Pandemic led to lower birth rates in wealthy countries

A team of researchers at Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, has found evidence showing that birth rates in wealthy countries have declined during the global pandemic. For their paper published in Proceedings of the National ...

Has the stilling of surface wind speed ended in China?

The most significant feature of global land surface wind speed (SWS) recently has been the long-term weakening trend since the 1960s, that is, the phenomenon known as global terrestrial stilling. Many studies have found that ...

How the shrew brain adapts to winter

Seasonal, energy-conserving neural adaptions could allow shrews to reduce their metabolic demands during winter, a study finds. Animals adapt to changing environmental conditions such as seasonal cycles to enhance their chances ...

What's for dinner? Dolphin diet study

More evidence has emerged to support stricter coastal management, this time focusing on pollution and overfishing in the picturesque tourist waters off Auckland in New Zealand.

Red Sea plankton communities ebb and flow with the seasons

The communities of tiny picoplankton in oceans reveal a great deal about the health of marine ecosystems and food webs. KAUST researchers have examined how numbers of these organisms vary across the year in both coastal and ...

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