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Climate change is affecting fisheries around the world. Fisheries managers need an innovative system to consider the climate-driven changes in their decision-making. A new ensemble model of marine ecosystems allows to forecast how climate change may alter North Atlantic fishing grounds for the next decades and to advise fisheries management for the sustainable future.
A two decade long ballet of two stars reveals a rare twistJan 21, 2021 | 4 min read by Vivek Venkatraman Krishnan
It’s clear: the glass frog’s transparent belly has a special advantageJan 20, 2021 | 3.5 min read by James B. Barnett
I know you are calling me! – Fickle cats know their own namesJan 19, 2021 | 3.5 min read by Atsuko Saito , Kazutaka Shinozuka
Cometary nitrogenous salts tell about the Solar System’s historyJan 15, 2021 | 3.5 min read by Olivier Poch
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
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
The belligerence of breeding: female aggression after mating
Sexual behaviors often have a deep impact on social interactions. Here is how female fruit flies cope with it.Nov 1, 2017 | 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
Where is the Engram?
We observe, we learn, we repeat. This is possible thanks to the capacity of our brains to store information - but how and where is memory stored within our brains?Dec 14, 2015 | 4 min read