Bile and Potatoes, 1921
Bile and Potatoes, 1921
One hundred years after its invention, BCG has stood the test of time as a vaccine against tuberculosis.
Bile and Potatoes, 1921
Bile and Potatoes, 1921

One hundred years after its invention, BCG has stood the test of time as a vaccine against tuberculosis.

One hundred years after its invention, BCG has stood the test of time as a vaccine against tuberculosis.

France
Doctors Date First COVID-19 Case in France to Late December
Doctors Date First COVID-19 Case in France to Late December
Ashley Yeager | May 5, 2020
A retrospective analysis of stored respiratory samples shows one patient could have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 weeks before the coronavirus was thought to have arrived in France, but a critic of the result questions whether the sample was contaminated.
Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Wine Therapy, Middle Ages
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2019
The beverage was a popular tonic and antiseptic.
Image of the Day: Ancient Footprints
Image of the Day: Ancient Footprints
Emily Makowski | Sep 10, 2019
A discovery of Neanderthal footprints reveals insights into the hominin’s social structure.
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Biased Evaluation Committees Promote Fewer Women
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 26, 2019
If members don’t explicitly believe gender discrimination exists, they allow implicit stereotypes to sway their decision-making, according to a new analysis of real-world hiring decisions.
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
Christina Reed | Jul 22, 2019
For years, a committee at CNRS has bucked the recommendations of its researchers to hire two social scientists, and colleagues conclude that prejudice is at play.
Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Study Finds Low Trust in Vaccines in Europe
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 19, 2019
Just half of respondents in Eastern Europe agree that vaccines are safe.
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Ashley Yeager | May 16, 2018
A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
French Scientists Petition for Firm Stance Against Springer
Diana Kwon | Apr 11, 2018
More than 2,000 signatories urge a national consortium of French academic institutions to refuse an increase in journal subscription fees.
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.
French Scientists Question Macron’s Climate Pledge to the U.S.
French Scientists Question Macron’s Climate Pledge to the U.S.
Aggie Mika | Jun 13, 2017
Rather than offering grant funds to US researchers, some French researchers wish Macron would commit to funding domestic labs. 
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2017
March for Science, Trumping the EPA, the French election, and more
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists
Ashley P. Taylor | May 8, 2017
The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.
Chikungunya Transmission in France
Chikungunya Transmission in France
Molly Sharlach | Oct 24, 2014
The World Health Organization reports four locally acquired cases of the virus in the country.
Nobel Prize Winner François Jacob Dies
Nobel Prize Winner François Jacob Dies
Kate Yandell | Apr 26, 2013
The 92-year-old bacterial geneticist who helped pioneer the study of gene regulation has passed away.
Anti-GM Crop Study Gets Audited
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 25, 2012
European agencies will evaluate a recent study that links genetically modified corn to early death.