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Physics - Mar 30
Physics
A palette of colours on a silver plate: that is what the world's first colour photograph looks like. It was taken by French physicist Edmond Becquerel in 1848. His process was empirical, never explained, and quickly abandoned.
Life Sciences - Mar 26
Life Sciences

Neanderthals slurping seashells by the seashore? This scene may startle those accustomed to imagining Homo neanderthalensis as a people of cold climes who hunted large herbivores.

Life Sciences - Mar 23
Life Sciences

In all human populations, average lifespans are longer for women than for men. Moreover, nine out of ten supercentenarians-that is, people 110 years old and up-are women.

Astronomy - Mar 16

Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System, is mainly made up of liquids and gases. Its clouds are shaped by jet streams, winds and vortices into numerous parallel bands, as well as coloured patches, one of which clearly stands out: the Great Red Spot.

Life Sciences - Mar 5
Life Sciences

Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: the scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years.

Mathematics - Mar 25
Mathematics

Usain Bolt's 200m record has not been beaten for ten years and Florence Griffith Joyner's for more than thirty years.

Life Sciences - Mar 23
Life Sciences

As average temperatures rise every year, it is no longer rare to see plants flower as early as February.

Life Sciences - Mar 12
Life Sciences

Even before uttering their first words, babies master the grammar basics of their mother tongue. Thus eight-month-old French infants can distinguish function words, or functors -e.g.

Life Sciences - Mar 4
Life Sciences

Until now, archaeozoologists have been unable to reconstruct the earliest stages of domestication: the process of placing wild animals in captivity remained beyond their methodological reach 1 .





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