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POPULAR SCIENCE: How are holes in sandstone formed?

Larger or smaller holes are often found on sandstone walls, sometimes separated by thin protrusions creating a structure resembling honeycombs. But how do these structures form? A team of scientists from the Institute of Hydrogeology asked this very question and experimentally verified the two most common theories.

Published Jan 07, 2019

Oocyte day

Start date Jan 22, 2019

The Faculty of Science, Charles University, in cooperation with the Institute of Animal Physiology and Genetics CAS, cordially invites all those interested in Oocyte Day, which will be held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 10 pm in Viničná 7, Prague 2. One of the speakers will be prof. Takeo Kishimoto! Entry is free and subject to registration.

Published Jan 04, 2019

Popular Science: How to score an invasion?

There are already several documents listing the one hundred worst alien species in Europe and aiming at raising awareness of the biological invasions and their possible impact. However, an international team, including Professor Petr Pyšek from the Department of Ecology of the Faculty of Science, decided to create a first list based on objective, precisely-defined criteria scoring the plant and animal species with respect to their real potential to cause ecological and socioeconomic damage in Europe.

Published Jan 01, 2019

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