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Content: Volume 8, Issue 1

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The Ocean 100: the big fishes of the blue economy

Who are the “big fish” in what is often called the ocean economy? The ocean economy is the part of the global economy that is linked to sea, for example, as an operating space or an input to a company’s production. Collectively, this ocean-linked economic... click to read more

  • John Virdin | Director of Research at Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions , Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA
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published on Mar 30, 2022
Cellular tornadoes and how they shape our organs

Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva. During growth and development, cells are known to self-organize to give rise... click to read more

  • Yamini Ravichandran | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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published on Mar 25, 2022
Organizing DNA sets the tempo of gene activation

A full copy of our DNA is very long – about two meters. Yet, it fits inside the nucleus of our cells; a space of around 6 micrometers – less than the width of a human hair. The DNA fits in this tiny space because... click to read more

  • Eddie Rodriguez-Carballo | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Depaertment of Molecular Biology, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland
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published on Mar 21, 2022
What’s on your mind? A sneak-peek of your wandering thoughts

If you get a glimpse into all the thoughts you’ve had today, it will likely reveal pockets of time when they were focused on your ongoing task (for example when you rush through an assignment to meet a deadline); when they aimlessly wandered from one... click to read more

  • Julia W. Y. Kam | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
  • Caitlin Mills | Assistant Professor at Department of Psychology, University of New Hampshire, Durham, United States
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published on Mar 18, 2022
Desertification danger: the aridification of humid regions

A major ongoing threat to our planet is global warming. One of the main implications of global warming is the aridification of the continents, which is when a region becomes dry. Both natural (e.g., higher temperature, reduced precipitation, increased evaporation) and human influenced changes (e.g.,... click to read more

  • Lucas Vimpere | PhD student at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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published on Mar 16, 2022