More wolves does not necessarily equal fewer foxes or badgers

Life Sciences - May 30

The assumption that the numbers of smaller predators will decline when large predator populations rise, is not necessarily valid. For mammals in Europe, this relationship appears to exist only in specific cases. Utrecht biologists Thomas van Schaik, Marijke van Kuijk , and Liesbeth Sterck conclude this based on a literature review they conducted, which was recently published in the scientific journal Mammal Review. As a result, the researchers advise conservation practitioners not to rely solely on this commonly proposed theory when assessing the consequences of growing predator populations.

Physics - May 29

World record reduction in photon emission

Recently, a team of chemists, mathematicians, physicists and nano-engineers at the University of Twente in the Netherlands developed the ultimate device to control the emission of photons with unprecedented precision. This technology could lead to more efficient miniature light sources, sensitive sensors, and stable quantum bits for quantum computing.

Environment - May 24

30 million euros for research into climate change feedbacks

Environment

Climate change can accelerate due to feedback mechanisms: complex phenomena caused by climate change that in turn can further drive climate change.

Innovation - May 28

Active internet users assess their psychological well-being more positively than non-users

With the rise and increasing use of digital technologies and online platforms worldwide, the debate about their potential impact on our psychological well-being is growing.

Pre-collapse monitoring of Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine

Astronomy & Space

New findings from a spaceborne monitoring team of University of Houston, TU Delft and DLR indicates the collapse of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine may have been already ongoing before the war with Russia, with deformations in the dam pre-dating the actual collapse. The results were published in the journal Nature Communications Earth and Environment

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