Content: Volume 9, Issue 3
Mathematical modeling and tumor avatars: What’s the link?
Illustration realized in the framework of a collaboration between the Image/Recit option of the HEAD (Haute École d'Art et de Design) - Genève and the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Geneva.
Colorectal cancer figures among the most common and deadly cancers worldwide. With current... click to read more
Millions of years of evolution at stake on Madagascar
The island of Madagascar is one of the world’s most important hotspots of biodiversity, harboring diverse species from baobab trees to lemurs and even the world’s smallest chameleon, most of which are found nowhere else on Earth. In fact, around 90% of its species of... click to read more
Stress for parents can translate into resilience for their children
The exponentially rising global population calls for us to improve crop productivity. Plants face a number of biotic stresses in nature, which can lead to huge crop losses. While a number of crop protection technologies have been introduced in agriculture to date, each of them... click to read more
A mysterious object in our Galaxy pulses every 76 seconds
Neutron stars are extremely dense remnants of massive star explosions (supernova). They measure about 20 km in diameter and a teaspoon of neutron star material would weigh 4 billion tons on Earth. We currently know of about 3,000 of these in our own Galaxy. Neutron... click to read more
Of Microbes and Megastorms
When you think of living creatures, the first things that come to mind are probably lush plants and big animals. However, most lifeforms on Earth are microscopic, and for most of the Earth’s history, such microbes ruled the planet. Plants and animals have only been... click to read more