Author: David Phelps

Recycled urine for future fertilizers
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Recycled Urine for Future Fertilizers

The Saclay plateau is a small peri-urban area located about ten kilometers south of Paris. Despite its increasing urbanization, agriculture still occupies a prominent place, with around 3,500 hectares. Mainly conventional, it is based on the significant use of synthetic or mineral fertilizers. The main crops are wheat, rapeseed, corn and barley, […]

Do we overestimate the virtues of empathy
Consumer Research Reports Health & Medicine

Do We Overestimate the Virtues of Empathy?

Empathy is in fashion, advocated by everyone and everywhere as the ferment of social ties, it is what would ensure mutual aid and “good living together”. Having become a suitcase concept, often synonymous with morality, empathy is presented as a necessary and sufficient condition for altruism and social harmony. But is empathy necessarily […]

What Coronaviruses Do to Our Bodies
Consumer Research Reports Health & Medicine

What Coronaviruses Do to Our Bodies

After SARS in 2003 and MERS in 2012, a new coronavirus, dubbed 2019-nCoV, is of concern to international health authorities. A cousin of SARS and probably a descendant of a bat virus, it is said to have emerged at the beginning of last December in Wuhan, China. As of January 30, 2020, 7,891 infections have been confirmed in twenty countries, […]