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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...
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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...
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04.26.2021
Located in the north of the former African kingdom of Kongo, the Lovo Massif is home to a number of rock art sites with a history spanning several centuries. The French-Congolese Lovo mission is...
04.15.2021
Antoine Aiello, Nora Dempsey, François Jérôme and Amanda Silva Brun are the four recipients of the CNRS 2021 Innovation Medal. Created 10 years ago, this distinction honours people whose outstanding...
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03.28.2021
Heretic and a slave to desire or radical ascetic and paragon of virtue: who was the real Epicurus? Retracing the history of representations of Epicureanism, the CNRS philosopher Aurélien Robert shows...
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03.25.2021

Eleven churches carved from a rock, centuries of history and a mystery that remains. An ambitious research programme tries to unveil the complex past of Lalibela, the largest christian site in...

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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...
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...