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France's Minister of Higher Education and Research Geneviève Fioraso
16/08/2014 - France

French universities hold their place in global Shanghai rankings

The annual prestigious Shanghai university rankings have placed 21 of the world's top 500 universities in France, an uptick of one institution from last year.

14/08/2014 - France

Mathematics fields medal prize winner makes France proud

Artur Avila, a research director at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is one of four people to win the most prestigious prize in the world of mathematics for ...

A doctor uses a microscope to look at virus samples in a Biosafety Level III laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Lima, 12 August 2014.
13/08/2014 - Ebola - Interview

How does the Ebola serum work? An Ebola serum researcher explains

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday authorised the use of an experimental serum in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.

Up, Up and Away! Part 2
09/08/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Up, Up and Away! Part 2

On today’s menu: French explorer Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne, the first person to cross the North Pole in a hot air ballon!

Up, Up and Away! Part 1
02/08/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Up, Up and Away! Part 1

On today’s menu: French explorer Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne, the first person to cross the North Pole in a hot air ballon!

The fossilised skeleton of a sauropoda in the US's Carnegie Museum
29/07/2014 - France

French scientists find giant dinosaur's toe

French scientists have found a 34-centimetre toe bone belonging to a dinosaur that could have been more than 40 metres long.

Graphene, the future of high-tech
19/07/2014 - Webwatch

Graphene, the future of high-tech

This week, the topic up for discussion is graphene, a recently discovered material. Our Webwatchers have the details...

Playing computer games can contribute to science
12/07/2014 - Webwatch

Playing computer games can contribute to science

How can crowdsourcing and computer games help science? That’s what our Webwatchers look at this week…

New gastronomy centre in Paris works on food for tomorrow
24/06/2014 - On-the-spot France

New gastronomy centre in Paris works on food for tomorrow

What will we be eating in the future?

04/06/2014

French press review 4 June 2014

Hollande hopes to redraw France's administrative map but that means treading on a few toes, not to mention problems finding new names for new regions. And there are some fascinating ...

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