Making sense of science
Dyslexia, autism, rare diseases… What factors are responsible for the neurodevelopmental disorders that affect an increasing number of children? This report, published in collaboration with LeMonde.fr, features physicians and scientists who study the...
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01.25.2023
As we now know that diseases originate from a combination of genetics and the environment, research on the exposome aims to characterise all the environmental determinants of health.
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01.23.2023
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01.24.2023
The Hunga Tonga submarine volcano, whose eruption in January 2022 was the most powerful the world has seen in the last thirty years, released massive amounts of water vapour and aerosols into the...
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12.15.2022
Scientific concepts of the utmost importance, ranging from climate models to the water cycle, lack data about the height, velocity and flow rate of surface water. The joint French-US mission SWOT...
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11.24.2022
Launched in 2016, the MICROSCOPE satellite has confirmed with unprecedented precision the equivalence principle, which lies at the heart of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Two...
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11.21.2022
Nestled at the heart of the French national museum of natural history (MNHN) in Paris, the Communication Molecules and Micro-Organism Adaptation (MCAM) laboratory, a joint CNRS-MNHN unit, is home to...
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11.21.2022
For the first time, a physical model consistent with observations successfully describes how the tidal force caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon is slowing down the rotation of our planet...
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11.16.2022
During the past few years, nanoparticles have been increasingly present in our everyday lives. To gain a better understanding of their health impacts, several studies have focused on the effects they...
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11.10.2022
The 2022 edition of the LPPI “Proof in Images” competition is here. Discover these winning photos from research, organised by the CNRS with Acfas, its Canadian partner. You can vote for your...
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10.04.2022
The CNRS physicist Alain Aspect has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2022, along with his colleagues John Francis Clauser, from the US, and Anton Zeilinger, from Austria, "for experiments...
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09.08.2022
Like the light they conduct, optical fibres span a wide range of applications from telecommunications to medical sensors. On the occasion of the 2022 International Year of Glass, here’s an overview...
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08.16.2022
She has just been awarded the 2022 European Inventor Award. Claude Grison, director of the ChimEco laboratory, has developed phytoremediation methods for decontaminating soil and water, using plants...
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07.07.2022
Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid State Chemistry and Energy at the Collège de France, is the recipient of the 2022 CNRS Gold Medal, one of France's highest scientific distinctions. He is...
06.21.2022
How can a building's structure be optimised in order to adhere to exacting security standards, all while reducing its environmental impact? This is the challenge faced by scientists in the...