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Leverkusen: The consequences of the severe explosion are still unclear

Leverkusen : Follow the heavy Explosion still unclear A devastating explosion occurred in tanks in the Chempark in Leverkusen. It is unclear whether toxic substances were created. An expert tries to reconstruct what happened. © Oliver Berg/dpa/picture alliance (excerpt) At least one employee was killed in a devastating explosion in a waste incineration plant in […]

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Amount of protein could make plant-based diets beneficial

Tierversuch : Amount of protein could be vegetable Making Diet Beneficial How good protein is for your health might depend on the amount, not the type, of the protein. This is what sugar and fat levels in mice indicate. © piyaset/Getty Images/iStock (detail) Vegetarians, vegans and omnivores consume a similar proportion of amino acids, regardless […]

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Amphibian extinction: frogs are disappearing from our planet

Amphibians dying : Swan song of the frogs Frogs and other amphibians are disappearing from our planet all over the world. A fungal epidemic in particular has hit them hard over the past few decades. In addition, the destruction of their habitats is constantly advancing. High time to better protect the animals. Gunther Köhler © […]

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Bats and viruses: closest relative of Sars-CoV-2 found

Bats and Viruses : Next Relatives of Sars-CoV-2 found A study on bats in Laos finds several coronaviruses that are closely related to Sars-CoV-2. This strengthens the thesis that the virus is of natural origin. by Daniel Lingenhöhl © Goddard_Photography/Getty Images/iStock (detail) Bats are known hosts to numerous viruses and are also considered a potential […]