Making sense of science
Since the fire that ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April, many scientists have volunteered their expertise to aid in its restoration. We talked to Philippe Dillmann and Martine Regert, leaders of a CNRS task force in charge of coordinating the various research efforts and compiling the...
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06.17.2019
Since 1981, the surveys conducted every ten years by the European Values Study programme have assessed the values and beliefs of Europe’s citizens. To mark the launch of the book La France des Valeurs, a look at the latest trends in France.
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06.12.2019
Two researchers have developed a new method for multiplying very large numbers. A potentially historic advance for computer science.
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06.04.2019
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02.11.2019
Nothing seems easier than putting one foot in front of the other. Yet scientists working in the neurosciences and biomechanics are making ever more surprising discoveries, such as the fact that it is...
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.
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01.16.2019
On September 28th, the city of Palu in Indonesia was struck by a violent tsunami that claimed thousands of victims. An international team of scientists was dispatched on-site to better understand the...
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01.03.2019
The creators of the animated film "Finding Nemo" didn't tell us everything about the clownfish. From the role of its white stripes to its struggle for reproduction and hermaphroditism...
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12.28.2018
HIV, obesity or Parkinson’s disease are all conditions that could be treated using complex carbohydrates. Inspired by these sugars—present on the surface of all cells—several research teams have...
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12.21.2018
Biosphere 2, an immense scientific project born in the 1980s, is a miniature version of our planet recreated in the middle of the Arizona desert. Initially intended to prepare for stays on Mars or...
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12.13.2018
Researchers have developed a computer model that can identify whether an athlete may have engaged in doping based on their performance history.
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12.06.2018
From atom adders to nanometric thermometers and antibiotic cages, a number of cutting-edge international projects were recognized during the Étoiles de l’Europe award ceremony. Each year this prize...
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12.06.2018
Warning bells sound as a global study trawls through 40 years of data and highlights the losing battle that seabirds are fighting against industrial fisheries.
Article
11.29.2018
French scientists and doctors have used the peculiar phenomenon of the “phantom limb”—a sensation that an amputated limb is still attached—to build a bionic arm controlled by the muscle contractions...
Opinion
11.26.2018
Bees exhibit striking cognitive capacities in order to collect floral resources. However, pesticides, heavy metals, and other environmental stressors impair communication between neurons, thereby...
Opinion
11.20.2018
Contrary to belief, it only takes a few seconds for a memory to form. Once recorded, it can be modified or made inaccessible, but it does not vanish. Pascale Gisquet-Verrier and David Riccio talk...