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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 […]

Enhancing CRISPR/Cas9 Targeting In Cancer Patients

Nowadays, CRISPR/Cas9 technology is the gold standard for knocking out alleles in any biological system through its capacity for inducing double strand breaks (DSB). In most cases, these DSBs provoke a cellular repair response triggering a kind of mutations called […]

Early Human Settlement On Mars By Sheltering Them In Excavated Underground Structures Due To Harsh Climate And Hazardous Solar And Galactic Cosmic Rays

Humans will be able to reside on new planets in forthcoming years thanks to progression in science and technology, starting with the nearest planets and moving on to the more remote ones. A few missions for human settlement on Mars […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overweight – An Invisible Social Pattern That Promotes Obesity-Related Chronic Inflammatory Diseases Potentiated By “Immuno-Aging”

Overweight and obesity, to a greater degree, are conditions characterized by abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that impair health and bring about psychosocial and economic difficulties. They are considered risk factors for a number of diseases, such as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, […]

“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 […]

Microalgae: The Green Mines For Fueling The Future And Mitigating Heavy Metals

The energy crisis, water shortage, and pollution are among the major challenges confronting sustainable environmental existence. Renewable energy derived from sustainable feedstocks can reduce the load on fossil fuels and curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Biofuels, particularly bioethanol and biodiesel, […]

Resolving Nightmares Using A Lucid Dreaming Technique

Imagine that you could become aware that you were dreaming, or “lucid,” in your dreams at any time. Countless researchers and laypersons alike have pursued on-demand lucid dreaming since the first books mentioning the phenomenon began to appear in the […]

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. […]