What are the risks of nuclear power plants in wartime?

On July 12th, 2022 6 mins reading time

The recent occupation of two nuclear sites in Ukraine by Russian forces has highlighted the importance of monitoring such facilities in wartime.

Andrew Steele

Lifespan: what can we learn from these animal-champions?

Andrew Steele, PhD in physics from the University of Oxford, Science Writer and Presenter

On July 12th, 2022 5 mins reading time

How to cultivate critical thinking

Manuel Bächtold, Lecturer in Epistemology and Didactics of Science at Université de Montpellier, Denis Caroti, Doctor of Philosophy on the issue of Critical Thinking, Céline Schöpfer, PhD student in philosophy at the University of Geneva, Gwen Pallarès, Lecturer in Science Didactics at Université de Reims Champagne-Ardennes

On July 6th, 2022 4 mins reading time

Critical thinking is difficult to teach because it is more than just a skill to learn. To do so effectively it must be seen more as a personal quality that should be nurtured.

Marc Ammerich

Nuclear waste: how are sites monitored?  

Marc Ammerich, Expert, Auditor and Consultant in Radiation Protection

On July 6th, 2022 3 mins reading time

Remote working: overcoming preconceptions for the best of both worlds

Suzy Canivenc, Associate researcher at the "Futurs de l’Industrie et du Travail" chair (FIT²) at Mines Paris

On June 29th, 2022 5 mins reading time

A large proportion of employees have developed a taste for remote working, 35% would change employer if their boss forced them to return to the office full-time.

Anne-Marie Guillemard

In a society of longevity, seniors are more than a “silver economy”

Anne-Marie Guillemard, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Université de Paris-Cité

On June 29th, 2022 4 mins reading time

“In the absence of an army, Europe will have to cooperate”

Lucie Liversain, PhD student at I³-CRG* at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 22nd, 2022 4 mins reading time

A number of European countries, led by France, are pushing the idea of “strategic autonomy”, which includes cooperative weapons programmes.


Macroeconomics: 4 questions for an uncertain future

Patrick Artus, Head Economist at Natixis

On June 22nd, 2022 3 mins reading time

Why are lithium prices skyrocketing?

María Eugenia Sanin, Lecturer in Economics at Université Paris Saclay and Research Associate at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 16th, 2022 4 mins reading time

In 2019, economic players thought that the supply of lithium was much higher than the demand and expected its price to fall. The situation is completely the opposite today.

Julien Prat

Three threats to digital currencies  

Julien Prat, Researcher at CNRS, CREST and École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 9th, 2022 3 mins reading time

IPCC: the cost of stopping climate change

Céline Guivarch, Chief Engineer at CIRED and Lead Author of the 6th IPCC report

On June 8th, 2022 4 mins reading time

The cost of climate change mitigation is lower than the cost of inaction, in part because the cost of inaction means bearing the impacts.

Abdul Barakat

Artificial arteries to improve the study of disease

Abdul Barakat, CNRS Research Director and AXA Professor of Mechanics and Biology at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 8th, 2022 3 mins reading time

Are electric cars a truly sustainable solution?

Aurélien Bigo, Research Associate of the Energy and Prosperity Chair at Institut Louis Bachelier

On June 1st, 2022 6 mins reading time

To assess if electric vehicles lead us towards sustainable mobility, we must look at the advantages and disadvantages on several environmental, social, and economic factors.

Germain Gauthier

Yellow Vests, #MeToo: how social media catalyse protests

Germain Gauthier, PhD Student in Economics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris) and PhD student affiliated to the Institut des Politiques Publiques

On June 1st, 2022 4 mins reading time

Less cars in central Paris, more pollution on the outskirts

Léa Bou Sleiman, Léa Bou Sleiman is a doctoral student in urban and environmental economics at the Centre de Recherche en Économie et Statistique (CREST) at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On May 25th, 2022 3 mins reading time

In 2016, the City of Paris closed 3.3 km of roads to improve air quality. But this policy only seems to have shifted the pollution towards other populations.

Tania Louis

Can viruses be used to fight bacterial infections?

Tania Louis, PhD in biology

On May 25th, 2022 5 mins reading time

Innovation in defence: how start-ups are making their mark

On May 17th, 2022 4 mins reading time

Fifty years ago, many of the technologies used in the civilian sector came from defence. Today, we are witnessing the opposite.

Etienne Minvielle

Remote monitoring: how to better care for patients at home

Etienne Minvielle, CNRS Research Director at the Centre for Management Research of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I³-CRG*)

On May 17th, 2022 3 mins reading time

Why Software Heritage is creating a global software archive

Stefano Zacchiroli, Professor in computer science at Télécom Paris (IP Paris)

On May 11th, 2022 4 mins reading time

Software Heritage is the global library of Source Code. Its goal: to protect, preserve and share all open source software.

Hélène Lœvenbruck

Is our inner voice our conscience?

Hélène Lœvenbruck, CNRS Research Director and Head of the Language team at the Laboratory of Psychology and Neurocognition in Grenoble

On May 11th, 2022 5 mins reading time
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