Together unpredictable

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

When hunting, sailfish increase their success rate by specialising in one attacking side. Because they hunt in groups, their prey is unable to predict from which side the attack will occur.  more info

Harvests in the US suffer from climate change

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Some of the most important crops risk substantial damage from rising temperatures. Increased irrigation can help to reduce the negative effects of global warming on crops - but only in specific... more info

Seeking freshwater pandas

Leibniz-Institut für Gewässerökologie und Binnenfischerei

Researchers call for comprehensive protection for endangered freshwater species. As a first step, awareness needs to be raised among the research community and the general public.  more info

The history of horse coat colours

Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Human preferences for horse coat colours have changed greatly over time. A new study reveals that the diversity of coat colours in horses has been strongly affected by cultural differences. more info

New approach to HIV treatment

German Primate Center

A cure for the deadly virus infection HIV has not yet been found. Scientists have now developed a new treatment strategy against the HIV-related Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV).     more info

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Austerity policy counterproductive

22/02/2017 | The German Institute for Economic Research

Drastic savings measures in Spain, Portugal and Italy neutralized the effects of structural reform. The countries affected relapsed into recession without having improved their financial picture.  more info

Little Impact on Aggressive Tax Planning

14/02/2017 | Centre for European Economic Research

The aggressive tax planning efforts of companies such as Google or Apple are aimed at effectively reducing corporate tax burdens. A recent study... more info

Global threat to primates concerns us all

20/01/2017 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

When primates become extinct, the living conditions for humans will soon deteriorate dramatically. Scientists demand immediate measures to protect primates. more info

Epigenetic Changes Promote Development of Fatty Liver

10/01/2017 | German Institute of Human Nutrition

Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age. This favors the development of a fatty liver. Changes in DNA methylation are also detectable in humans... more info

Nagoya Protocol Creates Disadvantages

07/12/2016 | Leibniz-Institute DSMZ–German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures

The international agreement is unlikely to generate revenues for developing countries, but instead threatens collaborative microbiological... more info

Gases important for cloud formation

07/12/2016 | Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

Particles from gases play an important role in the formation of clouds. Now an additional reaction pathway could be proved and explains why these gases are formed during the daytime under sunlight. more info

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