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12.13.2019
Invisible, and yet everywhere. Mercury is present in the atmosphere, oceans, and even in our plates! Since the adoption of the Minamata Convention on Mercury in 2013, 128 countries have been striving...
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11.14.2019
What impact does climate change have on Himalayan glaciers? Over the last ten years, an international team of scientists has studied the gradual evolution of glaciers in Nepal, a phenomenon that...
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09.24.2019
Discover the 20 photos that won the La preuve par l’image (The Proof is in the picture) competition. The competition, which was organised this year by the CNRS and the francophone association for...
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08.02.2019
Wood is a living material. And this shows in paintings on wood, slowly cracking, bending and warping—the price to pay for being on public display under conditions that are often far from ideal. In...
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04.09.2019
From the jungles of the Amazon to the peaks of the Himalayas, the depths of oceans to those of underground wells, scientists are sometimes severely put to the test in collecting data, setting up...
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01.14.2019
The goal of the Ice Memory programme, launched in 2015 by the glaciologists Jérôme Chappellaz and Patrick Ginot, is to create a global ice archive sanctuary in Antarctica. And they must act quickly,...