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Coral Reefs Get a New Health Check
After two and a half years sailing across the Pacific to draw up the first-ever global inventory of coral reefs, the schooner Tara has now returned to Lorient (Brittany), her home port in...
Exploring Coral's Hidden Biodiversity
The research vessel Tara sets off to the Pacific on a two-year mission to study coral reefs and assess the unprecedented threats from climate change on this fragile ecosystem, home to 30% of our...
Dust, Blowing in the Winds of Climate Change
Dust from the African deserts spreads across the globe, playing a complex, but important role on ecology and the planet’s climate. New findings by a French-US team shed light on the underlying...
COP21: Give the Oceans a Voice
The climate essentially depends on the ocean, which acts as a real "carbon pump" and heat reservoir. Biologist Françoise Gaill asks for political consideration of the ocean in the coming...
Nero’s Rotating Dining Room
A Historical Treasure Bordering Ancient Mesopotamia
Being gay or lesbian under Nazi rule
What Makes our Continents Dance?
Bouncing Lasers off the Moon
Thomas Ebbesen: "I Feel like an Explorer"