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A Nero's folly

In 2009, in Rome, on the Palatine hill, an excavation carried out by a team of French and Italian archaeologists brought to light the remains of an outstanding building that could be the base of the revolving dining room of Nero's palace. Nero's palace was made famous by descriptions handed down by ancient authors, who emphasize its size and splendour. However, this "golden house", the Domus Aurea, is today still poorly known because the buildings erected by Nero's successors have largely covered it over.

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Bakoumba, the Mandrill Forest

The first-ever study of habituated mandrills
in their natural environment reveals their social relationships and how these impact individuals’ health. The he “hunt,” so to speak, is on. The Mandrillus project team, who has left its research station located in Bakoumba (Southern Gabon) a few kilometers away, parks its jeep at the edge of the forest in Lékédi Park. It’s just before sunrise, on an April morning in 2013.

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Read on CNRS Int. Magazine (April 2014)

Soap-bubble cyclones

At the "Ondes et Matière’" laboratory in Aquitaine, soap bubbles have become a study subject for detecting instability and turbulence. The aim is to simulate flux and flows to create faithful models of vortexes comparable to natural phenomena such as cyclones, hurricanes and typhoons.

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The press release (16 December 2013)
The article on CNRS Int. Magazine (April 2014)

Insects, small-scale physics

At the Insect Biology Research Institute (IRBI), under the direction of Jérôme Casas, biologists, ecologists and mathematicians work on physical ecology. They’re interested in the solid and fluid mechanics of insect life...

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Last update: January 29, 2015

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