A blue pigment from beets
How chemist Erick Bastos' team, from the Chemistry Institute of the University of São Paulo, created a natural dye with industrial potential | 2'48
These parrots use probability to get food
Biologist Amalia Bastos shows that birds from New Zealand can make calculations that so far only humans and chimpanzees were known to use
Biologists uncover pollinating opossum
Almost 30 years after the suspicion was raised, discovery reduces the mystery of an unusual flower
How the growth of the evangelical population is transforming Brazilian society
In 10 years, followers increased by 61% and reached a range of participation spheres, such as Parliament. Paula Montero and Jacqueline Moraes Teixeira, from USP, and Fábio Lacerda, from Cebrap, explain how | 14'
Why does Brazil need a scientific station in Antarctica?
Researchers speak on the importance of being present on the continent, and on the projects being run there | 9'20
How does the Amazon controls Earth’s climate?
Physicist Paulo Artaxo, from USP, explains the Amazonian rainforest’s role in the water and carbon cycles in Brazil as well as globally
Profile: Thoroh de Souza
Physicist and classical singer planned a research center aimed at making basic science into high technology products.
Researchers are under threat. How can they protect themselves? – Resistance to science (EP1)
Video series discusses the confidence crisis and the atacks on scientific knowledge
Programs track Amazon deforestation
PRODES and DETER systems, developed by the National Institute for Space Research (Inpe), have different and complementary roles. Understand how
How to protect sharks
Research group tracks oceanic sharks and maps them onto fishing zones in order to propose conservation areas | 3'40"
Plastic pollution, in numbers and pictures
Since the mid-20th century, an estimated 8,9 billion tons of plastics have been produced worldwide
Characterizing ecosystems through sound
Acoustic information portrays environments and set natural changes apart from those caused by human action | 7'46"
Dinosaurs probably originated in Southern Brazil
Paleontologists talk about characteristics and origins of dinos | 10'59"
The eclipse which revolutionized physics
This Wednesday, May 29th, celebrates 100 years of the eclipse which was the first experimental proof of the Theory of General Relativity | 2'36"
Fasting induces growth hormone to stimulate hunger
Researchers comment on their discovery that fasting makes growth hormone activate neurones which stimulate hunger