What makes a movement feel strenuous?

German Primate Center

The physical effort associated with executing an action hences a decision factor. Understanding how we estimate movement effort is thus necessary to understand how we take decisions. more info

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Climate change increases risks for forests

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Fires, storms, insects: all of them result in stress for the forests of the Earth — and they are all influenced by climate change. A new study shows that increasing risks for forests have to be... more info

Micro delivery service for fertilizers

DWI - Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Plants can absorb nutrients through their leaves, but foliar fertilization over an extended period is difficult. German researchers have now introduced an efficient delivery system for micronutrients... more info

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


Executive Board decides to adopt measures against Leibniz director


Scientific misconduct: False representation of data, insufficient documentation of data and breach of duty of supervision more info

New therapeutic attack point

08/06/2017 | Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

As the cell's molecular control center, the mTor kinase regulates cellular metabolism, growth and division. Scientists succeeded in locating a crucial off-switch for the central cell control. more info

Bats are attracted to green light

08/06/2017 | Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Artificial light at night is thought to affect bats and could disrupt migratory paths. Migratory bats are also attracted by green light - an... more info

Turmoil in sluggish electrons' existence

08/06/2017 | Max-Born-Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroskopy

An international team of physicists has monitored the scattering behavior of electrons in a non-conducting material in real-time. Their insights could be beneficial for radiotherapy. more info

More flexible Solidarity

31/05/2017 | Institute for the World Economy

How can the responsibility for refugees be distributed more fairly — globally and within the EU? The MEDAM team launched its first annual assessment report addressing current challenges. more info

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

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