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Life Sciences - 22.02.2018
Unsaddling old theory on origin of horses
Unsaddling old theory on origin of horses
Botai horses were tamed in Kazakhstan 5,500 years ago and thought to be the ancestors of today's domesticated horses. . . until a team led by researchers from the CNRS and Université Toulouse III–Paul Sabatier sequenced their genome. Their findings published on 22 February 2018 in Science are startling: these equids are the progenitors not of the modern domesticated horse, but rather of Przewalski's horses—previously presumed wild! The earliest proof of equine domestication points to the steppes of Central Asia roughly 5,500 years ago.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.02.2018
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At a global scale, just 12 grape varieties (or 1% of cultivated varieties) occupy up to 80% of vineyards in some countries. Scientists from INRA and Harvard University in the USA have suggested that one of the levers that could be operated to adapt wine-growing to climate change is to exploit the diversity of other cultivated varieties by planting those that are less well known, and thus encouraging winegrowers and consumers to adopt new practices.

Health - Life Sciences - 30.01.2018
GlutN: understanding gluten sensitivity to offer suitable wheat-based products
GlutN: understanding gluten sensitivity to offer suitable wheat-based products
Coordinated by INRA, the GlutN Project aims to explore the mechanisms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS), assess its prevalence and identify clinical markers with the goal of developing suitable bread products. The GlutN Project was launched on 30 January 2018 in Paris. Found in the grains of numerous cereals, including wheat, gluten is a composite of proteins which gives flour the viscoelastic properties it needs to add shape to bread products.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.01.2018
Tara Oceans : discovery of over 100 million genes from the marine world
Tara Oceans : discovery of over 100 million genes from the marine world
The Tara Oceans expedition (2009-2013) has enabled the collection of plankton samples in all of the world's oceans on board the schooner Tara , and the creation of catalogues of species and genes on a scale never before undertaken.

Electroengineering - Computer Science - 15.01.2018
Robots aid better understanding of phytoplankton blooms
Robots aid better understanding of phytoplankton blooms
Phytoplankton blooms are one of the most important factors contributing to the efficiency of the carbon pump in the North Atlantic Ocean. To better understand this phenomenon, the ERC remOcean 1 project, led by researchers at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (CNRS/UPMC), has developed a new class of robots: biogeochemical profiling floats, the first robots able to collect data in the ocean throughout the year.

Astronomy / Space Science - 10.01.2018
A French nano satellite to unveil the mysteries of Beta Pictoris
A French nano satellite to unveil the mysteries of Beta Pictoris
PicSat will be launched into Earth orbit on 12 January 2018 to study the star Beta Pictoris, its exoplanet and its famous debris disk, thanks to a small telescope 5 cm in diameter.

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