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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...
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01.26.2021
Understanding the oceanic carbon pump and improving existing knowledge of the chemical elements in the southwestern Indian Ocean is the very purpose of the expedition involving 48 scientists...
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01.24.2021
A French-Dutch team has reconstructed the evolution of the Central Asian steppe over the past 40 million years. This turbulent history, made up of major upheavals and mass extinctions, today serves...
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01.18.2021
Last October, as a fresh eruption broke out on Mount Etna, an unprecedented marine expedition was underway just a few kilometres from the volcano. Its goal was to gain a better understanding of the...
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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...
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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10.21.2020
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...
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10.08.2020
Like us, embryonic cells communicate to take decisions and thus transform from a fertilised egg to an embryo with a well-defined shape. Scientists have recently demonstrated the diversity of their...
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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...
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10.05.2020
Do ecosystems really have a threshold of disturbance beyond which the environment abruptly deteriorates? This notion, which currently informs environmental policies, is being questioned by a group of...