Accéder à la navigation
Making sense of science
What is the CNRS ?
Customize your navigation
Select your favorite keywords or themes and create your custom section
You are here
/ Themes /
An Anthropological Approach to Biomimicry
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...
Deep into Japanese Suburbs
Cécile Asanuma-Brice, a sociologist and urbanist living in Japan, discusses how successive economic models have been transforming the country’s urban landscapes for more than a century.
Can the Law Save Nature?
Faced with the many forms of damage caused by pollution and climate change, a growing number of legal and civil society initiatives around the world are feeding into the development of genuine...
Imagining the Animals of the Future
In a recent book, Marc Boulay and Sébastien Steyer set themselves quite a challenge: that of imagining what animals will be like in 10 million years' time. Steyer, a paleontologist, outlines the...
Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
When Earth was a Snowball
Being gay or lesbian under Nazi rule
What Makes our Continents Dance?
Bouncing Lasers off the Moon
Thomas Ebbesen: "I Feel like an Explorer"