How more inclusive lab meetings lead to better science

Journal Reference: Nigel Golden, Kadambari Devarajan, Cathleen Balantic, Joseph Drake, Michael T. Hallworth, Toni Lyn Morelli. Ten simple rules for productive lab meetings. PLOS Computational Biology, 2021; 17 (5): e1008953 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1008953 The word “scientist” might conjure images of lab-coated researchers tending bubbling beakers or building supercomputers, but an enormous amount of scientific work takes … Read more

“A galaxy of people refractory to science. But virologists be cautious”

The rationality of the science communicator never abandons it. Not even when he’s at home, away from the cameras. Piero Angela pronounces each word, selecting it carefully, with the calm but lively tone of someone who has many things to tell. And he knows exactly how to do it. “You have to be very specific, … Read more

For Science 24/11 // Long Covid: many questions remain

Exchanges with speckled foils, contrasting with the harshness of the debates of recent days on social networks: patients, doctors and researchers met, Friday, November 19, at the Palais des Congrès in Nancy, during a national scientific day on the Covid long, coordinated by the French-language Infectious Pathology Society (Spilf). Some two hundred people were present, … Read more

“With regard to science and technology, it is better to speak of disenchantment than of mistrust”

Michel Dubois is CNRS research director in the study group on sociological analysis methods at Sorbonne University. On the occasion of the international conference on scientific and technical culture “Science & You”, which the University of Lorraine took the initiative and which is being held in Metz from November 16 to 19, he comments on … Read more

Take part in a conference on the dialogue between science and society

Covid, Metaverse, biotechs… The major challenges of science cross the news every day. Are they sufficiently intelligible? How to get the world of knowledge and the public to dialogue? Do experts and citizens understand each other? These are all questions that will be debated during the conference organized by theEspace Mendes France in partnership with … Read more

In Rwanda, an engineer wants to convince girls to get into science

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. Girls on the benches of Muyunzwe primary school, Rwanda. TOBIAS SCHWARZ / REUTERS Alice Mukashyaka, long dreadlocks … Read more

Science is changing the lives of African women

To not miss anything on African news, subscribe to the newsletter of World Africa from this link. Every Saturday at 6 a.m., find a week of current events and debates treated by the editorial staff of World Africa. A scientist from the laboratory of the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, February 3, 2020. SEYLLOU / AFP … Read more

These experiments in fundamental science where nothing weighs anything

On board the Airbus Zero-G, in Bordeaux, September 30, 2021. CNES Even if it performs some commercial flights to wealthy customers wishing, against 6,000 euros, to test the joys of weightlessness and “get laid”, the Airbus Zero-G has for main users French, German and European space agencies. For France, the National Center for Space Studies … Read more

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