How science helps environmental conservation
Biota-Fapesp program reaches its 20th anniversary lending scientific bases to the creation of nature preservation areas and the search for sustainable development in São Paulo state
In violin bow construction, each wood type is unique
Biologist Eduardo Longui, from the Forest Institute of São Paulo, and architect and bowmaker Daniel Lombardi search for alternatives to brazilwood for manufacturing bows for cellos and violins. | 10'03
Matamata, a bizarre turtle from Amazonia
The description of a new species may help fighting against illegal trafficking of these rainforest animals | 4'03
Techniques in the search for a vaccine against Covid-19
Teams from several countries head projects seeking to produce imunizing agents in a short time
How does deforestation relate to new pandemics?
See how environmental degradation can favor the emergence of unknown viruses and unleash diseases such as the one caused by the novel coronavirus.
How do rivers and floodplains influence species formation in Amazonia?
Throughout millenia, water bodies and landscape changes favor plant and animal diversification in the region
Predicting the spread of a disease
Altay de Souza, an epidemiologist and host of the podcast Naruhodo!, explain how the models which predict the coronavirus advance are built
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