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A snapshot from the early Earth

The physical and chemical evolution of planets relies on certain volatile elements, such as Hydrogen (H), Carbon (C), and Nitrogen (N). For instance, on Earth volatile elements influence magma chemistry, volcanism and the evolution of our atmosphere and climate. Perhaps most important, the presence of... click to read more

  • Patricia Clay | Research Fellow at School of Earth & Environmental Science (SEES), Isotope Geochemistry & Cosmochemistry Group, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 9, 2019
Oil palms and primates can hardly co-exist in Africa

Future trajectories of global population growth, and the associated demand for vegetable-based oils for biofuels and human consumption make it evident that the expansion of oil palm cultivation will hardly slow down in the next 50 years. It is forecasted that a substantial portion of... click to read more

  • Giovanni Strona | Researcher at European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate D - Sustainable Resources, Ispra, Italy
  • Zoltan Szantoi | Researcher at European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Directorate D - Sustainable Resources, Ispra, Italy; Department of Geography & Environmental Studies, Stellenbosch University, Matieland 7602, South Africa
  • Ghislain Vieilledent | Researcher at Forêts et Sociétés, Université Montpellier, CIRAD, Montpellier, France
Views 5150
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 19, 2018
Tourism is not a “smoke-free” industry

We all love travelling! It's a beautiful process that provides us with opportunities to meet new people, learn new things and experience a range of cultures. Based on the estimation provided by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), more than 1.2 billion international visits... click to read more

  • Ya-Yen Sun | Senior Lecturer at UQ Business School, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, Brisbane, Australia
  • Arunima Malik | Lecturer at (i) ISA, School of Physics A28; (ii) Sydney Business School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 17, 2018
Antarctica Has Got the Chilly Chilly Shakes

A well-known fictional captain once called space the final frontier, but here on Earth, there is one place in desperate need of further exploration. In some ways, we know more about the moon and Mars than we do about Antarctica. New studies are being conducted... click to read more

  • Amanda Lough | Professor at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 14, 2018
The Magnetic “Song” Of The Molecular Cloud Musca

Stars, the building blocks of galaxies, and planets, the hosts of life, are born inside vast clouds of gas and dust found in the interstellar medium. Understanding the processes that control the evolution of these clouds is a significant task if we wish to understand... click to read more

  • Aris Tritsis | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 12, 2018