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Understanding urban heat islands
The effects of urban heat islands, which can increase temperatures in cities by as much as 10 °C, are particularly noticeable in summer. For some twenty years Valéry Masson has been studying these...
A new rover to land on Mars
The Mars 2020 mission is scheduled to launch at the end of July. Its goal is to land the Perseverance rover on the Red Planet and collect samples in the hope of finding signs of past life.
Joseph Fourier is Still Transforming Science
From JPEG images to the detection of gravitational waves, the work of Joseph Fourier, whose 250th anniversary was celebrated last month, led to numerous modern-day applications. Yet this would not...
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
20 science pictures to catch your eye
"Memory is a cardinal value of modern democratic societies"
Science fiction throws light on the present