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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

Faster diagnostics

14/03/2018 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

Paying attention as the eyes move

07/03/2018 | German Primate Center – Leibniz Institute for Primate Research

The visual system optimally maintains attention on relevant objects even as eye movements are made. This poses a challenge for the brain. more info

Enhanced weathering

07/03/2018 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Getting CO2 out of the air and storing it safely is a rather hot topic. A new assessment shows: Weathering of rocks can help to reduce the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. more info

Inequality Persists Over Generations

15/03/2018 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

A spinning top of light

07/03/2018 | Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy

A team of physicists has now developed a new method for precisely characterising short, rotating pulses of light. These can reveal a great deal about the inner structure of materials. more info

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