Philippe Grandcolas, deputy scientific director at the CNRS Institute of Ecology and Environment, reviews the major issues at stake at the COP15 conference that was held in Montreal, Canada, from 7 to 19 December.
Scientific concepts of the utmost importance, ranging from climate models to the water cycle, lack data about the height, velocity and flow rate of surface water. The joint French-US mission SWOT should shed light on these questions thanks to a brand-new onboard instrument.
Neuroscience The CNRS research professor Michel Thiebaut de Schotten, who specialises in neuropsychology and neuroimaging, proposes a new model of the brain that enables a clearer understanding of its functioning and improved management of neurological disorders.
History Throughout history, on every continent, women have been killed because they were women. In order to study the particular nature of this type of violence and analyse its causes, researchers insist that a specific term should designate it.
astrophysics Earth's smaller sister planet, Mars, may have seen the emergence of life in its early history. To be certain, NASA's rovers Curiosity, launched ten years ago, and Perseverance, which landed on the Red Planet in February 2021, continue to explore the surface in search of evidence. CNRS News takes a...
Film With the recent release of the sequel to James Cameronâ€™s blockbuster, we asked the anthropologist Perig Pitrou for his analysis of the first instalment. Beyond nature and culture, what representations of the living world underlie the filmâ€™s ecological message?