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Argentina

Too Smart For Our Own Good? Imagining Future Human Evolution

As people continue to push the boundaries in areas like AI and biotechnology, it's worth asking w...

Egypt

A Surreal Facebook Alter Ego To Keep Egyptian Activists Safe

When reality transcends constitutional and legal provisions, you must be extra clever about socia...

Chile

HappyBreak: Headset Meditation App To Prevent Work Burnout

A Chilean startup develops an application to take office workers into a meditative 'happy space' ...

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2019

LES ECHOS France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Opinions matter, of ...

France

Virtual Reality: Major Ethical Dilemmas, Real-Life Dangers

No longer just for entertainment purposes, the technology can also help people tackle their phobi...

France

The 2019 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LA STAMPA Meet The Doctor's Maid Who Inspired The Mediterranean Diet A housekeeper with serious culinary skills helped feed the mind and mouth of Ancel Keys, the American doctor famous for ...

France

Slovakian Artist Ctrl Shift Face, King Of "Deepfakes"

He's the mastermind behind has most famous deepfakes of the web. Donald Trump, Bruce Lee or even ...

Portugal

What Latin America Can Learn From China About Smart Cities

Most people in Latin America and the Caribbean live in urban areas. And many of those cities are ...

Colombia

A Democratic Imperative Of The Technology Revolution

If societies really want to tackle inequality, they'll need to do more than just improve access t...

India

Revisiting The Science Vs. Religion Paradigm

Darwin may have poked a hole in the Christian creation myth. But historically speaking, the relat...

India

Why Facebook Should Ban Political Ads In India

Facebook, Google and other platforms are not doing enough to make political ads more transparent.

Senegal

In Senegal, An App To Tackle Violence Against Women

Femicide is a major problem in the West African country. A French entrepreneur of Senegalese orig...

United States

How Neuroscience Can Help Corporations Maximize Motivation

Researchers are studying brain function to better understand why and in what circumstances worker...

United States

Take 5: How Nations Protect High-Tech Assets

It's part trade war, part cyber defense — and the rumblings of conflict grow louder as countries (and companies alike) maneuver to protect their high-tech assets. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ...

Argentina

As Online Medicine Spreads, Doctors Push Back In Argentina

Doctors still make house calls in the South American country. But more and more, health care serv...

France

Syllable Counting And The Secret To The 'Speed' Of Languages

Recent studies from a French laboratory of linguistics reveal surprising aspects of human languag...

Italy

Bill Gates, Say Grazie! How Olivetti Invented The First PC

Back in 1965, the Italian office machine company launched the revolutionary P101, used by NASA an...

France

Work → In Progress: Gender In The Workplace, Past And Future

PARIS — In 1919, the International Labor Organization adopted the first conventions on women in the workplace. In 2019, the women who won the World Cup earned $850,000 less than their male ...

Argentina

The Sad Story Of Argentina's Disappearing Space Rocks

Campo del Cielo, in the far north, has an usual concentration of meteorites. But little by little...

France

Don't Fight The Robots: The False Choice Of Worker V. Machine

Mechanization is bound to destroy jobs, which not surprisingly provokes fear. But trying to delay...

South Africa

Female Condoms: A Way For African Women To Take Power

Designed in the 1980s to protect against sexually transmitted diseases and unwanted pregnancies, ...

Brazil

Brazilian Fires 'Finally' Spark Colombian Concerns Over Rainforest

Colombians were not overtly upset by deforestation in their country until recently. But massive m...