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Tag Archives: كوربيديا للاخبار

Apartheid’ claim, Israel and the verdict of international law

Leonie Fleischmann, City, University of London Discrimination against Palestinians by Israeli laws and policies amount to the crime of apartheid, according to a recent report from Human Rights Watch. The 213-page report, released on April 27, accuses Israel of operating a system of apartheid in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. It concludes that “in certain areas … they amount to the …

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Maras, yihadistas, sicarios, niños soldado: ¿Cuál es la lógica de la crueldad?

Shutterstock / J.J. Gouin Karina G. Garcia Reyes, University of Bristol Los antropólogos tratan de entender la violencia desde la cultura en la que esta se genera. Pero ¿cómo se pueden explicar similares actos de sadismo e impunidad entre jóvenes de mundos tan distintos como los pandilleros salvadoreños o los niños soldados en Sierra Leona? El antropólogo y fotoperiodista holandés …

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Débat : les langues régionales peuvent-elles survivre sans politique linguistique ?

Journée des résultats du vote de la loi Molac relative aux langues régionales, Assemblée Nationale, le 8 avril 2021. AFP / L. Marin Cameron Morin, Université de Paris and Médéric Gasquet-Cyrus, Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) Le 8 avril 2021, une majorité de députés du Parlement français adoptaient une proposition de loi relative à la « protection » et la « promotion » des langues régionales de …

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The truth about racial inequalities and COVID-19 – and what should be done to address the long-term impacts

Kuba Shand-Baptiste, The Conversation It didn’t take long for the world to feel the pandemic’s impact on existing inequalities. A year after the arrival of COVID-19, however, and many of those outcomes have proven to be far more wide-reaching and devastating than anticipated, especially where race and ethnicity is concerned. As more research emerged over the course of the past …

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Herd immunity: can the UK get there?

Adam Kleczkowski, University of Strathclyde Now that Britain and the US are crossing the 50% threshold of their populations vaccinated with the first dose, are they reaching herd immunity and can things return to normal soon? Not yet, is the short answer. And focusing on a single number is not helpful. It might encourage behaviour that would lead to another …

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Robots are coming and the fallout will largely harm marginalized communities

Those who are most affected in the labour market by robots are those who tend to already be marginalized. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu) Constantine Gidaris, McMaster University COVID-19 has brought about numerous, devastating changes to people’s lives globally. With the number of cases rising across Canada and globally, we are also witnessing the development and use of robots to perform jobs …

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Huge drop in men’s sperm levels confirmed by new study – here are the facts

vchal/Shutterstock Chris Barratt, University of Dundee Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Surprisingly, the study, which analysed data on the sperm counts of 42,935 men, found no decline in sperm counts in men from Asia, Africa …

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High-filtration masks only work when they fit – so we created a new way to test if they do

US 2015/Shutterstock Eugenia O’Kelly, University of Cambridge During the pandemic, the prevailing thought has been that a high-filtration mask – such as an N95, KN95 or FFP3 – should offer better protection than a surgical or fabric mask. However, recent research I conducted with colleagues at the University of Cambridge suggests this isn’t necessarily the case. For these masks to …

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