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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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All guts, no glory: ingested microplastics in marine mammals

Microplastics (pieces less than 5 mm in size) have now been discovered in a wide range of aquatic habitats, from deep-sea sediments to seemingly pristine tropical beaches. Their small size and omnipresence mean that microplastics can be eaten by animals at the base of the... click to read more

  • Sarah Nelms | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Plymouth Marine Laboratory, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 11, 2019
Predators drive the evolution of multicellularity

Discussions about the evolution of multicellularity tend to focus on animals and plants, but there have actually been at least 25 independent origins of multicellularity in the history of life on this planet, including fungi, slime molds, several groups of algae, cyanobacteria and myxobacteria. So... click to read more

  • Kimberly Chen | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
  • Matthew Herron | Senior Research Scientist at School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 10, 2019
The antibacterial life of abandoned mines

The rapid worldwide rise in bacterial resistance to existing commercial antibiotics is a looming health crisis. Indeed, by the middle of the century, some predictions suggest that more people will die from bacterial infections than from cancer. There is a clear demand for new and... click to read more

  • Gerusa Senhorinho | Senior Research Scientist at ONGEN group, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
  • John Ashley Scott | Professor at ONGEN group, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Canada
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 9, 2019
What could improve our children’s mathematics and science abilities?

Locus of control (LOC) is part of one's personality. It describes how an individual reacts to their circumstances. Psychologists measure it on a scale, at the high end of which are individuals known as externally oriented, and, at the other end, the internally oriented. The... click to read more

  • Jean Golding | Emeritus Professor at Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
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published on Sep 6, 2019
Mapping industrial and agricultural ammonia hotspots

Because of its role in the formation of particulate matter, atmospheric ammonia is a key driver of air quality, with major impacts on human health and life expectancy. Excess ammonia also affects the entire biosphere through acidification and eutrophication of ecosystems and impacts indirectly climate.... click to read more

  • Martin Van Damme | Postdoctoral Research fellow at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Service de Chimie Quantique et Photophysique, Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Lieven Clarisse | Research Associate at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Service de Chimie Quantique et Photophysique, Bruxelles, Belgium
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Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 4, 2019