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Moment of truth: Spain sets in motion direct rule over Catalonia

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Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto to vote on autonomy

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France considers tough new laws to crack down on sexual harassment

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Inside the new Yves Saint Laurent museum in Morocco

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Latest update : 2017-04-04

Meeting the Chilean astronomer who shed new light on the universe

By discovering the first brown dwarf - the missing link between planets and stars - this astronomer, based in Santiago and president of the Chilean Academy of Sciences, shed new light on the mysteries of the universe and its creation. FRANCE 24 takes you to meet Maria Teresa Ruiz.

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2017-06-29 diseases

Brazilian geneticist Mayana Zatz, tracking rare diseases

For 50 years this Brazilian geneticist, founder of the Human Genome Center in Sao Paulo, has been tracking rare genetic disorders that destroy muscles. She and her team have...

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2017-06-15 AIDS

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, helping South African women fight AIDS

In South Africa, a country ravaged by AIDS, this epidemiologist of Indian origin has made HIV prevention her daily struggle - in particular on behalf of those women who are most...

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2017-05-31 health

French neurobiologist Brigitte Kieffer, unlocking the secrets of the brain

Based in Montreal, this French neurobiologist is a leading specialist of the human brain. Her challenge is to unlock the secrets of our most complex organ with a view to one day...

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2017-05-19 science

Lebanese prodigy Niveen Khabshab revolutionises cancer treatment

This young Lebanese researcher, who works at the KAUST scientific centre in Saudi Arabia, is busy revolutionising cancer treatment with nanoparticles capable of destroying only...

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2017-05-08 science

British physicist Michelle Simmons, the 'quantum queen'

As the era of big data demands ever more powerful computers, this British researcher living in Australia intends to make the first commercially available quantum computer,...

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