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Newsletter July 2018

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This month in science (July 2018)
society article
European Science Meets in Toulouse
Science Communication The EuroScience Open Forum (Esof) is being held this year in France for the first time since it was created in 2004. Spotlight on the eighth edition of Europe’s largest interdisciplinary meeting of science and innovation.
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space article
A Mission to Touch the Sun
astrophysics The Sun is one of the final unknown frontiers in our Solar System. This August, a probe was launched to observe this star in unprecedented detail, and closer than ever before. The objective is to solve two of the greatest mysteries in astrophysics.
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life article
Hadron Therapy Ready for Takeoff
Biology Hadron therapy is especially indicated for tumors resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy, or inoperable due to their localization in vital organs. A new research center and treatment facility, CYCLHAD, was just unveiled. It promises to make this cutting-edge technology more accessible.
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society article
An Ancient Crusader Cemetery
Archaeology The Crusader cemetery in Atlit, at the foot of Mount Carmel (Israel), offers ideal conditions for studying funeral customs practiced in the Crusader states in the 13th century. Under the direction of archaeologist-anthropologist Yves Gleize, with the support of the Centre de Recherche Français à...
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society article
The Beneficial Effect of Migration on the Economy
Economics A new macroeconomic study covering the last 30 years in Europe reveals that migration flows have had a positive effect on the economy. Furthermore, the flow of asylum seekers, which has never previously been studied on such a scale, does not appear to have any detrimental effect on the public...
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life article
An Albatross Colony Flies towards Danger
Marine biology An international study of a common albatross species has honed in on the chain reaction whereby ocean warming modifies the bird’s traits and demographics, ultimately leading to the decline of its population on the Kerguelen Islands.
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life video
Cryogenic Electron Microscopy Explained
Biology Observing the world at the nanometer scale has always been a challenge. Chemists, biologists, physicists and computer scientists worked together to develop a technique so that we can today observe the fine structures of cells, viruses, proteins and other nano-particles at the atomic scale: it...
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society diaporama
A Graffiti Wall for Science
Science Communication On June 8th, the Brazilian Center for Physics Research in Rio de Janeiro inaugurated a mural that covers the entire surface of one of the institution's walls. It is entirely dedicated to science, technology and innovation. This celebration of urban art—unique in the world, due to its breadth and...
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A molecule that can improve the efficiency of chemotherapy
Towards an authentically human intelligent habitat
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International Collaborations
The CNRS and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israël) engage in a deeper scientific partnership
Launch of a joint international laboratory between the CNRS and Hitachi High Technologies Corporation
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