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Global warming puts fish mating at risk

Climate change is accelerating ocean warming globally, and heat waves are becoming more frequent and intense. This is of great concern as heat is a deadly threat to aquatic animals. But the extent of danger depends – some fish species are more heat-tolerant than others.... click to read more

  • Flemming Dahlke | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Thünen Institute, Braunschweig, Germany
Views 2217
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 12, 2021
No longer a secret: advanced satellite technologies monitor illegal ‘dark vessels’

Illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing threatens the equity and sustainability of fisheries across the globe. It accounts for up to one in every five fish sold at market, and is often carried out by 'dark vessels' – vessels that cannot be tracked as they do... click to read more

  • Jaeyoon Park | Senior Data Scientist at Global Fishing Watch, Washington, USA
Views 3159
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 2, 2021
A peculiar bright burst of radio waves in the Milky Way

What's out there? It's a fundamental but fascinating question in space science. Back in 1969, we managed to first travel to our neighbour, the Moon, and explore it. However, the whole picture is much more complex as most objects in the Universe are too far... click to read more

  • Simone Bavera | PhD Student at Departement of Astronomy, University of Geneva, Versoix, Switzerland
Views 2427
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 23, 2021
How life on Earth almost ended once

Life on Earth has never been so close to an end as during the environmental catastrophe that marked the Permian-Triassic boundary - 252 million years ago. Scientists have long speculated what could have triggered the sudden disappearance of so many organism groups - more than... click to read more

  • Hana Jurikova | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
Views 2920
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 21, 2021
A surprisingly geologically active Venus – evidence for recent volcanic and tectonic activity

Our neighboring planet Venus is often called Earth's "twin" due to similarities in size, mass, and chemical makeup, but it's also considered to be an unusual planet that scientists are still trying to understand. Whereas Earth's environment can host life, that of Venus is typically... click to read more

  • Anna J. P. Gülcher | PhD Student at Department of Earth Sciences, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Views 3946
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Jun 17, 2021