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04.27.2020
From the black plague to the Spanish flu, Ebola and now Covid-19, our societies have weathered a number of severe health crises, as historian Anne Rasmussen recounts.
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04.19.2020
After ten years in operation, the CERN particle accelerator located on the border between France and Switzerland has reshaped the physics of elementary particles. It will restart in 2021 with even...
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04.15.2020
An interview with Grégoire Borst, director of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education (LaPsyDÉ) on how cognitive bias influences people’s behaviour – both in everyday...
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04.09.2020
From his home in Montpellier (southern France), the philosopher Edgar Morin reaffirms his global vision of society. The coronavirus epidemic, he says, ought to improve our understanding of science...
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04.08.2020
Virtually all of the 1,100 CNRS research and service units closed their doors on Monday 16 March, finding solutions to allow their personnel to work from home. Except for the laboratories conducting...
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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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10.23.2019
The sixth edition of the Haizebegi festival, dedicated to the “worlds of music” and the social sciences, recently took place in Bayonne. For its director, the anthropologist Denis Laborde, studying...
10.21.2019
Whether they track animal populations, monitor air quality, or optimise our energy consumption, sensors are increasingly being used to study the environment. A great deal of research has been...
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10.20.2019
The conclusions of the latest IPCC Special Report on the impact of climate change on the oceans are devastating. CNRS News talks about the specifics with Jean-Pierre Gattuso, an oceanographer at the...
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10.18.2019
An archaeologist and historian who specialises in Africa, François-Xavier Fauvelle wages a tireless battle against the prejudices concerning that continent. Recently elected professor at the Collège...
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10.17.2019
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...
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10.02.2019
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...