A boom in hydropower dam construction is underway. While this is expected to double the global electricity production from hydropower, it could pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity.
Lemurs use communal latrines as information exchange centers. In particular, the urine left on latrine trees serves as a method to maintain contact to family members.
Scientists found a simple way to retrieve genomes from a mix of various organisms. The discovery opens doors to completely new possibilities, for example in the genetic analysis of pathogens.
Researchers quantified the impact of combined multiple healthy lifestyle behaviors on the risk of developing bowl cancer, and found that this impact is stronger in men than in women.
A worldwide comparison shows the consumers’ willingness to pay more than 10 Euros for the deployment of renewable energies, although there are significant differences from one country to another.
Economically, Greece is still at rock bottom. At the same time, Greece has enormous research potential. To better take advantage of this, the country needs to expand its innovation system.
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