Environment: When prefects make the law

On Wednesday, May 27, four associations, Friends of the Earth France, Notre Affaire à Tous, Wild Legal and Maiouri Nature Guyane filed an appeal before the Council of State to obtain the cancellation of the decree of April 8, 2020, which generalizes the right of prefects to derogate from many regulatory standards,

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Deconfinement: Children talking to adults

Some kids have everything, some kids have almost nothing. In France, as in other countries, not everyone experiences confinement in the same way, of course, so great is the diversity of the regions. Many, well housed, will see family ties grow stronger. Others, large families in small spaces, are waiting with their children to be reunited.

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Letter to my grandchildren

On Tuesday, May 12th, I should be at school... eight weeks after I left you in shock and awe. I should be in school and I don't know what our school will be like then... Will there be white marks drawn in front of each class, one metre apart so that

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The 'Instits' question

May 11, 2020 is the date set by the government for the gradual reopening of schools. In a note of 20 April (1), the Scientific Council recommends to the government the reopening of schools and establishments in September, indicating in another specific opinion that the decision to

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Major groups' hand on the university

Total plans to locate its research and innovation department in the heart of Polytechnique, a school under the supervision of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces. The students are rising up and denouncing the affair because they do not want to associate the school's image with the oil and gas multinational. In spite of the State's supervision, the Grande Ecole

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Information vs. algorithms

How is information and misinformation disseminated on digital social networks? Jens Koed Madsen, a researcher at the Complex Human-Environment Systems Simulation Group (Cohesys) at the University of Oxford, explained the main cognitive biases induced by users and by algorithms in an interview with the publication "Mediation".

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PISA 2018 study : France can do better

The latest global survey of the OECD's PISA ranking, launched in 2000, which assesses the quality, equity and efficiency of school systems, has just been released. France remains one of the countries with the highest levels of educational inequality, revealing that the achievements of 15-year-olds are just above the OECD average.

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Let's light up the stars!

Who would have thought that after Thomas Edison's widespread lighting of homes and factories in 1879, the electricity fairy that illuminates our cities and countryside would become a source of waste? Night light has become a cause of pollution in just a few decades. It affects in a very sensitive way the 

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