climate

Seals help improve ocean heat transport data

The Antarctic Circumpolar Current flows in a loop around Antarctica, connecting the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. It is one of the most significant ocean currents in our climate system because it facilitates the exchange of heat and other properties…
research news

Are women perceived as worse magicians than men?

For the same performance, a woman is still considered less competent than a man, especially in stereotypically male domains. Cyril Thomas, lecturer at the University of Paris and amateur illusionist, participated in a European study that has just illustrated this…
biology

A fungus in Tatarinow’s aster produces bioactive agents

Tatarinow's aster is used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a number of ailments; the plant contains an active ingredient known as astin - and it is this agent which cancer researchers are now investigating. However, the plant does not…
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biology
Artificial retina promises to restore vision
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physics
Laser beams and plasma address gap in fusion research
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climate
Tiny woodlands more important than previously thought
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research news
Molière probably did write his own plays
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imaging
A 0.3 mm David Bowie: the smallest character ever created in 3D
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biology
Despite EU moratorium, neonicotinoids still pose a risk for bees
health

E. coli gain a foothold by changing their diets in inflammatory bowel disease

In a new paper in Nature Microbiology, researchers at Michigan Medicine tgether with colleagues at Insem describe how bad bacteria gain a foothold over good bacteria in irritable bowel syndrome (IBD)  and how something as simple as a diet change might…
biology

Late foetuses and young adults produce haematopoietic stem cells in transient waves

Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are responsible for constantly replenishing blood cells throughout life. One of the major challenges in regenerative medicine is to produce tailor-made HSCs to replace defective ones in patients suffering from blood related diseases. This would overcome…
climate

Human activity already increased global soil erosion 4000 years ago

Soil erosion reduces the productivity of ecosystems, changes nutrient cycles and thus directly impacts climate and society. An international team of researchers, including Professor Pierre Francus at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) and INRA at the Université Savoie Mont…
energy
Strategically placing future hydropower dams to avoid environmental risks
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biology
Ants are jam-free traffic champions
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biology
P0 protein sacrificed by a virus
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chemistry
How a molecule can change the climate
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earth
Catastrophic events carry tree forests thousands of miles to a burial at sea
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physics
Phytoplankton could be sea cyclists
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earth
Collective behaviour in 480-million-year-old arthropods
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biology
Resolving the nuclear disassembly and import mechanisms of HIV
health
Ebola outbreaks could worsen because of conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo