Decreasing biodiversity may promote spread of viruses
09/27/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research
The destruction of tropical rainforests harms the diversity of mosquito species. At the same time, more resilient species of mosquitoes become more prevalent – which also means the viruses they carry are more abundant.
Direct formation of sulfuric acid in the atmosphere without considering SO2
08/30/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
A new reaction pathway shows direct formation of sulfuric acid from reduced sulfur compounds that is particularly important at cloud edges and over the pristine oceans.
Cool stars with powerful winds threaten exoplanetary atmospheres
08/07/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam
Stars with stronger magnetic fields produce more powerful winds. These winds create unfavourable conditions for the survival of planetary atmospheres, thus affecting the possible habitability of these systems.
Researchers identify human odorant receptor for horse stable odor
08/04/2023 · Leibniz Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich
What do whisky, tobacco and horse manure have in common? The (perhaps) surprising answer: the smell. A research team has now deciphered how we perceive this scent.