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Millions of years of evolution at stake on Madagascar

The island of Madagascar is one of the world’s most important hotspots of biodiversity, harboring diverse species from baobab trees to lemurs and even the world’s smallest chameleon, most of which are found nowhere else on Earth. In fact, around 90% of its species of... click to read more

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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 14, 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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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 24, 2023
The impact of climate change on marine life in ocean depths

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.

Historically, the Earth has known periods that were both colder and warmer than... click to read more

  • Lucas Vimpere | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Sébastien Castelltort | Professor at Earth and environmental sciences section, Faculty of science, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
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Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 16, 2023
Finding the novelty in nature

In the 1970s, Nintendo, a company that owned taxis and hotels and made playing cards and instant rice, began to make video games. This changed the company forever. Communities of species that live together in nature are somewhat like a business. Each species is a... click to read more

  • Timothy L. Staples | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
  • John M. Pandolfi | Professor at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, Queesland, Australia
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 18, 2021
Where do plants and animals live in the tropics?

Biologists have understood for a long time that plant and animal species are not evenly distributed among the world's tropical areas, and wondered why. Africa has spectacular numbers of primate and hoofed mammal species. Southeast Asia is much smaller in size than Africa, but has... click to read more

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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 27, 2021