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04.23.2017
Algorithms are increasingly present in our daily lives and decision-making processes. Yet in the era of big data and artificial intelligence, the lack of transparency of some automated data...
Article
04.05.2017
What began as a short post on a popular online forum has now taken a life of its own. On April 22nd, citizens in Washington DC and around the world—in 514 cities across 54 countries—will be marching...
Article
03.27.2017
A few weeks before the Seine burst its banks in June 2016, a large-scale crisis management exercise dubbed "EU Sequana" was held in the Paris region with the aim of preparing for the next...
Article
03.22.2017
The European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Acclaimed by the scientific community, the prestigious European research program can take pride in a nearly flawless...
Opinion
03.20.2017
From Amazonia to Siberia, some human populations the world over communicate by whistling. More complex than it sounds, whistled speech intrigues linguists and neuroscientists alike. Linguist and bio-...
Article
02.27.2017
While science has historically been associated with war, scientists have long advocated for peace. Thus in July 1957 the first “Conference on Science and World Affairs” brought together a number of...
Article
11.25.2016
A call for proposals launched by the CNRS in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks in Paris led to the submission of a number of projects that focus on radicalization. In September, the CNRS...
Article
11.22.2016
Human beings on display in zoos: this was the public entertainment provided by certain late 19th century societies, at a time when racial stereotyping was not called into question.
Article
11.04.2016
As America heads to the polls to elect its 45th President, we ask historian and United States specialist Romain Huret to review this past election year and the many challenges that the country faces...