earth

Catastrophic events carry tree forests thousands of miles to a burial at sea

Flooding from torrential rains caused by cyclones and monsoonal storms, as well as other catastrophic events, are responsible for moving huge amounts of fresh wood to a watery grave deep under the ocean, according to a new study by Earth…
physics

Phytoplankton could be sea cyclists

An international team, including researchers from the Institut de mécanique des fluides de Toulouse (IMFT, CNRS/Toulouse INP/UT3 Paul Sabatier), the ETH University in Zurich and the University of Sheffield, has been working on quantifying why some micro-organisms swim as chains,…
earth

Collective behaviour in 480-million-year-old arthropods

Our understanding of the anatomy of the earliest animals has never been better, but we still know next to nothing about their behaviour. Did group behaviour arise recently or is it primeval? To answer this question, researchers from the CNRS,…
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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
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anthropology
Early humans moved through Mediterranean earlier than believed
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health
A potential novel therapeutic target for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
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health
Could tissue damage caused by a heart attack be reduced by 30%?
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biology
Bioluminescence as an ecological trait in the deep sea benthos
physics

James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz win Physics Nobel Prize 2019

The Swiss astronomers Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz have received the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discovery of the first exoplanet in 1995 - which they discovered while at the Observatoire de Haute-Provence, which was then a CNRS…
archaeology

Researchers “see” writing hidden on the back of an ancient philosophical text

Researchers from France, Italy, Germany and Russia have discovered portions of Greek text hidden on the back of an ancient scroll discovered in the 18th century using a technique called shortwave-infrared hyperspectral imaging, which involves collecting and processing of hundreds of narrow spectral…
health

Single shot protection against Lassa virus in animals

Researchers in Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg have created a vaccine for Lassa fever that completely shields macaques from infection with only a single dose – an important advantage when designing vaccines intended for vaccination campaigns in the field. Their findings –…
biology
Researchers track the HI virus
biology
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materials
New STM technique studies topological electronic properties
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biology
DNA tweezers study the interaction between a drug and its target at the molecular scale
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energy
Bacteria produce volatile hydrocarbons
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biology
New vaccine technology shows promise against Chikungunya
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biology
Researchers identify a protein essential for Chikungunya virus replication
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environment
Climate cooling and competition with their cousins likely led to the decline of Lamniformes sharks
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physics
The CEMES-CNRS inaugurates a new cutting-edge microscope