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Opinion
11.26.2018
Bees exhibit striking cognitive capacities in order to collect floral resources. However, pesticides, heavy metals, and other environmental stressors impair communication between neurons, thereby...
Opinion
11.20.2018
Contrary to belief, it only takes a few seconds for a memory to form. Once recorded, it can be modified or made inaccessible, but it does not vanish. Pascale Gisquet-Verrier and David Riccio talk...
Article
11.19.2018
She’s the boss—but why? A large-scale study of one-on-one conflicts between members of Tanzanian spotted-hyena communities, commonly dominated by female individuals, now presents empirical evidence...
Opinion
11.15.2018
Ever since the concept of prehistory was invented, scientists have made a clear distinction between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, between modern and non-modern humans. Yet according to the...
Article
11.13.2018
The town of Angeac, near Angoulême in southwestern France, is hardly a household name. Yet it has a claim to fame, as this is where the bones of one of the world's largest dinosaurs were...
Article
10.25.2018
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...
Article
05.30.2018
Pollen is widespread this time of the year and its associated allergies are rife. CNRS News takes this opportunity to review these fast-growing diseases, their treatment and—above all—a new...
Article
04.11.2018
A new study suggests that the overrepresentation of wild animals—lions, tigers, giraffes, etc.—in our everyday lives (toys, films, ads) makes us forget that they are on the verge of extinction....
Article
04.10.2018
The IPBES, which is to biodiversity what the IPCC is to climate change, recently published five reports at its sixth plenary session held in March in Medellín, Colombia. In this synthesis of current...