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The political lessons of the ‘perfect’ virus

The political lessons of the ‘perfect’ virus

If an evil mind were to engineer the perfect virus to wipe out an animal species, it would choose the optimal combination of transmissibility and infection fatality rate....

Luigi Zingales | September 22, 2021, Wednesday


That old time feeling against COVID-19 vaccines

That old time feeling against COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19, and the evidence for that is overwhelming....

Daniel Gros | September 22, 2021, Wednesday


Burnout might sneak up on you, gnawing away at you over time

Burnout might sneak up on you, gnawing away at you over time

Editor’s Note:In the following interview Jacinta Jiménez, author of “The Burnout Fix,” talks about prevention, treatment and reintegration in case of burnout....

September 17, 2021, Friday


Wheelchair users in good health at Disney disdain norms

Wheelchair users in good health at Disney disdain norms

FANCY you are drawn by the glamor of sharing your Disney moments on WeChat, but find the epic size of the park intimi­dating. Many feel the long walks from one amusement to another are not their idea ...

Wan Lixin | September 15, 2021, Wednesday


September 11 revisited, 20 years on

September 11 revisited, 20 years on

I do not remember 9-11 with the same kind of vividness and personal shock that I do when I recall President Ken­nedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, or the similar murders of Dr. Martin Luther King ...

Greg Cusack | September 15, 2021, Wednesday


Eradicating global terrorism by addressing root causes

Eradicating global terrorism by addressing root causes

AHEAD of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the United States pulled its troops out of Afghanistan, bring­ing an inglorious end to its longest war fought overseas in the name of counterterrorism. The ...

Zhong Ya | September 15, 2021, Wednesday


America poorer off after 20-year war on terror

America poorer off after 20-year war on terror

The world order is “no better off” and the United States is “certainly much poorer off — reputationally and fiscally” 20 years after it initiated post-9/11 wars on terror, an expert has said....

September 10, 2021, Friday


Time to speed up in helping delivery drivers to slow down

Time to speed up in helping delivery drivers to slow down

On the morning of September 5, a first-year graduate student at the University of International Business and Economics was struck by an express delivery truck on campus....

Wan Lixin | September 10, 2021, Friday


Culture wars in the US expose divide

Culture wars in the US expose divide

The flaring up of US culture wars, from traditional fronts, including voting access and abortion rights, to new battlegrounds emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic like mask-wearing and vaccination, is putting...

September 10, 2021, Friday


Political will on biodiversity conservation must be turned into action: French ecologist

Political will on biodiversity conservation must be turned into action: French ecologist

The challenge for biodiversity conservation is how to translate the will into action, said Patrick Giraudoux, professor of ecology at the University of Franche-Comte during the ongoing 7th World Conservation...

September 8, 2021, Wednesday




 

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