Power-political approaches as a solution?

Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

The latest HSFK-Standpunkt traces the conflict in Syria, its origins, the involved actors and their particular interests. more info

© watchsmart/flickr.com

From vision to hand action

German Primate Center

Neuroscientists decipher how our brain controls grasping movements. The results contribute to the development of neuroprosthetics that should help paralyzed patients to regain their hand functions. more info

© Thomas Steuer

A membrane for highly efficient energy storage

Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Scientists now significantly improved a key component for the development of new energy storage systems: A hydrophobic membrane with nanopores. more info

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

© Pixabay

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

© David Dieschburg/photocase.de


Discovery of an ape virus in an Indonesian rodent species

29/08/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

The gibbon ape leukemia virus is a medically important tool in cancer therapies. It is thought to have originated from a cross-species transmission and may not originally be a primate virus at all. more info

Nerve cells with a sense of rhythm

26/08/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Thinking, feeling, acting - our brain is the control center in the head that steers everything we do. Neuroscientists show how nerve cells communicate with each other in neural networks. more info

A Vegan Gone Extinct

25/08/2016 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

The Cave Bear subsisted on a purely vegan diet. Scientists propose that it was this inflexible diet that led to the bear’s extinction approximately 25,000 years ago. more info

Damages grow faster than our economy

24/08/2016 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Can we economically outgrow climate change damages? Not for hurricanes we can't. Researchers now analyzed the magnitude of future hurricane losses in relation to economic growth. more info

Real-time analysis for medical diagnostics

19/08/2016 | Leibniz-Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Scientists have managed to successfully apply the spectral imaging method, developed in astrophysics, to diagnostics in the field of medicine. more info

How the Vikings started the worldwide distribution of gaited horses

18/08/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Gaited horses are able to perform special gaits which allow for a smoother ride. New results suggest that Vikings first encountered gaited horses on the British Isles and transported them to Iceland. more info

The Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association connects 88 independent research institutions that range in focus from the natural, engineering and environmental sciences via economics, spatial and social sciences to the humanities.

more info