A childhood dilemma: Growth or Play

German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Primates that play, grow slower but benefit later in life: New findings on Assamese macaques contradict older notions on animal play behavior.  more info

Volcanic eruptions slow down climate change

Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Volcanic aerosols have acted as a natural umbrella to slow down global temperature increase from greenhouse gases. more info

Lessons for Europe

German Institute for Economic Research

25 years ago, German monetary union came into force. Is Greece today comparable to the GDR of 1990? What lessons can Europe take from German monetary union?     more info

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A win-win situation in the rainforest

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Many tropical ecosystems are low in nutrients. Scientists discovered that seeds of a tropical tree species contain nutrients from bat excreta. more info

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Top 10 New Species

Museum für Naturkunde

The Bone‐house Wasp, described by Leibniz Scientists, is among the Top 10 New Species for 2015. This insect has a unique way to protect its offspring. more info

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Expected and unexpected effects of the Russian food import ban

26/08/2015 | Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

The Russian government struggles to revitalise the agrarian economy. The import ban and the rouble devaluation led to plummeting food imports and rising domestic prices.  more info

Shrinking Assets

19/08/2015 | German Institute for Economic Research

Between 2003 and 2013, private households in Germany lost an average of 20,000 Euro. Germans’ investment behavior is one of the essential factors contributing to the decline in real assets. more info

Global Young Academy

17/08/2015 | Call for New Members

The 2015 call for new members to join the Global Young Academy in 2015 is now open. The GYA aims to become the voice of young scientists around the world. more info

How did animals inhabit in the sand?

13/08/2015 | Leibniz-Institute for Animal Biodiversity

By using annelid worms as an example a team of researchers proves that the fauna of the interstitial system has two evolutionary paths. more info

Germany benefits from Greek Crisis

10/08/2015 | Halle Institute for Economic Research

The balanced budget in Germany is largely the result of lower interest payments due to the European debt crisis. These benefits tend to be larger than the expenses, even if Greece does not repay any... more info

Starry surprise in the bulge: encounter of a halo passerby

29/07/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Researchers measured the velocity of a sample of 100 stars. It took them by surprise, when they found that one of these stars has more than five times the speed expected for normal bulge stars. more info

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