Sara Legrandjacques, PhD candidate at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, explains how student mobility in Vietnam is not a new phenomenon. Large-scale higher education, and the “mobile origins” of tertiary studies is at least a century old in the country.
Edward Kolla, associate professor of history at Georgetown University in Qatar, explains how the true history of national self-determination, as well as the controversy it can engender, stretches back to the French Revolution.
Sadie Witkowski, a sleep and memory researcher at Northwestern University, talks about targeted memory reactivation (TMR) and examines how neuroscientists are putting TMR to work to boost aspects of memory consolidation.
Dr Bill Phillips, Senior Lecturer in the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia, writes about the association of crime fiction with the city and the rise of particular kind of protagonist, the hard-boiled detective.
Martin Rees, from the University of Cambridge, ponders whether there is a limit to what we are capable of understanding.