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01.27.2020

A team of historians and archaeologists has finally found written sources that will help them write a forgotten period of Ethiopia's history. The only problem is that these islamic tombstones are...

Article
01.26.2020
Our conception of innovation has changed radically in recent decades, with an approach based on human well-being replacing the technocentric ideology of the 1990s, believes the economist Sébastien...
Article
01.22.2020
Depression, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, diabetes… A collective study has confirmed the preventive and curative value of physical exercise in relation to chronic diseases – provided an...
Article
01.14.2020
Very popular for the past 50 years, the laryngeal descent theory (LDT), proposed to explain the human capacity for speech, has been challenged by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their...
Article
01.09.2020
Recent years have seen the return of French archaeological missions to Iraq. A project launched last spring plans to use innovative cartography techniques to help Iraqis conserve their heritage.
Opinion
12.22.2019
Who invented the Dothraki spoken by Daenerys in Game of Thrones? What linguistic theory is the basis for the language spoken by the extra-terrestrials in the film Arrival? Frédéric Landragin, author...
Opinion
09.18.2019
In April 2019, the European Parliament passed new legislation providing greater protection for whistleblowers. What will be the concrete effects of this law called for by the UN and European civil...
Article
09.06.2019
The history of innovation is also a history of failures. Here are a few examples taken from the archives of the Direction des inventions, one of the ancestors of the CNRS.
Video
09.04.2019

After abolishing slavery, the French government compensated... the slave owners! A team of historians is uncovering new complexities of France's painful past.