InSight lander touches down on Mars

Insight the first outer space robotic explorer to study in-depth the “inner space” of Mars: its crust, mantle, and core.

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France investigates reports of babies born without arms in rural areas


Paris’s health authorities say they investigate why there are an extremely large number of babies born in some parts of the country without hands, forearms or arms. The results of the countrywide survey will be published in three months, the head of public health service, François Bourdillon, told RTL radio station on Wednesday. “Nothing is kept secret,” he promised.




The relocation of the Abu Simbel temples

In 1964, one of the world’s largest and most spectacular dismantling and reassembly projects was begun in Egypt. To rescue the ancient temples in Abu Simbel from the waters of the Nile, the temples had to be relocated.

Nobel physics prize winner

Nobel physics prize winners include first female laureate for 55 years

8 years ago : antibiotic resistant bacteria

August 2010 : World Health Organisation urges countries to take measures to combat antimicrobial resistance

Cedric Vilani

Cedric Vilani, the lady Gaga of French mathematicians

Seven landscapes – 1 – Glyphosate wins new five-year lease in Europe

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Seven landscapes – 1 – Glyphosate wins new five-year lease in Europe





Higher coffee consumption associated with lower risk of death

Cardiology study links higher coffee intake with lower risk of early death

Paul François, poisoned by Monsanto

Paul Francois, farmer poisoned by herbicide Lasso is suffering neurological problems.

Heated roads

Solar heat is collected in summer from the surface heat generated by solar radiation. The heat is transferred to thermalbanks in the ground over the summer and released during the winter.

The quality of air in Paris

Will limiting traffic access to Paris improve air quality ?

Voyager’s 40th anniversary

Humanity's farthest and longest-live spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, are celebrating 40 years of operation and exploration this month

Cassini, NASA’s 13-year Saturn mission, has ended

Titan's lakes and seas : Titan is the only celestial object besides Earth known to host stable bodies of liquid on its surface. But this liquid isn't water. Titan's weather system is hydrocarbon-based; ethane and methane rain from the skies, flowing in rivers and collecting in large lakes and seas.

Optical fiber

Nearly 30 million French homes have fibre broadband, the remaining 2 million households which cannot be connected economically to the fiber network will have broadband delivered through a combination of satellite, optical fiber and mobile Internet.

CIA torture: lawsuit settled against psychologists who designed techniques

James Mitchell (right), and Bruce Jenssen accused of designing CIA 'torture' programme to face trial

Prehistoric cannibalism

Engraved bones unearthed in a Somerset cave have revealed new evidence of macabre cannibalistic rituals carried out by early humans in Britain.

Tweeter audience measurement 

Twitter audience of the candidates for the French presidential election