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Are bats responsible for the coronavirus? It’s not...

  Since the beginning of the pandemic, bats have been blamed for transmitting the SARS-Cov-2 virus to humans. There is no scientific proof that this is true. Meanwhile, the chiropteran could be a valuable ally in the fight against the ecological disaster we are experiencing. Some...
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Parental burnout linked to Western individualism

  Parental exhaustion is universal. Stress-related suffering in parenting has received increased attention in recent years. Are parents in certain countries more affected by the phenomenon? Yes, and it’s those in the most individualistic Western countries. Belgium is in the top...
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Soil: a major resource for storing carbon

© Wikimedia Commons : Hélène Rival, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons Agricultural land in the plain of Forez, Les Massards, Loire.   The CO2 absorbed by plants ends up in the form of carbon in the organic matter that makes up our planet’s soils. The 4 per 1000...
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Hearing superpowers!

Did you know that vision has a calibrating role in locating events in space? But then how do blind people locate sound around them? The answer may surprise you... Vision’s predominant role in the perception of space We have all seen a ventriloquist perform. The ventriloquist uses...
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When bacteria hang on tight

  The small world of bacteria never ceases to amaze us. Prof. Yves Dufrêne’s team has just demonstrated that a staphylococcus is capable of clinging fiercely to a host cell in the event of mechanical stress and then ‘letting go’ beyond a certain threshold. To infect more...
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