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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...
Deep into Japanese Suburbs
Cécile Asanuma-Brice, a sociologist and urbanist living in Japan, discusses how successive economic models have been transforming the country’s urban landscapes for more than a century.
The New Silk Roads: China’s World Ambitions
China’s “One Belt One Road” initiative aims to connect the country with the Middle East, Africa and Europe, by land and sea, through a network of new “silk roads.” Economist Jean-François Huchet...
How Many Sexes Are There?
Probing the hidden side of thunderstorms
The Lost City of Akhenaten
Black holes of the third kind
The astrophysicist Françoise Combes receives the CNRS 2020 Gold Medal
New tools to help “predict” forest fires