France In Focus
FRANCE IN FOCUS
French politics: UMP party sees red over Buisson scandalThis week, a series of secret recordings sends shockwaves through the party of former French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Next, the first patient to be fitted with an artificial hear...
Kepler telescope discovers hundreds more planetsThe Earth's galaxy is looking far more crowded. NASA has confirmed a “bonanza” of 715 newly discovered planets outside the solar system.
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Green jobs for jailbirdsIn the United States, hundreds of inmates are finding redemption in conservation. We meet some of these prisoners who are embracing a project that brings science and nature inside...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Printing the futureThe rapid evolution of 3D printing has made it possible to print practically any object in three dimensions. It's the beginning, some say, of a new industrial revolution.
Comet-chasing probe Rosetta wakes upAfter almost three years of deep-space hibernation, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft “woke up” on Monday in preparation for its rendezvous with a comet in one o...
Japanese firm to go 'fishing' for dangerous space junkJapanese scientists are working on a cutting-edge space "net" they hope will help clear the massive cloud of debris that is orbiting around the earth and endangering work...
EGYPT - ARCHAEOLOGY
Archaeologists discover 'new' pharaoh in EgyptArchaeologists in Egypt believe they have discovered the remains of King Senebkay, a previously unknown pharaoh who reigned more than 3,600 years ago.
Brave New World of Genetic TestingGenepeeks is a new company in the US offering a service to mothers to scan the genome of any potential sperm donors to pinpoint any anomalies that could cause dangerous or fatal di...
Chinese icebreaker stuck after helping in Antarctic rescueA Chinese icebreaker that helped rescue 52 passengers from a Russian ship stranded in Antarctic ice found itself stuck in heavy ice on Friday, further complicating the 9-day "...
Crowdfunding campaign for Italian heritage siteIn this edition: an Italian NGO launches an online fundraising campaign to protect an archeological site; an student suffering from several rare genetic disorders sparks debate on...
European ‘star mapper’ Gaia launched into spaceThe European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday successfully launched its space observatory Gaia from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, starting a 5-year mission that should give...
Facebook hires French artificial intelligence guruSocial networking giant Facebook has appointed a French artificial intelligence (AI) expert to lead what will become the largest research facility of its kind in the world.