Earth & Climate

Heat waves in lakes are increasing

Mountain lake in New Zealand. (Image: simonbradfield / iStock) Climate change is not only causing water temperatures to rise on land, but also in...

Reconstructed cloacal opening of a dinosaur

This is what the Psittacosaurus sewer could have looked like. (Image: Bob Nicholls / Paleocreations.com 2020) Except for mammals, most vertebrates have a cesspool...

The soil as a living space in the spotlight

Springtails (Collembola) are important soil dwellers and can provide useful information about soil quality and protection needs. (Image: Photo: Andy Murray) Worms, springtails and...

Featured picture: School of eels on the Tiefseeberg

(Image: Deep Sea Fish Ecology Lab / Astrid Leitner and Jeff Drazen, University of Hawaii Manoa, DeepCCZ expedition)While huge schools of fish are not...

Mega Shark gave birth to giant babies

Analysis of growth lines in megalodon vertebrae shows that young animals were larger than the average human at birth. (Caption: DePaul University /...

Looking for ice tools

Researchers from the University of Innsbruck are looking for geological traces of former climatic changes in the alpine cave "Eisriesenwelt". Source: University of Innsbruck

Carbon dioxide: fertilization effect disappears

Carbon dioxide increases global plant growth less and less. (Image: RomoloTavani / iStock) The notorious greenhouse gas also has a beneficial effect on the...

Ice-free Alps shortly before Ötzi’s time

Under the summit of the Weißseespitze. (Image: ÖAW / Daniel Hinterramskogler) The glaciers on the peaks of the Alps form a climate archive: Since...

Oldest python fossils discovered

The newly described species Messelopython freyi is the oldest record of a python worldwide. (Image: Senckenberg) The realm of the giant snakes is now...

Europe’s rivers are highly fragmented

The European river network. (Image: EEA, Copenhagen, 2012) Rivers are important habitats, connecting routes and transport routes. But in Europe, more than 1.2...

Featured picture: Iguanas brave the cold

(Image: Day's Edge Productions)This Central American striped basilisk (Basiliscus vittatus) stretches its head towards the sun and warms up on the heated stones. ...

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So far, roofs have mainly been used for photovoltaics, not facades. (Image: Behnisch et al./IÖR) Not only roofs offer space for photovoltaic systems: house...

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