Optimizing cacao pollination for higher yields

A research team including Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter's Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology has investigated how the cultivation of cacao can be improved by using the right pollination technique. The success of ...

How dangerous is extreme heat to humans?

The media reporting around heat waves that have hammered the northern hemisphere has been unequivocal: the simultaneous record-breaking heat has "pushed the limits of human survival."

Why 40°C is bearable in a desert but lethal in the tropics

This year, even before the northern hemisphere hot season began, temperature records were being shattered. Spain for instance saw temperatures in April (38.8°C) that would be out of the ordinary even at the peak of summer. ...

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