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Content: Volume 5, Issue 1

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Leidenfrost reinvents the wheel

We often test the temperature of our frying pans by throwing a few droplets of water: if they skate over the hot surface, it is time to cook our pancakes! Water mobility indeed arises above a well-defined temperature, as described in 1756 by Johan Leidenfrost... click to read more

  • Ambre Bouillant | PhD student at PMMH, ESPCI-Paris, PSL Research University, Paris, France
  • David Quéré | Research Director at PMMH, ESPCI-Paris, PSL Research University, Paris, France
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 27, 2019
Staying ahead of the wave: predicting fishing efforts in a changing world to save biodiversity

An ecosystem is a community of all living organisms in a certain area, including human beings. In the marine ecosystem, for instance, every organism living in the ocean (fish, animal, plant, etc.) has its own role within the community. This balance can be ruined by... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 25, 2019
To See a World in a Grain of Interplanetary Dust

With each new spacecraft launch, we become more familiar with today's Solar System, from our nearest neighbor planets to those in cold and distant outer orbits, yet the details of how the Solar System formed and evolved to its present state remain a mystery. We... click to read more

  • Hope A. Ishii | Professor at Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Views 757
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 22, 2019
Norwegian IQ scores are falling – but genes are not to blame

IQ captures the tendency of people to score well or poorly on tests of seemingly different cognitive abilities. Research shows that high scorers also tend to do better in life, achieving more education and earning higher incomes, with reduced risk of unemployment, poor health, and... click to read more

  • Bernt Bratsberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Ole Rogeberg | Senior Research Fellow at The Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research, Department of Economics, University of Oslo, Norway
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 20, 2019
Methane ice dunes on Pluto

Prior to NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto in July 2015, the highest resolution image of the dwarf planet was just twelve pixels across the whole world. New Horizons' images, from its single 30000 mph fly-by, were at best around 80 m per pixel, and... click to read more

  • Matt Telfer | Lecturer at School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 18, 2019