Making sense of science
Previously unexamined sources and archives have shed new light on what exactly happened in the streets of Paris 80 years ago during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup of 16-17 July, 1942. An analysis with historian Laurent Joly, author of a recently-published book investigating the subject and co-author of a...
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07.18.2022
With its 100,000 billion bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, our intestinal microbiota is not just essential to our digestion. Research is now revealing its increasing influence on the immune system, growth, and conditions such as depression, diabetes...
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07.18.2022
Today the American (NASA), European (ESA), and Canadian (CSA) space agencies released the first colour images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Coordinator of one of the first observation programmes involving the telescope,...
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07.06.2022
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07.22.2022
As the replica of the Cosquer cave opens its doors to the public in Marseille (southeastern France), Cyril Montoya, the cave's scientific director, tells us about this marvel of prehistory, which is endangered by rising sea levels, and details the many...
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07.07.2022
Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid State Chemistry and Energy at the Collège de France, is the recipient of the 2022 CNRS Gold Medal, one of France's highest scientific distinctions. He is world-renowned for his discoveries of new battery components...
07.06.2022
"Be there. Will be wild!" exhorted Donald Trump on Twitter before the invasion of the Capitol on 6 January 2021, which was revisited in mid-June by an investigative committee. The former President had cried electoral fraud. Have fake news and the...
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07.05.2022
The French mathematician is one of four winners of the most prestigious award in his discipline, announced this morning live from the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM). He is distinguished for his work in the field of probability, a rapidly evolving...
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07.01.2022
Among mammals, what are the mechanisms that govern the relations of power between males and females? A review paper by an international scientific consortium challenges a number of preconceived...
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07.01.2022
Open source and covering forty-six different languages, BigScience is a new artificial intelligence heavyweight offering natural language processing. Claire Gardent, a CNRS research professor at the...
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06.24.2022
A specialist in deep-sea ecosystems, marine biologist Françoise Gaill takes action on an international scale to protect the oceans through the Ocean & Climate Platform.
06.23.2022
Faced with the massive increase in the volume of information processed by data centres, Datazero research projects have been striving since 2015 to develop algorithms that can optimise their energy...
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06.23.2022

The aim of several scientists is to trace the changes of a comet during its journey through the Solar System by reproducing the thermal and light characteristics of the cosmos in the laboratory....

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06.22.2022
The co-discoverer of Lucy, who joined the CNRS in 1956, died this month at the age of 87.
06.21.2022
How can a building's structure be optimised in order to adhere to exacting security standards, all while reducing its environmental impact? This is the challenge faced by scientists in the...
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06.20.2022
Whether between paving stones, on the edges of pavements, or along walls, wild plants are surreptitiously settling in cities. They can even adapt to the urban environment through genetic evolution,...
06.14.2022
Jacques Marteau, Pierre Nassoy, Denis Spitzer, and Céline Vallot are the four laureates of the CNRS 2022 Innovation Medal. This distinction honours personalities whose exceptional research work has...
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06.12.2022
Artificial intelligence may enable earlier diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, an incurable disease that attacks the central nervous system. This could improve the efficacy of treatments designed to...
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06.09.2022
BMX racing, which has been an Olympic sport since 2008, is the cycling event that requires to apply the greatest force to pedals. Researchers at the Pprime Institute were approached to help...
05.23.2022

"Imagine stepping into a virtual world, walking through an orchard. You want to pick an apple, and when you grab it, you can feel it in your hand, as if it were real. Transforming the world...