The surface of the Galapagos Marine Reserve enlarged by nearly 50%

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso (center) shows the decree increasing the surface of the Galapagos Marine Reserve, alongside former US President Bill Clinton (left) and Colombian President Ivan Duque, January 14, 2022, in Puerto Ayora, on the island of Santa Cruz. DOLORES OCHOA / AP It’s not just a symbolic gesture, or a ” naive idealism”, … Read more

Presidential and Covid-19: the meetings of Marine Le Pen, Eric Zemmour and Jean-Luc Mélenchon will not have a gauge

Out of the question for Eric Zemmour, Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Mélenchon, while the majority calls for a “Spirit of responsibility” : the presidential candidates are divided on the application in their campaign meetings of the new anti-Covid gauges. By announcing Monday limitations for gatherings – 2,000 people maximum indoors and 5,000 outdoors – … Read more

Five French unions criticize Solidarnosc for its complacency towards Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour

Activists from the Polish union Solidarnosc, during a demonstration in Luxembourg, October 22, 2021. JEAN-CHRISTOPHE VERHAEGEN / AFP The rag is burning between five French employee organizations and Solidarnosc. The CFDT, CFTC, CGT, FO and UNSA reproach the leadership of the mythical Polish trade union, which was the main actor in the fall of communism … Read more

Extinct swordfish-shaped marine reptile discovered

Journal Reference: Dirley Cortés, Erin E. Maxwell, Hans C. E. Larsson. Re-appearance of hypercarnivore ichthyosaurs in the Cretaceous with differentiated dentition: revision of ‘Platypterygius’ sachicarum (Reptilia: Ichthyosauria, Ophthalmosauridae) from Colombia. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2021; 1 DOI: 10.1080/14772019.2021.1989507 “This animal evolved a unique dentition that allowed it to eat large prey,” says Hans Larsson, Director … Read more

PCR and antigen tests: Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine Le Pen and Michel Barnier call for the return of free services

A medical student secures an antigen test carried out at the Lycée Emile-Dubois in Paris, Monday, November 23, 2020. LUDOVIC MARIN / AP The Covid-19 epidemic could once again spoil the end of the year celebrations for the French. Its resumption in any case pushes candidates for the presidential election to demand free PCR and … Read more

Marine Le Pen asks Emmanuel Macron for a “moratorium on the dismantling” of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant

Marine Le Pen, November 12, 2021 in Paris, during the “made in France” show. CYRIL BITTON FOR “THE WORLD” Nuclear energy has not finished being at the center of the debates of the presidential campaign. Marine Le Pen asked, Monday, November 15, that Emmanuel Macron declares a moratorium on the dismantling of the nuclear power … Read more

Research identifies new family of marine ‘megaphages’

Journal Reference: Slawomir Michniewski, Branko Rihtman, Ryan Cook, Michael A. Jones, William H. Wilson, David J. Scanlan, Andrew Millard. A new family of “megaphages” abundant in the marine environment. ISME Communications, 2021; 1 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s43705-021-00064-6 Researchers from the Universities of Leicester, Warwick, Nottingham, Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association have sequenced the largest genome … Read more