Looking down from above

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

With Jacopo de’ Barbari’s woodcut of Venice in 1500 the “Bird’s Eye View” developed into a pictorial motif in European art. A new exhibition presents the history of the Bird’s Eye View. more info

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Limiting short-lived pollutants cannot buy time on CO2 mitigation

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Targeting emissions of non-CO2 gases and air pollutants with climate effects might only produce small benefits for long-term climate change. more info

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Algae against HIV

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Extracts of brown algae may be effective against human immunodeficiency virus HIV-1 infection. The Algae also possess other unknown molecules which are suspected to fight other diseases. more info


Eat sugar, live longer?

Leibniz Institute for Age Research

Aging mice that were switched to a sugar-rich diet exhibited a 20 percent increase in lifespan compared to other mice. It now needs to be tested whether the results hold true in humans.  more info

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Antibiotics – more harm than good?

Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology - BIPS

A Study of 5 EU member states shows: Antibiotics are prescribed too often. Their utilization promotes the emergence of multi-resistant germs and exposes children to the risk of side effects.  more info


Climate policy pledges fall short of 2 degrees celsius

16/12/2014 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

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A failed task

16/12/2014 | Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

The latest HSFK-Standpunkt analyzes the impact of the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan on the civil population and NATO's joint responsibility for... more info

Education pays off

12/12/2014 | Social Science Research Center Berlin

In Europe, university graduates earn significantly more than non-academics. But according to a new study most EU member states still have too many people with little or no education. more info

Protection of or from refugees?

11/12/2014 | Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Over the last decades the public perception of refugees has changed from an image as an accepted person in need to being a threat. What has changed one year after the catastrophe of Lampedusa? more info

Climate Targets: Germany should reduce coal fired power plants

12/12/2014 | German Institut for Economic Research Berlin

Current projections indicate that the ambitious climate targets set by the German government will only be achieved if further measures are... more info

Equal opportunities in Germany - The West is lagging behind the East

12/12/2014 | Centre for European Economic Research

What has happened to promise of "blossoming landscapes" in East Germany? A current study suggests that equal opportunities in Germany have growing since German unification.more info

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