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Rare Earths, and Afterwards?
For reasons that actually have little to do with their abundance, the problems linked to the supply of what are known as "rare" earths could slow the environmental transition. Chemistry can...
Giant experiments all over the world are trying to break the secret of neutrinos, the elusive and unusual elementary particles discovered in 1956. Their success could change our understanding of...
Why Some Cities Are Hotter than Others
City centers tend to be hotter than the suburbs, but some heat up more than others. An international research team now shows that the spatial configuration of buildings determines how high a city’s...
The Cold that Comes from Light
Cooling atoms may seem like a strange idea, especially when lasers are used for that purpose. CNRS News revisits science’s best find for measuring time with accuracy, confirming fundamental physical...
Synthetic DNA holds great promise for data storage
How Many Sexes Are There?
A promising lead for preventing severe forms of Covid-19
Breathing on top of the world
Our best science images of 2020
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