School program in India nips gender-based violence in the bud

What can a game of Snakes and Ladders teach a child about violence? It turns out a lot. A recent study shows that a new gender equity program in Indian schools can transform not only how students respond to gender discrimination and violence, but how their teachers, parents and communities do as well. A government … Lire la suite School program in India nips gender-based violence in the bud

(27/01) JOURNÉE INTERNATIONALE DÉDIÉE À LA MÉMOIRE DES VICTIMES DE L’HOLOCAUSTE : L’usine de la « liste » de Schindler va abriter un musée de l’Holocauste

L’usine tchèque d’Oskar Schindler, rendu célèbre par le sauvetage de plus d’un millier de Juifs ayant inspiré le film oscarisé de Steven Spielberg, a été classée « monument culturel » et abritera un mémorial de l’Holocauste. Elle est entrée à la postérité grâce à l’action de son propriétaire. Schindler. Oskar Schindler. L’industriel allemand ayant sauvé 1200 Juifs … Lire la suite (27/01) JOURNÉE INTERNATIONALE DÉDIÉE À LA MÉMOIRE DES VICTIMES DE L’HOLOCAUSTE : L’usine de la « liste » de Schindler va abriter un musée de l’Holocauste

Philippines president orders free contraceptives for 6 million women

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order to provide free access to contraceptives for 6 million women in an effort to reduce poverty, the Department of Health Commission on Population announced in a press release Wednesday. According to the executive order, which was signed on Monday, a national survey found that at least 6 million … Lire la suite Philippines president orders free contraceptives for 6 million women

Elle donne ses invendus aux pauvres

Fatiguée de gaspiller de la nourriture, la propriétaire d’un café confectionne des paniers destinés aux gens dans le besoin. Jade Richer a ouvert le Bouche B Traiteur à Marieville, en Montérégie, il y a un an et demi. Dans les premiers mois, il lui arrivait souvent d’amener des invendus chez elle. «Il en restait toujours. … Lire la suite Elle donne ses invendus aux pauvres

This three mile high skyscraper eats smog

2017 only just arrived, but one manufacturing company is already looking 45 years into the future. Arconic, a materials science company, has envisioned a three-mile-high skyscraper built from materials that are either in development or have already been brought to market, including smog-eating surfaces and retractable balconies. The tower was concocted as part of the … Lire la suite This three mile high skyscraper eats smog

Guinea worm defeated in Mali; disease nears global eradication

The end of the Guinea worm disease appears imminent, with just 25 cases reported in 2016 and the number of affected countries dropping from four to three, according to the Carter Center. Mali reported no cases last year, leaving Chad, Ethiopia, and South Sudan as the last places in the world where the disease exists. … Lire la suite Guinea worm defeated in Mali; disease nears global eradication

London’s mayor will spend $1 billion on cycling improvements

The goal is 1.5 million bike journeys each day by 2026 London’s mayor is serious about cycling. Sadiq Khan, who took office in May this year, has secured almost a billion dollars to spend on cycling over the next five years. That works out to almost $22 per person per year. Remarkably, this is double … Lire la suite London’s mayor will spend $1 billion on cycling improvements

A living wall instead of plywood to hide a construction site

We’re used to seeing the scaffold on long-term building projects covered up with advertising, but what about—crazy idea—not creating an eyesore on the city and doing something interesting instead? That’s what Arup architects is doing during its renovation of Grosvenor’s St Mark’s building, in London’s fancy Mayfair neighborhood. The firm has hung a vertical garden over … Lire la suite A living wall instead of plywood to hide a construction site

Anonymous man walks into a school and pays off all overdue lunch balances

A « Secret Santa » in Pennsylvania has brought relief to many struggling families. H.W. Good Elementary principal Amy Larcinese doesn’t know who the man is, but he walked into her school and paid off the outstanding lunch bills of more than 40 students. Nearly half the kids at H.W. Good Elementary are from financially struggling families … Lire la suite Anonymous man walks into a school and pays off all overdue lunch balances

New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered

THIS MAGNET WILL JOG YOUR MEMORY We believe we’ve figured out a lot about how our brains handle memories. We’ve identified the parts of the brain that are active in making memories and the parts that store long- and short-term memories. We thought we knew that memory retention was a function of relevant neurons being … Lire la suite New research shows how “lost” memories can be recovered