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The by-effects of insecticides are a threat for pollinators and, in turn, for healthy ecosystems. The analysis of their impacts can lead to beneficial solutions, supporting simultaneously the environment and agricultural needs.

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The belligerence of breeding: female aggression after mating

Sexual behaviors often have a deep impact on social interactions. Here is how female fruit flies cope with it.

Nov 1, 2017 | 4 min read
Where is the Engram?

We observe, we learn, we repeat. This is possible thanks to the capacity of our brains to store information - but how and where is memory stored within our brains?

Dec 14, 2015 | 4 min read
Children Prefer the Real Thing to Pretending

Playing can be seen as the "gym" of life for children. Therefore we encourage them to pretend-play the real-life ahead of them. However, given the choice, wouldn't them jump head in into the real thing?

Mar 1, 2018 | 3 min read
The climate's barrier to coastal hurricanes

The delicate role of climate in regulating how costal hurricanes may form and gain strength.

Nov 8, 2017 | 4 min read
Exercise helps restore aged muscles

With age, our muscles gradually lose their energy and strength. The decreased amount of proteins in mitochondria, the power plants of cells, seems to be responsible for that. However, exercise could help in bringing back the energy, restoring the protein content and function of mitochondria in muscle cells.

Apr 20, 2018 | 3.5 min read
Short bursts of exercise improve brain function

Mens sana in corpore sano - this old latin way of saying correlates physical health (corpore sano) with mental activity (mens sana). But how can we cope with these guidelines in our hectic ways of living? Well, 10 minutes a day might be all that you need.

Jan 18, 2018 | 3 min read

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