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Content: Volume 7, Issue 1

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Activating social tipping dynamics for a global decarbonization by 2050

Social sciences in the second part of the 20th century and early 21st century were predominantly occupied with gradual change processes. Most statistical models used to analyze socio-economic data assume change occurs gradually - in a linear manner. Recent months have demonstrated that we might... click to read more

  • Ilona M. Otto | Research Associate at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
Views 514
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 23, 2021
Exposing the remnant core of a giant planet

What's out there? — We always have lots to learn from "others". The hunt for extrasolar planets (exoplanets) sets us to explore the diversity of the universe around us. An exoplanet is a planet orbiting around a star outside the Solar System. In the last few... click to read more

  • David Armstrong | Assistant Professor at Centre for Exoplanets and Habitability, Department of Physics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
Views 431
Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 22, 2021
Same or different? The tale of a tangled molecule

A seemingly simple question — Are two objects the same or different? — frequently has a complicated answer. For chemists the objects are molecules, and over the years we have refined our ability to make same/different distinctions as we learn more about molecular structures. Molecules... click to read more

  • Eric J. N. Helfrich | Professor at Institute of Molecular Bio Science, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
  • Jon Clardy | Professor at Institute of Molecular Bio Science, Goethe University Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany; Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
Views 721
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 19, 2021
eDiamond: A life-changing glucose monitoring solution for diabetics

Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects more than 8.5% of the worldwide population. People with diabetes are at risk of serious health problems arising from diabetes-related complications. Monitoring of blood glucose levels as often as possible is crucial to managing diabetes. The standard technique to... click to read more

  • Jessica Hanna | PhD Student at Biomedical Engineering Program, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Views 984
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 18, 2021
How a mint turned into catmint

The plant catmint, also known as catnip, is named after its notorious effect on cats. When cats sniff or rub against catmint, it drives them to act strangely: rolling over, pawing and rubbing. Its scientific name is also feline-inspired: Nepeta cataria. The cause of the cats'... click to read more

  • Benjamin R. Lichman | Lecturer at Centre for Novel Agricultural Products, Department of Biology, University of York, York, UK
Views 1354
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 17, 2021