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Mercury contamination threatens Antarctic birds

Mercury contamination in the Antarctic and Subantarctic affects bird populations, reveal researchers from the Centre d'Etudes Biologiques de Chizé and from the 'Littoral, Environnement et Sociétés' Laboratory ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Ecology
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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.

dateMar 14, 2014 in Environment
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Earth's mantle plasticity explained

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 constituent ...

dateMar 07, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New horizons in radiotherapy?

Targeted radiation therapy that is less harmful to healthy cells could see the light of day thanks to a team of French researchers from the Laboratoire de Chimie Physique - Matière et Rayonnement (CNRS/UPMC) working in collaboration ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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Amoeboid swimming - crawling in a fluid

Researchers from CNRS, Inserm, and Université Joseph Fourier - Grenoble have developed a particularly simple model that reproduces the swimming mechanism of amoebas. They show that, by changing shape, these ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in General Physics
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Elucidating heavy precipitation events

It is difficult to forecast heavy precipitation events accurately and reliably. The quality of these forecasts is affected by two processes whose relative importance has now been quantified by a team at the ...

dateNov 29, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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