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Fairness pays off

07/08/2018 | Halle Institute for Economic Research

Employees become less productive even if it is their colleagues who are treated unfairly and not them. This was demonstrated in a behavioural economic experiment with 195 subjects. more info

Self-medicating lemurs

09/08/2018 | German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

Researchers observe that red-fronted lemurs may chew on millipedes to rid themselves of intestinal parasites. They eat the millipedes because they secrete benzoquinone, a substance that is also known... more info

The invisible made visible

27/07/2018 | Leibniz Institute for Astrophysics Potsdam

Observations with X-ray satellites open a window to regions of the Universe that are invisible to human eyes. The first catalogue of X-ray sources in overlapping observations has now been published. more info

Predatory publishers harm academia

25/07/2018

Predatory publishers that only simulate academic quality-assurance procedures harm the credibility of academia, which must develop greater awareness of this kind of business model. more info

Neptune's clouds

19/07/2018 | Leibniz-Institut für Astrophysik Potsdam

The atmosphere impairs the astronomical images. A technology used for the first time suppresses the blurred effects of the atmosphere and produces very sharp images of the universe. more info

Flipping the switch

18/07/2018 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Carbon pricing could make financial resources available for succeeding with the global Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations. At the same time, it could be a central contribution to... more info

Contact with migrants reduces electoral success of right-wing parties

18/07/2018 | Centre for European Economic Research

A new study shows that direct contact between local residents and refugees in municipalities with high numbers of newly arrived migrants leads to less support for far-right parties at the local level. more info

Insulator-metal transition

04/07/2018 Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

There are materials that can exhibit metal or insulator behaviour depending on their temperature. Being able to switch their properties, these materials could lead to a new generation of electronic... more info

How does our brain work when planning a movement?

21/06/2018 | German Primate Center - Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

A rhesus monkeys study shows that planned movements and spontaneous reactions are processed differently in the brain: The monkeys have the same brain activity during the movement but the preceded... more info

Sharp images with flexible fibers

13/06/2018 | Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology

Endoscopes allow to see into a patient’s body but their large diameter hampers their application in sensitive body regions. Researchers have discovered a new way to transfer image information through... more info

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