Alexandre Aget

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health

Spinach for making heart tissue

American researchers have managed to reconstitute human heart tissue that functions like a heart: it beats and conducts blood through a cardiovascular system. What's new is that this tissue is made from purchased spinach leaves, just like any housewife would do... at the market! For

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MIT Innovations

MIT's 10 breakthrough technologies for 2017

Comme chaque année, le Massassuchet Institute of Technology livre dans sa publication, MIT Technology Review, les dix innovations disruptives de l’année. Cette sélection est à regarder avec attention car, en général, le MIT a le nez fin. L’année dernière il avait cité CRISPR, la fusée réutilisable ou la voiture autonome

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English Countryside

Brexit: A blessing or a curse for wildlife and agriculture in England?

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Le Brexit pourrait être désastreux pour la protection de la faune et l’agriculture au Royaume Uni. C’est ce que craint un comité restreint d’audit environnemental. En effet, le départ de l’UE abattrait des pans entiers de réglementations mises en place au fil des années pour protéger l’environnement et défendre les

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oil

It smells like tanker scorch.

Long considered the kings of the world, oil tankers are now in turmoil. Confronted with the fall of crude oil, oil companies are laying off workers at every turn. Since the summer of 2014, more than 350,000 jobs have been lost, not counting the devastating effects on the many subcontractors.

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Angus Deaton

Angus Deaton: Poorly managed globalization feeds populism

The 2015 Nobel Prize winner in economics, the Scotsman Angus Deaton, is not going to beat about the bush: "mismanaged" globalization exasperates people, increases inequality and fuels the discourse of politicians like Donald Trump. The Trump phenomenon and Brexit "are the result of mismanaged globalization".

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TAFTA

Is the TAFTA really dead and buried?

The TAFTA, this vast draft trade treaty between the European Union and the United States would be dead. Last Sunday, German Economics Minister and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel noted the failure of the negotiations. This intervention came after the French, through Prime Minister Manuel Valls, had announced that they would not negotiate with the US.

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