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Targeted political advertising raises a number of issues
What can we do when a technology created to promote commercial products is used to influence people's political opinions?
The end of the death penalty marked a sharp turn in French history
It was nearly 40 years ago: in October 1981, a few months after the election of François Mitterrand as President of the Republic, capital punishment was abolished in France. CNRS News looks back at a...
Could Covid-19 Affect Public Trust in Science?
With the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists are subjected to a barrage of sollicitations, calling upon them to address the population’s concerns and advise those in charge. Public trust seems to be...
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...
Numbers that shape the world
How Many Sexes Are There?
The mechanics of sea ice
“Mein Kampf remains invaluable for understanding Nazism”
Invasive species: an ecological and economic disaster
Understanding urban heat islands