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Ukraine: a country wounded by eight years of crisis

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tatyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy The Russian-Ukrainian war began in 2014 after pro-European protesters toppled the government of the Moscow-backed president Victor Yanukovych. This led to a rapid escalation of a crisis that resulted in the annexation of Crimea by Russia in March 2014 and the establishment of two Russian-protected de facto …

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How to be a god: we might one day create virtual worlds with characters as intelligent as ourselves

Virtual character may soon be smarter than us. Michelangelus/Shutterstock Richard A. Bartle, University of Essex Most research into the ethics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) concerns its use for weaponry, transport or profiling. Although the dangers presented by an autonomous, racist tank cannot be understated, there is another aspect to all this. What about our responsibilities to the AIs we create? …

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Par-delà Mossoul, la survie des sunnites et de l’Irak contemporain

Myriam Benraad, University of Limerick L’assaut militaire lancé, le 17 octobre 2016, par le premier ministre irakien Haïdar al-Abadi pour reconquérir Mossoul ne déterminera pas seulement l’avenir proche comme plus lointain de cette ville la deuxième plus importante d’Irak, capturée par l’État islamique en juin 2014. Sur le plus long terme, c’est bien celui de l’État irakien en tant que tel …

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¿Cuáles son los beneficios cerebrales de tocar un instrumento?

Tima Miroshnichenko / Pexels Rafael Román Caballero, Universidad de Granada Decía Nietzsche que «sin música, la vida sería un error». Aunque esta afirmación sea un tanto radical, la música forma parte de muchas de las actividades de nuestro día a día. La encontramos en la radio, ayudando a amenizar los atascos, en los anuncios y tiendas, para estimular las emociones …

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Russia-Ukraine tensions: power posturing or trouble on the home front for Putin?

Vodograj/Shutterstock Marcin Kaczmarski, University of Glasgow and Kasia Kaczmarska, University of Edinburgh There is a pressing need to understand what’s behind Moscow’s growing threat to use military force against Ukraine. The real motivation for Russia’s aggression will largely determine the west’s room for manoeuvre. Despite amassing 100,000 troops on its western border with Ukraine, Russia has repeatedly denied that it …

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¿Cuánto necesitamos dormir para un sueño reparador?

Shutterstock / Ljupco Smokovski Francisco José Esteban Ruiz, Universidad de Jaén Nos encanta esa sensación matutina que nos hace decir: “Hoy me he levantado como nuevo”. Pero no es lo habitual. Entre otras cosas porque en nuestro día a día hay tantas cosas que nos preocupan que, a veces, al llegar el momento de ir a dormir, por muy cansados …

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Tonga eruption: we are watching for ripples of it in space

Gareth Dorrian, University of Birmingham The ongoing volcanic eruption in Tonga began in December 2021, but it wasn’t until 5:15pm local time on January 15 2022 that the powerful explosion occurred. It generated an enormous cloud of ash, earthquakes, and tsunamis that reached as far as the distant coastlines of Peru on the other side of the Pacific. Now scientists …

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Comment devenir djihadiste en quelques clics

Capture d’écran d’une vidéo de propagande de l’État islamique disponible sur le réseau social Youtube jusqu’en octobre 2014. Karl-Ludwig Poggemann/Flickr, CC BY Pascal Lardellier, Propedia and Richard Delaye-Habermacher, Propedia La récente célébration de « l’anniversaire » de l’attentat niçois du 14 juillet 2016 rappelle que ces événements ont été commis par des terroristes ayant eu recours à Internet à des fins d’endoctrinement puis …

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A Turkish harem on the Acropolis? It’s most likely a Greek myth

Fotokon/Shutterstock Janric van Rookhuijzen, Utrecht University The Acropolis of Athens counts among the world’s greatest architectural and artistic monuments. Visitors come to admire the marble buildings that testify to the glory of Ancient Greece more than two millennia ago. Typically, only little attention is paid to the site’s rich medieval and Ottoman history. But one of the few stories commonly …

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