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02.07.2018

All life on Earth exists on a thin layer that surrounds the planet. To better understand this so-called "critical zone," researchers are setting up state-of-the-art instruments and creating open-...

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07.20.2016
By analyzing microscopic defects in the mineral that makes up 60% of the Earth’s mantle, researchers have uncovered what makes this solid rock flow.
10.29.2015

Today, only four arches remain of the famous bridge of Avignon (southeastern France), which in the Middle Ages, was over 900 m long to cross the entire Rhône river. Following a four-year research...