Plastic waste: the need to act quickly before we are submerged

Isabelle Méjean, Head of economics department at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Best young French economist 2020, Julien Martin, professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montréal (ESG-UQAM)

On June 21st, 2021 4 mins reading time

In January 2021, Europe banned the export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries. How will this affect this market?

Crossing a wormhole: reality or science fiction?

Guillaume Bossard, Lecturer in physics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 18th, 2021 4 mins reading time

As all Sci Fi fans will know, wormholes could be used to travel great distances through space. But is it really that simple?

Karine Gallopel-Morvan

New Zealand: the first tobacco-free generation?

Karine Gallopel-Morvan, Professor in Social Marketing at EHESP and member of the Haut conseil de santé publique

On June 15th, 2021 4 mins reading time

China and the race for technological supremacy

Nigel Inkster, Senior Advisor to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) and former director of operations and intelligence for the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)

On June 15th, 2021 5 mins reading time

As China becomes a more confident technological power, it could use its growing capabilities to shape the international arena.

Etienne Klein

“Our desire for truthfulness makes us suspicious of institutions”

Etienne Klein, Philosopher of science and Professor of Physics at CEA

On June 7th, 2021 5 mins reading time

“Microplastic pollution in the ocean contributes to antibiotic resistance”

Maria Belen Sathicq, Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Water Research of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)

On June 8th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Due to many factors, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Maria Belen-Saticq tells us how microplastics in the sea are likely exacerbating this problem.

Can we know if our universe is a simulation?

David Kipping, Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University

On May 27th, 2021 5 mins reading time

In 2003, Nick Bostrom imagined a technologically advanced civilisation capable of simulating new realities. Can we know if we are in one?

Marc Olivier Strauss-Kahn

Why the European Central Bank wants to digitize the euro

Marc-Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Director General of Banque de France (BDF)

On May 21st, 2021 4 mins reading time

“Controlled inflation will help to boost growth”

Jean-Baptiste Michau, Professor of Economics at École Polytechnique - CREST (IP Paris)

On June 4th, 2021 3 mins reading time

Price inflation encourages households to consume before prices rise. By provoking inflation, we can therefore boost growth.

“Disease transmission from animals to humans has tripled over the last century”

Thierry Lefrançois, Director of Biological Systems Department at CIRAD

On May 19th, 2021 5 mins reading time

To combat new emerging infectious diseases in humans, One Health integrates human, animal, and environmental health systems into one.

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The digital revolution: at humanity's expense?

Episode 1 / 6

“Behind AI, there is an army of underpaid microworkers”

Antonio Casilli, Sociologist, Professor at Télécom Paris (IP Paris), and Associate Researcher at LACI-IIAC of EHESS

Episode 2 / 6

“The digital transformation must be aligned with ecology”

Jacques-François Marchandise, Delegate General of the Fing

Episode 3 / 6

Employees of the web giants contribute most to open source software

Laure Muselli, Lecturer in information systems management at Télécom Paris and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I³-SES/CNRS), Stefano Zacchiroli, Lecturer at the University of Paris, on assignment at Inria, Fred Pailler, Sociologist and post-doctoral researcher at C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History), Mathieu O’Neil, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Canberra

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“Digital platforms have poor control over their manipulation of emotions”

Camille Alloing, Professor of Public Relations at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Episode 5 / 6

Why so much demand our personal data?

Marie-Laure Denis, State Councillor and President of CNIL

Episode 6 / 6

Digital economy: “our attention during free time has value for business”

Yann Moulier Boutang, Professor of Economics at Université de Technologie de Compiègne

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Wine industry: a sector evolving in the face of climate change?

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