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  • 21 December 2015
    Gullies on Mars sculpted by dry ice rather than liquid water.
    Mars's gullies may be formed by dry ice processes rather than flowing liquid water, as previously thought. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by two French scientists published online on (...)
  • 18 December 2015
    Coral symbionts take to the open ocean
    Symbiodinium is a unicellular alga that plays a major role in coral reefs by forming symbiotic partnerships with invertebrates, providing them with the ability to photosynthesize. For the first time, (...)
  • 17 December 2015
    Parental care already existed 500 million years ago
    Some of the earliest marine animals already carried their eggs, protecting the growth of their embryos. This discovery was made by two paleontologists when they used advanced imaging techniques and (...)
  • 17 December 2015
    Essilor and CNRS partner to invent lenses of the future
    Partners since 2004, Essilor and CNRS have signed a new research agreement on December 14, 2015 for a 5 year collaboration between Essilor and the Laas-CNRS laboratory.
  • 16 December 2015
    Lifting a car with two phone books
    Astonishingly, it turns out to be practically impossible to separate two interleaved phone books by pulling on their spines, however much force is applied. It is even possible to suspend a car from (...)


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