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How Seasonal is the Corona Virus?

Corona viruses (Image: creativeneko / iStock) So far, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus has spread almost unhindered - despite all countermeasures. How long the pandemic will last...

Oldest highland ball playground discovered

Ceramic figure of a ball player, found in Etlatongo. (Image: Blomster and Salazar Chavez, Science Advances 2020; 6: eaay6964) The ritual ball games and ball...

Ice loss at the poles characterizes tropical weather

Ice off the Antarctic coast. (Image: Maria Stenzel) Researchers say that what happens at the cold "ends" of the world can have a significant impact in...

Earth and moon are not “twins”

The moon was created when the young earth collided with a protoplanet. (Image: johan63 / iStock) According to current theory, the moon is the result...

DNA fishing reveals wildlife

This red deer leaves DNA traces in the river water, which indicate its presence in the ecosystem. (Photo: UMass Amherst / Joseph Drake) They are...

Blood stem cells also remember

Blood stem cells remember previous attacks and produce more immune cells like these macrophages to fight a new infection. (Image: Sieweke lab / CIML) Our...

Territorial thinking in gorillas

Through camera traps, researchers have gained insights into the life of the lowland gorillas. (Image: SPAC Scientific Field Station Network, Ggmb.) This area belongs to...

Featured picture: Cooling dust cover

What lies here like a light blue blanket over North Africa and the Middle East is atmospheric dust. It has an important cooling effect...

Ostrich egg jewelry and ancient networks

Hunters and gatherers from ecologically diverse regions of southern Africa exchanged ostrich egg pearls as symbolic gifts in the Stone Age. (Image: Brian A....

Star only pulsates with half

The star HD74423 is deformed and shows brightness fluctuations on only one side. (Image: Gabriel Pérez Díaz / IAC) Astronomers know many stars that change...

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