The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 has just been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne for their contribution to the first direct gravitational wave detection as part of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration. Rediscover our article on this historical discovery.
Fifteen? Sixty? Four hundred volts? How many electric shocks would you have administered to an innocent test subject if you had been ordered to? Social psychologist Sophie Richardot looks back at Stanley Milgram's famous experiment, the subject of a film called "Experimenter."
Astronomy The scientific world is in turmoil, our Solar System could have a new ninth planet. Historian of science at the CNRS, Denis Guthleben revisits this announcement in light of the recent, and not so recent, history of astronomy.
Interview Pompeii still holds many secrets. While excavating an area where craftsmen had their workshops, the archaeologist LĂ¦titia Cavassa and her team uncovered a Samnite tomb. This Italic people lived in Pompeii from the 5th to the 1st century BC, before the town became a Roman colony.
Biology Since 2004, the yellow-legged hornetâ€”also known as Asian hornetâ€”has been spreading throughout Europe at an alarming rate. How can we get rid of this invasive species without killing other insects? The key is in finding the perfect trap...
innovation Building a 3D reconstruction of an abbey, modeling clouds, or monitoring the life of a bird colony: drones open up a whole range of new possibilities to researchers. CNRS News unveils some of these innovative projects.
Archaeology Discovered in the 19th century when the city of Bordeaux's fortifications were dismantled, a collection of 400 architectural pieces that date back to the Roman empire have stumped researchers for years. A team of scientists think that they may have finally discovered which monuments some of these...
Electronics OLED or flexible displays, rollable photovoltaic cells, smart sensors integrated into inks...Do organic electronics show promise of a technological revolution or are they just simple gadgets?