How the Covid-19 pandemic upset scientific publishing

Illustration of the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (2019-nCoV), responsible for the COVID 19 pneumonia pandemic whose epicenter was located in Wuhan, China BIOSPHOTO Explosion of articles posted on pre-publication platforms such as MedRxiv, Research Square or BioRxiv. Publication of studies in record time in the usual scientific journals, at the risk of retraction a few weeks … Read more

Mars Breakthrough Peers Under The Red Planet’s Surface in Scientific First

Peering deeper below the surface of Earth can tell us a lot about its history and geological make-up, and it’s the same for any other planet. Now the InSight lander on the surface of Mars has provided our first in-depth look at what lies just beneath the red planet’s surface. The seismometer on board InSight … Read more

Charges of scientific falsification against Professor Raoult

Didier Raoult arrives for a hearing in front of the disciplinary chamber of the Order of Physicians, in Bordeaux, on November 5, 2021. PHILIPPE LOPEZ / AFP It is an additional crack in the fortress built by Professor Didier Raoult. Four days before the board of directors of the University Hospital Institute (IHU) Méditerranée Infection, … Read more

“Pfizer’s commercial performance bears the mark of scientific, industrial and political success”

Pfizer’s market share, which was already around 50% in the spring in the United States, now exceeds 70% across the Atlantic, and even 80% in Europe. CINDY ORD / GETTY IMAGES VIA AFP Lhe health crisis has made at least one clear winner. The Pfizer group now plans to sell $ 36 billion (31 billion … Read more

Are We Alone in the Universe? NASA Calls for New Scientific Framework in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

This artist’s concept allows us to imagine what it would be like to stand on the surface of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1f, located in the TRAPPIST-1 system in the constellation Aquarius. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech How do we understand the significance of new scientific results related to the search for life? When would we be able to say, … Read more

China’s Mars rover successfully survives solar outage, to continue trek of scientific exploration

Photo released on June 11, 2021 by the China National Space Administration (CNSA) shows a selfie of China’s first Mars rover Zhurong with the landing platform. (CNSA/Handout via Xinhua) China’s Zhurong Mars rover – the country’s first deep-space probe exploring the Red Planet – has once again embarked on its trek of scientific exploration after … Read more

Britain as a “scientific and technical superpower”. The government has adopted a space strategy [RAPORT]

Four pillars, ten strategic threads The first ever National Space Strategy of the United Kingdom aims to focus the commitment of the UK government in a wide range of areas – science and technology, defense, legislation and foreign policy. As declared in the official ministerial communiqué, the goal is to implement “a bold national vision: … Read more

the Scientific Council pleads for an exit from the health pass after a period of “preparation”, between November 15 and the end of the year

The members of the Council recommend a deferred exit from the sanitary pass, in particular to “continue the vaccination of the oldest people and at risk” and “to better analyze the impact of the climatic cooling in the autumn”. Article written by Posted the 08/10/2021 06:36 Update the 08/10/2021 08:44 Reading time : 1 min. … Read more

in a new opinion, the scientific council specifies how and when to stop the sanitary pass

A restaurateur checks the health pass of customers, in L’Ile-Rousse (Haute-Corse), on July 23, 2021. PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP Gradually lighten the measures put in place in the context of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic because the situation seems to be calming down. While remaining careful, because many parameters can still lead to a … Read more

the Scientific Council recommends systematic and weekly tests at school

According to a September 13 opinion cited by “Le Monde”, scientists believe that only children who are found positive should be sent home. Article written by Posted the 09/18/2021 6:46 PM Update the 09/18/2021 19:04 Reading time : 1 min. Its recommendations do not go in the direction of the health protocol of the Ministry … Read more