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07.23.2019

Sperm whales spend most of their lives hunting in the depths of the sea. To study them, a team of researchers used a floating autonomous ship equipped with microphones and a sound card so...

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06.28.2019
In 1927, the physicist Jean Perrin founded the Institute of Physico-Chemical Biology (IBPC), a multidisciplinary centre where scientists could dedicate themselves to their research full time. The...
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06.27.2019
Providing an overview of our knowledge of the brain and its illnesses, and describing some of the major challenges for neurosciences over the next twenty years, are the twin ambitions of the...
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05.28.2019

The queen termite can lay some 40,000 eggs every day for 40 years. So what is her secret? A team of researchers from France and South Africa is trying to recreate a termite's nest in the lab to...

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05.27.2019
Sea Hero Quest is a video game created by neuroscientists to measure orientation abilities in space. Impairment of this capacity can actually be a sign of Alzheimer's disease. The huge success...
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05.22.2019
On 23 May, the Tara Ocean schooner will leave Lorient for a six-month expedition in European estuaries. On board, 40 scientists will be tasked with assessing the concentration of plastic waste swept...
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02.11.2019
The appearance of mobility in multicellular beings could be much older than we thought. This at least, is what the small fossilised tunnels found in 2.1 billion-year-old rocks in Gabon suggest.
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02.11.2019
Nothing seems easier than putting one foot in front of the other. Yet scientists working in the neurosciences and biomechanics are making ever more surprising discoveries, such as the fact that it is...
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01.16.2019
On September 28th, the city of Palu in Indonesia was struck by a violent tsunami that claimed thousands of victims. An international team of scientists was dispatched on-site to better understand the...