri, Bengal on 21 February 2020.
The COVID-19 pandemic must be managed in India in a tense economic context and with a largely privatised health system.
Joe Biden at McKinley Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Joe Biden has taken control of the Democratic nomination with a string of big primary wins. The ongoing coronavirus epidemic is in part responsible, but the role of religion should not be overlooked.
The origin of the Covid-19 virus is still unclear: a cave, the forest…
The SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic is undergoing extensive genetic analysis around the world to understand its origin and evolution.
In response to the Covid-19 epidemic, on March 12, Argentina’s Racing Club and Peru’s Alianza Lima played a match without the public.
As the new coronavirus has spread around the world, sporting matches and events have been staged behind closed doors, postponed and increasingly cancelled outright.
The mayor of Eymet, in the Dordogne region, Jerome Bétaille poses with his British running mate, Terrie Simpson, in February 2008.
Brexit has particular significance for the 757 British citizens currently elected in France, whose mandates expire at the upcoming mayoral elections in March.
Hyunday’s five-factory complex at Ulsan, South Korea, which can make 1.4 million vehicles a year, fell silent on February 7 because of a lack of parts caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
As the human costs of the Covid-19 virus epidemic continue to rise, the virus is also taking its toll on global economy, with disrupted supply chains across a wide variety of industries.
Israeli flags fly in the middle of a date plantation in the Israeli settlement of Shlomtzion in the Jordan Valley in the occupied West Bank on 27 January 2020.
The Jordan Valley, which US president Donald Trump has proposed integrating into Israel, has been transformed by the introduction of date palms, emptying it of its Palestinian inhabitants.
Fariba Adelkhah at the paris Salon du Livre in 2010.
Iran's detention of Fariba Adelkhah, Roland Marchal and Kylie Moore-Gilbert is part of a growing trend of attacks against academic freedom.
Going for a run… with big data.
The use of online health platforms is on the rise, allowing us to track and share our personal data. While such platforms have promise, significant scientific, ethical and privacy questions remains.
The outdoor clothing retailer Patagonia encourages customers to co-create value through repair workshops, clothing swaps, and more.
The social and environmental costs of rampant consumerism are becoming ever clearer, and we’re all encouraged to use less and recycle more, but how can we shift more sustainable model?
Jack Ma speaks at a meeting of the World Economic Forum Foundation in 2015.
Jolanda Flubacher/World Economic Forum
From helping fight coronavirus to supporting education and biodiversity projects, China's tech billionaires have moved boldly into philanthropy, continuing what is an ancient tradition.
Obama nungara in a garden in France.
Photo by Pierre Gros
The predatory flatworm Obama nungara travelled in potted plants from Argentina to Europe, where it's distrupting soil ecosystems. Now, citizen-scientists are helping map their distribution.
A Ghanaian food shop on Wellington Street in Gorton, Manchester, UK.
A study of Ghanaians living in northern England provides insight into how eating habits change through the generations.