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07.09.2021
The fossiliferous site of Bolt's Farm, in South Africa, spans millions of years of history, including episodes of climate change that impacted early hominids and their environment. To study it,...
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07.03.2021
The LIGO and Virgo observatories have announced the very first sightings of the merger of a black hole and a neutron star. These discoveries should help gain a better understanding of how these...
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06.29.2021
With more than 2 000 engraved shelters, the forest of Fontainebleau is home to one of Europe’s largest rock art complexes. A research mission in the Paris region is focusing on geometric engravings,...
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06.29.2021
The first identified cases of AIDS, in 1981, caused an outbreak of panic, along with widespread discrimination. Since medical science initially proved powerless, people with AIDS and support groups...
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06.24.2021
A vast collaborative project on hybrid artificial intelligence, led by the CNRS's subsidiary in Singapore and allocated a budget of €35 million over five years, will begin in late 2021.
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06.24.2021
A brilliant physicist and a leading specialist in cold atoms, an area that is central to light-matter interaction, Jean Dalibard has been awarded the CNRS 2021 Gold Medal, one of France’s highest...
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12.20.2020
Despite their size, weighing as much as hundreds of kilos, bluefin tuna are difficult to study. Researchers have developed instruments to monitor these animals’ migrations as well as various...
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12.16.2020
On the night of 5-6 December, a very special package landed in the South Australian desert region of Woomera. It contained samples of dust brought back from asteroid Ryugu, after a long journey by...
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12.09.2020
The artificial neuron she created caused a stir. Now she is set to develop processors inspired by the functioning of the brain. A portrait of spintronics specialist Julie Grollier.
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12.08.2020
Can capitalism be virtuous? Fairer and greener? What if innovation, made compatible with a system of social protection, were the only way out of the current crisis? This is the idea put forth by...
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12.06.2020
DNA analysis has revealed that, between 150,000 and 350,000 years ago, the Y chromosome of the Neanderthals was totally replaced by that of a population from which Homo sapiens is descended.
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11.23.2020
New mathematical tools have improved our ability to interpret the information contained in ancient DNA samples. Bioinformaticians have developed a model that can visualise the migrations and gene...