Partner selection in lemurs

German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Female lemurs have to select a male of their own species for mating. Red-fronted lemurs are able to differentiate between conspecifics and closely related sister species on the basis of facial color... more info

An underestimated threat

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

It is widely accepted that microplastics contaminate our oceans and are harmful to coastal and marine habitats. And yet what damaging effect do fragments of plastic have on terrestrial ecosystems? more info

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowships

Spend a year living in Germany, working at a Leibniz Institute — excellent post-docs from all over the world are eligible to apply as research fellows. more info

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Fingerprints of stars

Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Researchers present a new spectral atlas of the Sun, a total of 48 atlases of bright benchmark stars, and a detailed analysis of the chemical... more info

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“We need to express the importance of evidence”

Leibniz visits Smithsonian: Goal of the meeting was to discuss aim, scope and challenges of research museums and to explore possible cooperation. more info


Chirality of molecules

22/02/2018 | Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

Identifying and separating right-handed from left-handed molecules is a crucial step for many applications in chemistry and pharmaceutics. Researchers have now presented a new original method. more info

Global coal problem

09/02/2018 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

While less new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction. The world... more info

Core mechanism revealed in LED key material

25/01/2018 | Leibniz-Institut für Kristallzüchtung

International researchers have revealed the mechanism that limits the indium content in indium gallium nitride thin films — the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED). more info

Ancient Bird in an Oversized Tuxedo

08/01/2018 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Researchers described a hitherto unknown fossil giant penguin species. In their study they show that “gigantism” was not a rare occurrence in early penguins and probably developed as a result of the... more info

New fluorescent particles

15/01/2018 | Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

In order to be able to make pathological tissue visible, scientists are conducting research on new types of fluorescent particles. These can be decomposed with the help of immune system cells once... more info

Maternal stress

11/12/2017 | German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

A new comparative analysis across mammals  shows that prenatal stress affects offspring in two different ways depending on the timing of the stressor during pregnancy. more info

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