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

Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Hormonally active substances can affect the hormonal system and the sexual development of animals. Artificial estrogen can lead to a complete feminization of genetic males.  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

The impact of long ways to work on children

27/05/2016 | Berlin Social Science Center

Fathers’ commuting to work has multiple negative impacts on children’s behavior. Children whose fathers commute to work over a long distance tend to have more emotional and social problems.  more info

The last big cat on Java

18/05/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Scientists reconstructed the evolutionary history of the Javan leopard. The study highlights the urgent need for concerted conservation efforts to preserve the Javan leopard from extinction.  more info

Indian monsoon: novel approach allows early forecasting

04/05/2016 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The Indian monsoon’s yearly onset and withdrawal can now be forecasted significantly earlier than previously possible.  more info

Three new primate species discovered in Madagascar

21/04/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists have described three new mouse lemur species. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. more info

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