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This month in science (July 2022)
matter article
Jean-Marie Tarascon, energy prodigy
07.07.2022
Chemistry Jean-Marie Tarascon, Chair of Solid State Chemistry and Energy at the Collège de France, is the recipient of the 2022 CNRS Gold Medal, one of France's highest scientific distinctions. He is world-renowned for his discoveries of new battery components with enhanced capacities and the exploration of new technologies beyond lithium ion.
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space article
"The James Webb Space Telescope images are extraordinary"
07.06.2022
astrophysics Today the American (NASA), European (ESA), and Canadian (CSA) space agencies released the first colour images and spectroscopic data from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST). Coordinator of one of the first observation programmes involving the telescope, the astrophysicist Olivier Berné shares his insights on the images.
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society article
The Vel d’Hiv Roundup: Shedding new light on a French crime
07.18.2022
History Previously unexamined sources and archives have shed new light on what exactly happened in the streets of Paris 80 years ago during the Vel d’Hiv Roundup of 16-17 July, 1942. An analysis with historian Laurent Joly, author of a recently-published book investigating the subject and co-author of a new documentary.
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Also this month
digital article
A Fields Medal for Hugo Duminil-Copin
07.05.2022
Mathematics The French mathematician is one of four winners of the most prestigious award in his discipline, announced this morning live from the International Congress of Mathematics (ICM). He is distinguished for his work in the field of probability, a rapidly evolving field in interaction with many sciences...
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digital article
Bigscience: a new language model for all
07.01.2022
Artificial Intelligence Open source and covering forty-six different languages, BigScience is a new artificial intelligence heavyweight offering natural language processing. Claire Gardent, a CNRS research professor at the LORIA and winner of the CNRS Silver Medal, who also sits on the project’s steering committee,...
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life article
Gender power relations in mammals are less rigid than thought
07.01.2022
Ethology Among mammals, what are the mechanisms that govern the relations of power between males and females? A review paper by an international scientific consortium challenges a number of preconceived notions: in many mammal societies there is an alternation of dominance, or even a balance of power...
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life article
The little-known powers of our gut microbiota
07.18.2022
Health With its 100,000 billion bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms, our intestinal microbiota is not just essential to our digestion. Research is now revealing its increasing influence on the immune system, growth, and conditions such as depression, diabetes or Crohn’s disease.
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society article
The mysteries of the Cosquer cave
07.22.2022
Prehistory As the replica of the Cosquer cave opens its doors to the public in Marseille (southeastern France), Cyril Montoya, the cave's scientific director, tells us about this marvel of prehistory, which is endangered by rising sea levels, and details the many mysteries that a major research campaign will...
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society article
digital
The Internet, a disinformation highway?
07.06.2022
investigation "Be there. Will be wild!" exhorted Donald Trump on Twitter before the invasion of the Capitol on 6 January 2021, which was revisited in mid-June by an investigative committee. The former President had cried electoral fraud. Have fake news and the manipulation of public opinion really turned the...
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