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Deep-sea mining may threaten microbial communities

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone was built? Or how our modern lifestyle can threaten our planet? Modern technologies sustaining our life rely on the availability of valuable metals, their important components. In response to today's increasing industrial demand, and as the supply from... click to read more

  • Tobias R. Vonnahme | PhD Student at Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany; The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Tromsø, Norway
Views 1398
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 15, 2021
The stars that time forgot remember the youth of our Milky Way

How did galaxies, like our own Milky Way, arise from the featureless universe after the Big Bang? Through a lot of astronomical detective work, we now know that galaxies expand through consuming smaller systems, tearing them apart through their gravitational forces and assimilating their stars.... click to read more

  • Geraint F. Lewis | Professor at Sydney Institute for Astronomy, School of Physics, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Views 1164
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 12, 2021
Could COVID-19 decide our climate future?

In early 2020, the world suddenly fell quiet as measures were put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. No more traffic jams — the clear roads and skies and cleaner air were a brief silver lining. But has the pandemic really been making an... click to read more

  • Piers M. Forster | Professor; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Deborah Z. Rosen | Science and Policy Manager for the EU Horizon 2020 CONSTRAIN project at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Views 1309
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 10, 2021
Making the coral reef ‘A-list’

Coral reefs around the world are in crisis. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution are devastating coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the largest coral reef in the World, has had three major coral bleaching events in just 5 years, which have killed nearly... click to read more

  • Joshua Cinner | Professor at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Queensland, Australia
Views 1199
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 4, 2021
Is dark matter lighting up the sky with X-rays?

Eighty-five percent of the mass in our Universe is the mysterious substance named dark matter. Besides giving it a name, however, we know little else about it. How can we claim we know dark matter exists if we can't even see it? Through gravity. Just... click to read more

  • Nick Rodd | Miller Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
Views 935
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 2, 2021