These birds show how species arise
Ornithologist Luís Fábio Silveira, curator of the bird collections at the Zoology Museum of the University of São Paulo (MZ-USP), explains how studies with capuchino seedeaters help understanding their diversification by means of evolution | 5'46
Nasa’s Brazilian engineer explains the Mars 2020 mission
Ivair Gontijo is among those responsible for building and monitoring the rover Perseverance, which is searching for traces of life in Mars | 11'57
These nurseries can help to recover coral
Culture of damaged fragments onto 3D-printed cribs is a promising technology for restoring threatened reefs | 4'50
A tool which can reveal graphene’s mysterious properties
Superimposing sheets of the material – composed of a single layer of carbon atoms in a beehive-like pattern – reveals new properties and gives rise to a new field of research: twistronics | 3'20
How drones chart forest biodiversity
Unmanned aerial vehicles are used to monitor tropical forests in a speedy, efficient and detail-rich manner | 4'34
Could these be the precursors of pterosaurs?
Study suggests that extinct small terrestrial vertebrates, the lagerpetids, were the closest relatives of those mysterious winged reptiles | 6'43
Why the Covid-19 vaccine is important
Never before so many vaccines have been developed at the same time against a single disease, nor so rapidly | 7'32
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