Making sense of science
Although its existence has been suspected for more than seventy years, the hunt for dark matter continues, as physicists around the world attempt to track it down. Or are they all just chasing an illusion?
Article
08.14.2018
In English the word is ‘secular,’ but the French equivalent ‘laïque,’ which features prominently in the opening paragraph of the French constitution has a different meaning to the French today. The historian Philippe Portier explains.
Article
08.13.2018
Can human development continue at this pace without causing a loss of biodiversity? A group of researchers at the French Institute of Pondicherry believes so. By studying the impact of human activities on a biological hotspot in the South of India, they hope...
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08.09.2018
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08.01.2018
The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, 34 years old, with over a hundred scientific publications to his name, has just won the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. We asked his former PhD co-director and Fields medalist Cédric Villani...
Article
07.31.2018
France took its place at the renowned plenary lectures of the International Congress of Mathematicians held in August in Brazil, during which the Fields Medal winners were announced.
Article
07.30.2018
The initial data gathered by the instrument GRAVITY, for a star near the giant black hole located at the center of our galaxy, confirms the predictions of general relativity in the most extreme conditions.
07.25.2018
Brain imaging grants access to new information that may potentially be used by judiciary systems around the world. Yet it is essential to avoid overinterpretation of such data. In France, a 2011 bioethics law contains a number of safeguards, but according to...
Article
07.21.2018
Mounting populism, Brexit, a looming trade crisis with the United States… How will the current tensions within the European Union transform its economic, social and political landscape? This was the...
Article
07.13.2018
Sweets, toys, products... Youth marketing is now affecting all areas of consumption. Researchers are increasingly interested in analyzing the relationships—sometimes ethically problematic—between the...
Article
07.12.2018
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 last July, a session organized...
Opinion
07.10.2018
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...
Article
07.05.2018
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,...
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...
Article
07.02.2018
The Sun is one of the final unknown frontiers in our Solar System. This August, a probe was launched to observe this star in unprecedented detail, and closer than ever before. The objective 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...
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...
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...

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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...