Astronomers discover Earth-like planet that could support lifeAstronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our planet and exists in the Goldilocks...
Paris laboratory loses deadly SARS virus samplesThe Pasteur Institute in Paris has asked the authorities to investigate the disappearance of more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus, while insisting that miss...
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
Major discovery rocks scienceFRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 18.03.14: French papers focus on the upcoming municipal elections. Libération criticises the government for not changing the laws to allow foreigners to vote....
Money and Mental Health: Did Big Pharma write 'The Psychiatrist's Bible'?Are drug companies pushing to change the definition of mental illness for their own benefit? The controversy centres on a book that's been billed as "The Psychiatrist...
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...