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11.11.2020
By considering criteria other than purely biological or medical, such as language ability, social background, and gender, hospital practitioners and scientists have developed strategies for improving...
10.20.2020

At an altitude of 5,300 metres, the city of la Rinconada, Peru, is the highest permanent human settlement in the world. While many residents suffer from hypoxia, oxygen deprivation, others are...

10.19.2020
A magic device of sorts, the universal automatic translators of science fiction enable human and extra-terrestrial civilisations to communicate effortlessly and with no previous learning. Some...
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10.08.2020
How has the pandemic caused by SARS-Cov-2 affected the world’s indigenous populations? Seeking to answer that question, the anthropologist and CNRS senior researcher Irène Bellier has analysed a vast...
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10.05.2020
Do ecosystems really have a threshold of disturbance beyond which the environment abruptly deteriorates? This notion, which currently informs environmental policies, is being questioned by a group of...
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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...
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05.13.2020
According to Serge Morand, an ecologist and evolutionary biologist at the CNRS and CIRAD, researchers in ecology and the environmental sciences are more politically-minded than they were 20 or 30...
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05.13.2020
Tanzania’s Rift Valley has one of the greatest concentrations of linguistic diversity in all of Africa. Among the dozens of tongues native to the region, Hadza and Iraqw, two languages characterised...
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05.11.2020
A subject of scientific studies in recent years, meditation is proving to be an effective antidote for stress and suffering in these times of abrupt change and uncertainty. The neuroscientist Antoine...