natural sciences

Photo credit: Karl Ander Adami
Trees may spend more energy to defend themselves as climate warms
Roosi Soosaar is one of the leaders of Estonian NGO Soil Innovation Cluster. Together with other farmers and scientists she is looking for ways to improve the Northern European soil. Photo credit: Carol Liis Metsla
Should fossil fuel ash be allowed in eco farming?
Liis Lutter and Epp Songisepp from the research center BioCC are revolutionizing probiotics. Photo credit: BioCC
Scientists are working on a vegan shot packed with good bacteria
Researchers measured the changes in air during different seasons and in various sites across Europe. Photo credit: Pixabay
Study shows how dirty the air is in Europe
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Bird diversity and human well-being depend on the greenery of the city
Photo credit: Emma Gossett, Unsplash
How fine-root traits fit in plant form and function
Instead of eating mostly farm-grown salmon, scientists recommend eating smaller fish at the end of the food chain when it comes to the Baltic Sea. Photo credit: Piotr Wawrzyniuk
The Baltic Sea is recovering with the help of scientists
Photo credit: Unsplash, Nareeta Martin
Corona Crisis Increased the Amount of Plastic Waste in the World
Viru test site using the Canadian peat moss application method (right) and control patch (left) where not used. Photo credit: Tallinn University
Restored peatlands store carbon and mitigate climate change
Photo credit: Unsplash, Zbynek Burival
Study: All Measures of Green Growth are Politically Skewed
The ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba; photo: Marzena P), the western gorilla (Gorilla gorilla; photo: Philip Kromer), the gharial (Gavialis gangeticus; photo: Jonathan Zander), the European sturgeon (Acipenser sturio; photo: Hans Braxmeier) and the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus; photo: Emilio del Prado) are classified as species in danger of extinction by IUCN. These species exhibit peculiar functional traits such as large size, long lifespan, and late sexual maturity (All photos CC-BY-SA)
Functional consequences of global biodiversity loss guide future nature conservation
American mink. Photo credit: Shutterstock, An inspiration
Study finds American mink to be main limiting factor of European mink
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New dataset opens Estonian soil information for versatile use
Fruit fly. Photo credit: Alexlky, Shutterstock
In the future, chaperones may help fight Alzheimer’s disease
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Visual figure discrimination is more closely related to linguistic thinking than generally believed
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Links between pollution and cancer in wild animals: what can we learn?
Professor Rando Tuvikene. Photo Credit: Tallinn University
Researchers look to saccharides for a breakthrough in the battle against coronavirus
Instead of using it as heating material, wood waste could be used to create new values. Photo credit: Markus Spiske
Synthetic biology opens up a new development path for the wood industry
Photo credit: Sebastian Pena Lambarri
Do fish get cancer?
Coal is a big polluter, but it's still a cheap way to produce energy. Photo credit: Pixabay
Should wood become cheaper than fossil fuel?
The great tit finds most of the food necessary for the nestlings from the canopies of deciduous trees.
Looking at the forest through the eyes of birds
Rando Tuvikene, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Tallinn University
Use of crustaceans in healing wounds – future of medicine?
Estonian scientist Leho Tedersoo showing off his early spring mushroom haul. Photo credit: Leho Tedersoo
Why are Estonian mushroom scientists among the best in the world?
One of the best-known Estonian biodiversity specialists Aveliina Helm found a clever way to make herself heard. Photo credit: Andres Tennus
Biologists map biodiversity to break the silence

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