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Opinion
10.19.2020
A magic device of sorts, the universal automatic translators of science fiction enable human and extra-terrestrial civilisations to communicate effortlessly and with no previous learning. Some...
Opinion
07.23.2020
The sociologist Michel Dubois expresses his views on the findings of a survey conducted in late May to assess the public’s perception of scientific research.
Opinion
05.05.2020
Are ethics and scientific integrity a luxury that can be foregone in a situation as critical as the current pandemic? Jean-Gabriel Ganascia, the chairman of the CNRS Ethics Committee (COMETS),...
Opinion
04.19.2020
With the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists are subjected to a barrage of sollicitations, calling upon them to address the population’s concerns and advise those in charge. Public trust seems to be...
04.19.2020
What would we do without them? Digital tools allow a majority of people under confinement to palliate the imposed seclusion, continue working or studying and find entertainment. At the same time, due...
Opinion
03.16.2020
Buildings inspired by plant architecture to better capture sunlight are the projects proposed by the brothers Teva Vernoux and Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot, a biologist and architect, respectively.
Opinion
01.24.2020
Despite the infinite diversity of life, a great many of the most important characteristics of living species, such as growth and metabolism, are governed by universal laws — but not as previously...