geosciences

Earth Sciences - Environment - Nov 7, 2018
Wednesday 7 November 2018 officially launches the European Plate Observing System (EPOS) for the pooling and streamlining of data and services of all kinds for the study of our planet. This initiative, for which the CNRS and BRGM are working together with the French Ministry for Higher Education, Research and Innovation, in part aims to better understand the mechanisms behind earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Earth Sciences - Environment - Apr 11, 2018
Earth Sciences - Environment

By studying calcium in fossil remains in deposits in Morocco and Niger, researchers have been able to reconstruct the food chains of the past, thus explaining how so many predators could coexist in the dinosaurs' time.

Earth Sciences - History - Dec 1, 2017

You may already be surprised to hear there are iron objects dating back to the Bronze Age, but their meteorite origin is even more astonishing. Though meteorites had already been recognized as one source of this metal, the scientific community couldn't determine whether they accounted for most or simply a few Bronze Age iron artifacts.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - Nov 13, 2017
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences

In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne, in the Jura Mountains.

Earth Sciences - Environment - Apr 4, 2018
Earth Sciences - Environment

An international team of researchers 1 , including a CNRS researcher at the department of Écologie et Dynamique des Systèmes Anthropisés (CNRS / Université de Picardie Jules Verne) has observed an acceleration in the increase of biodiversity on mountain peaks in Europe.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy - Nov 30, 2017

After an earthquake, there is a disturbance in the field of gravity almost instantaneously. This could be recorded before the seismic waves that seismologists usually analyze.

Earth Sciences - Event - Oct 5, 2017
Earth Sciences - Event

Researchers have managed to create a similar rain-seeding phenomenon in controlled laboratory conditions.


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