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Bias In Brazil’s Conservation Efforts

Setting aside land for nature conservation is a strategy that dates back centuries ago. During the 20th and 21st centuries, the number and extent of protected areas (PAs) around the world have increased, evidencing them as the main strategy to […]

Where Do You Come From? Tracking Sediment Provenance Through Lead Isotopes

The quest to understand where something has come from pervades many avenues of science. One important field of geological research is tracking the parenthood of sedimentary rocks through sedimentary provenance studies. When rocks are exposed at the Earth’s surface, they […]

What Do Crabs Really Eat?

They are creepy, they are crawly, they are….crabby? Crabs are a type of crustacean and fall under the taxonomical order Brachyura. Crabs under the order Brachyura area considered “true” crabs. Many animals that share the name crab—such as hermit crabs, […]

Map Key: How To Read A Map Legend

Are you curious about what all of those different symbols on a map represent? You can find out by consulting the map key, or legend. The legend of the map defines the features that are found on that map. Some […]

Amino Group: Definition And Examples

Amino groups are single functional groups comprised of a nitrogen atom linked to hydrogen atoms, aryl groups, alkyl groups or some combination of those structures. If an amino group is attached to an organic compound (compounds containing carbon) it is […]

Vulnerability Of Antarctic Marine Ecosystem Engineers With Skeletal Magnesium Content In A Changing World

The oceans are being impacted by climate change from rising atmospheric CO2 levels and increasing pollution (e.g. petroleum hydrocarbons and heavy metals) from human activities, leading to increases in seawater temperature and changes in ocean chemistry (e.g. pH decrease or […]

List Of Third World Countries In 2019

Are you curious which countries in the world are considered to be Third World countries? There are many countries in the world considered Third World countries, although getting an exact list of these countries is difficult because of disagreements about […]

“Where Did We Come From?” Using The Fossil Record To Find The True Ancestor Of The Homo Genus

One question that unites all members of the human race is, “Where did we come from?” Historically, we as a species have addressed this question using origin stories and mythologies, but we can also turn to the fossil record for […]

Moroccan Miocene Lakes – New Insights From Stable Isotopes And Sedimentary Analysis

The High Atlas Mountains are the highest mountains in North Africa, running from the Atlantic coast in Morocco to the Mediterranean Coast in Tunisia, over 2500 km in length and reaching a maximum elevation of 4167 m at Mount Toubkal. […]

Unraveling Uncertainties Of Riverine Flood Risk

According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Landscape 2018, extreme weather events and natural disasters are ranked among the top three global risks. For many regions, hydro-meteorological risks constitute the biggest threat, which calls for a comprehensive scientific risk […]