Successful take-off for Lucy, NASA’s first mission to the Trojan asteroids

The Lucy probe, in Titusville (Florida), on September 29, 2021. The spacecraft is scheduled to launch on October 16, 2021. JOHN RAOUX / AP Her name is Lucy. In reference to the famous Australopithecus over 3 million years old, whose skeleton was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974 and which provided a wealth of information on … Read more

Alessandro Pignocchi, comic book author: “My sabbatical years were decisive”

The French researcher in cognitive sciences and author of comics, Alessandro Pignocchi on the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes, on June 18, 2020. LOIC VENANCE / AFP April 2018. Mobile gendarmes fire tear gas and deafening grenades during the last eviction operation from the ZAD of Notre-Dame-des-Landes (Loire-Atlantique). But the nightingale, on the three bushes that make … Read more

Didier Raoult system: whistle the end of the game

Editorial of the “World”. Didier Raoult appeared in the media arena in February 2020, thanks to a video that cannot be described as premonitory: “Coronavirus: end of the game! The microbiologist, director of the University Hospital Institute (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, believed that an antimalarial would quickly put an end to the nascent pandemic. … Read more

The Nobel Prize in Physics rewards two experts in the physical modeling of climate change and a theorist

One year after rewarding a trio of galactic black hole experts, the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics is once again awarded to three scientists: two experts in the physical modeling of climate change, the American-Japanese Syukuro Manabe and the German Klaus Hasselmann, as well as the Italian Giorgio Parisi, theorist of complex physical systems, announced … Read more

The history of the fight against AIDS, instructive in times of pandemic

The book. At a time when the Covid-19 seems to be establishing itself permanently in the human population, the book by Olivier Maurel and Michel Bourrelly, A history of the fight against AIDS, sheds light on the societal impact of the AIDS pandemic. Former players in this struggle, particularly within the Aides association, the two … Read more

In Lyon, viruses will be produced to fight against bacteria resistant to antibiotics

Three anti “Staphylococcus aureus” phages seen by electron microscopy. LYON CIVIL HOSPICES Described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as “One of the most serious threats to global health, food security and development”, will antibiotic resistance be resolved with phage therapy, which consists of using viruses to fight infections? This is the ambition of the … Read more

The Russian team that made the first film in space are back on Earth

Actress Yulia Peressild, astronaut Anton Chkaplerov and director Klim Chipenko on October 5, 2021 in Baikonur, before their takeoff to the ISS. ROSCOSMOS / VIA REUTERS The Russian actress and director who spent twelve days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) to shoot the first film in space returned to Earth on Sunday, October 17. … Read more

New recipes for cookies from digital giants

Flames. Online digital service providers have a tradition of capturing and using the browsing history of consumers on their sites and / or platforms, via cookies and other trackers. These personal browsing data are extremely valuable and powerful for analyzing consumer behavior, because they allow us to know, among other things, their preferences, habits, intentions, … Read more

“Sorting of patients”, “loss of chance” … A collective warns about the “catastrophic” situation in pediatrics

The Inter-hospital Collective (CIH) is sounding the alarm. “Children in emergency situations can no longer be taken care of by the competent services”, denounced this organization of caregivers, Thursday, October 28. “The difficulties we are currently encountering are completely new”, said Oanez Ackermann, of the pediatric hepatology service of the university hospital center (CHU) Bicêtre … Read more

Nobel Prize in Physics rewards modeling climate and other complex systems

During the announcement of the winners of the Nobel Prize in Physics, at the Royal Academy of Sciences, Stockholm on October 5, 2021. JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP The 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics rewards “Revolutionary contributions to our understanding of complex systems”. Behind this expression hide phenomena that have long been debated, such as the … Read more