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Girls consider themselves less gifted

13/11/2017 | German Institute for Economic Research

Research shows that girls underestimate their math abilities in school. The results are especially relevant when it comes to the significant... more info

“We need to express the importance of evidence”

02/11/2017

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

Lessons for the future from waves in the past

03/11/2017 | Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research

Giant boulders were washed onto a cliff in the Bahamas many years ago. Were the rocks transported by ancient “super storms”?  more info

Film gems from the field of ethnology

16/10/2017 | German National Library of Science and Technology

Easier access for science: Almost 2000 ethnological films of historical value will soon be available online. more info

Coal almost turned our planet into a snowball

16/10/2017 Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung

While burning coal today causes Earth to overheat, about 300 million years ago the formation of that same coal brought our planet close to global glaciation. more info

Effects of air pollution on the brain

15/09/2017 | Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine

Researchers showed that traffic-related airborne pollutants accelerate the formation of amyloid plaques and enhance motor function impairment in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. more info

Networked and protected

16/08/2017 | Halle Institute for Economic Research

During the financial crisis, billions were spent to rescue banks. Besides the size of the banks, the centrality within the global financial network was also pivotal for financial institutions to... more info

A powerful laser

20/07/2017 | Max-Born-Institute

Laser pulses have been used in a few laboratories worldwide to study light-induced dynamics in atoms and molecules. Now a powerful laser system enables an entirely new class of experiments. more info

Introducing antibodies into cells

20/07/2017 | Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie

Scientists have managed to introduce nano antibodies into living cells. The "nanobodies" open up a new door to treatments for diseases that have so far been untreatable. more info

From dry to wet

10/07/2017 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Climate change could turn one of Africa's driest regions into a very wet one. Scientists find evidence in computer simulations for a possible abrupt change to heavy seasonal rainfall in the Sahel. more info

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