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05.29.2017
Faced with the many forms of damage caused by pollution and climate change, a growing number of legal and civil society initiatives around the world are feeding into the development of genuine...
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05.25.2017
Geochemists and paleontologists have cracked the secrets sealed in the calcium isotopes of fossil teeth to reveal why many large marine reptiles vanished from the Earth’s oceans during the mass...
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05.22.2017
The author of The Hobbit was also a poet and a medieval philologist who, as part of the process of creating the realm of Middle Earth, also invented highly elaborate imaginary languages. Charles...
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05.17.2017
The first material of its kind, with a thickness of just one atom, graphene has opened the way to the development of other ultra-thin substances. Now being produced and studied in the laboratory,...
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05.15.2017
Scanning volcanoes to better identify their weaknesses: this groundbreaking work is made possible by muon telescopes, a new technology developed a mere ten years ago and now in operation on La...
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05.11.2017
On June 15, the CNRS Medal of Innovation will be awarded to Raphaèle Herbin, Jean-Pierre Nozières, Jean-Marie Tarascon and Jamal Tazi. The medal is given in recognition of outstanding research in...
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11.25.2016
A call for proposals launched by the CNRS in the wake of last year's terrorist attacks in Paris led to the submission of a number of projects that focus on radicalization. In September, the CNRS...
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11.22.2016
Human beings on display in zoos: this was the public entertainment provided by certain late 19th century societies, at a time when racial stereotyping was not called into question.
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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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11.14.2016
A new heavy-ion accelerator was inaugurated at the GANIL facility in Caen (northwestern France). The first phase in the SPIRAL2 project, this new instrument will enable scientists to delve further...
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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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11.08.2016
An overview of the applications of an environmentally friendly chemistry, one that is inspired by natural processes and able to create new materials: soft chemistry.