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Content: Volume 7, Issue 2

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The World’s Longest Nanoscale Chain

A sheet of metal or wood is an inflexible one-dimensional material. Creating flexible one-dimensional structures from such hard materials is difficult, but can be done using chain-like structures made of interlocking of rings. Moreover, chain-like structures endow materials with ease of repairing any damage by... click to read more

  • Yasuki Kato | Master Student at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Sougata Datta | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
  • Shiki Yagai | Professor at Division of Advanced Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University, Chiba, Japan
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 19, 2021
Ancient Mesoamerica demonstrates we’ve been ballgame lovers for more than 3000 years

Have you ever wondered about the origin of your favorite ballgame? It is perhaps much earlier than you guess. Mesoamerica – a center of ancient civilizations that flourished for over 3000 years before the Spanish invasion occurred – has evidence for ancient ballgames. In fact,... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on May 18, 2021
How people think about risks, politics, and sustainable development

The world is contested: trade wars between giant economies, disagreements over climate change policies, diverse measures to control pandemics, or even just two men shouting at each other on the street. Apart from using scientific insights, which tools do we, as individuals and governments, rely... click to read more

  • Frank Chuang | PhD Student at Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
  • Ed Manley | Professor at School of Geography, University of Leeds, and Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, UK
  • Arthur Petersen | Professor at Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on May 17, 2021
Bringing 100 million-year-old marine microbes back to life

The Earth's entire surface is inhabited by life, but what about what lies beneath, in the subsurface? In the past, we thought of the deep subseafloor as a lifeless zone. We now know it is the "subseafloor biosphere" inhabited by a substantial percentage of Earth's... click to read more

  • Yuki Morono | Senior Scientist at Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Kochi, Japan
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on May 14, 2021
How to counteract age when the nervous system is damaged

As we get older, the body becomes more prone to damage and is less able to repair it. The delicate tissue of the brain and spinal cord (collectively referred to as the central nervous system) are no exception. With age, damage due to traumatic brain... click to read more

  • Nathan J. Michaels | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Jason R. Plemel | Assistant Professor at University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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Reading time 4.5 min
published on May 11, 2021