African neuroscience: Desperately seeking diversity
The field of neuroscience remains largely dominated by industrialized countries Africa could still make a significant contribution to global research provided that new policies are put in place to stimulate scientific innovation on the continent
Hacking the brain: More fantasy than reality
Although there has been spectacular progress in neuroscience in recent decades the possibilities that have been opened up by the development of braincomputer interfaces are not infinite An extremely complex mechanism the brain has far from revealed all its secrets
Rafael Yuste: “Let’s act before it’s too late”
We now know how to induce hallucinations in mice by manipulating their cerebral cortex What we can do in mice today will be possible to do in humans tomorrow Neurobiologist Rafael Yuste warns that there is an urgent need to put regulatory frameworks in place to protect the exploitation of our brain activity Chair of the NeuroRights Foundation and a professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at Columbia University in New York Yuste is campaigning for the protection of our neurorights
Ethical fashion: A rising trend or empty rhetoric?
Driven by the awareness of a growing number of consumers the fashion industry is trying with varying degrees of sincerity to be more virtuous and more sustainable But in spite of initiatives to improve recycling promote exchanges and the range of rental options on offer progress to make this highly polluting sector go green remains modest