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

Stars with the chemical clock on hold

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Astrophysicists have discovered a group of red giant stars which should be old according to their chemical signature. Instead, they appear to be young. more info

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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

Prosperity Depends on Knowledge Capital

03/06/2015 | ifo Institute

Economic policy aimed at securing long-term prosperity needs to focus on education. more info

Leibniz-drug of the year: hope for patients having a skin disease

08/05/2015 | Leibniz Research Alliance "Bioactive Compounds and Biotechnology"

Award for a novel therapeutic approach for ichthyosis, a rare skin disease for which no therapy is available so far. more info

The riddle of galactic thin–thick disk solved

24/04/2015 | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

A long-standing puzzle regarding the nature of disk galaxies has finally been solved: A new study shows that groups of stars with the same age always flare as the result of massive galactic... more info

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