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  • 17 March 2014
    New French-Chilean UMI to study marine algae
    To strengthen their collaboration in the fields of ecology and marine evolutionary biology, the CNRS, UPMC and two Chilean universities signed an agreement on 17 March 2014 for the creation of an (...)
  • 11 March 2014
    Africa's pollution in the spotlight
    Human activity in Africa significantly contributes to air pollution. However, no detailed data regarding country-by-country pollutant emissions in the continent was available until now. To remedy (...)
  • 5 MARCH 2014
    VLT : MUSE takes a look at the Universe
    A unique new instrument dubbed MUSE (Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer) has been successfully installed on the European Southern Observatory (ESO)'s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Paranal, in the (...)
  • 3 March 2014
    30,000 year-old giant virus found in Siberia
    A new type of giant virus called “Pithovirus” has been discovered in the frozen ground of extreme north-eastern Siberia by researchers from the Information Génomique et Structurale (...)
  • 3 March 2014
    Earth's mantle plasticity explained
    The Earth's mantle is a solid layer that undergoes slow, continuous convective motion. But how do these rocks deform, thus making such motion possible, given that minerals such as olivine (the main (...)


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