Making sense of science
In March, an Italian study claiming that pollution particles could be a vector for spreading SARS-CoV-2 made the headlines. The physicist and chemist Jean-François Doussin explains why this thesis does not hold up and tells us what we know about the spread of the virus through the air.
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06.04.2020
The CNRS researcher, who was released on 20 March, talks about his imprisonment in Iran. He wonders whether it will be possible to continue conducting scientific work in that country, especially now that his partner Fariba Adelkhah has been sentenced to a...
Article
06.01.2020
According to Serge Morand, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the CNRS and CIRAD, researchers in ecology and the environmental sciences are more politically-minded than they were 20 or 30 years ago. Projects that combine scientific research with...
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05.13.2020
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05.25.2020
The current pandemic has put virology under the spotlight. Mobilised against Covid-19, the discipline also covers a broad range of studies designed to understand, break or circumvent the links...
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05.18.2020
French scientists have set up a multidisciplinary, large-scale virtual screening project that should enable them, during the next 18 months, to look at 1.5 billion small molecules in order to...
Article
05.12.2020
The footprints of sauropods, thirty-metre-long herbivorous dinosaurs, have been found on the roof of a cave located beneath the Causse Méjean plateau, in southeastern France. CNRS News talked to the...
Article
05.11.2020
A subject of scientific studies in recent years, meditation is proving to be an effective antidote for stress and suffering in these times of abrupt change and uncertainty. The neuroscientist Antoine...
Article
04.01.2020
At present, all surgical and FFP2 face masks must be thrown away after a few hours of use. To offset the shortage of protective equipment, scientists, physicians and manufacturers are working...
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03.24.2020
Wolves are increasingly singled out for their impact on livestock. In a recent study however, three researchers advocate a more balanced view, and emphasise that these mammals also have beneficial...
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03.24.2020
Epidemiology is based on models and simulations of contaminations affecting society. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, citizens are anxiously awaiting and scrutinising each new scientific...
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03.23.2020
French scientists have discovered a metabolic deficit that may be central to the cognitive disorders linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In the longer term, this raises hopes of a potential therapeutic...
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03.19.2020
​Interview with Josselin Thuilliez, a health economist, on coronavirus. This CNRS scientist works on epidemics and their impact on individual behaviours, healthcare systems and control policies. He...
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03.18.2020
A specialist in the replication of RNA viruses such as coronavirus, CNRS research professor Bruno Canard expresses his views on the CoVID-19 epidemic and the long-term importance of basic research...
Opinion
03.16.2020
Buildings inspired by plant architecture to better capture sunlight are the projects proposed by the brothers Teva Vernoux and Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot, a biologist and architect, respectively.
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02.17.2020
For the first time since it was created in 2001, the Global Forum on TB Vaccines will be held in France, and more specifically in Toulouse, from 20 to 22 April 2021. The promoters of the French...