How will historic gardens survive climate change? Teams of researchers are looking for answers – and using historical records and modern measuring stations to do so.
Plants in Berlin enjoyed unusually good natural watering this past summer. In average years, though, flowers, bushes, and trees are already feeling the effects of climate change. The climate is warming, and the vegetation is growing thirstier. It needs more water, or it gradually dries out.
A neuroscientist studies what happens in the brains of male nightingales while they sing.
Sweetly sings the nightingale...
In late spring, when a male nightingale starts looking for a mate, his voice is the only thing that matters. Males compete for the females’ favor in the dark of night. But the singing competition that erupts among multiple males sounds less like a duel than like a well-rehearsed duet.
Scholars and scientists from the Disaster Research Unit at Freie Universität Berlin study the social causes of disasters and human behavior in crisis situations – and have been doing so for more than 30 years now.
Satellite images only provide a rough impression of the hurricane’s scale: They show a white spiral, incessantly spinning around and inexorably approaching the Caribbean islands unlucky enough to lie in its path – Barbuda, Haiti, and Cuba, for example – before making landfall on the American mainland in Florida.