This year, the Deep Carbon Observatory will be ten years old. Geologist Isabelle Daniel, a member of the coordinating team, reviews this active international project to study the carbon cycle under the surface of the earth and discover the abundant life that lives up to 5 km below the surface of the continents.

Using analyses of ancient DNA, for the first time the rapprochement between cats and humans since Neolithic times has been reconstructed spatially and temporally. Two successive waves of cats “conquering the world” were revealed: the first from south-east Asia, and the second from Egypt.

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DR. DOMINIQUE LEGLU

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La Recherche, founded in 1970, is a major source of science information in France for science-interested citizens, leading universities and research institutions. The site Researchinfrance.com publishes the English version of a series of articles about the most advanced achievements appearing in our printed French version.

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