On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. What the corona crisis teaches us about climate change
    18.08.2020 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    What lessons can be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic for mitigating climate change? An intergeneration contract could help to cope with global crises.

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  2. Babytalk in animals
    18.08.2020 · Museum für Naturkunde

    Depending on whether they address their own pups or an adult conspecific, female bats consistently change the sound of their voice, just like humans.

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  3. What makes atoms vibrate faster
    17.08.2020 · Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

    Hammer-on is a technique that allows guitarists for faster playing. Researchers now demonstrated a hammer-on analogue in crystals by switching the frequency of atomic motions.

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  4. Robust laser technology for climate satellites
    17.08.2020 · Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik

    In order to better understand the effect of the greenhouse gas methane, MERLIN is due to be launched into space in 2025. A radar-like laser system measures natural and anthropogenic emissions.

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  5. Is modern wheat off the hook?
    12.08.2020 · Leibniz-Institute for Food Systems Biology at the Technical University of Munich

    In recent years, the number of people affected by wheat allergy has risen sharply. Many suspect the cause for this in changes caused by breeding. But how big are the differences really?

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  6. How protein protects against fatty liver
    12.08.2020 · German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke

    A high-protein, calorie-reduced diet melts non-alcoholic liver fat more effectively than low-protein food. A new study shows the processes behind it.

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  7. Independent for 6,000 Years
    10.08.2020 · Senckenberg Society for Nature Research

    The first cats known from Europe did not rely on humans. Instead, the cats fed both on wild animals as well as rodents that were closely associated with human agriculture.

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  8. Where is the water during a drought?
    10.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Vegetation has a major influence on water storage and distribution. Innovative solutions in agriculture and forestry could fight droughts and promote groundwater recharge.

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  9. Saving the Baltic Sea waters
    07.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

    River discharges of the two main drivers of eutrophication, nitrogen and phosphorus, were significantly reduced in the past years but the nutrient concentrations still show no improvement.

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  10. Uncertainty leads to emigration
    06.08.2020 · WZB Berlin Social Science Center

    Migration from the UK to Europe has surged since the Brexit vote. As a result, the UK is losing a growing number of highly educated people.

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  11. Fight aggressive breast cancer
    05.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute on Aging - Fritz Lipmann Institute

    Triple-negative breast cancer is a particularly aggressive form of tumors for which treatment options are poor. But a new therapeutic approach gives hope.

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  12. Improve animal welfare, protect employees
    04.08.2020 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The majority of economists support government intervention in the meat industry. They are divided over the question of whether working conditions should be regulated uniformly at EU level.

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  13. Galactic archeology
    04.08.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    For more than a decade, RAVE has been studying the motion of the stars in our Milky Way. The final results of the sky survey have now been published.

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  14. Plagiarism in mathematics
    04.08.2020 · FIZ Karlsruhe – Leibniz Institute for Information Infrastructure

    How can veiled plagiarism be more easily identified in mathematical publications? A new project is developing methods for detecting theft of ideas.

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  15. What happened at Tönnies?
    27.07.2020 · Heinrich Pette Institute – Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology

    A new study investigates the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak at Germany's largest meat processing complex.

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  16. Very close to the sun
    23.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

    In February, Solar Orbiter spacecraft started its journey to the sun. Now the mission publishes for the first time images that show our home star as close as never before.

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  17. Self-employment as a way out
    23.07.2020 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Unemployed individuals who become self-employed are, on average, less successful after having received unemployment benefits for a longer period of time.

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  18. Chloroquine does not inhibit SARS-CoV-2
    23.07.2020 · German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    Unlike in green monkey kidney cells the malaria drug is not able to prevent infection of human lung cells with the novel coronavirus and should therefore not be used for the treatment of COVID-19.

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  19. Leibniz researcher becomes BBAW Vice President
    22.07.2020 · German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

    As of October 1, Prof. Julia Fischer, head of the Department of Cognitive Ethology at the German Primate Center, has been elected vice president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences.

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  20. Saxony-Anhalt needs immigrants
    21.07.2020 · Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography

    The establishment of a broadly understood culture of welcome could make the rural areas more attractive.

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