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08.28.2018
Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, the pioneering science-fiction novel that went on to become a universal myth, is the subject of a romantic period-drama that hit movie theaters this Summer. Did...
08.23.2018
Chemists, historians and conservators are seeking to preserve—and possibly one day exhibit—extremely fragile prints by Louis Ducos du Hauron, the little-known pioneer of color photography and whose...
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08.21.2018
Identified in Drosophila (fruit fly) more than 70 years ago, the Polycomb and Trithorax proteins have recently been found to act as essential regulators of the expression of our genes. We look back...
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08.14.2018
Although its existence has been suspected for more than seventy years, the hunt for dark matter continues, as physicists around the world attempt to track it down. Or are they all just chasing an...
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08.13.2018
In English the word is ‘secular,’ but the French equivalent ‘laïque,’ which features prominently in the opening paragraph of the French constitution has a different meaning to the French today. The...
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08.01.2018
The Italian mathematician Alessio Figalli, 34 years old, with over a hundred scientific publications to his name, has just won the most prestigious prize in mathematics, the Fields Medal. We asked...
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02.22.2018
Cerebral imaging, clinical decision support, screening of ocular diseases... artificial intelligence promises to revolutionize the tasks and uses of medical diagnoses. CNRS News provides an update on...
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02.16.2018
Cooling atoms may seem like a strange idea, especially when lasers are used for that purpose. CNRS News revisits science’s best find for measuring time with accuracy, confirming fundamental physical...
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02.15.2018
A large comparative study of police-community relations around the world was recently published. If situations vary according to countries and regimes, some countries—like France—could do better. How...
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02.15.2018
The correspondence of the French writer Marcel Proust, a trove of thousands of letters in countless locations around the world, is the focus of a massive digitization program uniting French and US...
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02.13.2018
The recent discovery in Saudi Arabia of large animal sculptures has prompted a team of researchers to study these ancient low- and high- rock reliefs—exceptional by their size and artistic quality—...
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01.24.2018
Prior to the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2018, held at the end of January in France, we asked Cécile Sakai, director of the French Research Institute on Japan, to provide an overview from...