One of the most exciting developments in astronomy is the discovery of thousands of planets around stars other than our Sun. But how do these exo-planets form, and why are they so different from those in our own solar system? Which ingredients are available to build them?
Today’s telescopes allow studies of the Universe from its earliest stages to the present-day, and provide firm evidence for planets orbiting other stars. They may -- in the future -- reveal the existence of life on other worlds.
In times of rapid technological and economic change, novel policy ideas are required to meet new challenges – think about inequality, robotization and digitalization. One idea that recently gained much attention is the universal basic income (UBI).
What is best thing to do when you’re feeling ill? In the time of internet and information overload, it is awfully difficult to tell who, or what to trust for medical advice. How does one know that a website, a medical specialist or a story in a magazine is trustworthy?
How do our manmade environments accelerate and change the evolution of the animals and plants around us? For example, Europe’s urban blackbirds sing at a higher pitch than their rural cousins and lizards in Puerto Rico are evolving feet that better grip surfaces like concrete.
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In the wake of the world's most successful animal species, humans, many animals and plants have expanded their habitat to the city. Birds, insects and plants adapt to city life and this way evolution unfolds under the noses of city dwellers.