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  • 25 November 2016
    Subduction zone geometry : a mega-earthquake risk indicator
    Mega-earthquakes (with a magnitude greater than 8.5) mainly occur on subduction faults where one tectonic plate passes under another. But the probability of such earthquakes does not appear to be (...)
  • 24 November 2016
    Intestinal cells stave off bacteria by purging
    Though purging is not prescribed as often as it was centuries ago, intestinal cells known as enterocytes frequently resort to this age-old remedy. Researchers from the Immune Response and Development (...)
  • 18 November 2016
    Chicxulub : a unique crater to elucidate planetary surfaces
    The fall of an asteroid in the Yucatán Peninsula (Mexico) 66 million years ago is believed to have caused the extinction of dinosaurs. It also created the Chicxulub impact crater, the only such (...)
  • 15 November 2016
    Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
    At 6000 years old, this copper amulet is the earliest lost-wax cast object known. Now, researchers have finally discovered how it was made, using a novel UV-visible photoluminescence spectral imaging (...)
  • 14 November 2016
    Searching for the world's oldest ice
    Why did the rhythm of glaciations suddenly slow down about a million years ago? To answer this question and to better forecast future climate change, a consortium of researchers from 14 (...)

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