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Content: Volume 6, Issue 1

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‘Online’ integration of sensory and fear memories

Imagine the following sequence of events. First, you walk through the tropical rainforests of Australia and hear an (unfamiliar) booming sound then see an (unknown) bird-like animal. Some days later, you see a photograph of the bird (the cassowary) with the caption "extremely dangerous". Finally,... click to read more

  • Francesca S. Wong | PhD student at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • R. Fred Westbrook | Professor at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
  • Nathan M. Holmes | Research Fellow at School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
Views 99
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 17, 2020
Warmer oceans will harbor lower animal abundance

Climate change is not only altering the ocean's temperature, currents, and productivity, but also the most known forms of animal life. This includes a wide variety of species, from small invertebrates and fish to turtles, tuna, and whales - changes in the marine environment influence... click to read more

  • Heike K. Lotze | Professor at Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Views 198
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 16, 2020
Solving the Bermuda mystery: an island that tells a story of a new way to form volcanoes

Volcanoes are responsible for creating most of Earth's crust by transporting molten rock from deep within the Earth to the surface. Volcanoes are typically present at active plate boundaries, where two tectonic plates either converge or diverge. At convergent plate boundaries, one plate is forced... click to read more

  • Sarah E. Mazza | Assistant Professor at Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA
Views 204
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 15, 2020
A future of tasty tomatoes

Modern tomatoes have weaker flavor than older heirloom varieties, and consumers often complain about their "tastelessness". But, how did these tasteless tomatoes arise? - one cause is breeding. Tomatoes have been continuously bred to improve their agricultural features. While these features mostly include firmness for... click to read more

  • Denise Tieman | Professor at University of Florida, Horticultural Sciences Dept., Gainesville FL 32611
Views 186
Reading time 3 min
published on Jan 14, 2020
Blood from a golden stone: dinosaur discoveries within amber

In his novel Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton envisioned dinosaurs being cloned using DNA from the blood inside ancient mosquitoes preserved within amber. Amber is a fossilized tree resin (not sap) that often contains plant and animal remains and protects them from many forms of decay.... click to read more

  • W. Scott Persons | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Philip J. Currie | Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Corwin Sullivan | Associate Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Views 166
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 10, 2020