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Content: Volume 6, Issue 1

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What our blood can tell us about the bugs in our gut

We share an intimate mutual relationship with the microbes in our gut, which we call gut microbiome. It helps us digest and absorb nutrients from our food, and also support our immune system to develop and function properly. Despite considerable progress in our understanding of... click to read more

  • Noa Rappaport | Research Scientist at Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA
  • Tomasz Wilmanski | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 26, 2020
Herring gulls approach food more quickly when you’re not looking

Across the globe, humans are affecting wildlife in myriad ways. The needs and desires of humans and wild animals are often at odds with each other, and the wild animals usually come off worse. However, in some places, wildlife is making the most of human... click to read more

  • Madeleine Goumas | Research Technician at Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 25, 2020
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria in East and West London public settings

The discovery of antibiotics made many bacterial infections easily curable. However, today the world is facing a 'post-antibiotic era' crisis as bacteria are rapidly evolving new ways to resist antibiotics. Yearly, 700, 000 deaths are caused by bacterial infections that are untreatable with currently available... click to read more

  • Rory Cave | PhD student at University of East London, School of Health, Sport and Bioscience, Water Lane, London, UK
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 21, 2020
The caterpillars who see through their skin to better blend in

If you think life is hard, try being an insect. In a world where everything is out to eat or kill you, merely staying alive is a challenging task. Therefore, it's no surprise that insects have evolved several different ways to avoid being eaten by... click to read more

  • Amy Eacock | Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Max Planck for Chemical Ecology, Jena, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 20, 2020
Ancient water harvesting practices can help solve modern problems

Some people might think that indigenous knowledge is outdated and less valuable than mainstream knowledge. However, revaluing ancient wisdom can help solve some of the most challenging problems in modernity. One important example is that of supplying water to large urban populations located in water-scarce... click to read more

  • Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi | Research Associate at Imperial College London, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK
  • Wouter Buytaert | Reader at Imperial College London, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment, London, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 14, 2020