A team ofÂ historians and archaeologists has finally found written sources that will help them write a forgotten period of Ethiopia's history. The only problem is that these islamic tombstones are being uncovered in the heart of what was the Christian Kingdom of medieval Ethiopia...
The treatment of certain cancers using dynamic phototherapy has revealed an unexpected side effect: patients can see better at night. Using molecular simulation, scientists have now succeeded in clarifying the mechanisms that underlie this surprising visual acuity.
Discovered only recently, this underwater reef located some hundred kilometres off the coast of French Guiana boasts exceptional biodiversity, as scientists on board the Greenpeace ship â€śEsperanzaâ€ť were able to observe last September.
Speech Very popular for the past 50 years, the laryngeal descent theory (LDT), proposed to explain the human capacity for speech, has been challenged by a multidisciplinary team of researchers. Their conclusions push the possible emergence of speech back from 200,000 to more than 20 million years ago,...
Archaeology Recent years have seen the return of French archaeological missions to Iraq. A project launched last spring plans to use innovative cartography techniques to help Iraqis conserve their heritage.
Ecology Despite the infinite diversity of life, a great many of the most important characteristics of living species, such as growth and metabolism, are governed by universal laws â€” but not as previously thought. This is the intriguing conclusion reached by an international research team including the...
Biology Depression, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, diabetesâ€¦ A collective study has confirmed the preventive and curative value of physical exercise in relation to chronic diseases â€“ provided an appropriate regimen is put in place.