Ventilation for corals

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research

Many stony corals live in close partnership with different species of damselfish. Reef ecologists have now discovered a previously unknown advantage for the corals: The fish support them in their... more info

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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Follow your memory

24/05/2017 | Senckenberg Research Institute

Zebras may use memory to guide their migration each year. In contrast, current vegetation conditions along the way are less important for the orientation. more info

Two Giants Discovered in Madagascar

24/05/2017 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

Two species of giant pill-millipedes, newly described from shrinking rainforest fragments in northern Madagascar show the importance of the sustainable use of small forest patches in the tropics. more info

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

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