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One-pot method to make a new natural herbicide

Researchers at the Laboratoire de synthèse organique (CNRS/École polytechnique /ENSTA), the Molécules de communication et adaptation des micro-organismes laboratory (MNHN/CNRS), the Laboratoire de biologie du développement (Sorbonne Université/CNRS) and the Laboratoire de chimie moléculaire (Ecole Polytechnique/CNRS) have shown that a natural…
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1 mai 2019
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First-ever picture of a black hole

Black holes swallow all light and are therefore invisible. What sounds plausible is fortunately a little different in practice for astronomers. Because black holes are surrounded by shining gas discs and therefore stand out from the dark background, similar to…
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10 avril 2019
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Revealing whales’ sense of smell

Researchers at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive in Montpelier have shown that humpback whales have relatively well-developed olfactory structures that help them identify the specific odours produced by planktonic prey such as krill in the vast space of the…
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1 mars 2019