The West African monsoon – a major climatic episode for the continent's water resources – suffers from some clearly identified disruptions. The international AMMA programme employs exceptional scientific resources on the ground to understand this meteorological phenomenon and provide forecasting tools.
Research has proved the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes. This disease has the same disruption of metabolic functions maintained by insulin as type 1 diabetes. An attempt to shed light on diabetes, obesity and what is now known as diabesity through work in Europe.
The first full sequencing of the genome of a unicellular organism – yeast – took place ten years ago. This gigantic task (more than 600 researchers from three continents) made it possible for molecular biology to enter the genomic era. Spotlight on a “revolution”.
The name of Jean Bricmont is linked to the Bricmont-Sokal affair, in which two physicists tried to set a trap for “intellectual impostors” from human sciences claiming to draw their inspiration from the hard sciences. Portrait of a scientist claiming the right to be a free thinker.
From pacifism in the 1950s to the current NGOs, protest movements are an important motor of socio-cultural evolution. A multidisciplinary and international analysis of the network of “European Protest Movements since the Cold War”.