On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Stopping the Virus and Closing Borders
    16.10.2020 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    A new study shows that countries with international travel restrictions suffered fewer COVID-19 fatalities. A new study shows that countries that had international travel restrictions suffered fewer COVID-19 fatalities.

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  2. Marthe Vogt Podcast: Inspiring women in science
    16.10.2020 · Forschungsverbund Berlin

    In a series of interviews, eight women, doctoral students, postdocs, and junior researchers share stories about their journey into science.

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  3. Climate catastrophe 233 million years ago
    15.10.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    A series of massive volcanic eruptions in present-day Canada provoked a climate change and the creation of new ecosystems, such as coral reefs, and favoured a rapid spread of dinosaurs.

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  4. Leibniz researcher awarded for innovation project
    15.10.2020 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    The Berlin team, including Dr Markus Krutzik from the FBH, wins the INNOspace Masters innovation competition with a project about tap-proof quantum communications.

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  5. Biggest CO2 drop
    14.10.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    A new study shows, using real-time data, Covid-19’s massive impact on global emissions during the first half of 2020.

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  6. Small area, great effect
    09.10.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Peatland rewetting can stabilize our climate. Global peatlands store about twice as much carbon than forests.

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  7. Equality jeopardised
    08.10.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    School closures could lead to learning deficits among pupils. Inequalities relating to a child’s family background may increase, particularly in terms of academic achievement.

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  8. Search for traces of microplastics in humans
    07.10.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    A new project aims to investigate the consequences of microplastics in the human body by applying methods from astrophysics.

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  9. Big brain = more intelligence?
    02.10.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    The relationship between brain size and cognitive abilities of different primate species cannot be generalized.

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  10. A small piece of Jurassic Park
    02.10.2020 · Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

    For the first time, genetic material from insects that were embedded in resin samples was successfully extracted. The study clarifies whether DNA embedded in resin can be preserved.

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  11. The illuminated museum
    01.10.2020 · German Maritime Museum – Leibniz Institute for Maritime History

    The lighting installation FRAME at the Bangert Building of the German Maritime Museum offers a foretaste of the interactive use of the batten luminaires.

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  12. Stability check on Antarctica reveals enormous risks
    24.09.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    If global warming continues, the ice in Antarctica could irreversibly melt - and thus raise global sea levels by more than six meters.

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  13. Together we can do it
    24.09.2020 · Leibniz Association

    A statement by the presidents of the non-university research organizations on the COVID-19 epidemic

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  14. The long arm of the Atlantic
    24.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    Researchers have studied the long-range effects of the Atlantic on the Baltic Sea during the last millennium - and have come across astonishing connections.

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  15. Refugees in Eastern Germany
    23.09.2020 · Berlin Social Science Center

    Xenophobia is widespread in more than 200 examined East German communities. However, the arrival of refugees had hardly any influence on these attitudes.

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  16. Reefs in danger
    23.09.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    94 percent of the world's coral reef habitats must be considered endangered, as a new study shows. Reefs in the Caribbean or the Red Sea are considered particularly threatened.

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  17. ZALF researcher honored
    23.09.2020 · Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research

    For her work on sustainable land management, Jana Zscheischler receives the "Transformative Science" research award.

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  18. Preclinical study on nerve tumors
    17.09.2020 · Leibniz-Institut für Alternsforschung - Fritz-Lipmann-Institut

    Researchers identified a compound that inhibits the growth of tumors in the peripheral nervous system and improves nerve function. The group will now conduct a multi-center preclinical study.

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  19. Climate migration depends on the context
    17.09.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    Environmental migration is most pronounced in middle-income and agricultural countries. However, impacts on migration vary by types of environmental hazards.

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  20. Convert energy like nature
    17.09.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

    A new approach makes it possible for the first time to store and regenerate light energy independently of the day-night cycle.

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