Uppsala University

The world's lakes have finally been counted

Finland is called 'the land of a thousand lakes'. On registration plates in Minnesota it says '10,000 lakes!', and in Sweden there are about 100,000 lakes. But how many lakes are there in the whole world? ...

Sep 03, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Grazers and pollinators shape plant evolution

It has long been known that the characteristics of many plants with wide ranges can vary geographically, depending on differences in climate. But changes in grazing pressure and pollination can also affect the genetic composition ...

Oct 21, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Mitochondrial genes matter

Contrary to common belief, mitochondrial genes seem to matter for how well individuals survive and reproduce. These new results are reported by researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, who studied the genes ...

Jan 14, 2014 5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Nano-paper filter removes viruses

Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper ...

Mar 31, 2014 4.9 / 5 (8) 0