Aging monkeys become more selective

German Primate Center

Scientists study parallels in aging Barbary macaques and humans: the monkeys also become more selective as they age. Selectivity appears to be deeply rooted in primate evolution.  more info

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Put all your penalties in the same corner

Institute for the World Economy

A study of penalty shootouts at international soccer tourna­ments reveals that goalkeepers tend to dive the opposite way from the previous kick. more info

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Candidalysin – the first toxin of Candida albicans

Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology

Scientists have discovered a toxin in the fungus Candida albicans, which plays a crucial role during human mucosal infection. more info

The ecological role of fruit aroma

German Primate Center

Scientists show that the aroma of ripe fruits may be an adaptation whose function is to attract primates to consume the fruits and consequently disperse their seeds. more info

The world’s biggest telescope gets the world’s best instrumentation

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Scientists have begun mapping out the specifications for the High Resolution Spectrograph HIRES that will be part of the instrument suite on ESO’s forthcoming European Extremely Large Telescope.  more info


Diagnoses: When Are Several Opinions Better Than One?

22/07/2016 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

The accuracy of medical decisions can be improved by combining several independent opinions. But the diagnostic accuracy of the doctors whose diagnoses are combined has to be similar. more info

Dangerous flight into the wind farm

21/07/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Many bats sailing through the night sky are currently dying at wind turbines. Small changes in the operation of existing wind farms would be sufficient to minimise bat fatalities. more info

First comprehensive inventory of the Baltic sea floor

21/07/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde

Scientists present the first comprehensive survey of the distribution of macrozoobenthos communities in the entire Baltic Sea. more info

Free Apps Frequently Have Access to Sensitive Data

08/07/2016 | Centre for European Economic Research

Apps for a lower price or for free in exchange for personal data: On average, free apps request more rights which are considered to be problematic than priced apps. more info

Opportunists with a home advantage

23/06/2016 | German Primate Center

Food, territories or mating opportunities: Scientists revealed factors that determine the behavior of Verreaux’s sifakas in intergroup encounters. more info

One billion euros less

15/06/2016 | German Institute for Economic Research

A study reveals that foreign-owned companies in Germany are investing less in research and development. But Germany still is an attractive research location.  more info

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