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Coral Reefs Get a New Health Check
After two and a half years sailing across the Pacific to draw up the first-ever global inventory of coral reefs, the schooner Tara has now returned to Lorient (Brittany), her home port in...
Exploring Coral's Hidden Biodiversity
The research vessel Tara sets off to the Pacific on a two-year mission to study coral reefs and assess the unprecedented threats from climate change on this fragile ecosystem, home to 30% of our...
Dust, Blowing in the Winds of Climate Change
Dust from the African deserts spreads across the globe, playing a complex, but important role on ecology and the planet’s climate. New findings by a French-US team shed light on the underlying...
COP21: Give the Oceans a Voice
The climate essentially depends on the ocean, which acts as a real "carbon pump" and heat reservoir. Biologist Françoise Gaill asks for political consideration of the ocean in the coming...
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
Science fiction throws light on the present
What nanoparticles do to our cells
First-ever physical model consistent with the history of the Earth-Moon system