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استراتيجية رياضية قد تُغيِّر طريقة إجراء اختبارات كورونا 

توفيرًا للوقت والمال، تستعين دول عديدة بتقنية “الاختبار الجماعي”، التي تقوم على فحص العينات المأخوذة من عدة أشخاص دفعةً واحدة. سمريتي مالاباتي Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02053-6 English article   يمكن دمج مسحات الأنف أو الحلق المأخوذة من عدة أشخاص في اختبار واحد. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP/Getty يرى العلماء أن من الضروري إجراء الفحوص التشخيصية على نطاقٍ واسع؛ من أجل السيطرة على انتشار فيروس كورونا …

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Now’s the time to share ideas about the future for people and nature

What does a more desirable future for people and the planet look like. Shutterstock

What does a more desirable future for people and the planet look like. Shutterstock Laura Pereira, Stellenbosch University Nature is under pressure. Ecosystems are being degraded rapidly and a billion species are at risk of extinction. This is the shocking picture set out by an independent intergovernmental body, the Inter-governmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). The platform …

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Netflix’s ‘Cuties’ ignites the wrong debate on young girls’ sexuality

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films)

The coming-of-age French indie film ‘Cuties’ sparked a backlash because of a poster that went viral. (Netflix/BAC Films) Rebecca Sullivan, University of Calgary The outrage over Cuties, the feature-length debut by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Maïmouna Doucouré, says a lot about how poorly we discuss youth sexuality. The film, originally called Mignonnes in French, is meant as an indictment of the sexualization …

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لماذا تؤدي إزالة الغابات إلى زيادة احتمالية تفشِّي الأوبئة؟

يُكثِّف الباحثون جهودهم من أجل الوقوف على طبيعة العلاقة بين التنوع البيولوجي، والأمراض الناشئة، والبحث في كيفية الاستفادة من تلك المعلومات في التنبُّؤ بتفشِّي الأوبئة المستقبلية، وسبل منْع تفشي الأوبئة. جيف توليفسون Nature (2020) doi:10.1038/d41586-020-02341-1 English article يقول الخبراء إنَّ الحدّ من إزالة الغابات (موضَّحة في الصورة، الملتقَطة من غابةٍ مدارية مطيرة بحوض الكونغو) يمكن أن يقلل من احتمال ظهور جوائح …

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Paying commission to academics reduces the value of research

Academic publishing is often linked to promotions and bonuses. GettyImages

Academic publishing is often linked to promotions and bonuses. GettyImages Sioux McKenna, Rhodes University and Dr Evelyn Muthama, Rhodes University Many universities around the world pay academics to publish their research. Our recent study in South Africa, though, suggests they should be cautious of such practices. The country’s Department of Higher Education and Training funds public universities for every article …

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The Nile river led to Khartoum’s growth, but now threatens the city

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A view of flooded farmland on the riverbank and swelling Blue Nile as its water level rises after heavy rainfall in Khartoum, Sudan Photo by Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Andrea Zerboni, University of Milan Over the past few weeks, floods – following exceptionally heavy rains – have hit Sudan. Many parts of the country have been affected though …

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