News tagged with landscape

Eye disorder may have helped Da Vinci's art: journal

A common eye disorder may help explain Leonardo Da Vinci's talent for three-dimensional representation and the sense of perspective in his mountain landscapes, according to research published in an academic journal.

dateOct 22, 2018 in Other
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Time travel with bat guano

To help determine forest restoration goals in Costa Rica, postdoctoral scholar Rachel Reid will travel to Central America this winter to explore a cave long inhabited by bats. The work is supported by WashU's Living Earth ...

dateOct 10, 2018 in Plants & Animals Ecology
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Bogs are unique records of history – here's why

Peat bogs, which cover 3% of the world's land surface, are special places. While historically often considered as worthless morasses, today they are recognised as beautiful habitats providing environmental benefits from biodiversity ...

dateSep 04, 2018 in Environment
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Observing glaciers in 'real time'

Hot summers cause glaciers to melt. That not only changes the makeup of the landscape and hence the maps of Switzerland, it also affects every area of society. A new, dynamic glacier inventory makes the impact of climate ...

dateAug 20, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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