tech / science

Argentina

Bright Idea, Reflective Bricks Help Light Up Buenos Aires

A young designer from Paris is applying his knowledge about natural light to the narrow streets o...

France

The Weakest Link In Cybersecurity Systems? You And Me

New tools rely on the influence of experts in behavioral economics, risk psychology and neuroscie...

Argentina

In Argentina, Cow Dung Generates Heaps Of Electricity

CHRISTOPHERSEN — Argentina's Adecoagro, an industrial farming multinational has turned one of its dairy farms into a surprising source of power. A new technique for generating energy from cow dung ...

France

11 Most Popular Worldcrunch Articles Of 2017

Venice For Sale? Historic Buildings Flipped Into Airbnbs​​ LA STAMPA A Woman's Perspective On Divorce In The Arab World More and more people in Muslim-majority countries are opting ...

France

2017 In Two Minutes, Our Video Year In Review

2017 In 2 Minutes, A Video Year In Review ...

France

From Around The World, 8 Real Ways To Fight Fake News

By 2022, disinformation could completely replace real facts online. So what are we supposed to do...

United States

Folks, We Will Be Just Fine Without Net Neutrality

The evidence so far is that corporations won't be much affected and consumers could even bene...

Switzerland

Before (And After) The Flood: Climate Change Lessons From The Past

GENEVA — A series of hurricanes of unprecedented intensity in the North Atlantic. Record-high temperatures all over the planet. Monstrous fires in California and Portugal. Entire regions hit by ...

France

Why The World Can No Longer Ignore Bitcoin

-Analysis- PARIS — The whole world has been talking about it for over a week, and yet, — admit it — you still don’t quite get what all the Bitcoin fuss is about. You know it’s a virtual ...

Andorra

How Tiny Andorra Became A Major Hub In Smart Cities Movement

ANDORRA LA VELLA — Perched in the Pyrenees between Spain and France, Andorra — with fewer than 80,000 inhabitants — is as small as it is remote. And yet, the European micro-nation is playing a big ...

Sweden

In Cashless Sweden, Even Panhandlers Accept Credit Cards

In Stockholm and around the country cash has disappeared from businesses and banks. Everyone, exc...

Switzerland

AI Enters Medicine, But Can Doctors Be More Human?

PARIS — With breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence promising to revolutionize all aspects of our lives, the field of medicine is far from immune. Radiology will be one of the first medical ...

Colombia

Why Latin American Cities Are Still Digging Subways

Building underground rail systems is a major investment, but increasingly it is one that is justi...

France

No One At The Helm, Anchors Up On Self-Sailing Boats

Boats will soon be capable of sailing without captains on board. The first tests will take place...

Germany

Renewable Revolution, How Wind Energy Took Root In Germany

Eco-friendly national legislation and hard work on the local level has made it possible for wind ...

France

Artificial Intelligence, The New Chess Piece Of Geopolitics

China, Russia and the U.S. see potential and risks. And for now, there's still no form of gov...

Switzerland

Is The Academic Publishing Industry Ripe For Disruption?

Taxpayers sometimes have to pay three times for any scientific article.

Chile

R&D And Innovation, A Patent Failure In Latin America

In spite of dynamic consumer figures, Latin America lags when it comes to investment in research ...

France

Women And Robots, More Than Just A Pretty Face

The sex robot market is expanding, but women must play a core role in the development of all arti...

United States

An IKEA Acquisition Shows Limits Of The Sharing Economy

SAN FRANCISCO — I can't help but feel disappointed that TaskRabbit, the San Francisco-based startup and "sharing economy" pioneer, has agreed to become a unit of Ikea. Although the company has ...

Cuba

When Irma Was Born, The Making Of A Mega-Storm

The origins of this particularly powerful Caribbean storm can be traced back to an El Nino no-show.

United States

A Cold Reality Check On Harvey — And The Next Time

From zoning laws and insurance polices to the realities of climate change, there are ways to prev...