Making sense of science
"Imagine stepping into a virtual world, walking through an orchard. You want to pick an apple, and when you grab it, you can feel it in your hand, as if it were real. Transforming the world of virtual reality into a truly tactile experience is the aim of the research project carried out by the...
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05.23.2022
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, explains how research is taking up the challenge.
Article
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 Institute of Ecology and Environment tells CNRS News about what...
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05.20.2022
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...
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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...

Article
04.10.2022
Two years to the day after the start of the pandemic, and after the successive appearances of different variants, what is the situation regarding the evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus? An update by...
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03.16.2022
With so many species endangered or already extinct, scientists are pointing to the importance of keeping their memory alive in the collective consciousness. According to the ecologist Franck...
Article
02.28.2022
Climate change has done more damage than expected, but options still exist for moving forward, explains the CNRS biologist Camille Parmesan, who helped draft the “Impacts, Adaptation and...
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02.23.2022
The biologist Cécile Charrier, winner of the Irène Joliot-Curie “Young Female Scientist” award in 2021, has been trying for several years to unlock the secrets of the neural circuits in our brains.
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02.22.2022
How can the appearance of a new variant that will affect the efficacy of vaccination against Covid be prevented? New models provide a clearer understanding of this phenomenon, in order to anticipate...
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02.21.2022
A century after the first inoculation with BCG, tuberculosis continues to exert its devastating effects; the vaccine offers poor protection for adults and the bacilli are displaying increasing...
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01.27.2022
More than a million animal and plant species are today threatened with extinction worldwide. To make things worse, this biodiversity loss is now being irremediably accelerated by climate change. The...
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01.19.2022
The European Union aims to reduce by 3 million the number of deaths from cancer on the continent between now and 2030. As France took over the EU presidency on 1 January 2022, we review the situation...
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01.12.2022
This is research that has not gone unnoticed: scientists have created extremely realistic artificial genomes as a result of their work on artificial neural networks. Flora Jay, who coordinated these...
01.11.2022

From the Neolithic period to modern times, from cattle plague to SARS-CoV-2, the emergence of new infectious diseases has often been the result of changes that mankind has inflicted on the...