Making sense of science
Dividing his time between France and Polynesia, the ichthyologist Éric Clua devotes his efforts to studying sharks, both to preserve their populations and to help prevent attacks on humans.
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07.27.2021
Since 2018, the InSight mission has been exploring the internal structure of the Red Planet. Geophysicist Philippe Lognonné tells CNRS News what they've discovered so far.
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07.24.2021
Forty years after its discovery, HIV-AIDS has become a chronic disease thanks to triple therapies. Yet there is still no known cure for it and a vaccine is nowhere in sight. Monsef Benkirane, a virologist at the Institute of Human Genetics (IGH), gives an...
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07.09.2021
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07.27.2021
A recent report, co-authored by experts on climate change (IPCC) and biodiversity loss (IPBES) shows that these two phenomena are closely related. And although some solutions put forward to tackle either of the two may prove detrimental to the other, there...
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07.27.2021
Numerous studies are being carried out in laboratories to develop medications that can treat SARS-CoV-2. New therapeutic strategies targeting the virus or the cell proteins it hijacks to its benefit are being tested and could offer treatments that are more...
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07.09.2021
The fossiliferous site of Bolt's Farm, in South Africa, spans millions of years of history, including episodes of climate change that impacted early hominids and their environment. To study it, researchers from the country’s National Research Foundation...
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07.03.2021
The LIGO and Virgo observatories have announced the very first sightings of the merger of a black hole and a neutron star. These discoveries should help gain a better understanding of how these compact bodies form and evolve.
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06.29.2021
The first identified cases of AIDS, in 1981, caused an outbreak of panic, along with widespread discrimination. Since medical science initially proved powerless, people with AIDS and support groups...
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06.29.2021
With more than 2 000 engraved shelters, the forest of Fontainebleau is home to one of Europe’s largest rock art complexes. A research mission in the Paris region is focusing on geometric engravings,...
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06.24.2021
A vast collaborative project on hybrid artificial intelligence, led by the CNRS's subsidiary in Singapore and allocated a budget of €35 million over five years, will begin in late 2021.
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06.24.2021
A brilliant physicist and a leading specialist in cold atoms, an area that is central to light-matter interaction, Jean Dalibard has been awarded the CNRS 2021 Gold Medal, one of France’s highest...
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06.23.2021
Thanks to gene therapy and the use of adapted spectacles, a blind patient is now able to distinguish the shape of objects to recognise, count and grasp them. José-Alain Sahel, the lead author of this...
06.15.2021
Provided adapted software can be developed, exascale computing, a new generation of supercomputers, will offer massive power to model the properties of molecules and materials, while taking into...
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06.08.2021
At school, we learned that the Gulf Stream was the warm current that flows across the Atlantic. Yet according to oceanographer Julie Deshayes, things aren't quite so simple. The scientist...
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06.07.2021
At first sight, the remote, icy polar regions may appear superficially similar. But they are in fact very different places: the Antarctic and the Arctic have neither the same history nor the same...
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06.02.2021
Arrested in Tehran two years ago and sentenced to five years of detention, the French-Iranian anthropologist has been released from prison but remains under house arrest. She was recently awarded the...
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05.25.2021
Bioinformatics—a relatively new scientific discipline—uses models and algorithms to analyse the avalanche of data produced by biologists. It has played a crucial role in deciphering the origin and...
05.25.2021
What can we do when a technology created to promote commercial products is used to influence people's political opinions?
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05.25.2021
Because viruses can only replicate their genetic material by hijacking cell machinery, focusing on this crucial step may halt the infection. Scientists are collaborating within the GAVO project to...