On these pages you will find a selection of research news from the Leibniz Institutes.
  1. Sniffing for science
    03.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    It is often difficult to find out exactly where individual species still occur and how their populations are developing. Specially trained detection dogs can be a help in such cases.

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  2. Economists Panel on Germany’s coronavirus economic policy
    02.03.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Almost half of participating economists are either “fairly dissatisfied” (27 percent) or “very dissatisfied” (20 percent) with Germany’s current coronavirus economic policy.

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  3. Retroviruses are re-writing the koala genome
    02.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    An international team of scientists now demonstrate that a retrovirus invading the koala germline explains the high frequency of koala cancer.

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  4. Niger: Women and media presence
    01.03.2021 · Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient

    Women gain an increased public presence in Niger’s urban space. There they do not only promote women’s preaching but also discuss women’s rights and their role in society.

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  5. Tellurium-free and efficient
    01.03.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden

    The replacement of the scarce element Tellurium makes thermoelectric technology cheaper while remaining the performance.

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  6. Coronavirus debt poses no danger
    25.02.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    Most German federal states will return to their 2019 debt levels over the next five to ten years due to the economic growth, regardless of the maturity of the loans.

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  7. Selection through fishing
    25.02.2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    Fishing primarily removes larger and more active fish from populations. It thus acts as a selection factor that favours shy fish with consequences for the fishery.

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  8. Berlin’s rent cap: One year later
    24.02.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    In Berlin, rents prices for properties affected by the city’s rent cap have fallen. At the same time, the supply of rental properties in the regulated segment declined.

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  9. The mechanisms of speciation
    23.02.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    Even 160 years after Charles Darwin it is still controversial if sympatric speciation is a rare or common mechanism driving the evolution of new wildlife species.

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  10. Aquaculture in Southeast Asia
    23.02.2021 · Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

    From the coastal aquaculture ponds, the water is discharged unfiltered into the coastal waters. A new study shows the impact of human-produced nitrogen.

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  11. Fears over COVID-19 infections at screenings
    18.02.2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    Fear of contracting COVID-19 seems to be a major reason why patients avoid screening appointments. This finding was confirmed by survey data.

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  12. Removing space debris with Gecko technology
    18.02.2021 · INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials

    A new mechanism for “capturing” space debris, which is inspired by the gecko’s adhesive ability, has been successfully tested under space conditions onboard the ISS.

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  13. Artificial intelligence feeds natural brains
    17.02.2021 · DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation

    Leibniz researcher Daniele Di Mitri is applying to be an AI Newcomer 2021. Give him your vote!

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  14. Mammalian virus transmission via water
    16.02.2021 · Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

    In dry seasons animals congregate near freshwater sources, often reaching large densities, potentially operating as key locations for pathogen transmission.

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  15. Companies’ cybersecurity
    15.02.2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The risk of a cyberattack has increased in the past year, according to many companies. This is the result of a recent survey among more than 900 companies.

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  16. Defeating the enemy within
    11.02.2021 · Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

    According to theory, clonal vertebrates have a harder time succeeding. The Amazon molly has found a way to cope with the challenges of its origin.

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  17. The NoCovid strategy
    11.02.2021 · ifo Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

    The NoCovid research group aims to end the state of emergency in Germany with four new tools by supporting the current downward trend in new infections.

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  18. Coal and COVID-19
    09.02.2021 · Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

    COVID-19 has reduced the share of power generated by burning coal. Findings show that emissions could decline more rapidly than previously thought.

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  19. Great Potential for Work-from-Home Arrangements
    09.02.2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The majority of companies have not observed any loss of productivity due to remote work. Three-quarters of companies in the information economy report that productivity has been constant or increased.

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  20. Increase in COVID-19 infections after ‘Querdenken’ protests
    09.02.2021 · ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

    The ‘Querdenken’ protests in November 2020 led to a sharp increase in coronavirus infections in Germany. Researchers estimate that up to 21,000 COVID-19 infections could have been prevented.

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