22 years and a billion kilometers later, the XMM-Newton telescope continues to observe the sky

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The XMM-Newton space telescope has just passed the milestone of one billion kilometers traveled, more than 20 years after its launch. On December 10, 1999, the European Space Agency launched the XMM-Newton Space Telescope named after the famous British scientist. This telescope should focus on the study of X-rays, invisible from Earth, in order to … Read more

five aerospace inventions that landed with us

five aerospace inventions that landed with us

The US space agency recently turned sixty and has big plans for the decades to come. But the research carried out has continued to trickle down to our home through the invention of many useful everyday objects. Although it is now competing with new players, NASA still enjoys a glorious reputation. The agency recently celebrated … Read more

These pre-human footprints could date back 6 million years

These pre-human footprints could date back 6 million years

Fossilized footsteps spotted in 2017 may actually be over 6 million years old, researchers say. Paleontologists are decidedly courageous people, especially those working on pre-human history. It is a period of our history which is particularly obscure, because we have very few exploitable elements. And the mystery has grown even thicker recently. In 2017, a … Read more

which products to target and when?

which products to target and when?

The sales crush is approaching and, like every year, we are all looking for the right deal. leDénicheur, a comparison site launched by Boncoin, today shares an illuminating infographic on the trends of this period. Article updated to correct an error relating to the evolution of prices on the first day of sales. During the … Read more

Serious human disease identified in chimpanzees

Serious human disease identified in chimpanzees

For the first time, researchers have formally identified the bacteria responsible for leprosy in two populations of chimpanzees. On Wednesday, a team of researchers released research that points to a disturbing sighting. They have indeed noticed cases of leprosy in chimpanzees West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea-Bissau. It’s here very first time that this disease … Read more