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October, 2020

  • 31 October

    Coronavirus: medieval Japanese thinkers had similar reactions to plagues – isolate or party

    A frugal and ascetic life: a shrine to the hermit Rishu Sennin. Alon Adika via Shutterstock Yujin Nagasawa, University of Birmingham In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, many people who have elderly parents will share the sentiment below: Things that make the heart lurch with anxiety: … When a parent looks out of sorts, and remarks that they’re not …

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  • 31 October

    Three ways to head off the next pandemic in the wild meat trade

    Happy Auer/Shutterstock Julia E. Fa, Manchester Metropolitan University As much as 70% of the infectious diseases that emerged in humans over the last 30 years were zoonotic, which means they were caused by pathogens which originated in domestic or wild animals. Nearly 1.7 million undiscovered viruses may exist in wildlife. Despite these alarming numbers, epidemics are still relatively rare events. …

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  • 31 October

    What a link between chocolate and Nobel prizes reveals about our trust in scientists

    Denys Niezhientsev/Shutterstock Katrine Donois, Anglia Ruskin University Wouldn’t it be great if chocolate were good for you? It’s no wonder many news outlets leap on any scrap of research that appears to show potential benefits to eating the tasty treat. But the history of such coverage provides a cautionary tale about why we should be wary of scientists’ claims that …

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  • 31 October

    Así deberían ser las clases de Lengua, según la ciencia

    Shutterstock / Alexander_P Silvia Gumiel Molina, Universidad de Alcalá and Isabel Pérez-Jiménez, Universidad de Alcalá En estos días en los que se cierne sobre nosotros una nueva reforma educativa (y no importa la fecha en la que lea usted esto), lingüistas, físicas, biólogos, matemáticas y otros científicos nos preguntamos si esta vez quienes diseñan los contenidos se pararán a pensar …

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  • 30 October

    How mobile shopping habits differ around the world, from Brazil to Australia

    Research show comfort levels, value perceptions and motivations when it comes to m-commerce differ depending on whether consumers live in developed or developing countries. (Pexels) Narongsak (Tek) Thongpapanl, Brock University; Abdul Rehman Ashraf, Brock University; Ali Anwar, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Luciano Lapa, Indiana University Mobile commerce (m-commerce) platforms often operate in several international markets. M-commerce managers often focus on …

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  • 30 October

    P-TECH high school model connects students to college and careers

    Graduates of an IBM-inspired P-TECH school in Chicago in 2017. Feature Photo Service Stanley S Litow, Duke University In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama highlighted an innovative educational program called P-TECH – an acronym for Pathways in Technology Early College High School. The first P-TECH school opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 2011. It was …

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  • 30 October

    For French Muslims, every terror attack brings questions about their loyalty to the republic

    IAN LANGSDON/EPA Greg Barton, Deakin University and Fethi Mansouri, Deakin University After three people died in a knife attack in Nice this week that French President Emmanuel Macron called an “Islamist terrorist attack”, there was a sense of déjà vu — we have seen this before. Amid the sadness of innocent lives taken in a most horrible fashion, there is …

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  • 30 October

    Covid-19: ¿cómo transformar las ciudades para que sean más habitables y sostenibles?

    Telos Josué Prieto Prieto, Universidad de Salamanca; David Cerro Herreros, Universidad de Extremadura; Miguel Ángel Tapia Serrano, Universidad de Extremadura; Mikel Vaquero Solis, Universidad de Extremadura et Pedro Antonio Sánchez Miguel, Universidad de Extremadura El Observatorio de la Movilidad Metropolitana-OMM analizó la movilidad cotidiana y destacó que el uso de coche o moto es predominante (entorno al 60 %) seguido de …

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  • 29 October

    ¿Quién debe vacunarse de la gripe en el año de la covid-19?

    Freepik / brgfx Jose M Jimenez Guardeño, King’s College London et Ana María Ortega-Prieto, King’s College London Como cada año, por estas fechas comienza la campaña de vacunación contra la gripe. Los expertos aconsejan vacunarse de la gripe a personas mayores y de alto riesgo, incluyendo aquellas con patologías previas, embarazadas, personal sanitario y cuidadores de personas con riesgo de …

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  • 29 October

    Pourquoi le sport est devenu une cible pour les islamistes

    William Gasparini, Université de Strasbourg Selon une information révélée par Le Parisien le 18 octobre 2020, Abdoullakh Anzorov, l’assassin du professeur Samuel Paty à Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, avait fréquenté un club de lutte. En 2017, dans ce même club, des dérives communautaires avaient été signalées, notamment des prières dans les vestiaires ou des pressions sur les tenues vestimentaires des jeunes femmes licenciées. Placée …

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