Can we reach a global consensus on genetic modification?

Hervé Chneiweiss, Neurologist, neurobiologist and CNRS research director

On September 22nd, 2021 4 mins reading time

Hervé Chneiweiss, President of the Inserm Ethics Committee, presents the ethical questions around the genome editing revolution (e.g. CRISPR).

Page accueil
Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein

Collagen: a key to preserving historical parchments

Marie-Claire Schanne-Klein, CNRS research director at the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*), IP Paris, Gaël Latour, Senior lecturer, University of Paris-Saclay, Researcher at the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*), IP Paris

On September 8th, 2021 5 mins reading time

Invasive species: solutions to the economic burden

Christophe Diagne, Post-doctoral researcher in Dynamics of Biodiversity and Macroecology at Université Paris Saclay, Boris Leroy, Senior Lecturer at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN)

On September 1st, 2021 4 mins reading time

Tiger mosquitoes, Asian hornets, water primrose, etc. The global economic cost of invasive species is estimated at 163 billion dollars per year.

Guillaume Bossard

Crossing a wormhole: reality or science fiction?

Guillaume Bossard, Lecturer in physics at École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On June 18th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Are cognitive biases compatible with the scientific method?

Patrice Georget, Lecturer in psychosociology at the University School of Management IAE Caen

On July 6th, 2021 5 mins reading time

Cognitive biases distort information to fit one's own logic, making the scientific method a counterintuitive exercise.

Quantum computers: how do they work?

Landry Bretheau, Lecturer in quantum physics at École Polytechnique in the Laboratory of Condensed Matter for Physics (PMC*)

On July 2nd, 2021 4 mins reading time

Quantum computers are “supercomputers”. Not limited to the binary combination of “0" and “1”, they can superimpose vast combinations of calculations.

Karine Gallopel-Morvan

New Zealand: the first tobacco-free generation?

Karine Gallopel-Morvan, Professor in Social Marketing at EHESP and member of the Haut conseil de santé publique

On June 15th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Diving into the minds of musicians to uncover new learning strategies

Pierre Legrain, CNRS Research Director in perception and memory at Institut Pasteur

On June 28th, 2021 4 mins reading time

Current teaching methods do not work on all children. That is why Pierre Legrain studies the human mind and how it assimilates skills.

Etienne Klein

“Our desire for truthfulness makes us suspicious of institutions”

Etienne Klein, Philosopher of science and Professor of Physics at CEA

On June 7th, 2021 5 mins reading time

Plastic waste: the need to act quickly before we are submerged

Isabelle Méjean, Head of economics department at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Best young French economist 2020, Julien Martin, professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montréal (ESG-UQAM)

On June 21st, 2021 4 mins reading time

In January 2021, Europe banned the export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries. How will this affect this market?

More columns here
Illu dossier 2
π Digital π Society

The digital revolution: at humanity's expense?

Episode 1 / 6

“Behind AI, there is an army of underpaid microworkers”

Antonio Casilli, Sociologist, Professor at Télécom Paris (IP Paris), and Associate Researcher at LACI-IIAC of EHESS

Episode 2 / 6

“The digital transformation must be aligned with ecology”

Jacques-François Marchandise, Delegate General of the Fing

Episode 3 / 6

Employees of the web giants contribute most to open source software

Laure Muselli, Lecturer in information systems management at Télécom Paris and researcher at the Interdisciplinary Institute of Innovation (I³-SES/CNRS), Stefano Zacchiroli, Lecturer at the University of Paris, on assignment at Inria, Fred Pailler, Sociologist and post-doctoral researcher at C²DH (Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History), Mathieu O’Neil, Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Canberra

Episode 4 / 6

“Digital platforms have poor control over their manipulation of emotions”

Camille Alloing, Professor of Public Relations at the Université du Québec à Montréal

Episode 5 / 6

Why so much demand for our personal data?

Marie-Laure Denis, State Councillor and President of CNIL

Episode 6 / 6

Digital economy: “our attention during free time has value for business”

Yann Moulier Boutang, Professor of Economics at Université de Technologie de Compiègne

All braincamps