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Is the Sun a Sun-like star?

Is the Sun a Sun-like star? Asking this oxymoronic question might sound strange to most people, but not to astronomers. Comparing the Sun with other stars is a common technique to better understand the Sun and its behavior. Of particular interest here are stars very... click to read more

  • Timo Reinhold | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
  • Alexander I. Shapiro | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, Germany
Views 2181
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Jun 11, 2021
Responding to sea-level rise: the importance of culture

In the 21st Century, sea-level rise is one of the most pressing concerns for coastal communities worldwide. However, this is not the first time that humans have been forced to respond to rising sea levels. Sea‑level rise shapes coastlines, causes more frequent flooding events and... click to read more

  • Robert L. Barnett | Lecturer at University of Exeter, Devon, South West England, UK
  • Sophie L. Ward | Research Fellow at Bangor University, Bangor, Wales, UK
Views 2217
Reading time 4 min
published on Jun 10, 2021
Message in a frozen bubble: Antarctic ice reveals abrupt rises in atmospheric CO2 in the ancient past

Today's atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are higher than ever during at least the last 800'000 years. More importantly, the atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas continue rising at a speed that is unparalleled in our planet's recent geological history. Intensifying extreme weather events and... click to read more

  • Christoph Nehrbass-Ahles | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Views 1937
Reading time 4.5 min
published on Jun 9, 2021
Networking between marine protected areas help sustain fisheries

Fisheries have an important impact on ocean health, but what if we could protect our oceans and eat it too. Setting aside ocean areas for marine conservation helps preserve marine habitats and biodiversity, but can also help sustain fisheries. No-take zones that prohibit fishing activities are... click to read more

  • Hugo B. Harrison | Senior Research Fellow at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University; Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia.
Views 1741
Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 31, 2021
Ice production on the hottest planet in our solar system

Water is crucial to life on Earth. It is also present on other planets and solar system bodies. Indeed, ground-based radar observations and space probe data indicated the presence of frozen water ice even on Mercury, the hottest planet in our solar system! Water, in... click to read more

  • Brant M. Jones | Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • Menelaos Sarantos | Professor at Heliophysics Science Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, USA
  • Thomas M. Orlando | Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Views 2069
Reading time 4 min
published on May 28, 2021