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Tallinn hosts a European satellite industry roadshow

The European Union-supported “Eyes on Earth” Roadshow in Tallinn brings space and Earth observation closer to EU citizens. The third Copernicus “Eyes on Earth” pan-European roadshow event will take place on 3-4 October in Tallinn at the Estonian National Library. The roadshow is part of the European Commission’s Copernicus Earth …

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Kersti Kaljulaid: Children should be better equipped to understand democracy

At the opening session of the Estonian parliament, Riigikogu, the country’s president, Kersti Kaljulaid, drew the attention of the MPs to many challenges, including offering better education on democracy and human rights in Estonia’s school system. Kaljulaid stressed the role of the parliament as the warden of the rule of …

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An Estonian study: Enough calcium intake in adolescence prevents obesity in adulthood

Scientists from the University of Tartu studied whether sufficient calcium intake in adolescent boys prevents obesity in adulthood. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Obesity and overweightness during childhood and adolescence are significant risk factors fostering the development of insulin resistance already in adolescence, and type 2 …

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An Estonian-Finnish study: The fear of trying unfamiliar foods could be bad for your health

Food neophobia or the fear of trying new, unfamiliar foods unknown to a person might indicate a propensity for a one-sided diet and consequently for contracting various nutritional and metabolic diseases, a joint research conducted by scientists from the University of Tartu and the University of Helsinki found. This article …

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An Estonian research: Global warming can be assessed by studying the clouds

A study, led by the Estonian scientist, Velle Toll, and published in Nature, the world’s most cited scientific journal, revealed that cleaning up the air from pollution does not accelerate global warming to the extent feared so far. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Velle Toll, a senior research …

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Scientists find a pristine Renaissance-era shipwreck between Estonia and Sweden

An international team of scientists has revealed the remains of an intact and astonishingly preserved early modern period (late 15th – early 16th century) shipwreck in the Baltic Sea between Estonia and Sweden, using state-of-the-art underwater robotics. According to the University of Southampton, the UK, this unknown ship is probably …

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Estonian Andres Metspalu selected as a member of the pan-European cancer research initiative

Andres Metspalu, the head of the Estonian Biobank, has been selected as one of the members of the mission board for cancer of Horizon Europe, a European Union scientific research initiative. The European commissioner for research, science and innovation, Carlos Moedas, announced the names of the experts who have been …

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How Estonian gene scientists are finding links between past and future

Estonian gene scientists are punching above their weight globally – Mait Metspalu and Kristiina Tambets from the Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu give an insight to their work. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. By Sven Paulus. The outstanding research results from the Institute of …

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An Estonian study: Overweight men are lowering birth rates

A study conducted at the University of Tartu confirmed that central obesity affects fertility parameters negatively and hence, men should pay attention to their lifestyle. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia.  About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of …

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Estonian technology to be part of the European Space Agency’s mission for the first time

Researchers from the University of Tartu are participating in an international space mission with the European Space Agency to intercept a comet; it’s the first time Estonian technology is to be part of the ESA’s mission, the university said in a statement. The objective of the mission, named Comet Interceptor, …

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