Back from the atoll

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Anke Mösinger, PhD candidate at ZMT´s Social Science Department, is back from her expedition to Takuu Atoll, where she spent eight months for her PhD research on local knowledge of climate change. more info

© Anke Mösinger

(Climate) Change in the North Sea

Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Long-term studies have revealed obvious changes in the North Sea’s biota. The Atlantic cod is drawn to cooler regions, while southern species increasingly expand northward.  more info

© Rolf Gollnick/

Until the Final Whistle

German Institute for Economic Research

The method of using the market value of the teams is a simple basis for forecasting the outcome of a major football tournament. Who will win the upcoming World Cup in Brazil? more info

© Benjamin Wiens/

Connecting dead ends increases power grid stability

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

As the input from many renewable sources is rather volatile, there’s a higher risk of power instabilities. Scientists now employed a novel concept to tackle this challenge.  more info

© Gabriele Jepsen/

Turbocharger for nerve cells: operation of ADHS gene investigated

Leibniz-Institut für molekulare Pharmakologie

Individuals with attention-deficit / hyperactivity syndrome often have a higher frequency of mutations in the gene for GIT1 – a research group has established the role played by this protein. more info

© Janssen-Cilag GmbH


Rhino foot disease – hope for better treatment

30/06/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research

A new imaging strategy of synchronising computed tomography with digital radiography helps to diagnose and initiate appropriate treatment of foot diseases in mega-vertebrates. more info

A Unique Star

10/06/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Using ESA’s X-ray telescope XMM-Newton a team of astronomers have found X-ray pulsations of a unique star. It is a celestial wonder with a body of a normal star but with the magnetic field much... more info

Ukraine Crisis Unsettles German Manufacturers

05/06/2014 | ifo Institute

The crisis in the Ukraine is unsettling German manufacturers, according to the results of a special online survey. Almost 17 percent of respondents are already feeling the impact of the crisis on... more info

European Natural Gas Supply Secure Despite Political Crisis

28/05/2014 | German Institute for Economic Research

Model calculations by DIW Berlin show that Europe can cope with any supply disruption by Russia via Ukraine. Some Eastern European countries, however, suffer most from a complete supply stop by... more info

Egypt’s Horror without End?

26/05/2014 | German Institute of Global and Area Studies

This week Egyptians vote for a new president. Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, former army commander-in-chief, is the favourite, but whether he can bring peace to the country is questionable. more info

Char-doping for biogas plants

20/05/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering

Scientists were able to show that the use of biochar offers an effective approach to increase the biogas yield and stabilize the biogas process. more info

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