No discrimination against men

German Institute for Economic Research

A study on “Women’s Quota” shows that long-term positive effects are anticipated: a quota could combat gender stereotypes and is likely to have a positive impact on the quality of the talent pool.  more info

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An ice cube in a warming room

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Burning all fossil energy would raise the sea-level by more than 50 meters and eliminate all ice of Antarctica, a new study shows. more info

Education for Refugees in Germany – an Overview

German Institute for International Educational Research

A new dossier by the German Education Server informs about refugees and their opportunities to access education.  more info

A childhood dilemma: Growth or Play

German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Primates that play, grow slower but benefit later in life: New findings on Assamese macaques contradict older notions on animal play behavior.  more info

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


Surface of the oceans affects climate more than thought

02/10/2015 | Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung

A study underlines the global significance of the chemical processes at the border between ocean and atmosphere. The identified photochemical reaction is important to improve climate models.   more info

Eleven new wasp species discovered

02/10/2015 | Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

Species in the genus Sphex construct a separate, subterranean nest for their offspring, which is then filled with grasshoppers have been paralyzed by a sting as a food supply for the larvae. more info

Increasing concentration of asylum seekers among certain EU member states

25/09/2015 | German Institute for Economic Research

A study examines the distribution of refugees among the member states according to population and economic power. The integration of refugees into the labor market is a major challenge. more info

Oldest fossil sea turtle discovered

10/09/2015 | Senckenberg Nature Research Society

The fossilized reptile is at least 120 million years old – which makes it about 25 million years older than the previously known oldest specimen. more info

Expected and unexpected effects of the Russian food import ban

26/08/2015 | Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

The Russian government struggles to revitalise the agrarian economy. The import ban and the rouble devaluation led to plummeting food imports and rising domestic prices.  more info

Shrinking Assets

19/08/2015 | German Institute for Economic Research

Between 2003 and 2013, private households in Germany lost an average of 20,000 Euro. Germans’ investment behavior is one of the essential factors contributing to the decline in real assets. more info

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