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  • 22 september 2016
    Tracking down the origin of mercury contamination in human hair
    Mercury is a potent neurotoxin present in our daily lives and our body can accumulate it over the years. Food consumption, such as fish and rice, is the most common source of mercury exposure. (...)
  • 21 September 2016
    Mathematician Claire Voisin awarded the CNRS 2016 gold medal
    The mathematician Claire Voisin is the laureate of the CNRS 2016 gold medal, France's highest scientific distinction. This award, which will be handed out on 14 December, 2016, in Paris, honors her (...)
  • 19 September 2016
    Shedding light on Pluto's glaciers
    What is the origin of the large heart-shaped nitrogen glacier revealed in 2015 on Pluto by the New Horizons spacecraft? Two researchers from the Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique (...)
  • 15 September 2016
    How plant roots sense and react to soil flooding
    While we already knew that plant roots were capable of sensing many individual soil characteristics (water, nutrients and oxygen availability), we did not have any understanding of how they (...)
  • 14 september 2016
    Gaia maps the position of a billion stars
    With one billion stars mapped in a thousand days, European researchers have shown that they are not afraid to tackle the most daunting tasks. The work was carried out by 450 researchers from 25 (...)

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