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Rosetta: the End of an Odyssey
Astrophysicist and comet specialist Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd has been involved in the Rosetta project since its early stages. She shares her insight on this extraordinary space mission which is...
Imagine Living in a Parallel World
Is the world we know only one of many possible alternatives? Pondering the numerous episodes that have repeated themselves during the history of life on Earth, biologist Virginie Orgogozo, CNRS...
Life Has its Dark Matter
Revealed by metagenomics, previously unknown biodiversity brings our biological understanding into question. “Biological dark matter” may provide clues to a fourth domain of life.
New Perspectives on the Emergence of Life
How did life emerge on Earth? Ludovic Jullien, who chairs the PASTEUR laboratory in the chemistry department of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) explores two different perspectives in light of an...
Fermi’s Paradox and the Missing Aliens
While our galaxy hosts billions of planets, it seems quite extraordinary that we have not had any contact with a single extraterrestrial civilization. Physicist Gabriel Chardin addresses this issue...
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
20 science pictures to catch your eye
"Memory is a cardinal value of modern democratic societies"
Science fiction throws light on the present