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Content: Volume 6, Issue 2

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Pliocene sea level snapshots

How much are the seas ultimately going to rise is a question scientists are still struggling to answer. To understand the polar ice sheets' sensitivity to current global warming, we draw on evidence from periods in the geologic record when Earth's climate was warmer than... click to read more

  • Oana A. Dumitru | PhD student at School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Florida, USA
  • Bogdan P. Onac | Professor at School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, Florida, USA
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Jun 18, 2020
Secrets of legless leapers revealed

While we marvel at falcons, cheetahs, and dolphins for their remarkable skills at flying, running, and swimming, we tend to belittle more humble creatures. Among the most lowly are worms, with their unsophisticated crawling and wriggling. However, the biological world holds an endless array of... click to read more

  • Michael J. Wise | Professor at Roanoke College, Environmental Studies Department, Virgina, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 17, 2020
How scientists communicate

In this project, we found that authors of psychology journal articles tended to make broad generalizations when describing their research findings. Examples include: "Whites and Blacks disagree about how well Whites understand racial experiences," "Animal, but not human, faces engage the distributed face network in... click to read more

  • Jasmine M. DeJesus | Assistant Professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
  • Maureen A. Callanan | Professor at University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, USA
  • Susan A. Gelman | Professor at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 16, 2020
Early chewing and swallowing

Chewing and controlled swallowing are requirements for efficient food ingestion and civilized table manners. Active muscle-powered swallowing is typical mammalian and differentiates mammals, including humans, from other vertebrates. Reptiles, such as crocodiles and birds, devour their unchewed prey in huge chunks or even entirely (e.g.,... click to read more

  • Thomas Martin | Professor at Section Palaeontology, Institute of Geosciences, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Bonn, Germany
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 11, 2020
Why does biodiversity matter for agriculture?

Nature is a vital service provider for agriculture in many ways. Fruit trees and other pollinator-dependent crops are pollinated by wild insects like bumblebees, solitary bees, or flies. Other insects like predatory ladybugs or ground beetles eat pests that would otherwise damage or even destroy... click to read more

  • Matteo Dainese | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institute for Alpine Environment, Eurac Research, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy
  • Emily A. Martin | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
  • Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter | Professor at Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology, Biocenter, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 10, 2020