Peeking Through the Cloud’s Dusty Veil

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

The biggest infrared image ever taken of the Small Magellanic Cloud: With VISTA, astronomers have been able to see the myriad of stars in this neighbouring galaxy much more clearly than ever before.  more info

Extreme Weather, extreme wheat prices

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. more info

Water issues for policymakers

Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Water and water bodies are essential resources of high value and relevance. In the run-up to the Bundestag elections in 2017 researchers identified five urgent water-related issues. more info

Same game, different eyes

Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

Research has shown that after a game fans have a distorted memory of it in favor of their own team. The perception processes are the same during the game - the fans' memories are biased towards their... more info

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Virtual Reality meets Astrophysics

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

A new Virtual Reality (VR) website invites visitors to experience the cosmos and to take virtual tours through astronomical observatories - offering 360 degree videos and panoramas. more info

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Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

18/05/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. more info

Is individuality unavoidable?

18/05/2017 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Same genes, same environment, different personality: a recent study shed a new light on the question of which factors are responsible for the individuality of vertebrate animals. more info

Saving angels

15/05/2017 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

Researchers have published a study to identify the distribution patterns and habitat use of the critically endangered angelshark in its last stronghold: the waters around the Canary Islands. more info

Picky fruit-eating birds are more flexible

11/05/2017 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Birds that are specialized on particular fruit types are the most flexible in switching to different fruit types in other seasons — good news in view of the global climate change. more info

Policy Proposals to G20

11/05/2017 | The Kiel Institute for the Word Economy Kiel

Leading think tanks have been grappling with key policy issues facing the 20 largest industrialized and emerging economies and are now presenting their recommendations to the G20 on an internet... more info

German Economists Favour Tax Cuts

11/05/2017 | ifo Institute - ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy

The vast majority of German economists favours tax cuts for middle-income earners, according to the results of the latest Economists Panel. They also call for a reduction in the so-called... more info

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