Beaver dams can help us build climate-resilient systems

Christine E. Hatch is a professor of Geosciences at UMass Amherst. This story originally featured on The Conversation. It’s no accident that both the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the California Institute of Technology claim the beaver (Castor canadensis) as their mascots. Renowned engineers, beavers seem able to dam any stream, building structures with logs… Continue reading Beaver dams can help us build climate-resilient systems

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How Pandemics End | Discover Magazine

Since 2020, quarantining, hunting down at-home tests, and social distancing have become the “new normal” as we grapple with COVID-19. One-third of surveyed Americans said their routines were disrupted by the pandemic, and 23 percent reported that their work life was negatively impacted.    For many Americans, COVID-19 represented their first major public health crisis. Experts… Continue reading How Pandemics End | Discover Magazine

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Foetus preserved in pregnant Egyptian mummy was ‘pickled’ by woman’s body, say scientists

The foetus discovered in the first-ever example of an embalmed pregnant Egyptian mummy was preserved as it “began to pickle” within the decomposing woman, scientists say. In April last year, researchers in Warsaw, Poland, found the first and only known case of a pregnant ancient Egyptian mummy that for decades was thought to be a… Continue reading Foetus preserved in pregnant Egyptian mummy was ‘pickled’ by woman’s body, say scientists

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5 Science-Backed Health Tips That Will Energize You

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: 5 SCIENCE-BACKED HEALTH TIPS THAT WILL ENERGIZE YOU! Do you find yourself dragging through the day, feeling sluggish and unmotivated? If so, it’s possible that your health is not where it should be. In this blog post, we will discuss five science-backed health tips for increased energy… Continue reading 5 Science-Backed Health Tips That Will Energize You

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Instant Genius Podcast: The science of intimacy, with Dr Michelle Drouin

Instant Genius is a bite-sized masterclass in podcast form. In this week’s episode, we talk to Dr Michelle Drouin. She’s a professor of psychology at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne, and the author of Out of Touch: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine. She tells us all about why intimacy, both physical and emotional, is… Continue reading Instant Genius Podcast: The science of intimacy, with Dr Michelle Drouin

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A human right to nature: The people suing governments for environmental damage

An Asian megacity partially locked down because of pollution. Acres of farms in Africa destroyed by extreme weather. Ancient Arctic cultures disappearing with melting ice. This isn’t the future. It’s happening now. “I have a lot of problems with coughing as soon as I go out of the room,” says Mukesh Khare, professor emeritus at… Continue reading A human right to nature: The people suing governments for environmental damage

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A Fetus Was Preserved Within an Egyptian Mummy Because It ‘Pickled’, Scientists Say

Last year, archaeologists presented an incredible first: the discovery of a mummified fetus within the abdomen of its mummified ancient Egyptian mother. Who the woman was, and how she died just over 2,000 years ago are both still mysteries – hence she is known as the Mysterious Lady. But now we know how the fetus… Continue reading A Fetus Was Preserved Within an Egyptian Mummy Because It ‘Pickled’, Scientists Say

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