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04.26.2021
Located in the north of the former African kingdom of Kongo, the Lovo Massif is home to a number of rock art sites with a history spanning several centuries. The French-Congolese Lovo mission is...
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04.25.2021
In France, where the first lockdown was imposed immediately following the initial round of the 2020 municipal elections, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought remote electronic voting back to the...
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04.25.2021
According to Bruno David, President of the French National Museum of Natural History, Homo sapiens is about to expose land ecosystems to a major crisis, thus increasing the risk of pandemics. Yet it...
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04.22.2021
The quantum computing revolution will make many concepts and devices obsolete, thereby generating certain security problems. The National Institute of Standards and Technology in the US has organised...
04.15.2021
Antoine Aiello, Nora Dempsey, François Jérôme and Amanda Silva Brun are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal. Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding...
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04.12.2021
Four slime moulds, strange single-celled organisms without brains, will join French astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station. On board, Pesquet will use them for various...
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11.09.2020
Nearly a year after the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was identified, researchers have yet to determine how it “jumped species” to infect humans. Virologist Étienne Decroly discusses the various hypotheses...
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11.03.2020
A Paris-based research team has developed a capsule to swallow that will produce images and 3D maps of the intestine. A new era is dawning in colorectal cancer screening.
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10.22.2020
The most severe cases of Covid-19 could be associated with major oxidative stress. Scientists are now proposing solutions to rapidly identify patients who are likely to develop these acute forms, as...
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10.21.2020
The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) has adopted a new international standard, opening the way to a common format for cartographic description. The geographer Erwan Bocher and his colleague Olivier...
10.21.2020
The European project OligoArchive is working on proof of concept for data storage on synthetic DNA. While this medium is in theory unrivalled in terms of information density and longevity, it still...
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10.08.2020
How has the pandemic caused by SARS-Cov-2 affected the world’s indigenous populations? Seeking to answer that question, the anthropologist and CNRS senior researcher Irène Bellier has analysed a vast...