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Seagrass, carbon storage, climate crisis, nature conservation, habitat, ecosystem

Reforestation under the sea

Seagrass is among the most important marine plants, as it harbors whole ecosystems and also stores carbon dioxide. Areas in which these underwater meadows grow have declined drastically, US scientists started a reforestation campaign, to give endangered species a new habitat and to fight climate crisis.

Cold Flu Corona virus prevention

I want you to wash your hands!

The number of people that called in sick with a cold has declined due to social distancing and increased hygiene efforts. So, why don’t we turn these measures into habits that we stick to, even after the pandemic.

Winners of climate crisis!?

While polar bears and seals continuously struggle to survive with reduced extents of sea ice in the Arctic, penguins in the Antarctic have higher hunting and breeding success, when there is less ice.

Inheritance of trauma

Trauma can have long lasting effects on a person’s psyche, but it can also change their genetic material. This way, trauma is inheritable and makes the generations to follow more susceptible for disease and mental disorders.

I was wrong – online conferences

A few years ago one of my colleagues wondered why we still travel the world to attend conferences. I immediately jumped on the conversation and passionately argued that physical gatherings are necessary for science. I was completely convinced that I was right.

Making a Lava Lamp

Here, we will show you how you can make your own temporary lava lamp with household items. It is a fun and easy experiment suitable for those in need to entertain their kids in these corona isolation times and those who want to let out their inner child and be mesmerized by science.

Why scientists need to create GMOs for their research in the lab

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are powerful tools that help scientists study the foundation of life. The knowledge that can be created with them is the basis for applications everyone can benefit from. It can be the cure of a disease or the cure of hunger. The GMOs are made to be used in a laboratory, but the knowledge that is created with them is made for everyone.