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The CNRS crystal medal honours engineers, technicians and administrative staff. It rewards those who, through their creativity, technical mastery and sense of innovation, contribute alongside researchers to the advancement of knowledge and excellence in French research.
For the third time, the RAINBIO association of the Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale PhD students organize a symposium.
Supported by the Dassault Systèmes Foundation, a new educational experiment called "Abeilles - Biodiversité" is being conducted at the Lycée Julliot de la Morandière in Granville (Normandy) in collaboration with a CNRS researcher to better understand the problem of the decline of bees.
Bees are able to represent themselves and interpret the zero. This has just been demonstrated by Aurore Avarguès-Weber, a researcher at the Centre de recherches sur la cognition animale (CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) and her Australian colleagues, proving for the first time that insects are capable of mathematical abstraction.