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Terroristas en la red: el modelo de comunicación digital que hace temblar las democracias

Javier Lesaca, Columbia University Una innovación tecnológica revolucionó la gobernanza mundial a partir del siglo XV. La invención de la imprenta permitió reproducir, difundir y compartir ideas y conocimientos a gran escala. La razón, la ciencia y la perspectiva, que caracterizan la época de la modernidad, comenzaron a abrirse paso de manera global y forjaron movimientos culturales y políticos que …

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Cold showers are said to be good for you – here’s what the evidence shows

Lindsay Bottoms, University of Hertfordshire A cold shower in the morning is a pretty unpleasant way to start the day. Yet many have been tempted to take up the habit because being immersed in cold water has many purported health benefits, both physical and mental. Cold showers were first administered for health reasons in the early 19th century when doctors …

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China: removing ‘Arab-style’ features from country’s biggest mosques the latest move in campaign of Muslim assimilation

Islamic landmark in China: the Dongguan mosque in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, western China. David Stroup, Author provided David R. Stroup, University of Manchester In the normally quiet city of Xining, capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, everyday interactions between the city’s ethnic groups – Han Chinese, Hui Muslim, Tibetans, Turkic Salars and others – usually pass without …

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Hossam Metwally case: how exorcism can become a cover for domestic abuse

Tinnakorn jorruang/Shutterstock Helen Hall, Nottingham Trent University The sentencing of Hossam Metwally for poisoning his partner, Kelly Wilson, in a series of “exorcisms” was always likely to attract attention. The former NHS anaesthetist from Grimsby in the east of England has been jailed for 14 and a half years for what a judge described as “entirely bogus” rituals. Metwally told …

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EE. UU. y el mundo 20 años después del 11-S

Shutterstock / Minghong Xia Andrea Betti, Universidad Pontificia Comillas Han pasado 20 años desde los atentados contra las Torres Gemelas y el Pentágono. Algunas de las preguntas principales de analistas y observadores en estos días son de qué manera ha cambiado el sistema internacional en las últimas dos décadas y cómo se ha visto afectada la política exterior de Estados …

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How soon could carbon capture technology solve industry CO₂ shortages?

AYDO8/Shutterstock Peter Styring, University of Sheffield The recent spike in natural gas prices has closed many plants that make fertiliser in the UK – sending a shockwave through lots of other industries. This is because ammonia fertilisers are made from nitrogen and hydrogen, and the latter comes from breaking down natural gas – a process which gives off carbon dioxide …

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COVID smell loss can have profound effects on your life, from weight change to intimacy barriers

Flotsam/Shuttestock Vincent Deary, Northumbria University, Newcastle and Duika Burges Watson, Newcastle University It took a while to be officially recognised, but smell loss eventually became known to be one of the defining features of COVID-19. It’s now widely acknowledged that COVID-19 has a unique effect on smell receptors, and about 10% of those who lose their smell are still reporting …

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Derechos humanos tras el 11-S: cómo consentimos su violación

Imagen de torturas en la prisión de Abu Ghraib (Irak, 2003). Wikimedia Commons / U.S. Government Carmen Rocío García Ruiz, Universidad Loyola Andalucía El 11 de septiembre de 2001, el presidente de los Estados Unidos de América George Bush Jr. tenía ante sí una apacible mañana en una escuela de Florida. Tal y como narra en sus memorias, tuvo que …

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