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Content: Volume 7, Issue 3

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A mysterious reawaking of the world’s tallest geyser from decades of sleep

The geysers in Yellowstone National Park enthrall millions of visitors each year. Geysers are hot springs that erupt tumultuous mixtures of liquid water and steam. Although the park contains about half of the roughly 1000 geysers that exist worldwide, major geyser fields also occur in... click to read more

  • Mara H. Reed | Graduate Student at Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Michael Manga | Professor at Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Aug 10, 2021
College roommates influence each other’s political ideology

Universities have become an important front in America's "culture war." Today, many conservatives are deeply skeptical of–or even hostile to–institutions of higher learning. Pundits and politicians on the political right routinely accuse colleges and universities of "indoctrinating" students into "leftist" political ideologies. And while prior... click to read more

  • Logan Strother | Assistant Professor at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Aug 5, 2021
Relationship partners are valued by the brain region that also values other goods

When your friend spends a long period of time listening to your problems, how do you feel? You may come to feel closer to the friend than before or consider them a more dependable friend. Apart from such subjective feelings, evolutionary psychologists assume that what... click to read more

  • Yohsuke Ohtsubo | Professor at Department of Social Psychology, Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Views 368
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 3, 2021
Gut microbes govern cancer

Our body is made of trillions of cells. Each of these tiny building blocks has its defined role, and together they create organs. While different cells in our body may look different in size and shape, they all share one common thing – DNA. DNA... click to read more

  • Eliran Kadosh | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Yinon Ben-Neriah | Professor at Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 29, 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