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08.24.2017
Honeybees, like humans, rely on their sense of vision to explore their surroundings. New findings show that the insects can memorize visual cues not only below, but also above them, to make their way...
Slideshow
08.14.2017
Like all members of the dolphin family, pilot whales have a highly developed acoustic sense. But what of their sense of taste and smell? Can they perceive odors and flavors? What organs are involved...
Opinion
08.06.2017
Even the most rational among us make their decisions... at random! The neurobiologist Thomas Boraud explains why in this column.
Article
07.31.2017
Monaco Explorations' research vessel Yersin has set sail for a round-the-world mission to study the state of the world's oceans, terminating in 2020. Among a host of scientific projects, it...
Slideshow
07.27.2017
Flipper, a shellfish-capturing robot and the latest brainchild of the Laboratoire d’Informatique, de Robotique et de Microélectronique de Montpellier (LIRMM), has just been tested in the waters off...
Article
07.25.2017
Ahead of the 9th International Conference on HIV Research which ended last week in Paris, UNAIDS published its latest figures on the epidemic. 1 million people died of AIDS in 2016, and 1.8 million...
Article
03.16.2017
Already involved in numerous pathologies, the elastic properties of tissues and organs now represent a promising new lead in biological and medical research. Preliminary results point to new types of...
Article
03.10.2017
However mysterious and uncontrollable, dreaming is a brain activity like any other, and one that researchers can look into. Interview with neurologist and sleep specialist Isabelle Arnulf.
Article
03.09.2017
In France, cystic fibrosis affects some 150 newborns each year. While there have already been significant advances in how symptoms are treated, research is now targeting the cause of this fatal...