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Has confinement turned us into hikikomori?
After two months of lockdown, have we become like the hikikomori – the Japanese youngsters who choose to live in isolation, shunning the outside world? Natacha Vellut, a psychosociologist at the...
Graphs to Help plan Deconfinement?
The computer scientist Claire Mathieu explains how graph theory can help model the propagation of Covid-19, and assess the relevance of several confinement scenarios.
Digital Technology Becomes Central to Life in Confinement
What would we do without them? Digital tools allow a majority of people under confinement to palliate the imposed seclusion, continue working or studying and find entertainment. At the same time, due...
The Covid-19 Epidemic Highlights the Need to Think of Others
An interview with Grégoire Borst, director of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education (LaPsyDÉ) on how cognitive bias influences people’s behaviour – both in everyday...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Black hole Sgr A* unmasked
Dragons, mammoths and giant wolves: what do the animals in “Game of Thrones” tell us?
When cyber-attacks target hardware
Forgotten dates in Europe's history (4/4)
Astronomers discover micronovae