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03.09.2021
The recent accusations levied against French constitutional lawyer Olivier Duhamel illustrate how, despite being taboo, incest is actually quite common in our society. The anthropologist Dorothée...
02.22.2021
Surprising collective behaviour can be observed within human groups. A research team in southwestern France has focused on segregation, and on the information necessary to trigger it. This study...
Opinion
02.19.2021
Avid watchers of television and streaming series are often portrayed as hooked to their screens and completely passive. But is that a fair assessment? According to a new study, viewers actually...
Article
02.10.2021
Although large conch-shaped shells still serve as musical instruments in various regions of the Pacific and Caribbean, their use in the Palaeolithic had never been established. For the first time,...
Article
02.08.2021
In an official advice, the French academy of sciences sounds the alarm about the decline of insects. CNRS News talked to Philippe Grandcolas, head of the ISYEB, and co-author of the scientific report...
02.03.2021
At a recent CNRS conference organised on the theme “Artificial intelligence: the computer overcomes the language barrier”, the researcher Farah Benamara spoke about advances in automatic processing...
Article
09.03.2020
The economist and CNRS senior researcher Gaël Giraud offers a sobering assessment of the global trend towards privatisation and its dangers for the environment, along with a new perspective on the...
Article
09.01.2020
Plastics, chemicals and oil spills pollute and endanger marine ecosystems. Yet cleaning up the ocean is rarely, if ever, possible. Solutions must therefore consist in reducing waste and other...
Slideshow
08.23.2020
Three years ago, in a virtually unexplored part of northern Saudi Arabia, exceptional animal sculptures depicting life-sized camelids and equids were discovered. Were they carved by the Nabateans...