Making sense of science
Seven Earth-sized planets have been detected orbiting Trappist-1, an ultra-cool dwarf star in our galactic neighborhood. Some of them appear to be potentially habitable. The latest results of this study were published today in the journal Nature.
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02.22.2017
In the spring of 2016, a team of French researchers headed for Namibia to look for human fossil sites. Read on for a day-to-day account of their first exploratory mission.
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02.21.2017
How is collective memory shaped after tragic events like the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris? A team of researchers are tapping into the memories of 1000 participants over a period of 10 years. The idea is to follow how individual memories evolve,...
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02.15.2017
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01.12.2017
As a gigantic 5000 square kilometer iceberg threatens to break away from the Antarctic peninsula, CNRS news takes a closer look at these mountains of ice adrift in the sea. Where do they come from,...
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12.12.2016
For the first time, a complete report on methane emissions has been published. After stabilizing in the early 2000s, methane concentrations in the atmosphere began to increase again in 2007, rising...
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11.18.2016
A group of scientists recently travelled to the hydrothermal site of Dallol in northern Ethiopia. In this extreme environment and against all odds, they discovered traces of life.
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11.15.2016
While renovating a sand filter, a water purification device located in Orléans, researchers were able to access sediments that had accumulated since 1942 from particles transported in the wastewater...
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11.10.2016
A year on from the Paris Agreement, the COP22 was held in Marrakech November 7-18. Indigenous knowledge, scientific data and grassroots initiatives all play a role in researchers' assessments...
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09.19.2016
Between hope, disappointment and spectacular progress, research on photovoltaic solar energy is rapidly gathering pace. We examine the most promising trends in this field with photovoltaic energy...
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09.16.2016
Every fortnight, researchers at the Roscoff Marine Station set sail to chart the evolution of the coastal ecosystem. They take the pulse of a Channel subjected to the effects of climate change and...
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09.02.2016
In French forests, animal and plant species do not migrate fast enough to the north to adapt to global warming. In a recent study, researchers have managed to uncover the mechanisms responsible for...
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08.31.2016
Why is the Earth’s surface made up of only a small number of large tectonic plates along with several dozen smaller plates? A research team has just managed to solve this riddle using 3D models of a...
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08.29.2016
On August 15, an international team of glaciologists started working on the extraction of the first “legacy ice cores” on Mont-Blanc. The aim is to create a world glacier archive bank in Antarctica....
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08.26.2016
On August 24 at 03:36 local time, an earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck in the central Apennine region of Italy, the scene of many previous earthquakes, particularly in 1997 and 2009. As the toll...
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08.16.2016
A new book by physicist Jean-Claude Boulliard traces the ins and outs of different mineral families, each more surprising than the next. Bridging the worlds of science and art is a surprising feat,...