Croatia’s citizens have had their say. Again. In the second elections in the past year – following the collapse of an inefficient coalition plagued by corruption allegations – they have once again elected no single majority. Which means another coalition government, once again led by the right-wing HDZ (Croatian Democratic Union), […]

What do Croatia’s election results mean for its neglected science?

Are scientists bad communicators? An article published in The Guardian two weeks ago caused a firestorm of responses from the online science communication community. The focus was on the fact that science communication cannot simply be scientists lecturing from a soapbox using graphs, statistics, and facts. To scientists, this is a natural approach: when presented with something incorrect, you […]

The future of science outreach and re-thinking the ‘fight’ against ...

What am I to do afterwards ? This is certainly the central question for most PhD candidates when the end comes closer.  I think we are all familiar with the range of answers that comes with it : the will to pursue with a post-doc is soon replaced by the […]

Young scientists attraction for sustainable development

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The weapon The role that scientific advances and technological innovations play on the fate of civilizations is illustrated by numerous examples, including food-related developments (improved species in agriculture and livestock), health (hygiene and the discovery of antibiotics), and lifestyle (popularization of the internet). However, none of these examples triggers immediate […]

Callinicus: the importance of scientists, knowledge, and innovation

I don’t know who you are, I don’t know where you come from. I don’t know which path you took to open this page. Anyway, you are welcome! The HSE blog is going to be quite active soon as a supplementary tool within the EuroScientist webzine! It will host new HSE bloggers, who […]

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Mission Statements of Scientists for EU We believe that any debate on the UK’s continued membership of the EU must be fully informed and we intend to represent science robustly in that debate. Science and innovation are key issues for three reasons: The first is the importance of science, research […]

UK Scientists against brexit

Read this article. Sure it will help you to understand things we are not used to think about!                                                  Is policymaking like a clinical trial? Photograph: […]

Scientists need to understand policymaking to influence it.

What is #SciencesDebout ? I guess most of the readers know what the French movement NuitDebout (Standing Night) is. If not, let’s just say that after a demonstration against a law draft about working conditions, a few tens of people decided to remain on the Republique place for the night. […]

#SciencesDebout, an other path for scientific outreach ?

  Posted in Science, Feb. 27 2015. After 42 years of doing atomic physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, and 16 years as an MIT administrator, Marc Kastner knows intimately both the value of basic research—and how to convince rich people to foster its growth at a […]

Billionaires for basic research By Jeffrey Mervis (Science Insider)

Photo credit: © intheskies – Dear all, I have tried these weeks to mark a new, pleasant, but pertinent direction for the HSE Blog with my last posts. This blog is now ready for a cooperative switch to gain strength and efficiency…. Up to you to follow this transition and […]

Any volunteers to join the HSE Bloggers in the EuroScientist ...

During the year where President Reagan started his famous tax cut, I was a master student in Biochemistry at Univ. Paris 6- UPMC,  lucky to learn the concept of protein allostery from a great professor, Daniel Blangy. Years before, he was one of the PhD student of Jacques Monod at Institut Pasteur, […]


Few days ago, I watched this video in my Facebook where a collection of everyday people is shown walking in the street with a guide to direct them because they were in great danger, compulsively focused to the screen of their smartphones. It reminds me that during the same day, like every day, I was […]


    With Panama papers, we got a clear demonstration how the human societies are spoilt worldwide by the obsession of top-down spheres for compulsive self-enrichement and nepotism. The huge work developed by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists will undoubtedly mark our history and hopefully animate one for all the […]

Lessons from Panama Papers

Read EuroScientist’s last issue about Science and the Common Good! Towards new ways to use and to make Science closer to the needs of our tired world! Peace must disrupt the vicious circle: fear-ignorance-hate and help the citizens to overcome the old adage tremendously exposed by Etienne de la Boetie close […]

Engaged against the dark side!