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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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Warm waters hide in the unlikeliest of places – under the Arctic sea ice

The Polar Regions are a central control and indicator of the Earth's climate. Ice and snow at the poles reflect solar radiation back into space, which helps to keep the Earth cool. However, in recent decades, air temperatures in the Arctic have been rising at... click to read more

  • Mary-Louise Timmermans | Professor at The Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 31, 2019
Why breakfast is not the most important meal of the day: Another myth bites the dust!

How many times have you heard "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day"? This view is so pervasive that to admit to not eating breakfast is almost tantamount to admitting to a non-healthy behaviour! I am a rheumatologist and many of my patients seek... click to read more

  • Flavia Cicuttini | Professor at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 29, 2019
Grape expectations: how balls of water can mimic metallic objects in the microwave oven

When you see sparks in your microwave oven, it usually means you accidentally left a metallic object inside. So, imagine the surprise of millions of people who have observed in-person or online that under the right conditions grapes, cherry tomatoes, ground cherries (physalis), and olives... click to read more

  • Aaron Slepkov | Professor at Department of Physics & Astronomy, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
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Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 26, 2019
Wolves don’t go doggy in the Alps: two decades of genetic evidence

"Most wolves are hybrids with dogs". It's along with this speculative argument that anti-wolves movements are presently building a case against one of the most emblematic predators, the grey wolf (Canis lupus), as it comes back to Western European forests such as in the Alps.... click to read more

  • Christophe Dufresnes | Researcher at University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Luca Fumagalli | Lecturer and Researcher at University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jul 24, 2019
Carbonating the bottom of the ocean...and dissolving the seafloor with it

Carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is absorbed by our oceans, and has an important impact on our oceanic ecosystems. When an ocean absorbs CO2 in large quantities its chemistry changes, and it becomes more acidic. However, the oceans have their very own antacid: a... click to read more

  • David Trossman | Research associate at Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 22, 2019