Making sense of science
Alessandro Morbidelli is a specialist in the evolution and formation of planetary systems, and holds the planetary formation Chair at the Collège de France. The astrophysicist looks back on his career, which has taken him from Italy to the origins of life.
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06.20.2024
Solving a long-standing mystery, the sarcophagus of Ramses II has finally been identified based on a piece of granite discovered in Abydos, Egypt… in 2009. Recent analyses of the enigmatic fragment by the Egyptologist Frédéric Payraudeau confirm that it is...
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06.10.2024
The “Sanctuary on the Moon” project, launched nearly ten years ago, aims to send a collection of discs containing a vast body of knowledge and material evidence of human civilisation to the Moon.
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06.14.2024
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05.30.2024

Off the coast of the Sicilian town of Catania, an oceanographic mission studied the activity of North ALFEO, a submarine fault discovered only a decade ago. In partnership with the French daily...

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04.26.2024
A massive asteroid struck the Earth 66 million years ago, dramatically affecting marine and terrestrial environments, and causing the mass extinction of numerous animal and plant species. The...
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04.18.2024
On our planet, everything is interconnected, from terrestrial and marine ecosystems and biodiversity to ice sheets, rivers and oceans. But a recent report reveals that the dynamics of these different...
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04.15.2024

The American Wild West, and especially Arizona, is not just cactuses, mountains and golden plains. Its dramatic landscapes are also audible. Anne Sourdril, a CNRS anthropologist, and her...

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02.28.2024
A newly-discovered fossil deposit in the foothills of the Montagne Noire range in southern France has yielded unprecedented evidence of marine biodiversity from half a billion years ago.
02.08.2024

The Arctic is warming up four times faster than the rest of the world. The depressions that cross this region could partly explain this phenomenon. French scientists are taking a close look...

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01.12.2024
As a result of climate change, a third of the world's population is likely to be affected by dwindling water reserves. This will inevitably lead to growing tensions, both internationally and...
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12.08.2023
As the COP28 gets under way in Dubai, the climatologist Robert Vautard talks to CNRS News about the issues at stake and his new mandate as co-chair of IPCC Working Group I, which assesses the...
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06.27.2023
APERO, one of the most ambitious oceanographic campaigns in recent memory, takes on the challenge of studying the biological carbon pump in the mesopelagic zone, located between 200 and 1,000 metres...
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06.27.2023
Whether urban or rural, younger or older, inhabitants of the Amazon basin are torn between protecting the forest and promoting economic development. The CNRS researcher Lauriane Mouysset has launched...
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06.27.2023
Until 3 July, a major oceanographic campaign is being conducted off the coast of Brazil. Among other things, the researchers are coring marine sediments, collecting atmospheric dust, and sampling...
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06.20.2023
Deep sea mining in international waters could be authorised as early as this year. And yet by affecting the ocean's ability to store carbon, there is a risk this industry could endanger...