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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...
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09.22.2020
Testing sewage for Covid-19 could help predict future outbreaks. The Obépine project, which analyses wastewater, could use the concentration of the virus in human faeces to develop an early alert...
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09.20.2020
Covering some 15 million hectares, France’s woodlands are the third-largest in Europe. Scientists from the SPE in Corsica are developing firefighting tools to help preserve this resource.
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09.20.2020
The TARANIS satellite is scheduled to launch from Kourou (French Guiana) in November in order to study the luminous phenomena that occur above thunderstorms. The objective of the French mission,...
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09.10.2020
This year’s CNRS Gold Medal has been awarded to Françoise Combes. Her work as an astrophysicist has enabled her to identify molecules in the far reaches of the Universe and unveil the secrets of...
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09.04.2020
Virgo and LIGO have just announced the detection of gravitational waves produced by the oldest and most massive source ever observed. The discovery reveals the existence of a class of black holes...
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03.25.2020
Rarely have scientists been so sollicited and praised by journalists and politicians, who seek their support in confronting the current health crisis. A consensus to be viewed with caution, warns...
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03.24.2020
Wolves are increasingly singled out for their impact on livestock. In a recent study however, three researchers advocate a more balanced view, and emphasise that these mammals also have beneficial...
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03.24.2020
Epidemiology is based on models and simulations of contaminations affecting society. During the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, citizens are anxiously awaiting and scrutinising each new scientific...
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03.23.2020
French scientists have discovered a metabolic deficit that may be central to the cognitive disorders linked to Alzheimer’s disease. In the longer term, this raises hopes of a potential therapeutic...
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03.19.2020
​Interview with Josselin Thuilliez, a health economist, on coronavirus. This CNRS scientist works on epidemics and their impact on individual behaviours, healthcare systems and control policies. He...
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03.18.2020
A specialist in the replication of RNA viruses such as coronavirus, CNRS research professor Bruno Canard expresses his views on the CoVID-19 epidemic and the long-term importance of basic research...