Making sense of science
What impact do the IPCC reports have? Do society, the media and politicians take enough notice of them? Do climate sceptics still have significant influence? CNRS News talked to Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group I, which assesses the physical science underpinning climate...
Article
05.20.2022
Scientists were aware there was a huge object hidden at the centre of the Milky Way, and they also knew it had no hair. The EHT collaboration has now obtained the very first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the heart of our Galaxy.
Article
05.12.2022
Hackers and researchers are taking increasing interest in hardware attacks on electronic devices. These attacks can circumvent security protocols, track Internet users, or simply destroy machines.
Article
05.05.2022
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 of virtual reality into a truly tactile experience is the...

05.20.2022
One of the five main objectives of the EU’s Horizon Europe research programme is to see 100 cities attain carbon neutrality by 2030. Christophe Ménézo, a specialist in photovoltaic solar energy, explains how research is taking up the challenge.
05.20.2022
Restoring our oceans, seas, and coastal and inland waters by 2030 is the goal of the Horizon Europe programme's Mission Starfish 2030. Agathe Euzen, deputy scientific director of the CNRS Institute of Ecology and Environment tells CNRS News about what...
Article
05.10.2022
Between the 7th and 16th centuries, anonymous pilgrims and other travellers left behind traces of their presence throughout the eastern Mediterranean region, where the walls of sacred sites are emblazoned with thousands of Latin inscriptions to this day. The...
Article
05.09.2022
Based on observations by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered a new type of stellar explosion. A million times less powerful than novae...
Article
05.05.2022
To round off our series, taken from the book “Chroniques de l'Europe” published by CNRS Éditions, join Belgian women workers on strike for equal pay, find out how America's Internet...
Opinion
04.26.2022
As we await the release of the prequel “House of the Dragon”, scheduled for this coming autumn, here are the answers to three questions that you might not have thought to ask about the cult...
Article
04.26.2022
Between the 1950s and 1990s, some 200,000 barrels of radioactive waste were dumped by European nations into the North East Atlantic. Scientists are set to assess the condition of the barrels today...
Video
04.19.2022

How much longer will marine life be able to withstand rising temperatures? Find out more about how scientists are trying to determine the impact of global warming on the physiology and...

04.18.2022
Faced with the blocking of numerous websites and control of social media orchestrated by the Kremlin, Ukrainians and Russian anti-war activists are resisting through decentralised messaging services...
Opinion
04.13.2022
Faced with growing disruption to the water cycle, leading to severe flooding and drought together with increasing water pollution, humans are struggling to adapt. But are ever-greater water storage...
Article
04.10.2022
Two years to the day after the start of the pandemic, and after the successive appearances of different variants, what is the situation regarding the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? An update by...
Slideshow
04.05.2022
We followed the researchers of the joint CNRS / Ministry of Culture scientific project, who have been hard at work since the disaster on 15 April, 2019. Their mission: to unravel the secrets of the...
04.02.2022
Whether it is imperilled by the passage of time or by bombardment, as in Ukraine today, the world’s cultural and architectural heritage must be protected. The role of science is key in heritage...
Article
03.31.2022
In this third episode in our series, made up of excerpts from the book “Chroniques de l'Europe” published by CNRS Éditions, we retrace the long journey of European women to the ballot box,...
Article
03.24.2022
From election campaigns to the war in Ukraine, social networks are now used on a massive scale to influence public opinion. David Chavalarias, director of the Politoscope project and author of a...