Companies are increasingly tracking eye movements — but is it ethical?

Companies are investing in products that track and analyse eye movements. (Shutterstock)

Patrick Lecomte, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

When Facebook reinvented itself into Meta in October 2021, it was widely reported that Meta would be focusing on virtual reality (VR) by being at the forefront of the metaverse.

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Homophobia as a wartime marketing tool: Some Russians fear the West will make them gay

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, hands a bunch of flowers to Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill during a ceremony presenting him the Order of St. Andrew in the Kremlin in Moscow in November 2021. Both men have accused the West of trying to impose LGBTQ+ rights on Russia. (Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Read more ...


Just how safe are cosmetics on the European market?

Regulations in the US and EU are intended to ensure that cosmetics and other personal-care products are safe, but the two continents approach the issue in different ways. Marco Verch/Flickr, CC BY

Oona Freudenthal, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

When was the last time you read the ingredient label on a bottle of shampoo? Have you ever sneezed when applying face powder? As you lay on the beach this summer, did you wonder what it was in your sunscreen that blocked the sun’s UV light and protected your skin?

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Teenage brains: what is happening and why it leads to more risky behaviours

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Carmen Viejo, Universidad de Córdoba and Noemí Toledano Fernández, Universidad de Córdoba

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Long COVID: how lost connections between nerve cells in the brain may explain cognitive symptoms

COVID can cause long-lasting cognitive symptoms. But why? Alexander Limbach/Shutterstock

Samudyata, Karolinska Institutet and Carl Sellgren, Karolinska Institutet

For a portion of people who get COVID, symptoms continue for months or even years after the initial infection. This is commonly referred to as “long COVID”.

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