Making sense of science
Within a few short decades, wine has established itself as a key product in the global market. During the EuroScience Open Forum (Esof), which is being held in Toulouse throughout the week, a session organized by the "In Vino Varieras" research group will focus on the recent developments...
Article
07.12.2018
A founding principle of the Internet, net neutrality, has recently been challenged in the United States. The specialist Serge Abiteboul explains why equal access to online data is a precious and indispensable precept for guaranteeing individual freedom.
Opinion
07.10.2018
Hadron therapy is especially indicated for tumors resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or inoperable due to their localization in vital organs. A new research center and treatment facility, CYCLHAD, was just unveiled. It promises to make this cutting-...
Article
07.05.2018
Article
07.04.2018
The EuroScience Open Forum (Esof) is being held this year in France for the first time since it was created in 2004. Spotlight on the eighth edition of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary meeting of science and innovation.
Article
07.02.2018
The Sun is one of the final unknown frontiers in our Solar System. This summer, a probe will be launched to observe this star in unprecedented detail, and closer than ever before, before ultimately plunging into the furnace of the solar corona. The aim is to...
Slideshow
06.29.2018
On June 8th, the Brazilian Center for Physics Research in Rio de Janeiro inaugurated a mural that covers the entire surface of one of the institution's walls. It is entirely dedicated to science, technology and innovation. This celebration of urban art—...
Article
06.25.2018
The Crusader cemetery in Atlit, at the foot of Mount Carmel (Israel), offers ideal conditions for studying funeral customs practiced in the Crusader states in the 13th century. Under the direction of archaeologist-anthropologist Yves Gleize, with the support...
Article
06.20.2018
A new macroeconomic study covering the last 30 years in Europe reveals that migration flows have had a positive effect on the economy. Furthermore, the flow of asylum seekers, which has never...
06.19.2018

Observing the world at the nanometer scale has always been a challenge. Chemists, biologists, physicists and computer scientists worked together to develop a technique so that we can today...

Article
06.18.2018
An international study of a common albatross species has honed in on the chain reaction whereby ocean warming modifies the bird’s traits and demographics, ultimately leading to the decline of its...
Article
06.14.2018
Awareness of workplace harassment is rising around the globe. On June 5-8, researchers from a variety of disciplines gathered in Bordeaux for an international conference on this complex phenomenon,...
Article
06.14.2018
On Fakarava, an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, hundreds of grey reef sharks gather for nocturnal feeding frenzies—which are much more organized than expected. The biologist Johann Mourier and...
Opinion
06.13.2018
Football clubs, multinationals... is there really a difference? We use the same vocabulary when speaking about the both of them. But although football—known as soccer in the US—seems to fit the bill...
Article
06.12.2018
Transphobia does not stop at the school gates. Indeed, it can have severely damaging effects on the psychological well-being, involvement in activities and social relations of young transgender...
Article
06.11.2018
An innovative strategy for decoding motor intention from brain signals—of particular value to the motor-impaired—now promises faster, more accurate detection of the movements intended by users.
Article
06.08.2018
Little is known about how bees select flowers and move among them. With high school students, the researcher Mathieu Lihoreau has developed an original device to elucidate the behaviour of these...
Video
06.06.2018

The advent of digital photography has rendered film obsolete. Photo studios either sell their negatives to salvage the tiny amounts of silver contained in their coating or they just burn...

Article
06.04.2018
The most popular sport in the world, football—known as soccer to Americans—is not just about fans: it is an intriguing topic of research for social scientists. Among them is the ethnologist Christian...
Article
06.01.2018
For nearly a century, the French Archaeological Delegation in Afghanistan (DAFA) has been drawing up an inventory of the archaeological heritage of one of the world’s most unstable countries. Some...