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Planting trees cannot replace cutting CO2 emissions

18/05/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. more info

Peeking Through the Cloud’s Dusty Veil

18/05/2017 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

Picky fruit-eating birds are more flexible

11/05/2017 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Birds that are specialized on particular fruit types are the most flexible in switching to different fruit types in other seasons — good news in view of the global climate change. more info

Policy Proposals to G20

11/05/2017 | The Kiel Institute for the Word Economy Kiel

Leading think tanks have been grappling with key policy issues facing the 20 largest industrialized and emerging economies and are now presenting their recommendations to the G20 on an internet... more info

German Economists Favour Tax Cuts

11/05/2017 | ifo Institute - ifo Center for Public Finance and Political Economy

The vast majority of German economists favours tax cuts for middle-income earners, according to the results of the latest Economists Panel. They also call for a reduction in the so-called... more info

Endoscopic Diagnosis of Cancer

11/05/2017 | Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology

A newly developed handheld fiber optic probe can perform multiple microscopy techniques without the need for tissue staining. It represents an important step toward endoscopic cancer diagnosis. more info

Extreme Weather, extreme wheat prices

28/04/2017 Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Price peaks of wheat on the world market are mainly caused by production shocks such as induced for example by droughts, researchers found. more info

Water issues for policymakers

27/04/2017 Leibniz Institute for Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Water and water bodies are essential resources of high value and relevance. In the run-up to the Bundestag elections in 2017 researchers identified five urgent water-related issues. more info

Barley Genome Sequenced

27/04/2017 | Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research

A ten-nation consortium has reported the first high-quality reference genome sequence of barley. For the first time, scientists can now locate all genes precisely in the genome and analyze complex... more info

Same game, different eyes

24/04/2017 Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien

Research has shown that after a game fans have a distorted memory of it in favor of their own team. The perception processes are the same during the game - the fans' memories are biased towards their... more info

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