what if the “worst variant” was actually in the US?

what if the "worst variant" was actually in the US?

By Louis Valleau Released 26 minutes ago, Update 13 minutes ago People walk past Covid-19 testing sites in New York. EDUARDO MUNOZ / REUTERS THE CONTROL PROCESS – That’s the idea “ironically” mentioned by a University of Minnesota researcher about the XBB.1.5 subvariant that’s taking off across the Atlantic. It is on its way to … Read more

After four years on Mars, the InSight mission is a huge success

After four years on Mars, the InSight mission is a huge success

Left, the dust accumulated on the solar panels of the inSight probe ended up depriving it of the energy needed to communicate with the seismometer, whose last photo (right) reached Earth on December 11. Nasa.org/Nasa.org HISTORY – The French seismometer taken away by NASA has revolutionized our knowledge of the red planet’s interior. Since November … Read more

Russia says it will not use biological weapons

Russia says it will not use biological weapons

Russia will not use biological weapons, a senior Russian diplomat said on Friday (December 16th) at a press briefing in Geneva. Konstantin Vorontsov, deputy director of the non-proliferation and arms control department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, played down fears that Russia could use these weapons. “It’s not a topic at allhe told a group … Read more

CrCoNi called ‘world’s hardest new material’

CrCoNi called 'world's hardest new material'

This alloy of chromium, cobalt and nickel exhibits exceptional properties that give it almost unparalleled formability and robustness, according to a group of researchers. A major discovery disseminated by the American journal Science. A team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley, California, and Oak Ridge, Tennessee, laboratories measured the material “the toughest on the planet»: … Read more

how our body reacts to extreme temperatures

how our body reacts to extreme temperatures

Snowflakes fell over France. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP DESCRIPTION – As a major cold wave crosses France, the low temperatures harm the human body, which can even lead to heart and respiratory attacks. In a few hours in the middle of the night from December 13 to 14, a white coat, accompanied by its negative … Read more

Extreme temperatures responsible for fatal heart attacks

Extreme temperatures responsible for fatal heart attacks

By Soline Roy Released 2 hours ago, Update 1 hour ago Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the world with almost 18 million deaths each year. 407061514/Jelena Stanojkovic – stock.adobe.com DESCRIPTION – Numerous studies have shown an increase in cardiovascular events during episodes of extreme cold or heat waves. When it is … Read more

US announces “major scientific breakthrough” in nuclear fusion

US announces "major scientific breakthrough" in nuclear fusion

The British daily newspaper Financial Times reported Sunday that scientists in California recently achieved a “net energy gainof an experimental fusion reactor. The U.S. Department of Energy said Sunday it is preparing to announce a “major scientific breakthrough this weekin nuclear fusion. The British daily newspaper Financial Times reported hours earlier that researchers at the … Read more

Do we all have to be good at math?

Do we all have to be good at math?

Do we all have to be good at math? Charlotte Paroielle – Le Figaro CONTROVERSY – The political imbroglio surrounding the return of mathematics to high school has revived an old French debate, as passionate as it is controversial. On a regular basis, Le Figaro delves into an issue that electrifies debate and divides the … Read more

Pizza: Reunion fans’ favorite dish during the 2022 World Cup

Pizza: Reunion fans' favorite dish during the 2022 World Cup

At the moment, pizza sales are going really well and looking good in Reunion. There is an explosion in consumption during the soccer World Cup. One pizza, one match: it’s an efficient classic. The pizza makers and sellers are happy. With meat or even vegetarian, pizza fills more and more Reunionese tables, especially football fans. … Read more

towards early detection with a simple test

towards early detection with a simple test

A Swedish team has just published promising results for a screening test targeting proteins based on sugars, glycosaminoglycans or glycans to detect cancers at an early stage. Elypta DESCRIPTION – A new blood and urine analysis technology developed in Sweden makes it possible to detect several types of tumors. It is important to detect cancer … Read more