Earth & Climate

Featured picture: Blue beauty on eight legs

Blue ornamental tarantula (Poecilotheria metallica) (Image: Rick C. West)It is a real rarity: This metallic blue shimmering tarantula is sought after by exotic lovers...

Mass deaths due to increased UV radiation

Malformations of spiked structures on the surface of fossil plant spores (right), researchers interpret as a sign of UV damage. (Image: John Marshall) What caused...

T. rex: endurance instead of speed

His long legs obviously gave T. rex endurance and efficiency. (Image: Julius Csotonyi, 2020) A fearsome giant with long legs - but they did not...

Prehistoric anchovies with fangs

Prehistoric anchovy Monosmilus chureloides in the mouth of a whale (Image: Joschua Knüppe) Evolution has not only produced land predators with giant teeth like the...

Plastic: targeting environmental problems

From gigantic garbage dumps to tiny microplastics in the sea - how does the impact of plastic on the environment and what are the...

Did raptors hunt in the pack?

Paleontologists question the image of the prominent predatory dinosaurs. leonello / iStock Her deadly teamwork has made her famous: In films like "Jurassic Park", the...

Climate change: wet self-reinforcement

A river from the Ganges catchment area. Increased rainfall in the tropics could increase global warming by increasing the release of CO2 from the...

Desert microbes turn rocks into water

Electron microscope image of cyanobacteria living in gypsum rocks from the Atacama desert. (Image: Wei Huang) Not a drop of water and yet there is...

Celebrity dino with swimming tail

Artist's impression of the head and tail of Spinosaurus. (Image: Davide Bonadonna) 15 meters long and 20 tons heavy: Spinosaurus is considered the largest of...

Featured picture: Armored mini dragon

(Image: Edward Stanley)What looks like a crocodile in x-ray vision is actually a small lizard from the genus Smaug. Because of their heavy armor,...

Can rain awaken volcanoes?

Lava flow during the eruption of the Kīlauea volcano in 2018. (Image: U.S. Geological Survey) The lava bubbled after the record rain: study results suggest...

Featured picture: The last of their kind

(Image: Leibniz-IZW / Ex-situ Iberian Lynx Program)The hope of his species rests on this little lynx cub and his peers. Because the Iberian lynx...

Featured picture: A cosmic Easter basket

(Image: U.S. National Park Service)The Orion Nebula is a star among astronomical objects, because this star cradle can already be seen with the naked...

A rainforest in Antarctica

This is what the Antarctic forest could have looked like 90 million years ago. (Photo: Alfred Wegener Institute) Today Antarctica is the most hostile and...

Feathered Raptor of the End Times discovered

Artist's impression of Dineobellator. (Photo: Sergey Krasovskiy) It had feathers, an iron grip and a flexible tail for balance in chases: fossil hunters discovered a...

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No F1 races in Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan this year

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GPs from Azerbaijan, Singapore and Japan officially canceled

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