Making sense of science
Every single piece of debris from the Notre-Dame blaze is being collected by scientists. Working in coordination with rope access technicians and mini-excavators, a team of researchers are hard at work recovering the charred beams, hoping to unveil the secrets they hold. Last summer, CNRS News...
Article
10.17.2019
The geographer Ludivine Eloy offers her interpretation of the intensifying fires in Amazonia, and identifies avenues for combatting the deforestation that is weakening the world’s largest forest.
Opinion
10.04.2019
From industrial adhesives inspired by gecko feet to traditional dances imitating the movements of animals, humans have drawn an infinite number of ideas from nature. This biomimicry often reveals fascinating social mechanisms. A discussion with...
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10.02.2019
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09.23.2019
Spotlight on the Make Our Planet Great Again programme, launched in June 2017 by French President Emmanuel Macron. Its first conference will be held on 1st October in Paris.
Article
09.16.2019
Of the ten most influential personalities in 2018, according to a ranking by the scientific journal Nature, only one is French: Valérie Masson-Delmotte. CNRS News looks back at the brilliant career...
Article
08.08.2019
Pollution, water temperature, oxygen levels... Scallops and other bivalves represent invaluable archives of the environment and climate. Researchers from Brittany, who were behind this discovery,...
Article
08.07.2019
Innovative techniques for decontaminating water herald the water treatment plants of the future. Here are a few of the processes that were presented this past July at the Engineering Goes Green...
Opinion
06.06.2019
For reasons that actually have little to do with their abundance, the problems linked to the supply of what are known as "rare" earths could slow the environmental transition. Chemistry can...
Article
05.22.2019
On 23 May, the Tara Ocean schooner will leave Lorient for a six-month expedition in European estuaries. On board, 40 scientists will be tasked with assessing the concentration of plastic waste swept...
Article
05.09.2019
As the first scientific report of the IPBES is irrefutable with regard to the state of biodiversity, and the fight against global warming is at a standstill, a little-known international research...
Article
05.06.2019
Nature is declining globally at an unprecedented rate, and the blame lies with human activities. This is the conclusion of the 7th plenary session of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on...
Slideshow
04.09.2019
From the jungles of the Amazon to the peaks of the Himalayas, the depths of oceans to those of underground wells, scientists are sometimes severely put to the test in collecting data, setting up...
03.22.2019

Flying an airplane into a thunderstorm may not sound like a good idea. Unless you are a physicist. Scientists from the Exaedre project have led an exceptional mission to study the physics of...

03.14.2019

Due to climate change, the Argentière glacier in the French Alps has been losing a metre of thickness every year for the past 30 years. A team of scientists has equipped the icy giant with more...

Article
02.11.2019
The appearance of mobility in multicellular beings could be much older than we thought. This at least, is what the small fossilised tunnels found in 2.1 billion-year-old rocks in Gabon suggest.