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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Freshwater Information Platform

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Pressures such as intense land-use and climate change are threatening the health of European freshwater ecosystems. A new online platform offers open-access publishing of maps and data. 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

From power grids to heartbeat: Using mathematics to restore rhythm

29/07/2015 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

An advanced mathematical methodology could one day help to stabilize the flow of electricity in power grids challenged by the variable input from renewable energy sources.  more info

License For Cutting

15/07/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute

A pharmaceutical blocking of enzymes could hinder cancer from growing but would also inhibit other life-essential processes. Recent results in cancer research offer a new way.  more info

What we can learn from the fish

03/07/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute

The regenerative capability of humans is quite limited and decreases upon aging. Researchers observe the effects of aging on the regenerative capability of turquois killifish. more info

Fewer tiger subspecies – better protection

03/07/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

New scientific research could help to protect tigers from extinction. The findings indicate that tigers should be classified as only two subspecies. more info

When the Evil Assumes Power

11/06/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Age Research – Fritz Lipmann Institute

The mechanisms that initiate stem cell mutations are poorly understood. Researchers now compiled and presented existing research results in order to show new approaches. more info

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