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  • 17 December 2014
    Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone
    Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the (...)
  • 15 December 2014
    CNRS top EU institution for ERC 2014 Starting Grants
    The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its "Starting Grants" to 328 projects, 43 of which are based in France. The CNRS leads the way with 18 laureates.
  • 10 December 2014
    Rosetta : first results of the ROSINA instrument
    First measurements by the Rosetta mission's ROSINA instrument show that the deuterium-to-hydrogen (D/H) ratio of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is highly enriched in deuterium. These results (...)
  • 4 December 2014
    Bees see the woods for the trees
    Seeing the big picture or focusing on details: When we first see an image, do we analyze it globally and then focus on its elements, or do we pay attention to details before reconstructing the whole (...)
  • 3 December 2014
    Lucy, Ardi and Selam find new home in Ethiopia
    On the 40th anniversary of the discovery in Ethiopia of humankind's most famous fossil representative, Lucy, the little 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus has become one of the stars of (...)


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