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Content: Volume 5, Issue 1

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Infants distinguish between leaders and bullies

We all know well the difference between a bully and a leader. We can easily spot the difference between a power based on fear, coercion, and violence, and a power based on mutual respect. We may call the latter authority or leadership, and the former... click to read more

  • Francesco Margoni | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Trento, Rovereto, Italy
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 1, 2019
The Claustrum: Your shield from distraction

Being able to filter out irrelevant information is a crucial ability for any animal. Consider for a moment the number of sensations you can currently feel. Maybe someone is shouting in the background, has a strong perfume, or perhaps you have an itch? Even subtler... click to read more

  • Gal Atlan | PhD student at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem
  • Ami Citri | Professor at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, Edmond J. Safra Campus, Jerusalem
Views 2681
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 30, 2019
Steady decline of coral reefs in the Anthropocene

Tropical coral reefs are one of the most biologically diverse, socially, ecologically and economically valuable, and environmentally sensitive ecosystems of the planet. The engineers of this ecosystem are reef-building corals, close relatives of jellyfish that live in an intimate, mutually-benefitting relationship (symbiosis) with single-celled algae... click to read more

  • Greg Torda | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 28, 2019
The conundrum of spontaneous (un)cooperation in pine sawflies

It might seem that there is always someone who works a little less than others in a group. Especially if the participation in a collective effort comes with a price. This may be the case with groups of people aiming at a common goal and... click to read more

  • Antti Miettinen | Master student at Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Carita Lindstedt | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Centre of Excellence in Biological Interactions, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 25, 2019
Past ice, future ice

In order to predict the impacts of Global Warming, scientists develop climate models that attempt to represent our real, complicated climate as closely as possible. Climate is the intertwined system of the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and ice. If we can understand how these variables interacted... click to read more

  • Melissa Reusche | Master Student at Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 23, 2019