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  • 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 (...)
  • 14 November 2016
    Facing terrorism : a year of mobilization at the CNRS
    After the Paris and Nice attacks, the CNRS endeavored to commit research resources to the fight against terrorism. We take a look back on a year of action that included a call for projects with an (...)
  • 3 November 2016
    France doubles its experimental capability in nuclear physics
    The new SPIRAL2 particle accelerator at the French large heavy-ion accelerator GANIL (CNRS/CEA), inaugurated on November 3 in the presence of the French President François Hollande, will be able to (...)


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