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30/10/2014

French press review 30 October 2014

There are different takes on the controversial dam that is the object of protests in south-west France. Bosses are accused of pocketing money from tax breaks supposed to create jobs.
29/10/2014

French press review 29 October 2014

Financial trickery and violence are the unhappy options offered by this morning's French front pages.There are reports on the uproar in France caused by the death of an ecology protester at the ...
24/10/2014 - FRANCE - US

French Academy of Science award winner on need to protect scientists

The French Academy of Science has awarded its top prize to Joel Lebowitz, a professor of physics and mathematics at Rutgers University

Neanderthal DNA extraction
23/10/2014 - FRANCE

Scientists discover oldest human DNA, linking us to Neanderthals

Scientists say they have unravelled the oldest DNA ever retrieved from a Homo sapiens bone, shedding light on human colonisation of the planet.

Pioneering Parkinson's disease neurosurgeon professor Alim-Louis Benabid, Grenoble, France. Files 2013.
09/09/2014 - France - United States

French scientist wins 'American Nobel'

A French scientist was awarded a top science prize, for his work on brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.

The 900-gramme artifical heart is highly technological
05/09/2014 - FRANCE

Second Carmat artificial heart implanted in France

For the second time a high-tech bioprosthetic heart has been implanted in a French patient.
France's Minister of Higher Education and Research Geneviève Fioraso
16/08/2014 - France

French universities hold their place in global Shanghai rankings

The annual prestigious Shanghai university rankings have placed 21 of the world's top 500 universities in France, an uptick of one institution from last year.

14/08/2014 - France

Mathematics fields medal prize winner makes France proud

Artur Avila, a research director at France's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) is one of four people to win the most prestigious prize in the world of mathematics for ...
A doctor uses a microscope to look at virus samples in a Biosafety Level III laboratory at the National Institute of Health in Lima, 12 August 2014.
13/08/2014 - Ebola - Interview

How does the Ebola serum work? An Ebola serum researcher explains

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday authorised the use of an experimental serum in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.
Up, Up and Away! Part 2
09/08/2014 - The Sound Kitchen

Up, Up and Away! Part 2

On today’s menu: French explorer Dr. Jean-Louis Etienne, the first person to cross the North Pole in a hot air ballon!
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