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a) Example of a bog mummy (Rabivere, Estonia); b) the severed head of a bog mummy (Stidsholt, Denmark); c) bog skeleton (Luttra, Sweden); and d) disarticulated skeletal remains (Alken Enge, Denmark). Source: Estonian National Museum (a); Nationalmuseet Copenhagen (b); Jan Kask (c); Peter Jensen (d)).
Bogs, bones and bodies: Violent past of northern European mires
Estonian Representation in Brussels, in collaboration with the Estonian Research Council and European' 1+ Million Genomes' Initiative. The gathering aimed to foster connections and share vital information about the upcoming ambitious endeavour. Photo credit: Simon Blackley
Science Communication in Practice: An Evening of Networking in Brussels 
Hedvig Tamman, associate professor of genetics at the University of Tartu. Photo: Private collection
University of Tartu researcher receives prestigious grant to study the arms race between bacteria and viruses
What is the role of the teacher? A designerly way of thinking brings big questions to classrooms. Photo credit: Pixabay
An Estonian island school is designing education
People swallow up to 100,000 microplastic particles per day, same as if we ate one credit card a year. Photo source: Unsplash/Claire Abdo
Marine biologist: a person consumes a credit card’s worth of microplastics per year
Networking Dinner Reception x Genome of Europe project
Vääna-Jõesuu flounder.Vääna-Jõesuu flounder. Source: Tiit Hunt/CC BY-SA 3.0
Baltic Sea pollution puts fish cancer defences to the test
Mörigen arrowhead. Note adhering bright sediment material. Remnants of an older label on the left of the sample number. Total length is 39.3 mm. Source: zvg/Thomas Schüpbach
Swiss Bronze Age arrowhead possibly forged from Estonian Kaali meteorite
One of the key questions in the special issue is who is vulnerable in a crisis. Photo credit: Mat Napo/ Unsplash
What makes individuals fall through the safety nets during disasters?
TalTech researchers seek solutions to bring more fresh air into kindergartens and classrooms. Photo credit: Pexels
Scientists build a platform to make perfect indoor air conditions
University of Tartu is launching two internationally influential projects to bring new quality to life sciences. Photo credit: Ragnar Vutt
University of Tartu spearheads excellence in digital bioengineering and personalised medicine
Computer hardware security is an increasing challenge, given the global distribution of the ecosystem needed to produce ICs. Photo credit: Renee Altrov
Taltech researchers strike a home run in hardware security
Companies are exploiting the e-residency program. Matti Ylönen from the University of Helsinki concluded in his study that international organisations should pay more attention to upcoming virtual entrepreneurship programs. Photo credit: Pixabay
Study: virtual citizenship falls into a grey area businessmen can exploit
In Malaysia, located near Betong, a 500 km2 in size oil palm plantation illustrates the problem scope.
How can we revive disappearing wetlands?
The study of the digital outdoor learning app revealed that teachers pose too many simple recall questions to their students. Picture credit: Priidu Saart
Educators ask too few open-ended, complex questions
In order to maintain the competencies, the universities, local research councils and governments must be able to adequately anticipate how to reach the set targets and secure funding for the coming years, says Heidi Ann Erbsen. Photo credit: Mihkel Sillaots.
Europe’s innovation gap cannot be closed overnight yet needs urgent action
Estonian Genome Center at the University of Tartu. Photo credit: Renee Altrov
International study shows polygenic risk score results of genetics-based breast cancer precision prevention 
As we age, lifestyle choices affect our health, but the story is a little different when it comes to young children. Photo credit: Freepik
The number of child cancer patients is on the rise
The research team and the funder meeting at the Skytte Institute on 11 May 2023. From the left: Adele Atkinson, Rauno Pello, Boris Marte, Leonore Riitsalu, Marianne Schlögl and Marcel Lukas. Photo credit: Kristiina Tõnnisson.
How an Estonian university and an Austrian foundation are improving the world together
PFAS and many other micropollutants from factories and our homes often end up transferred to the local wastewater treatment plants, which are not currently equipped with sufficient technologies to keep these pollutants from ending in nature. Photo credit: Ivan Pandura/Unsplash
The environmental chemists at the University of Tartu take the micropollutants out of wastewater
TFTAK scientists are working to make food products more sustainable, healthier and ethical. Photo credit: TFTAK
How Estonian researchers combat climate change through plant-based proteins
Instrumental analysis laboratory focuses on the chemical properties of a wide range of plants.
Photo: Pille-Riin Laanet
Estonian researchers fight Lyme disease with local herbs
Genetic studies on the cowslip suggests that this common plant may go extinct in the future. Photo credit: Erik Karits/Pixabay
Scientists to solve major cowslip blossom mystery with new citizen campaign
What genes can tell us about fertility, Liisa Loog studies during her Marie-Curie Postdoctoral fellowship. Photo credit: Pixabay
DNA study looks at how height and fertility are connected

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