Home 2017 June

Monthly Archives: June 2017

150506095549 1 900x600

Areas burnt by fires will triple in the Iberian Peninsula by 2075

Areas burnt after the fire in Oia (Pontevedra) in which more than 1,800 hectares burned in 2013. Credit: Contando estrelas The impact of forest fires is...
170621103158 1 900x600

Accelerating rate of temperature rise in the Pyrenees

The impact of climate change in the Central Pyrenees has been greater since 1970, particularly in the spring and summer months. Credit: Javier Sigró The Iberian...
170622083020 1 900x600

Frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults

Older couple. Credit: © denissimonov / Fotolia More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by...
170626155740 1 900x600

Microbe mystery solved: What happened to the Deepwater Horizon oil plume?

Berkeley Lab scientist Gary Andersen led a study that identified all of the principal oil-degrading bacteria in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Credit: Berkeley...
170626105820 1 900x600

Panda love spreads to benefit the planet

A panda in China's Wolong Nature Reserve, snacks on bamboo. Efforts to conserve panda habitat have benefited both other animals and plants, but also...
170626131745 1 900x600

Insomnia medication may wake up some patients from vegetative state

Rendering of a nerve cell. Credit: © BillionPhotos.com / Fotolia In a new systematic review in JAMA Neurology, Michigan Medicine researchers found reason to further explore...
170626155747 1 900x600

New research could help humans see what nature hides

In the picture above, the same horizontal striped pattern has been added to all of the square backgrounds, yet the pattern is much harder...
170623100414 1 900x600

Tipping points are real: Gradual changes in CO2 levels can induce abrupt climate changes

Gro?nland. Credit: Alfred-Wegener-Institut / Coen Hofstede During the last glacial period, within only a few decades the influence of atmospheric CO2 on the North Atlantic circulation...
170622103824 1 900x600

Video games can change your brain

The studies show that playing video games can change how our brains perform, and even their structure. Credit: © Drobot Dean / Fotolia Scientists have collected...
170623155511 1 900x600

Genes, ozone, and autism

Genes, Environment, and the Risk for Autism: Environment factors (ozone) can interact with genetic factors (copy number variation) to produce an even higher risk...
170622142959 1 900x600

Cancer cells may streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily

Human chromosomes are stained blue (DAPI) with ribosomal DNA in green (FISH probe). Credit: Image courtesy of Tamara Potapova, Ph.D. Research from the Stowers Institute provides...