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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?
Is ventilation the ultimate weapon against Covid-19?
Touching the Depths
Between transparency and confidentiality, is electronic voting viable?
It is not too late to act for biodiversity
Do Covid-19 vaccines prevent infection and transmission?