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11.26.2017
The origin of a volcanic eruption in the Middle Ages, one of the biggest in the last ten thousand years, had long remained a mystery. It was only in 2013 that a group of scientists would solve the...
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11.24.2017
French geologists and paleontologists have uncovered and analyzed the world’s longest sauropod trackway: a trail of prints left by a gigantic dinosaur measuring at least 35 meters long and weighing...
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11.23.2017
A week ago, while the COP23 was in full swing in Bonn, 15 364 scientists from 184 countries signed a dire warning about the state of our planet in the journal BioScience. The French Ecologist Franck...
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11.14.2017
A major cultural and religious hub of medieval Europe, the Abbey of Cluny has yet to reveal all of its secrets. Archaeologists at the site have recently discovered a hoard of gold and silver dating...
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11.14.2017
On the 150th anniversary of the death of Baudelaire, André Guyaux, literary historian at the Sorbonne, explains why the poet’s work is more topical than ever.
11.10.2017
When natural or human-induced disasters strike, emergency services have to race against the clock to bring timely support to populations in trouble. First off the blocks are crisis-mappers—like those...
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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...