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Content: Volume 9, Issue 1

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Do our marine highways disrupt blue whale habitats?

After decades of whaling, the last sanctum for blue whales of the eastern South Pacific Ocean was found off the coast in Northern Chilean Patagonia (NCP). Here most of the population concentrates during  the summer and autumn seasons of the Earth’s southern hemisphere (also known... click to read more

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published on Mar 1, 2023
Plant genetic engineering makes treasure from trash

Cultivated plants are the core of human nutrition. To ensure our food supply, plant breeders are in an ongoing race with newly emerging pests and diseases. Deterioration of growing conditions due to climate change and ever-increasing demand provide further challenges. Traditionally, plant breeders wait an... click to read more

  • Dennis Kleinschmidt | Technical Assistant at Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
  • Joachim Forner | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie
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published on Feb 27, 2023
Spring: A Season Of New Beginnings And The End Of The Dinosaurs

The extinction of the dinosaurs from space rock is possibly the most famous of all mass extinctions. This ~12 km wide asteroid, about twice as tall as Kilimanjaro, impacted a reef off the coast of the Yucatán peninsula and caused tsunamis, earthquakes, and seiches. Molten... click to read more

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published on Feb 24, 2023
How thermophotovoltaics can help decarbonize the grid

Thermodynamics initially developed as a framework for understanding and improving the performance of heat engines as they powered the industrial revolution. Since then, heat engines have gone on to play a pivotal role in modern society, as more than 90% of electricity today is generated... click to read more

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published on Feb 22, 2023
Salmon evolve quickly as a response to intense harvesting of their prey

Climate change and human activities impact living creatures in complex ways. In response, organisms may acclimate to those challenges during their lifetime or adapt over several generations, through genetic changes. Organisms with characteristics matching best their new environment, such as size at reproduction, will spread... click to read more

  • Yann Czorlich | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of Turku, Natural resources institute Finland, University of Helsinkí
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published on Feb 20, 2023