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Content: Volume 7, Issue 3

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Turning on the lights: how long did it take for the Sun to form?

Prehistoric cave dwellers adorned their homes with drawings of the Sun, stars, and planetary bodies of the Solar System, so it is safe to say that objects beyond Earth have been fascinating humans since long before our species could even express their awe in written... click to read more

  • Gregory A. Brennecka | Staff Scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, California, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 30, 2021
Exceptional hearing ability in a hummingbird

Many birds communicate using songs. Among them, the Ecuadorian Hillstar hummingbird produces a song with the highest pitch. Our previous research suggests that these hummingbirds produce high-pitch sounds to stand out from ambient noise. For vocal communication to be effective, the listener needs to hear the... click to read more

  • Fernanda G. Duque | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Biology Department, Hofstra University, Hempstead, N.Y., USA
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Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 28, 2021
How can botulinum toxin help with depression?

Botulinum toxin, or Botox, has shown significant effectiveness in treating a wide variety of conditions such as muscle spasms, excessive drooling, excessive sweating, and migraines. It works by weakening the nerve-muscle connection, thus relaxing the tightened muscle. However, Botox has achieved most of its popularity in... click to read more

  • Tigran Makunts | Research Associate at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
  • Ruben Abagyan | Professor at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, UC san Diego Health, La Jolla, CA, USA
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Sep 15, 2021
Hidden in plain sight: how an invisible ring in the sky uncovered a past cosmic collision

Our understanding of the universe relies on what we see and what we make of it. For millennia, humans studied the cosmos based on what our eyes can see. Yet, the colors and light our eyes pick up make up only a small sampling of... click to read more

  • Keri Hoadley | Assistant Professor at California Institute of Technology, University of Iowa, Iowa, USA
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published on Sep 8, 2021
How to fight climate change? Let forests grow

The world is waking up to the potential for trees to help in the fight against climate change. Forests have always absorbed substantial carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. Still, the human disturbance has relegated forests to approximately half their pre-historic extent, with more forests... click to read more

  • Susan C. Cook-Patton | Senior Forest Restoration Scientist at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Sara M. Leavitt | Climate Science Deputy Director at The Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, USA
  • Peter W. Ellis | Natural Climate Solutions Science Team Lead at The Nature Conservancy, Portland, ME, USA
Views 851
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 6, 2021