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06.07.2021
At first sight, the remote, icy polar regions may appear superficially similar. But they are in fact very different places: the Antarctic and the Arctic have neither the same history nor the same...
Article
06.02.2021
Arrested in Tehran two years ago and sentenced to five years of detention, the French-Iranian anthropologist has been released from prison but remains under house arrest. She was recently awarded the...
05.25.2021
What can we do when a technology created to promote commercial products is used to influence people's political opinions?
Article
05.24.2021
Did the former presence of huge bat colonies in the caves of southern France have an impact on palaeolithic rock art? This is the hypothesis put forward by the geoarchaeologist Laurent Bruxelles,...
Article
05.20.2021
It was nearly 40 years ago: in October 1981, a few months after the election of François Mitterrand as President of the Republic, capital punishment was abolished in France. CNRS News looks back at a...
Article
05.18.2021
While 10 May marks the commemoration of France’s abolition of slavery in 1848, more than 170 years on, this tragic phenomenon remains a reality. The number of victims worldwide, in the form of forced...
01.17.2021
A unique collection of sound archives of rare and endangered languages is now accessible to all on the Pangloss website. Several thousand tales and stories in more than 170 languages, collected and...
Opinion
01.11.2021
The archaeologist Stéphen Rostain gives his perspective on how 13,000 years of history have shaped how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting the Amazon.
Opinion
12.21.2020
Loss of smell, one of the effects of Covid-19, has a real impact on people's social lives, who sometimes suffer from isolation or depression. Three specialists share their insight and call for...