Alpha, beta, omicron... These three words bring to mind whiffs of hydroalcoholic gel and the feel of a mask on the face. Indeed, the covid variants were named using Greek letters. Yet this alphabet was already used in common parlance.
Everyone has heard of this (since disproved) principle of "male alpha" in both wolves and humans. The gamma rays feed science and science fiction. As for stubborn people, we know they won't budge one iota, another Greek character. Well, not totally Hellenic.
In fact, the Greek people would have taken over the Phoenician alphabet, the oldest known to historians to date. These people formed characters based on the elements of their daily lives: a door, a buffalo, a house, etc. Then, through commercial exchanges with the Greeks, the latter adopted it, adjusted it and added the vowels, absent from the model coming from Phoenicia. It will spread in Italy to create the Etruscan alphabet and eventually, Latin.
However, the Greek alphabet still survives thanks to science; scientists then and now still consider it useful and accurate.
The Englishes MOOC course was developed by an artist and is designed for anyone interested in the (English) language. It explores the history of English, its pronunciation, and its relationship to the art world.
Food is a daily concern. A series of 6 games proposed by the Alimentarium museum reminds us of the importance of a balanced diet, to know the organs of the digestive tract in order to better understand the digestion of food and other food-related topics. An initiative all the more interesting because there are not many serious games related to food.
What will we eat today? We are the only species on the planet to have the chance to ask ourselves this question. Appetite changes greatly with age. If it is physiological in children, it becomes emotional in adults.
In 2022, the European Union has been looking at the digital issue with various problems that have occurred in recent years in mind. The idea is to protect citizens from certain measures of the web giants. Does this legislation go far enough? The debate remains open.
The oceans are a profoundly rich ecosystem. Nevertheless, it is one of the most affected by human actions. What if the seas were to become the common property of all humanity? A definition that would force everyone to reconsider their use of the waters.