Improved climate resilience through better seasonal forecasts

Lack of water, floods, or crop losses: As a result of climate change, pronounced periods of drought and rainfall are occurring more frequently and more intensively all around the world, causing human suffering and major economic ...

In search of the first bacterium

Roughly five years ago, Institute Head Prof. Dr. William (Bill) Martin and his team introduced the last universal common ancestor of all living organisms and named it 'LUCA.' It lived approximately 3.8 billion years ago in ...

Reading the physics hiding in data

Information is encoded in data. This is true for most aspects of modern life, but it is also true in most branches of contemporary physics, and extracting useful and meaningful information from very large data sets is a key ...

Which particulate air pollution poses the greatest health risk?

Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), together with colleagues from several other European institutions, have investigated whether particulate matter from certain sources can be especially harmful to human health. ...

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