Category Archives: Natural and exact sciences

Moving to the country in the midst of the coronavirus crisis: Have cities reached their growth limit?

Professor of Urban and Population Geography Tiit Tammaru writes about the urban-to-rural migration in Estonia in the light of coronavirus. Continue reading

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Snowy days have decreased substantially in Estonia

Geographers of the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences of the University of Tartu have released a study indicating that the snow situation in Estonia has substantially changed in the last decades. While our grandfathers and grandmothers could often sled … Continue reading

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30 Maps of Estonia in 30 Days

Evelyn Uuemaa, a geographer and senior researcher in geoinformatics at the University of Tartu, challenged herself with the task of making 30 maps of Estonia – one in a day. Continue reading

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New southern species to reach Estonia: the European mantis

New species has reached Estonia from the south – the European mantis. Continue reading

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Everyone’s nature conservation – what can you do?

Ecologist Aveliina Helm elaborates on what everyone can do for nature conservation. Continue reading

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What is the true ancient Estonian food?

Every nation and region has its own pride in the culinary field – such as a historically developed favorite or a trademark-status edible article. What would be the Estonians’ so-called “own” food? The first thing to come into most people’s … Continue reading

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Lego Animation: My Personal Journey Through Leaf Angles

Jan Pisek from Tartu Observatory has created a Lego stop-motion animation to describe the measuring of leaves, needed to predict the productivity of forests. Continue reading

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