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07.05.2018
Hadron therapy is especially indicated for tumors resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or inoperable due to their localization in vital organs. A new research center and treatment facility,...
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06.18.2018
An international study of a common albatross species has honed in on the chain reaction whereby ocean warming modifies the bird’s traits and demographics, ultimately leading to the decline of its...
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06.14.2018
On Fakarava, an atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, hundreds of grey reef sharks gather for nocturnal feeding frenzies—which are much more organized than expected. The biologist Johann Mourier and...
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06.11.2018
An innovative strategy for decoding motor intention from brain signals—of particular value to the motor-impaired—now promises faster, more accurate detection of the movements intended by users.
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06.08.2018
Little is known about how bees select flowers and move among them. With high school students, the researcher Mathieu Lihoreau has developed an original device to elucidate the behaviour of these...
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05.30.2018
Pollen is widespread this time of the year and its associated allergies are rife. CNRS News takes this opportunity to review these fast-growing diseases, their treatment and—above all—a new...
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01.24.2018
Prior to the Angoulême International Comics Festival 2018, held at the end of January in France, we asked Cécile Sakai, director of the French Research Institute on Japan, to provide an overview from...
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01.22.2018
The Earth hasn't always been the blue, hospitable planet it is today. On at least three occasions our planet was completely covered with ice. How did the Earth get into this state and, above all...
01.18.2018
An international research team has upgraded an imaging method able to unveil, in high-resolution 3D, the structure of layers below the surface of paintings and other objects, opening up new prospects...
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01.17.2018
From Egyptian harps to Roman cornua (trumpets), from Mesopotamian songs to Greek hymns, not to mention a wealth of vases, frescoes, statues, and tablets, testifying to the importance of music in...
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01.15.2018
Robots deployed in the North Atlantic Ocean have probed the rarely observed winter growth patterns of phytoplankton and established the starting point of the bloom periods of these microalgae, vital...
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01.12.2018
With their small size of several tens of centimeters and relatively low cost, nanosatellites—known as “CubeSats”—open up new scientific vistas. PicSat, launched on January 12, will be the first such...