Research Preview: Nature Magazine- February 2, 2023

Volume 614 Issue 7946

nature magazine – February 2, 2023:

How your brain stays on task when sizing someone up

Two brain regions help humans to filter out irrelevant information and concentrate on the right stuff in social situations.

Unspoilt forests fall to feed the global supply chain

Export of minerals, wood and energy drives a surprisingly high fraction of deforestation.

Underwater volcano near Greece is a sleeping menace

Magma chamber is discovered beneath Kolumbo volcano, near the Greek island of Santorini.

Lifestyle: Country Life Magazine- February 1, 2023

Country Life Magazine – February 1, 2023 –

Travel — Let Country Life guide you along the paths less travelled

The snapshot

Giardino dell’Iris, Florence, Italy

Keeping up with the dames

Jo Rodgers feels right at home in glamorous Paris, and we pick our favourite European hotels

Sleep like a champion

Here’s where to bed down after watching the Olympics in 2024

The magnificent seven

Seven spectacular islands—from Menorca to Manhattan

The Atlantic’s green lung

Rosalyn Wikeley gets away from it all in the ‘Hawaii of Europe’

Walking Tour: Island Of Murano In Venice, Italy

January 30, 2023: Murano Island – a Glassmaker’s Paradise since 1291, is a tiny Venetian island and home to Venice’s glassmaking industry. Murano glass production was moved to this Island from the main island of Venice because its production posed quite a fire hazard (Note: the buildings in Venice were constructed mostly of wood at that time and the extreme heat that is required to make glass liquid so as to mold and shape it obviously caused the Venetians some concern).

Video timeline: 0:00:00​ – Intro 0:01:06 – MURANO MUSEO 0:01:52​ – RIVA LONGA 0:04:25​ – PONTE LONGO LINO TOFFOLO 0:05:46​ – FONDAMENTA DA MULA 0:07:04​ – PONTE SAN PIETRO MARTIRE 0:07:58 – FONDAMENTA MANIN 0:09:40​ – CALLE BRESSAGIO 0:10:09​ – CALLE BRIATI 0:12:15 – FONDAMENTA PIAVE F. M. 0:13:15​ – FARO DI MURANO 0:13:49​ – CALLE BRESSAGIO 0:15:05​ – FONDAMENTA MANIN 0:15:42​ – PONTE DI MEZO 0:16:04​ – FONDAMENTA DEI VETRAI 0:17:11​ – PONTE S.CHIARA 0:18:03​ – PIAZZALE CALLE COLONNA

Soon enough, Murano Island became quite a hot spot for Venetian glass production indeed. Glassmaking has quite an exalted tradition in Venice. It is an art form, after all. In the 14th century, the daughters of Murano’s biggest glassmaking families were allowed to marry Venetian noblemen.

Filmed and edited by: EpicCityWalk

Culture: France-Amérique Magazine – February 2023

February 2023 - France-Amérique

France-Amérique – February 2023 Issue:

W.E.B. DU BOIS IN PARIS – An Exhibition against Racist Clichés

In 1900, the prominent sociologist worked with the Paris Exposition Universelle to showcase the newfound freedom and rapid progress of Black Americans. But Belle Epoque France was more interested in colonial expansion than social emancipation – which is the focus of an exhibition currently on display at the Cooper Hewitt in New York City.

FRENCH FOUNDERS – A Revolutionary Entrepreneur Network

Founded in New York City in 2014 by two expats, FrenchFounders drew its inspiration from the start-up model and is now shaking up communities of entrepreneurs living abroad. This new approach has since won over more than 4,000 members across the world.

L’AMOUR À LA FRANÇAISE vs. American Romance

Do we seduce each other in the same ways on both sides of the Atlantic? Are Americans prudish? Are the French more unfaithful? And how easy is it to be in a binational relationship? For Valentine’s Day, these questions are all answered by Bérénice Boursier-Baudouin, a Florida-based French psychotherapist.

Table of contents

  • FROM THE NEWSDESK – Bis Repetita: Another Attempt at Pension Reform in France. By Anthony Bulger
  • COME ON OUT – French Cultural Events in North America. By Tracy Kendrick
  • EDITORIAL – Woke, a Fashionable Dance. By Guy Sorman
  • INTERVIEW – Olivier Zunz: “Tocqueville Believed That Democracy Is a Constant Struggle.” By Guy Sorman
  • THE OBSERVER – Celebrating 60 Years of the Barbie Doll in France. By Anthony Bulger

Books: TLS/Times Literary Supplement – Feb 3, 2023


This week’s @TheTLS , featuring Ferdinand Mount on fair play; @ScurrRuth on Janet Malcolm; @sophieolive on Mina Loy; @mjohnharrison on László Krasznahorkai; @pratinavanil on Nehru; @jamesamarcus on Melville and Mumford; @eliza_dearnley on pagan goddesses – and more.

News: Finland-Sweden NATO Debate, Nagorno-Karabakh, An Aging Italy

Finland’s Nato dilemma: will the country go it alone without Sweden? Plus: the blockade of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Italy’s ‘silver tsunami’ and what does the 2022 Corruption Perceptions Index reveal about the state of the world?

Front Page: The New York Times – February 1, 2023


Russia Sidesteps Western Punishments, With Help From Friends

A surge in trade by Russia’s neighbors and allies hints at one reason its economy remains so resilient after sweeping sanctions.

DeSantis Takes On the Education Establishment, and Builds His Brand

A proposal by Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida to overhaul higher education would mandate courses in Western civilization, eliminate diversity programs and reduce the protections of tenure.

Why Black Families Are Leaving New York, and What It Means for the City

Black children in particular are disappearing from the city, and many families point to one reason: Raising children here has become too expensive.

‘Terrorism Has Returned’: Pakistan Grapples With Attack That Left 101 Dead

The attack raised fears of a new wave of militancy from the Pakistani Taliban and sparked a heated debate over the government’s ability to meet that threat amid an economic and political crisis.