After a series of delays, the James Webb Space Telescope is at last scheduled for launch on 25 December. Its instruments have been designed to observe the most distant objects in the Universe.
The archaeologist Alain Schnapp is a specialist in ancient Greece and a keen defender of the worldâ€™s archaeological heritage. Author of the book, "A Universal History of Ruins," he shares his thoughts on how human societies relate to their own past.
Discover the laureates of the new edition of the LPPI â€śProof in Imagesâ€ť competition, organised by the CNRS and the ACFAS, its Canadian partner in Quebec. View these twenty fascinating submissions originating from ambitious research and vote online to select the Publicâ€™s prize winner.
Biology For women who have undergone a mastectomy after breast cancer, the start-up firm Healshape has developed a 3D bioprinted breast implant that can be adapted to all body shapes. The aim is to reconstruct the entire breast using cells from the patient.
Geology The oceans have not always looked the same as they do today. Their shape and size keep changing over the course of geological time. There are even places on Earth where they are still in the making. This raises the question of where and how oceans form. The Earth sciences help to shed light on the...
Engineering Higher-performance, lighter, cleaner... Scientists are using every possible means to improve the systems that allow rockets, shuttles, and satellites to take off from Earth and move about in space.
Biology As a week of experiments begins in 5,000 schools in connection with this strange unicellular organism, the biologist Audrey Dussutour is looking for 10,000 volunteers for her next participatory science experiment. The goal is to understand how global warming affects the blob, which is central to...
Biology The presence of scientists within elite training squads has become increasingly commonplace. Among other things, they study pedal strokes in cycling, muscle exertion in running, and decision-making processes in basketball. Discover some of the images highlighting the role played by researchers in...