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03.15.2021
Is detecting Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers at an earlier stage, or testing the efficacy of treatments before they are prescribed the stuff of science fiction? Maybe not. To understand why a...
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03.09.2021
The recent accusations levied against French constitutional lawyer Olivier Duhamel illustrate how, despite being taboo, incest is actually quite common in our society. The anthropologist Dorothée...
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03.04.2021
After the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011, the Japanese authorities decided to clean up the region impacted by the radioactive plume. Olivier Evrard, a researcher in...
02.23.2021
With an algorithm capable, in only a few seconds, to solve a problem that would take a supercomputer billions of years to work out, a team of scientists including members of the CNRS has reached...
02.22.2021
Surprising collective behaviour can be observed within human groups. A research team in southwestern France has focused on segregation, and on the information necessary to trigger it. This study...
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02.17.2021
The new Quantum Plan announced by President Emmanuel Macron on 21 January 2021 will provide a framework for France's industrial and research forces to make the country a key player in quantum...
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09.22.2020
Testing sewage for Covid-19 could help predict future outbreaks. The Obépine project, which analyses wastewater, could use the concentration of the virus in human faeces to develop an early alert...
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09.20.2020
The TARANIS satellite is scheduled to launch from Kourou (French Guiana) in November in order to study the luminous phenomena that occur above thunderstorms. The objective of the French mission,...
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09.20.2020
Covering some 15 million hectares, France’s woodlands are the third-largest in Europe. Scientists from the SPE in Corsica are developing firefighting tools to help preserve this resource.
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09.10.2020
This year’s CNRS Gold Medal has been awarded to Françoise Combes. Her work as an astrophysicist has enabled her to identify molecules in the far reaches of the Universe and unveil the secrets of...
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09.04.2020
Virgo and LIGO have just announced the detection of gravitational waves produced by the oldest and most massive source ever observed. The discovery reveals the existence of a class of black holes...
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09.03.2020
The economist and CNRS senior researcher Gaël Giraud offers a sobering assessment of the global trend towards privatisation and its dangers for the environment, along with a new perspective on the...