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  • 12 December 2016
    Neurons paralyze us during REM sleep
    During REM sleep, the brain inhibits the motor system, which makes the sleeper completely immobile. CNRS researchers working in the Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon (CNRS/Université (...)
  • 12 December 2016
    Atmospheric methane concentrations are rising faster since 2007
    An international group of researchers led by LSCE (CEA-CNRS-UVSQ) has published a thorough budget of methane sources and sinks1 over the last decade in the Earth System Science Data (ESSD) (...)
  • November 28 2016
    Marine sediments record variations in the Earth's magnetic field
    Past variations in the strength of the Earth's magnetic field are reflected by the production of isotopes in the atmosphere. Researchers from the CNRS, Aix Marseille Université and the French (...)
  • 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 (...)


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