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The persistent danger after landscape fires

Every year, an estimated four percent of the world's vegetated land surface burns, leaving more than 250 megatons of carbonized plants behind. For the first time, a study by the University of Vienna has now recorded elevated concentrations of...
26-Mar-2021 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Where do the gender differences in the human pelvis come from?

The pelvis is the part of the human skeleton with the largest differences between females and males. The female birth canal is on average more spacious and exhibits shape features that enable birth of a large baby with a big brain. In forensics,...
25-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Older than expected: Teeth reveal the origin of the tiger shark

With a total length of up to 5.5m, the tiger shark is one of the largest predatory sharks known today. This shark is a cosmopolitan species occurring in all oceans worldwide. It is characterized by a striped pattern on its back, which is well marked...
24-Mar-2021 4:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Agricultural biodiversity:

To minimize negative impacts of agriculture on biodiversity and related ecosystem services, "biodiversity-friendly" management is needed. Why scientific results are rarely translated into agricultural practice could be explained by their different...
22-Mar-2021 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Fear of COVID-19 : Psychological, not environmental factors are important

During pandemics, protective behaviors need to be motivated by effective communication. A critical factor in understanding a population’s response to such a threat is the fear it elicits, since fear both contributes to motivating protective...
15-Mar-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Robots learn faster with quantum technology

Artificial intelligence is part of our modern life by enabling machines to learn useful processes such as speech recognition and digital personal assistants. A crucial question for practical applications is how fast such intelligent machines can...
11-Mar-2021 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Fossilized feeding frenzy:

An international team of scientists with Fridgeir Grímsson from the University of Vienna has found a previously unknown fossil fly species in old lake sediments of the Messel Pit, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany. In the stomach of the...
11-Mar-2021 3:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How a ladybug warps space-time

Researchers at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, led by Markus Aspelmeyer have succeeded in measuring the gravitational field of a gold sphere, just 2 mm in diameter, using a highly sensitive pendulum - and thus the...
10-Mar-2021 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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