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Content: Volume 6, Issue 4

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How the COVID-19 lockdown affected our sleeping patterns

Human biology and behavior change throughout the day. A primary internal timekeeper, located in the brain, and synchronized by light, controls these daily fluctuations. Social and cultural temporal cues are also able to set the time of our internal clock. Humans are a diurnal species:... click to read more

  • María Juliana Leone | Professor at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes – Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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published on Nov 3, 2020
Snakes in Decline: Not as Good as You May Think

Snakes are incredibly crucial in each ecosystem to which they are native, despite the fact humans often dislike them. Additionally, when conducting community-level studies, snakes can serve as a conservation model for more secretive or rare animals, like some birds and mammals. In the past couple... click to read more

  • Julie M. Ray | Researcher at La MICA Biological Station, El Copé de La Pintada, Coclé, Republic of Panama
  • Graziella V. DiRenzo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Integrative Biology; Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824; Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA.
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published on Nov 2, 2020
A newly discovered (microscopic) global source of methane

The average temperature on Earth rose dramatically during the last century. This is due to human activity, which led to the increased atmospheric concentration of certain gases, typically called greenhouse gases. These gases increase the solar heat trapped by our planet. The greenhouse gas methane... click to read more

  • Mina Bizic | Research Scientist at Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Alte Fischerhütte 2, D-16775 Stechlin, Germany
  • Thomas Klintzsch | PhD Student at Institute of Earth Sciences, Biogeochemistry Group, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Danny Ionescu | Research Scientist at 1Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Alte Fischerhütte 2, D-16775 Stechlin, Germany
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published on Oct 30, 2020
A match made in heaven: Stacking two solar cells boosts their efficiency

The development and realization of clean, renewable energy is one of the significant problems of our time. Over 850 million people do not have access to electricity. We must find a way to deliver it while maintaining a sustainable climate and air pollution standards. Solar... click to read more

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published on Oct 29, 2020
How lab-grown blood vessels can help us understand malaria

Blood circulates a hundred thousand times in our body each day to provide nutrients and support to tissues. This circulation is carried out by blood vessels in a highly organized and efficient transport system. Large vessels are somewhat like highways, carrying large volumes of blood... click to read more

  • Caitlin Howard | Graduate Student at Department of Bioengineering; Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
  • Joseph D. Smith | Professor at Center for Global Infectious Disease Research, Seattle Children’s Research Institute; Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington.
  • Ying Zheng | Professor at Department of Bioengineering; Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, University of Washington
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published on Oct 28, 2020