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10.11.2021
The archaeologist Alain Schnapp is a specialist in ancient Greece and a keen defender of the world’s archaeological heritage. Author of the book, "A Universal History of Ruins," he shares...
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09.09.2021
Published last June, the study entitled Historiciser le Mal, une Édition Critique de Mein Kampf (“Historicising Evil, a Critical Edition of Mein Kampf”) is the fruit of five years of work by twelve...
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09.08.2021
Biological invasions are the second most common cause of species extinction on Earth, and also take a heavy toll on our health and the economy. On the occasion of the World Congress of the...
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07.27.2021
On Thursday 8 July, France’s best-known intellectual celebrated his hundredth birthday – and eight decades of an exceptional scientific career, driven by a keen ambition to build bridges between...
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07.09.2021
The fossiliferous site of Bolt's Farm, in South Africa, spans millions of years of history, including episodes of climate change that impacted early hominids and their environment. To study it,...
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06.29.2021
With more than 2 000 engraved shelters, the forest of Fontainebleau is home to one of Europe’s largest rock art complexes. A research mission in the Paris region is focusing on geometric engravings,...
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03.29.2021
More contagious and sometimes resistant to antibodies, some SARS-CoV-2 variants are gradually replacing the original strains. While this virus, which appeared recently in humans, is adapting to its...
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03.28.2021
Heretic and a slave to desire or radical ascetic and paragon of virtue: who was the real Epicurus? Retracing the history of representations of Epicureanism, the CNRS philosopher Aurélien Robert shows...
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03.24.2021
In the past year, the Covid-19 pandemic has claimed the lives of more than 2.6 million people. The restrictive measures imposed by government authorities to limit the propagation of the virus raise...
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03.22.2021
Based on the testimonies of orphans who escaped the genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, the historian Hélène Dumas offers a unique perspective on this key event of the 20th century.
03.16.2021
To revolutionise computing, as the very first quantum computers have raised hopes of doing, researchers must meet exciting challenges, such as writing new informatics, and limiting the many errors...
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03.15.2021
Is detecting Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers at an earlier stage, or testing the efficacy of treatments before they are prescribed the stuff of science fiction? Maybe not. To understand why a...