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The shape of the ocean: deep waters and their movement

Oceanographers know how the deepest reaches of the ocean are filled: by very cold and dense waters formed in contact with the polar air and ice of Antarctica. These dense Antarctic waters plunge under their own weight and snake along the global seafloor at depths... click to read more

  • Casimir de Lavergne | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 31, 2018
Jupiter’s gravity field is North-South asymmetric

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, with an equatorial radius of 71,492 km (about 11 times that of the Earth). Like the Sun, Jupiter's interior is mainly composed of hydrogen and helium. In fact, the planet is catalogued as a gas giant,... click to read more

  • Daniele Durante | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza", Rome, Italy
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 26, 2018
The Poisoned Oasis: Neonicotinoid Spillover Harms Bees Near Corn

Neonicotinoids are a highly controversial class of insecticides that are often applied as seed coatings for crops such as corn, soy and, canola. Neonicotinoids are systemic and water soluble; once treated-seeds are planted, the insecticides are taken up by the growing plant through the roots... click to read more

  • Nadia Tsvetkov | PhD student at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Amro Zayed | Associate Professor at Department of Biology, York University, Toronto, Canada
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 5, 2018
The breathing and fate of a rock slope

In mountainous regions, large sections of rocks slopes can be unstable and potentially collapse leading to catastrophic events where people and infrastructure are exposed. In most cases, movements affect the slope prior to the failure and can thus be measured to assess the hazard and... click to read more

  • Line Rouyet | PhD student at Norut – Northern Research Institute, Tromsø, Norway - Institute of Earth Sciences, Risk Analysis Group, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 26, 2018
Big changes ahead for Antarctica’s plants and animals

Antarctic species don't just include the charismatic marine animals, such as killer whales, penguins and seals. There is actually a whole range of purely land-based animals and plants that spend their whole life-cycle on the frozen continent. These include moss and lichen, microbes and many... click to read more

  • Jasmine Lee | PhD student at Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science, The University of Queensland, Australia
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 21, 2018