Dallmann-Expedition 2015


Benthos at risk due to climate change

Melting of glaciers is threatening the biodiversity of benthos off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. This is the result of a study conducted by a group of researchers from Argentina, Germany, Great Britain and from the Alfred Wegener Institute,…



World Development Information Day

24 October will be the World Development Information Day, established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly. That date coincides with the United Nations Day, which celebrates the establishment of the UN in 1945, and adoption, in 1970, of…



World Food Day

Today, 16 October is the World Food Day, organised by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to commemorate the anniversary of its founding on 16 October 1945. The first edition of World Food Day, which is celebrated today…



New species of hominid discovered in South Africa

The new hominid discovered in South Africa by an international group of scholars is called Homo naledi. The announcement was made by the University of Witswaterstrand in Johannesburg and has been published in the scientific journal eLife. This is a…

Siberian/Amur Tigers (Panthera Tigris Altaica)


International Day of the Tiger

Today, 29 July, is the International Day of the Tiger, founded at the summit on tigers in St. Petersburg in 2010, when all the countries still interested in the presence of tigers committed to the Tx2 target - double the…



Submarine archeobacteria

An international group of researchers from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) has recently published a surprising discovery in the scientific journal Science. Sampling the sediment along the continental edge of the western Pacific, off the Japanese peninsula of Shimokita,…

Rice Paddy


Lower methane emissions thanks to a new variety of rice

A group of researchers at the Fujian Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Fuzhou, China, and at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala, has produced a new type of rice able to accumulate a larger quantity of starch in…



International Day for Biological Diversity

22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. The International Day for Biological Diversity has the objective of underlining the importance of protecting the extraordinary wealth constituted by all the living species on Earth. 22 May was declared the…



Biofuel for aircraft from mushrooms

Researchers at Washington State University have found a way to produce aircraft fuel from a common mushroom that lives in decaying leaves, soil and rotten fruit. The study has been published in the April issue of the scientific journal Fungal…

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