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Many plant and animal species inhabit the world’s major tropical areas with new species being discovered each year. But the numbers of species differ greatly between these areas. Thanks to new databases, we now show that Latin America has the largest number of species, followed by Africa and Southeast Asia. Defining the makeup of individual ecosystems will help us preserve them.
How fisheries bring carbon dioxide back to the atmosphereJul 23, 2021 | 3 min read by Gaël Mariani , David Mouillot
How did wild cats turn into our beloved domestic animals?Jul 19, 2021 | 3.5 min read by Magdalena Krajcarz , Maciej Krajcarz
Hate heatwaves? Droughts? How about both at the same time?Jul 15, 2021 | 3.5 min read by Mojtaba Sadegh , Mohammad Reza Alizadeh
When the girdle of social timing relaxes: Effects of the COVID-19 lockdown on human sleepJul 9, 2020 in Psychology | 3.5 min read by Christine Blume , Marlene H. Schmidt
High performance silks deployed by web building wolf spiders
Wolf spiders that build webs produce silks that perform differently than those that do not build webs, supporting hypotheses that web building and silk performance co-evolved in spiders.Nov 12, 2018 | 4 min read
Fighting back antibiotic resistance: a new hope from the soil
Antibiotic resistance represents a critical threat for our health and disease treatment. New discoveries are crucial to develop further medicaments against future superbugs.Feb 24, 2016 | 4 min read
What were the ice age ‘stilt-legged’ horses of North America?
Were these extinct animals related to horses, donkeys, or zebras, or were they something else entirely? Using ancient DNA, we have finally solved this mystery.Nov 2, 2018 | 3.5 min read
How do plants breathe?
Breathing air in and out is something that we, as humans, perform in every moment of our lives. Plants do likewise thanks to tiny mouths called stomata.Nov 22, 2017 | 4 min read