Faster diagnostics

Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

The mass use of antibiotics causes drug-resistances. A new rapid test helps with administering the available antibiotic which is still effective in a concrete case. more info

Inequality Persists Over Generations

Institute for the World Economy

According to research, socio-economic prospects in Germany are being transmitted across multiple generations. Your great-grandparents’ status still predicts your status today. more info

Reefs protect coasts from monster waves

Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

Tropical coral reefs form a natural barrier against storm waves and protect the coast from erosion. New measurement data shows how reef degradation... more info

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


Smart Taxing

23/03/2018 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

A policy package of bequest taxes and land value taxes could be the optimal solution to reduce wealth inequality and rising land prices. more info

Responsibility as a burden

28/03/2018 | Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

People in high-power positions experience more stress if they are aware of their responsibility than if they recognize the freedom their position provides. more info

Impact of air pollution on cognitive decline

28/03/2018 | Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Air pollution is a risk factor for cognitive impairment in elderly people. But where does this effect come from - is there a direct relation or is it mediated by lung function? more info

Surveying the Arctic

15/03/2018 | Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research

The research aeroplane Polar 5 departs for Greenland where a team of researchers will spend four weeks studying the consequences of wildfires and carbon particles in the Arctic. more info

Social media pays off

14/03/2018 | Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

Constant checking of status messages is often associated with stress, envy and reduced wellbeing.  Research on social networks has shown that Social Media help us get useful information and... more info

Ant raids: It’s all in the genes

09/03/2018 | Senckenberg Forschungsinstitut und Naturmuseen

Certain ants capture closely related ant species and make them work in their own colonies. The raids required to achieve this are controlled by different genes. more info

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