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Content: Volume 6, Issue 4

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Extreme glacier melt and climate change

Glaciers around the world are melting faster than in any previous decade since measurements began. Glaciers form when snow accumulates over many years and compresses into ice. Glaciers accumulate snow in the winter, and then melt ice in the summer. Cold temperatures, more snow, or both,... click to read more

  • Lauren J. Vargo | Research Fellow at Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 10, 2020
How scientists light up their tobacco

The beauty of a night filled with glowing fireflies is possible through a process called bioluminescence, which allows a living organism to emit light using a chemical reaction. Among the known bioluminescent organisms are different bacteria, as well as fireflies, jellyfish, and certain mushrooms. Organisms... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 9, 2020
Cooled to the Quantum Realm

Levitation of objects sounds like magic, but it is precisely what Arthur Ashkin's optical tweezer won the Nobel Prize for in 2018. An optical tweezer amounts to an intense laser that focuses down to a very small point. Optical tweezers trap an object put at... click to read more

  • Kahan Dare | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manuel Reisenbauer | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Uroš Delić | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Nov 6, 2020
How nanosized shrapnel from exploding fungal cells may impact us: from allergies to cloud formation

Invisible to the naked eye, we are almost always surrounded by small particles suspended in the air. They are known as atmospheric aerosols and can be made of directly emitted particles like dust, sea salt, and viruses; or formed in the atmosphere out of molecules... click to read more

  • Michael J. Lawler | Assistant Project Scientist at University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, United States
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Nov 5, 2020
T cells: an essential but neglected component against COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought into our daily conversations scientific topics previously only discussed among scientists in academic environments. When the media inform us about the rise or fall of new cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the world, questions about immunity and protection follow... click to read more

  • Antonio Bertoletti | Professor at Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Anthony Tan | Senior Research Fellow at Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
  • Nina Le Bert | Research Fellow at Emerging Infectious Diseases Program, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on Nov 4, 2020