In Chartres, a gigantic Gallo-Roman sanctuary

The archaeologists discovered a magnificent marble step basin, which testifies to the finesse of the work of the craftsmen of the time. Department of Archeology of Chartres Métropole STORY – More than a decade of excavations has unearthed an incredible archaeological site. The ancient city had one of the largest sanctuaries known to date. The … Read more

Meowing nuns at fixed times, contagious laughter… The mysteries of “collective hysteria”

By Pauline Lena Posted 4 hours ago, Update 1 hour ago Today, several terms describe these phenomena: collective stress reaction, mass psychogenic or sociogenic disorders, collective hallucination… Pinel for Le Figaro PSYCHOLOGY – Now called “mass psychogenic disorders,” these epidemics of the mind cause the same symptoms in dozens of people with no identifiable cause. … Read more

the successor to the now complete Scientific Council

The mission of Covars is to monitor “the health risks linked to infectious agents affecting humans and animals”, “environmental and food pollutants” and “climate change”. The “committee for monitoring and anticipating health risks“, or Covars, successor to the Scientific Council created to deal with Covid-19, is now complete, with 18 members, whose appointment is published … Read more

Daughter and assistant of Marie Curie: who was Irène Joliot-Curie?

Prodigious energy, thirst for knowledge, commitment: Marie Curie’s eldest daughter works alongside her mother and follows an equally luminous destiny. Nobel Prize at stake. Irène was educated by her mother, who won two Nobel Prizes, and her laboratory colleagues. After high school, studying science seemed obvious to him, but the First World War forced him … Read more

Leaps forward in broken jaw surgery

By Dr Nathalie Szapiro-Manoukian Posted 5 hours ago, Update 5 hours ago Some 50,000 soldiers were disfigured by bullets and shrapnel during the First World War. akg-images / Denise Bellon DECRYPTION – Developed with the ravages of the First World War, maxillofacial surgery has made staggering progress in a very short time. It is a … Read more

Repetitive stress, the enemy of learning

By Dr Nathalie Szapiro-Manoukian Posted 2 hours ago, Update 2 hours ago “We are not all equal in the face of “stressors”, some are more resilient than others”summarizes the Pr Catherine Belzung. pinel PSYCHOLOGY – Yelling and punishment or encouragement and the right to make mistakes: the atmosphere in which your children learn plays a … Read more

the launch of the mega-rocket for the Moon scheduled for Tuesday canceled due to a storm

This exceptional program must return to the Moon to “maintain a more or less continuous human presence there in the long term”. The takeoff of NASA’s new mega-rocket for the Moon, for the long-awaited Artemis 1 test mission, cannot take place on Tuesday, September 27 as announced, due to the formation of a storm. Under … Read more

NASA will crash into an asteroid and try to deflect it

By Tristan Vey Published yesterday at 5:50 p.m., Update yesterday at 6:06 p.m. The launch of the Dart probe, last November. NASA/Bill Ingalls/NASA/Bill Ingalls/Cover Images v DECRYPTION – Dart, a 500 kg “dart”, will try to modify the trajectory of the small asteroid Dymorphos. The meeting between the Dart probe and its target promises to … Read more

the resumption of contamination is accelerating

The epidemic had fallen to a particularly low level at the end of August, but contaminations have rebounded in recent weeks, in a context marked by the start of the school year. Covid-19 contaminations have accelerated in recent days in France after a recovery that began in early September, but with consequences still uncertain in … Read more

By preparing for its future, the Loire reveals its past

Archaeologists from Inrap have unearthed rockfill and wrecks dating from the 17th-18th centuries on Coton Island, not far from the town of Ancenis-Saint-Géréon (Loire-Atlantique). Emmanuelle Collado/Inrap REPORT – Work to free the flow of the river has unearthed nine shipwrecks and old fish traps. Special envoy to Ancenis The wooden planks blackened by the centuries … Read more