Making sense of science
Previously unexamined sources and archives have shed new light on what exactly happened in the streets of Paris 80 years ago during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup of 16-17 July, 1942. An analysis with historian Laurent Joly, author of a recently-published book investigating the subject and co-author of a...
Article
07.18.2022
With its 100,000 billion bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, our intestinal microbiota is not just essential to our digestion. Research is now revealing its increasing influence on the immune system, growth, and conditions such as depression, diabetes...
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07.18.2022
Today the American (NASA), European (ESA), and Canadian (CSA) space agencies released the first colour images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Coordinator of one of the first observation programmes involving the telescope,...
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07.06.2022
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07.22.2022
As the replica of the Cosquer cave opens its doors to the public in Marseille (southeastern France), Cyril Montoya, the cave's scientific director, tells us about this marvel of prehistory, which is endangered by rising sea levels, and details the many...
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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 world-renowned for his discoveries of new battery components...
07.06.2022
"Be there. Will be wild!" exhorted Donald Trump on Twitter before the invasion of the Capitol on 6 January 2021, which was revisited in mid-June by an investigative committee. The former President had cried electoral fraud. Have fake news and the...
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07.05.2022
The French mathematician is one of four winners of the most prestigious award in his discipline, announced this morning live from the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM). He is distinguished for his work in the field of probability, a rapidly evolving...
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05.20.2022
What impact do the IPCC reports have? Do society, the media and politicians take enough notice of them? Do climate sceptics still have significant influence? CNRS News talked to Valérie Masson-...
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05.20.2022
One of the five main objectives of the EU’s Horizon Europe research programme is to see 100 cities attain carbon neutrality by 2030. Christophe Ménézo, a specialist in photovoltaic solar energy,...
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05.20.2022
Restoring our oceans, seas, and coastal and inland waters by 2030 is the goal of the Horizon Europe programme's Mission Starfish 2030. Agathe Euzen, deputy scientific director of the CNRS...
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05.12.2022
Scientists were aware there was a huge object hidden at the centre of the Milky Way, and they also knew it had no hair. The EHT collaboration has now obtained the very first image of Sagittarius A*,...
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05.10.2022
Between the 7th and 16th centuries, anonymous pilgrims and other travellers left behind traces of their presence throughout the eastern Mediterranean region, where the walls of sacred sites are...
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05.09.2022
Based on observations by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, a team of astronomers has discovered a new type of stellar explosion. A million times less powerful than novae...
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05.05.2022
Hackers and researchers are taking increasing interest in hardware attacks on electronic devices. These attacks can circumvent security protocols, track Internet users, or simply destroy machines.
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05.05.2022
To round off our series, taken from the book “Chroniques de l'Europe” published by CNRS Éditions, join Belgian women workers on strike for equal pay, find out how America's Internet...
Opinion
04.26.2022
As we await the release of the prequel “House of the Dragon”, scheduled for this coming autumn, here are the answers to three questions that you might not have thought to ask about the cult...
Article
04.26.2022
Between the 1950s and 1990s, some 200,000 barrels of radioactive waste were dumped by European nations into the North East Atlantic. Scientists are set to assess the condition of the barrels today...
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04.19.2022

How much longer will marine life be able to withstand rising temperatures? Find out more about how scientists are trying to determine the impact of global warming on the physiology and...

04.18.2022
Faced with the blocking of numerous websites and control of social media orchestrated by the Kremlin, Ukrainians and Russian anti-war activists are resisting through decentralised messaging services...