Earth & Environment

Social Distancing is a Natural Behaviour in Sick Bats

"If you are feeling sick, stay at home and avoid contact with people". You have probably lost count of the number of times you...

Sharks and Microorganisms: A Case of Peaceful Cohabitation

Pneumonia, caused by Staphylococcus bacteria, is an infection of the lungs that kills 49,000 people a year in the United States1. Cholera, an intestinal infection...

The Asteroid Triggered the Mass Extinction. Volcanism Shaped Life Afterwards, According to a New Study

The Chicxulub asteroid that collided with the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico, and not volcanoes, drove the mass extinction that killed non-avian dinosaurs 66 million...

New Year, Old Sites

A look at some interesting new finds in archaeology from 2019.

The Secret of Classic Belgian Beers is a Unique Mix of Yeasts

Classic Belgian beers result from a rare mixture of different species of yeasts. In industrial environments, several hybrids between Saccharomyces species combine the traits...

Researchers Sequence the Genome of the Florida Panther

The genome of the Florida panther has been sequenced for the first time by researchers from the University of Central Florida and the Ohio...

An Unsolved Mystery: the Disappearance of Urban House Sparrows

Walking through the centre of some European cities such as London, Amsterdam, Madrid or Prague, you may sense something is missing. If you have...

Searching for Life Underneath the Lost City

The majestic white spires of the Lost City protrude out of a mountain located 800 meters below the Atlantic Ocean. In December of 2000,...

Do Plants Have Consciousness? Most Likely Not and They Are Fine With That

In our first article from the “Paper in Review” series, we point our magnifying glass to an Opinion article that debunks the idea that plants are conscious beings.

June 2019 Was the Hottest June Ever Recorded

Last month, temperatures hit a record, according to the European Centre for Weather Forecasts. Data provided by the Copernicus Climate Change Service shows that...