The European Research Council (ERC) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Acclaimed by the scientific community, the prestigious European research program can take pride in a nearly flawless track record.
What began as a short post on a popular online forum has now taken a life of its own. On April 22nd, citizens in Washington DC and around the worldâ€”in 514 cities across 54 countriesâ€”will be marching â€śfor science.â€ť We explore the roots of this movement and its objectives.
Mathematics The mathematician Yves Meyer has just been awarded the Abel prize, one of the discipline's highest distinctions, for his research on the theory of wavelets. We asked Albert Cohen, mathematician at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis-Lions, to shed light on his contributions and their applications in...
Linguistics From Amazonia to Siberia, some human populations the world over communicate by whistling. More complex than it sounds, whistled speech intrigues linguists and neuroscientists alike. Linguist and bio-acoustician Julien Meyer tells us about this astonishing method of communication.
bioengineering Already involved in numerous pathologies, the elastic properties of tissues and organs now represent a promising new lead in biological and medical research. Preliminary results point to new types of treatment.
Health In France, cystic fibrosis affects some 150 newborns each year. While there have already been significant advances in how symptoms are treated, research is now targeting the cause of this fatal disorder. CNRS News reviews the latest and promising therapeutic strategies.
Robotics The benefits of hands-on learning are widely recognized. A new international study now delves further and detects how the sense of touch stimulates motor learning when pairs of individuals interact.
Mathematics To better understand how probabilities play out in soccer, researchers have just created a championship where the number of matches tends towards infinity. Could this help explainâ€”and predictâ€”why weaker teams sometimes come out on top?
Social sciences How is collective memory shaped after tragic events like the November 2015Â terrorist attacks in Paris? A team of researchers are tapping into the memories of 1000 participants over a period of 10 years. The idea is to follow how individual memories evolve, influence one another until a...