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10.20.2017
An environmental disaster in Brittany, blooms of green algae provide evidence of a rapidly-growing occurrence caused by pollution: eutrophication. A scientific report published on 19 September 2017...
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10.16.2017
A series of observations on an unprecedented scale combining detection of gravitational waves and electromagnetic signals at all wavelengths sheds light on unsolved mysteries of astrophysics.
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10.10.2017
In some Central African countries, witchcraft accusations can quickly lead to deadly violence. But what does "witchcraft" actually mean? The anthropologist Andrea Ceriana Mayneri...
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10.10.2017
On October 3, the Israeli government awarded the 2017 Samson Prize, Israel’s highest distinction for innovation, to Jean-Marie Tarascon, Professor at the Collège de France, director of the CNRS...
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10.04.2017
One of the most accessible and complete reports on the state of our oceans is now available as a free download. Tackling issues from carbon dioxide absorption to sea level rise, plastic pollution and...
10.02.2017
As "Blade Runner 2049" hits cinemas across the world this month, Sandra Laugier revisits the philosophical implications of the original film by Ridley Scott, which came out in 1982. In the...
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05.09.2017
While we identify odors as being pleasant or unpleasant, we are seldom aware of the complexity of the sensations that they trigger. Researchers are set to fill the gap by investigating this “chemical...
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05.04.2017
He is the man who discovered that the record of Earth's past climate is locked up in the ice of Antarctica and who highlighted the role of greenhouse gases in global warming. CNRS News looks...
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05.03.2017
French glaciologist Claude Lorius received the prestigious American Bower Award & Prize this month in Philadelphia. We look back at his exceptional career with Jerôme Chappellaz, of the...
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05.01.2017
Ascidians are strange little marine invertebrates shaped like wineskins that can quickly grow new tissue after suffering serious injury. The biological mechanisms underlying this process have barely...
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04.25.2017
A researcher from Toulouse has proposed a novel approach that would rank the greatest chess masters more fairly than the ELO system.
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04.19.2017
The world’s first molecule-car race—the Nanocar Race—was held on 28-29 April at the CEMES in Toulouse and was broadcast live on YouTube. We met Christian Joachim, senior researcher at the CNRS and...