tech / science

United States

Artificial Intelligence Could Steal Our Jobs — And Our Souls

Technological progressions have always changed how we behave. But AI has much more far-reaching p...

United States

The World's Social Media Alternatives To Facebook And Twitter

Whether governments exercising control or protest movements needing a boost, upstart social media...

Belgium

Smart Cities Won't Save The Planet: We Need Low-Tech Cities

The concept of smart cities is a kind of received wisdom among planners and technologists, but ou...

China

In China, How People Are Pushing Back On Surveillance State

Facial recognition cameras have imposed themselves in every nook and cranny of Chinese life — ...

Ghana

How Facial Recognition Technology Is Different In Africa

There's a reason many Africans are wary of the identification technology: It doesn't work as well...

France

How COVID-19 Exposed The Hard Questions About The Gig Economy

Consumers are convinced. Wall Street is buoyant. Demand around the world for app-based services is booming, with entire nations stuck at home during COVID-19 lockdowns and the prospect of goods ...

Germany

Achtung Santa! A German Study Sets The Ideal Limit On Toys

Play is a fundamental part of childhood development. But when it comes to toys, as one nursery in...

France

Europe Is Right To Call Up Big Guns Against Big Tech

Europe is moving forward in a united front to force Big Tech that could lead to a historic showdo...

Italy

Food & The Digital Revolution: Plugging In To Return To Our Roots

Technology itself is neither plague nor panacea for our sustainable, inclusive food future. It is always humans who choose which innovations to pursue, and how to use them. The revolution of ...

China

Biometric Risk: Why China Should Say No To "Face Swiping"

Registering facial recognition data with a biometric authentication application is all the rage i...

Peru

How The Gray Economy Slows Down The Data Revolution

In Latin America, where half of all jobs are off the books, businesses can't tap into the vast an...

Germany

COVID-19: Ventilation May Be Hidden Key To Reducing Spread

Germany has made the airing out of closed spaces a centerpiece of its recommendations for limitin...

China

River Of Tears: How Chinese Dams Are Devastating The Mekong

Chinese-backed projects are bringing irreperable damage to the Mekong, the largest freshwater fis...

Tunisia

In Tunisia, A Digital Revolution For Agriculture Takes Root

A new crop of Tunisian engineers are coming up with clever ways to help farmers streamline their ...

France

COVID's Telemedicine Boom Reorders Doctor-Patient Dynamic

France is just one of many countries that have long shunned online consultations. But now that it...

Russia

Pathogens In The Permafrost: A New Climate Change Health Risk

French researchers have recovered a pair of viruses that were long frozen below the Siberian tund...

Spain

COVID-19 And Gender: More Women Face Long-Term Symptoms

A new study in Spain found that middle-aged women are by far the most likely demographic to be su...

France

How The Agricultural World Is Facing The Water Challenge

With July recorded as the driest month since 1959 in France, farmers — who make up half of wa...

Brazil

Brazil: What's Fueling The Fires In The Pantanal

SÃO PAULO — One of the world's most important biodiversity regions is experiencing the worst drought and the worst series of wildfires in decades. Yes, the Pantanal, the world's largest ...

France

Will Our Tech World Lead To Tech Wars?

From Zoom changing the way we work to artificial intelligence changing the way we shop, we've gotten used to reading about how information technology influences our daily habits and drives the ...

India

Toxic Cities, Expendable Lives: The Waste Crisis In India And Beyond

Unless we question the socio-economic structures associated with the production of waste and wast...

Lebanon

Will Beirut Bring About A Global Shift In Storage Safety?

PARIS — Last week's explosion at a port warehouse in Beirut, which killed at least 200 and caused a minimum of $5 billion in damage, should serve as a sobering wake-up call for countries that ...