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A Different Perspective on African History
An archaeologist and historian who specialises in Africa, François-Xavier Fauvelle wages a tireless battle against the prejudices concerning that continent. Recently elected professor at the Collège...
Sport, a Reflection of our Societies
From sport as spectacle to sport as a source of wellness, aggressiveness to a sense of teamwork, unbridled marketing to the democratization of facilities, and male chauvinism to a coeducational...
A Historical Treasure Bordering Ancient Mesopotamia
In Iraqi Kurdistan, excavations carried out by a French archaeological mission have revealed an ancient city on the site of Kunara. Towards the end of the 3rd millennium BC, this city stood in the...
Debunking the Tragedy of the Commons
Common ownership of a resource causes its demise. This was what a biologist had concluded in a 1968 paper published in Science. His article, "The Tragedy of the Commons" has shaped the...
The Boom and Bust of Spanish Bricks
Bricks, the first film by sociologist Quentin Ravelli, was released in October. This documentary about the Spanish financial crisis offers vivid insights into the plight of victims of toxic loans...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Great Apes, Great Neighbors?
Testing the Limits of Human Obedience
Bouncing Lasers off the Moon
Thomas Ebbesen: "I Feel like an Explorer"
How to Reconstruct the Sound of Notre-Dame?