Making sense of science
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 publication. CNRS News sheds light on these tools that are now hitting the headlines.
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03.24.2020
​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 is a member of REACTing, a consortium set up to coordinate...
Article
03.19.2020
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 approach designed to delay the onset of symptoms by means of...
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03.23.2020
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03.25.2020
Rarely have scientists been so sollicited and praised by journalists and politicians, who seek their support in confronting the current health crisis. A consensus to be viewed with caution, warns...
03.10.2020

Some 90% of the digital information that exists today was created in the past two years! Data is generated at an increasingly fast rate and finding new materials able to capture this expanding...

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03.03.2020
Data openness and sharing, which are becoming a necessity, could lead to new discoveries. This will require appropriate resources, as well as coordinated reflection across borders.
Article
02.26.2020
Far from being a universal experience, menopause may also be a social construct which, by focusing attention on female ageing, could shed light on gender-based social relations in Western society. An...
Article
02.25.2020
The CNRS Chairman and CEO, Antoine Petit, presented the organisation's roadmap for open science during the second annual French national open science days (JNSO) late last year. Chief Research...
Article
02.01.2020
Inaugurated in 1869, the Suez Canal was not just a technical achievement that connected the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, the East to the West. This symbol of European imperialism, which was built by...
Article
01.30.2020
After Brexit, the UK, a key scientific partner of France and the CNRS, will have to review the basic principles of its membership of the European research community.
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01.27.2020

A team of historians and archaeologists has finally found written sources that will help them write a forgotten period of Ethiopia's history. The only problem is that these islamic tombstones are...

Article
01.26.2020
Our conception of innovation has changed radically in recent decades, with an approach based on human well-being replacing the technocentric ideology of the 1990s, believes the economist Sébastien...
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01.22.2020
Depression, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes… A collective study has confirmed the preventive and curative value of physical exercise in relation to chronic diseases – provided an...
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01.14.2020
Very popular for the past 50 years, the laryngeal descent theory (LDT), proposed to explain the human capacity for speech, has been challenged by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their...
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01.09.2020
Recent years have seen the return of French archaeological missions to Iraq. A project launched last spring plans to use innovative cartography techniques to help Iraqis conserve their heritage.