Making sense of science
What if the gestures we make when we speak do more than merely underline what we say? What if they also helped our oral expression? Convinced of the intimate connection between gestures and speech, two researchers launched a project to help people with Down syndrome express themselves more easily.
Article
07.25.2016
One of best ways for cyclists to optimize their speed is to work on their riding position. The French Cycling Federation recently teamed up with researchers to help athletes improve these cycling positions. On your marks for a performance optimization session...
Slideshow
07.25.2016
Researchers use computers to create the world's longest proof, and solve a mathematical problem that had remained open for 35 years.
Article
07.20.2016
07.20.2016
By analyzing microscopic defects in the mineral that makes up 60% of the Earth’s mantle, researchers have uncovered what makes this solid rock flow.
Article
07.18.2016
French mathematicians Hugo Duminil-Copin and Vincent Calvez were awarded prizes by the European Mathematical Society (EMS), whose congress is being held this week in Berlin. Christoph Sorger, director of the National Institute for Mathematical Sciences and...
Article
07.13.2016
Since its construction, more than 120 million visitors from all over the world have marveled at the Eiffel Tower. Historian Bertrand Lemoine looks back at the career and achievements of its prolific builder, Gustave Eiffel.
07.08.2016

Every day, marine viruses kill 40% of our oceans’ bacteria. And yet these biological entities are still poorly known. For example, we still know little about their role in the regulation of microalgae, the first link in the food chain that also produces...

07.08.2016
Whether in stone or paper, some of the world's oldest documents are at risk of disappearing forever. Racing against the clock, experts are developing cutting-edge technologies to bring some of...
Article
07.04.2016
The aura of mystery surrounding Mars has long been intensified by its curious pair of moons: Phobos and Deimos, whose origins have remained clouded until now.
Article
07.01.2016
Dory, Nemo’s neighbor, is back on our screens in a sequel that focuses on her short-term memory loss. Pascale Piolino, a memory specialist, gives a more precise diagnosis and hypothesizes on the...
Article
06.29.2016
Autonomous cars are gradually becoming a reality, but beyond national divergences in highway codes, these vehicles will also need to adapt their driving styles to the local habits of different...
Article
06.27.2016
More than 20 years after Galileo, it is now Juno's turn to observe the largest planet of our Solar System. This close encounter will go beyond the simple observation of its moons to gather...
Article
06.24.2016
Researchers have virtually unearthed what was once the largest port on the Mediterranean, now buried beneath the sand, and set its waters in motion once again. Their work has answered a question that...
Article
06.20.2016
A new microfluidic method offers a radical shortcut for decoding biomolecular processes, thus paving the way for faster medical tests and diagnostics.
Opinion
06.16.2016
In nature, females are generally more involved in parental care than males, but this situation is far from universal. Biologist Frank Cézilly shares the findings of a recent survey on paternal...
Article
06.15.2016
Less than four months after the first-ever detection of gravitational waves, a new merger of black holes has been observed by the LIGO-Virgo collaboration.
Article
06.15.2016
Eight months after the Paris terrorist attacks, a large-scale research program has been launched on the construction of memory—whether individual or collective. At the interface of the social...
Opinion
06.10.2016
A few months after the first detection of gravitational waves, the success of the Lisa Pathfinder mission paves the way for an ambitious space project that will make it possible to observe the...
Article
06.08.2016
For a long time, audio analysis was virtually non-existent in the world of research. Now, with the emergence of sound studies, architects, sociologists, historians and others are studying the sounds...