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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. And what about if the secret behind beating records was to use mathematics' Thanks to a mathematical model, Amandine Aftalion, CNRS researcher at the Centre d'analyse et de mathématique sociales (CNRS/EHESS), and Emmanuel Trélat, a Sorbonne Université researcher at the Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions (CNRS/Sorbonne Université/ Université de Paris) have proved that the geometry of athletic tracks could be optimised to improve records.
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 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 .

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.

Health - Mar 3
Health

Scientists at the Laboratoire des Maladies Neurodégénératives (CNRS/CEA/Université Paris-Saclay) and the Neurocentre Magendie (INSERM/Université de Bordeaux) have just shown that a metabolic pathway plays a determining role in Alzheimer's disease's memory problems.


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Life Sciences - 26.03.2020
Neanderthals: Pioneers in the use of marine resources
Neanderthals: Pioneers in the use of marine resources
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 - 23.03.2020
Among wild mammals too, females live longer
Among wild mammals too, females live longer
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.

- 17.03.2020
Menstrual Toxic Shock: instructions for use of tampons to limit the risk
Every year, about 20 cases of staphylococcal toxic shock syndromes related to the use of tampons are reported in France.

Astronomy / Space Science - 16.03.2020
Jupiter’s Great Red Spot shrinking in size but not in thickness
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 - 12.03.2020
At 8 months, babies already know their grammar
At 8 months, babies already know their grammar
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 - 03.03.2020
The origin of satiety: brain cells that change shape after a meal
The origin of satiety: brain cells that change shape after a meal
You just finished a good meal and are feeling full? Researchers from the CNRS, Inrae, University of Burgundy, Université de Paris, Inserm, and University of Luxembourg 1 have just revealed the mechanisms in our brains that lead to this state.

Environment - 26.02.2020
Tech4Earth 2020: 2 winning projects from ENS de Lyon
The selection committee met on January 23, 2020 and announced the six winning projects from the Tech4Earth call for proposals.

Environment - 26.02.2020
Tech4inclusion 2020: 2 winning projects from ENS de Lyon
The selection committee met on January 23, 2020 and announced the six winning projects from the Tech4Earth call for proposals.

Life Sciences - Physics - 17.02.2020
’80 Prime’ 2020 Call for projects: 3 winning projects
For the second edition, the CNRS call for projects '80 Prime' has once again given special emphasis to interdisciplinarity and risk-taking.

Environment - 27.01.2020

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.01.2020
Heading to Barbados to investigate two unknowns in the climate equation
Heading to Barbados to investigate two unknowns in the climate equation
A major airborne and oceanographic mission off the Caribbean island of Barbados is preparing to study two major climate unknowns: trade wind cumulus clouds and mesoscale eddies in the ocean.

Linguistics / Literature - 15.01.2020

Linguistics / Literature - 15.01.2020

Environment - 06.01.2020
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta.

Social Sciences - Life Sciences - 17.12.2019
Collective Memory Shapes the Construction of Personal
Collective Memory Shapes the Construction of Personal
For sociologists, our individual memories are shaped by the collective memory of our community. Until now, this phenomenon had never been studied at the neurobiological level.

Physics - Electroengineering - 12.12.2019

Health - 10.12.2019
CEA-Leti Thin-Film Batteries Target Extended Applications and Improved Performance in Medical Implants
CEA-Leti Thin-Film Batteries Target Extended Applications and Improved Performance in Medical Implants
'IEDM 2019 Paper Reports Millimeter-Scale TFBs Exhibit the Best Performance In Both Energy and Power Densities SAN FRANCISCO ' Dec.

Life Sciences - 10.12.2019
CEA-Leti Builds Fully Integrated Bio-Inspired Neural Network with RRAM-Based Synapses & Analogue Spiking Neurons
'Functionality of Circuit Presented at IEDM 2019 Was Demonstrated With Handwritten Digits Classification on a Tablet Screen 'SAN FRANCISCO ' Dec.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.12.2019
Expedition on Antarctic plateau to better gauge sea level rise
Expedition on Antarctic plateau to better gauge sea level rise
From 7 December 2019 to 25 January 2020, a team of scientists from France (CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes ) and Italy ( Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche , Istituto Nazionale Geofisica e Vulcano

Business / Economics - 27.11.2019

Life Sciences - 27.11.2019
Compliance with Paris Agreement would limit loss of productivity for fishing and agriculture
Compliance with Paris Agreement would limit loss of productivity for fishing and agriculture
What is the global impact of climate change on fishing and agriculture? An international team of scientists 1 led by the CNRS, involving the University of Montpellier 2 in France, has studied this question by applying climate models to worldwide data on employment, the economy, and food security.

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