Protesters wave French trade union CGT flags during a rally called by French trade unions against the government pension reform plan in Marseille, southern France, on January 19, 2023.
French citizens have protested pension reform for the past 30 years. A historian explains why the evolving power struggle between the streets and the state does not bode well for today’s strikers.
Truth is a fact coated in many layers.
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Truth is fundamental to our lives. Human beings cannot exist without truth, but this concept is more complex than we think.
Beavers dramatically change a landscape by building dams that create ponds of still water.
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January 26, 2023
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Restoring entire ecosystems is a difficult and expensive process. Thankfully, certain species, called ecosystem engineers, can make restoration easier. Gaining social and political support is critical too.
Cheap and easy waste disposal is a highly lucrative business. The lack of regulation in how companies advertise is driving up illegal dumping.
Antidepressants can help people function in daily life.
Antidepressants may take away some of the pain of depression but that can also sap away people’s enjoyment of life.
Mice with minimal levels of gut bacteria showed less brain cell damage.
Liver transplant surgery.
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Contrary to what we may think, changing people’s default status from non-donor to donor cannot significantly increase organ donation rates — as long as the family is involved in the decision.
Discover how a picture of the sky can become a symphony.
Chandra X-ray Observatory
Since ancient times, the stars have been set to music. Modern technology now enables scientists to convert images of space into real compositions.
Prince Harry’s autobiography on sale in Turin.
Alessandrio di Marco
When the global press first reported on Prince Harry’s Spare, they were doing so from the Spanish translation – an expert explains the surprisingly significant impact this had on its interpretation.
Still from Frank Capra’s ‘It Happened One Night’ (1934).
Predictions of the death of romantic comedy have been repeated over time. But it has been with us since before Shakespeare and is still very much alive and in constant transformation.
Considering veganism as bigger than your own dietary choices can free you from futile debates about what is and isn’t acceptable on the plate.
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Black footballers in the game are given lower scores for technical or cognitive ability than white players.
The atrium of the House of the Vettii, Pompeii.
Courtesy of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii
Sexuality in Ancient Rome was more preoccupied with power dynamics than it was with gender – as an expert in visual cultures of sexuality explains.
Against quantum cyber attacks, one can use smarter softwares, or encrypt communications differently in terms of hardware.
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To protect against future quantum cyber attacks, two technological paths are being explored. Decryption.
Kosovo Force and Kosovo Border Police conduct a joint patrol on the administrative boundary line between Kosovo and Serbia.
U.S. Army photo by Sgt. David I. Marquis, Multinational Battle Group-East/Alamy
Russia’s backing of Serbia during the Ukraine war is aggravating tensions with its neighbour Kosovo.
In 2009, 150 of the 180 residents of the care facility in Ellignies-Sainte-Anne were French. At the time, approximately 6,500 French citizens living with disabilities were in Belgian institutions due to the lack of appropriate structures in France. The figure has since grown to 8,500, a jump of more than 30%.
It is estimated that more than 8,000 French citizens with disabilities currently live in Belgium. For many parents, placing their children in foreign institutions is not so much a choice as the only alternative they have.
In his videos, Liver King is regularly seen eating platefuls of bull’s testicles, raw animal livers and cows’ brains.
Liver King: scandal shows why more regulation is needed for TikTok and Instagram stars.
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Tobin’s q is perhaps the most used indicator in economic sciences. Economists use this indicator to identify growth prospects of firms and economies. But they may be interpreting it incorrectly.
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Students who scored high on procrastination were found to have worse health nine months later.
Italian emigrants at Modane train station, West of the Italian border.
Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris
Italy’s administration has adopted increasingly hostile policies towards migrants of late. Yet, history reminds us the latter may not be that different from past generations of Italians.