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08.01.2017
Far from the labs of the big cities, France boasts two scenic locations given over to scientific thinking and to the sharing of knowledge among physicists from around the world. CNRS News takes you...
07.18.2017
Fake reviews on the Web are far more widespread than we think. Andreas Munzel, a specialist in online-user review analysis, deciphers this type of fraudulent practice.
Opinion
07.14.2017
The demonstration of intestinal parasites in World War I soldiers provides additional evidence of the horror of these men’s daily lives. This discovery was possible thanks to an emerging discipline,...
Opinion
07.04.2017
A recent study reveals that these large mammals, known for their legendary memory, only have short phases of sleep. This surprising discovery could give rise to new strategies for combating insomnia.
Opinion
07.03.2017
Schrödinger’s cat, a thought experiment in quantum mechanics, points to the possibility of parallel universes. Physicist Aurélien Barrau believes that one day, it will be possible to devise...
06.27.2017
Can treats from the bakery be an aid to understanding physics? In any case, it is the approach taken by the Nobel Committee to shed light on the work of the three winners of the 2016 Nobel Prize in...
Opinion
03.21.2017
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...
Opinion
03.20.2017
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-...
Opinion
02.07.2017
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...
Opinion
01.09.2017
While transhumanism seeks to transcend the biological limitations of the human body, robotics researcher Nathanaël Jarrassé advocates a realistic perception of prostheses, which do not transform...
Opinion
12.26.2016
Sleep is a loss of time and—at least for wild animals—increases the risk of being attacked and eaten. So why has evolution perpetuated this function? According to the biologist Paul-Antoine Libourel...
Opinion
12.16.2016
Breathing, running, eating, urinating, singing or giving birth are all actions that mobilize our elasticity. How can we preserve this essential capacity of organs and tissues to return to their...