tech / science

France

The Next Catastrophe Has Already Been Predicted — Again

Before it even began, the pandemic was already on the radar of big risks — and yet we were un...

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...

China

Billionaire Surveillance: China Tracks Its Tech Moguls

For a number of weeks now, Beijing has been trying to regain control of its internet heroes, who ...

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...

Uruguay

Green Colonialism: The New Face Of Environmental Hypocrisy

If you hated greenwashing, you'll be appalled by green colonialism.

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...

Ethiopia

Ethiopia: Shutting Down The Internet As Tool For Statecraft

Though it may undermine free speech, Ethiopians seem accepting of government-ordered Internet shu...

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 ...

Germany

Ein, Zwei, Dry: The German City Where Water Has Run Out

BERLIN — Germans are feeling the heat. For almost a week now, temperatures have been over 86 °F (30 °C) in most of the country, and every day a local council pleads with its residents not to ...

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 ...

Italy

The Slippery Slope Of Global Warming, From A Melting Mont-Blanc Glacier

COURMAYEUR — When the alarm sounded last year, it was because the ice on the Mont Blanc, on the border between Italy and France, was moving too quickly. Its front had broken away from the ...

France

Growing Evidence Of COVID-19's Neurological Impact

The most common symptoms are fever, a dry cough and loss of taste and smell. The majority of deaths are due to respiratory failure. But more studies about COVID-19 are now focusing on neurological ...

France

Healthier Spaces: COVID-19 Prompts Rethink Of Hospital Design

While it may make sense from a business perspective, healthcare facilities should focus on more t...