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An Inca god’s colours revealed, Corsican granite and the Roman Empire, and a new way to regulate the expression of RNA genes

Researchers from the CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle and the Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac have used X-ray fluorescence spectrometry to analyze the colours painted on a statue of the Inca god and oracle Pachacamac. This measurement, combined with…
18th January 2020
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Denisovans were closer to modern humans than to Neanderthals, female gorillas avoid sick groups, and CO2 fertilization enhances land carbon sink

Although they were more closely related to Neanderthals, Denisovans had fingers that are indistinguishable from modern humans, according to a new analysis by researchers in France and Russia of a “missing” finger bone fragment. The finding, reported in Science Advances,…
6th September 2019
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The 3D chemical composition of organic fossils, pea genome assembled, and dense Antarctic water returns to the Atlantic

A team of scientists led by researchers from the Institut photonique d’Analyse non-destructive Européen des Matériaux Anciens (IPANEMA - CNRS/Min. Culture/Univ Versailles St-Quentin) say they have developed a new technique for studying the composition of fossils down to a scale of one…
4th September 2019