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Content: Volume 6, Issue 2

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Climatic Changes for Earths in Sun-like Stellar Binaries

The mild oscillation of Earth's axial tilt, or obliquity, over time is less than a few degrees and is one of the reasons that complex lifeforms prospered on our planet. Will this be true if the giant planets are replaced by a Sun-like star? Alpha... click to read more

  • Billy Quarles | Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 29, 2020
Groundwater pumping poses worldwide threat to riverine ecosystems

We pump too much water out of the ground, impacting our rivers worldwide. In our study, we estimate that almost 20% of the catchments where groundwater is pumped for drinking water or to grow food suffer from low flows that are too low to sustain... click to read more

  • Inge de Graaf | Assistant Professor at University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany; Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 25, 2020
Treating Alzheimer's disease with a known anticoagulant: insights from lab mice

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and has been long described as a disease of neurons. Although this is true (neurons are indeed sick and eventually die during AD), the events leading to this are numerous, and not all of them... click to read more

  • Marta Cortes-Canteli | Miguel Servet Researcher at Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC), Madrid, Spain
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published on Jun 23, 2020
Are students learning as much as they think they are? The dangers of fluent lectures

Think back to a college or high school classroom in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math). Your teacher probably talked most of the time, perhaps using the blackboard, a projector, or demonstrations to illustrate specific points. You mostly took notes and occasionally asked... click to read more

  • Louis Deslauriers | Senior Preceptor at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Logan S. McCarty | Lecturer at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 22, 2020
Of pig-tails and palm oil: How rat-eating macaques increase oil palm sustainability

African oil palm is the world's most efficient oil crop yielding 5-10 times more oil per hectare than other oil crops. However, the establishment of large monocultures has driven deforestation and habitat loss for local wildlife in producer countries. Malaysia supplies ca. 30% for the... click to read more

  • Nadine Ruppert | Senior Lecturer at School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
  • Anna Holzner | PhD student at School of Biological Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia; Institute of Biology, University of Leipzig; Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
  • Anja Widdig | Group leader at Institute of Biology, University of Leipzig; Department of Primatology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig; German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 19, 2020