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  • 31 May 2018
    Bacteria ensure square meal for bloodsucking ticks
    How do ticks live solely on blood? A study presented in Current Biology (May 31, 2018) has elucidated the crucial role played by symbiotic bacteria that synthesize B vitamins. These (...)
  • 31 May 2018
    Aerial robot that can morph in flight
    Marking a world first, researchers from the Étienne Jules Marey Institute of Movement Sciences (CNRS / Aix-Marseille Université) have drawn inspiration from birds to design an aerial robot capable of (...)
  • 28 May 2018
    First light for SPIRou, exoplanet hunter
    SPIRou, the new planet-hunting spectropolarimeter developed for the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), has successfully recorded its first starlight. Ten years after it was first designed and (...)
  • May 24, 2018
    A supergene to stay alive
    Some butterflies rely mainly on colorful wing patterns for their survival. CNRS researchers from the Centre d'Écologie Fonctionnelle et Évolutive (CNRS / University of Montpellier / Paul-Valéry (...)
  • 22 May 2018
    Discovery of the first body in the Solar System with an extrasolar origin
    Asteroid 2015 BZ509 is the very first object in the Solar System shown to have an extrasolar origin. This remarkable discovery was made by CNRS researcher Fathi Namouni and her Brazilian colleague (...)


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