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Why do some plants grow into large woody shrubs or colossal trees, while others remain small and never produce wood in their stems? It’s an evolutionary puzzle that already baffled Charles Darwin more than 160 year ago. Now,..


Continue reading 10 September 2022   2 wkn oud
Latex handschoen waarin baars gevangen was geraakt in Leidse grachten

The face masks and gloves designed to protect us are, in fact, dangerous for the animals around us. Scientists from Leiden warn that throughout the world, on land and in the water, animals are ingesting corona waste, or getting..


Continue reading 27 March 2021   1 jaar oud
Een mannetjes balkankamsalamander lead

Natural selection usually purges lethal, genetic mutations within the DNA as much as possible. However, occasionally an error occurs in nature that can cause species to become stuck with deadly mutations. Newts belonging to the..


Continue reading 20 March 2021   1 jaar oud
Viool met onderdelen van ebbenhout.

Due to overharvesting, all ebony wood from Madagascar has been legally protected since 2013. Black ebony is a highly valuable source of wood that is often used in parts of acoustic string instruments. Wood anatomy - the study of..


Continue reading 07 November 2020   1 jaar oud
T. rex Trix in Naturalis

The type of question that museums ask about objects in their collection influences conversations between parents and children. Researchers from Leiden University and Naturalis Biodiversity Center studied how questions influence..


Continue reading 15 July 2020   2 jaar oud

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