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What keeps trees grounded?

When asked to sketch a tree, you'll likely draw branches reaching towards the sky and roots delving into the earth. Sounds alright, but have you ever wondered how trees know where the earth is? 

If you were to tip over a potted plant, its roots wouldn't... click to read more

Views 1536
Reading time 3 min
published on Nov 24, 2023
Making the coral reef ‘A-list’

Coral reefs around the world are in crisis. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution are devastating coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the largest coral reef in the World, has had three major coral bleaching events in just 5 years, which have killed nearly... click to read more

  • Joshua Cinner | Professor at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Queensland, Australia
Views 3320
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 4, 2021
The yin and yang of lateral roots

We worldwide face an increasing frequency of heat waves and drought. As a result, soil in the fields becomes drier, which reduces agricultural productivity. Therefore, it is important to better understand how the roots system of plants can be adapted to drier environments. We can... click to read more

  • Sascha Waidmann | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
  • Jürgen Kleine-Vehn | Professor at Department of Applied Genetics and Cell Biology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Views 5925
Reading time 3 min
published on Sep 8, 2020
Black holes ring like Einstein predicted

In their inscrutable depths, black holes hold the keys to some of the deepest mysteries of our Universe. Woven out of nothing more than pure space and time, black holes are regions so dense that nothing may escape their gravitational pull. At their center lies... click to read more

  • Maximiliano Isi | NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Views 5216
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Aug 28, 2020