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Forests around the world affected by climate change

Forests around the world affected by climate change

Around the globe, forests are found to be undergoing strong changes due to human influence already today. Degradation of woods due to man-made climate change cannot be ruled out for the future, a Special Feature to be published next week in the Journal of Ecology, led by a team of scientists of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), now shows. More Forests around the world affected by climate change

A life-changing decision

A life-changing decision

A proper immune response relies largely on the right balance between effector and suppressor T cells. This balance is needed to fight off pathogens while at the same time avoiding tissue damage. More A life-changing decision

Lynx Take Lunch Breaks

Lynx Take Lunch Breaks

Whether a lynx hunts by day or by night and how active it is overall depend primarily on the behavior of the wild cat’s most important prey and its individual traits – lighting conditions, on the other hand, do not play a major role in its basic behavioral patterns. More Lynx Take Lunch Breaks

Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society say hunting by humans appears significantly cut mammoth populations in western Europe around 30,000 years ago. More Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

Neurons listen to glia cells

Neurons listen to glia cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have discovered a new signal pathway in the brain that plays an important role in learning and the processing of sensory input. More Neurons listen to glia cells