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  • JULY 13, 2017
    Mercury in the Arctic Ocean : Stopover in the tundra
    The Arctic Ocean and its fauna are far from major sources of pollution. So why are they so contaminated with mercury? This mystery has just been solved by an international team including researchers (...)
  • 6 July 2017
    First discovery of an exoplanet by SPHERE
    The astronomical instrument SPHERE, installed since 2014 on the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in Chile, has made its first discovery of a planet around a star (...)
  • 28 june 2017
    Brooding dinosaurs
    A new method used to perform geochemical analysis of fossilized eggs from China has shown that oviraptorosaurs incubated their eggs with their bodies within a 35–40° C range, similar to extant birds (...)
  • 20 June 2017
    How phytoplankton rule the oceans
    Photosynthesis is a unique biological process that has permitted the colonization of land and sea by plants and phytoplankton respectively. While the mechanisms of photosynthesis in plants are well (...)
  • 15 June 2015
    What the pupils tells us about language
    The meaning of a word is enough to trigger a reaction in our pupil: when we read or hear a word with a meaning associated with luminosity (“sun,” “shine,” etc.), our pupils contract as they would if (...)


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