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  • World Scientists Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice - now in Swedish

    [27 Dec 2017] Twenty-five years ago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and more than 1700 independent scientists, including the majority of living Nobel laureates in the sciences, penned the 1992 "World Scientists' Warning to Humanity". On the twenty-fifth anniversary of their call, a group of scientists look back at their warning and evaluate the human response by exploring available time-series data.

  • Professor Deliang Chen elected to the Chinese Academy of Sciences

    [20 Dec 2017] Professor Deliang Chen is the August Röhss chair at the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Gothenburg. According to a news published by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on 28 November, 2017, he was elected as a foreign member of the CAS on 10 November, 2017, together with two Nobel Laureates.

  • Gene expression explains color diversity in birds

    [19 Dec 2017] Genetic mechanisms behind sexual ornaments or threat signals are largely unknown, which limits our understanding of sexual selection and its evolutionary consequences. Research at the Universities of Gothenburg and Cambridge has previously identified a gene involved in the ability of birds to modify yellow carotenoids obtained from the diet into red pigments. The research team now shows a key role of the gene and its expression behind the evolution of red color signals in African weaverbirds, otherwise dominated by yellow species.

  • Roger Butlin new elected foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science

    [19 Dec 2017] On the 13 December Roger Butlin was elected member of the biology class of the Academy.

  • Nobel Laureate in Physics to speak at the University of Gothenburg 8 December

    [29 Nov 2017] Join Nobel Laureate David J. Gross as he takes you to the frontier of fundamental physics among string theories, atomic nuclei and elemental particles.

  • Sea sparkle Is a Defence against Enemies

    [6 Nov 2017] Sea sparkle, the phenomenon of seawater glowing brilliantly at night in breaking waves or when splashing in the water, has always fascinated people. A new study from the University of Gothenburg sheds light on what controls its intensity.

  • New Windows Heat Buildings Instead of Wasting Energy

    [26 Oct 2017] Windows let light into the buildings we live and work in, and they also have an important aesthetic function. Their downside, however, is that in colder climates, they cause buildings to lose large amounts of heat and therefore have a detrimental effect on energy consumption. Researchers have now found a solution to the problem.

  • What is the right search strategy in a complex environment?

    [20 Oct 2017] Employing the right search strategy is crucial in many situations. However, until now the proposed search strategies have not taken into account the fact that most environments contain obstacles and barriers of different kinds. This is now addressed in a new study published in the scientific journal PNA

  • Researchers: Global wind speeds slowing since 1960

    [6 Oct 2017] Wind speeds around the world are decreasing in a phenomenon known as "stilling" and scientists are hoping to find out why. "Weaker winds can mean less dispersion of pollutants in big cities, exacerbating air quality problems and therefore impacting human health", says Cesar Azorin-Molina, researcher at the Department of Earth Sciences, in an interview with the Horizon magazine.

  • Marine Species Threatened by Deep-Sea Mining

    [3 Oct 2017] Underwater mining poses a great danger to animals inhabiting the seafloors. A new research study describes the most abundant species, a sponge, which can now be used to regulate mining operations and help us better understand their environmental impacts.

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