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Covid-19 : que sait-on du variant Lambda, désormais présent dans 29 pays ?

Tara Hurst, Birmingham City University Le Pérou est de loin le pays qui compte le plus grand nombre de décès dus au Covid-19 par habitant. 596 décès sur 100 000 habitants sont dus à la maladie. Ce bilan est presque deux fois plus élevé que celui du second pays le plus touché par la pandémie, la Hongrie, où sont dénombrés 307 décès pour 100 000 habitants. Plusieurs …

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Mozambique’s fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict

Oil and gas extraction can have dire consequences for the countries in which it takes place. ARMBRUSTERBIZ/Pixabay Joshua Kirshner, University of York; Daniela Salite, University of York, and Matthew Cotton, Teesside University Earlier this year, militants stormed the coastal town of Palma, Mozambique, which lies close to vast plants for extracting liquefied natural gas (LNG). Dozens of people were killed …

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Covid-19 : que sait-on du variant Delta (et des autres) ?

Samuel Alizon, Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) and Mircea T. Sofonea, Université de Montpellier Comme tous les êtres vivants, le virus SARS-CoV-2 évolue. Au cours de chaque infection sont produits des milliards de nouvelles particules virales. Parmi ces nouveaux virus, certains sont porteurs de mutations. Ce processus d’évolution et cette génération de mutants ont été étudiés en détail. …

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Monks Wood Wilderness: 60 years ago, scientists let a farm field rewild – here’s what happened

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Author provided Richard K Broughton, University of Oxford In the archive of the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology there is a typed note from the 1960s that planted the seed of an idea. Written by Kenneth Mellanby, director of the Monks Wood Experimental Station, a former research centre in Cambridgeshire, UK, the note …

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La inteligencia artificial nos ayuda a estudiar la fauna de Doñana para mejorar su conservación

Imágenes de fototrampeo tomadas en el Parque Nacional de Doñana. Author provided Simone Santoro, Universidad de Huelva; Isaac Pérez Borrero, Universidad de Huelva; Javier Calzada, Universidad de Huelva, and Manuel Emilio Gegúndez Arias, Universidad de Huelva El fototrampeo es una técnica que permite tomar imágenes y vídeos de la fauna silvestre de forma autónoma y sin perturbarla. De este modo, …

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Why Japanese Melons Are So Expensive

From the Yubari King, to the Andes, the Higo Green Melon and many more. Melons are grown up and down Japan and they’re serious business. In May 2019, two melons from Hokkaido sold at auction for 5 million yen, that’s just over $45,000. So what is it that makes this fruit so expensive?

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Tokyo 2020 – how Japan’s bid for soft power victory has been roundly defeated by the pandemic

Simon Chadwick, EM Lyon and Paul Widdop, Leeds Beckett University Even before it begins, holding the Olympic Games in Tokyo has felt like an energy-sapping endurance event. Originally scheduled for last summer and postponed due to the pandemic, the decision to go ahead has been widely questioned. As the action unfolds, Japan’s capital city will be under a state of …

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Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth

Tom Leishman/Pexels Tim Jackson, University of Surrey Mars ain’t the kind of place to raise your kids, laments the Rocket Man in Elton John’s timeless classic. In fact, it’s cold as hell. But that doesn’t seem to worry a new generation of space entrepreneurs intent on colonising the “final frontier” as fast as possible. Don’t get me wrong. I’m no …

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