November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Dossier - Taking Care of Nature - #02-2021

 

Many animal and plant species are in real distress, from which only man can rescue them. It is time!...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Giants with Explosive Powers

 

Volcanoes exist all over the world, and since even inactive volcanoes may once again choose to breathe fire, their continued scientific study is crucial. ...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Some Like It Toxic

 

Certain plants are capable of extracting heavy metals from contaminated soil while at the same time supplying important raw materials.  ...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Lost Excellence?

 

Women continue to be in the minority when it comes to senior positions in science and research. Why is this? ...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

The Power of Touch

 

Interpersonal touch is essential for the survival of our species. Touch influences the biochemistry of our bodies – an area of study full of potential.  ...

 

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November 2021 − Bright Minds

Rethinking Work

 

In order to understand our essence and our very nature, as well as our relationship with work, anthropologist James Suzman has returned to the origins of humankind.  ...

 

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November 2021 − Bright Minds

Debunking Disinformation

 

While it is challenging to fight disinformation, it is relatively easy to uncover.  ...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Chronobiology

 

All living beings possess an internal clock that regulates when the organism is active and when it rests. ...

 

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November 2021 −Inspiring Science

The Right Nose

 

Dogs possess up to 300 million olfactory receptors. ...

 

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November 2021 − Inspiring Science

Afraid to Fail? Reach Out

 

Many years ago, a trusted professor suggested I make a radical change in my academic path and pursue a doctorate in psychology. ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

Dossier - Strong through Cohesion - #01-2021

 

Our existence has always been based on the values of community. Why things only work together ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

Understanding Our Cosmos

 

Curiosity about our universe is as boundless as the universe itself. ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

In Harmony with Nature

 

New building materials may open up a future in which buildings and their environments can interact with one another. ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

Good for the Brain

 

Shane O'Mara studies how leisurely walks affect our muscles, our immune systems and our brains. ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

From Patterns and Models

 

Our daily lives are steeped in mathematics. ...

 

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May 2021 − Bright Minds

Space Girls

 

Claudia Kessler, a German aerospace engineer, was denied the dream of flying to the moon. ...

 

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May 2021 − Inspiring Science

Learning to Lead

 

A  bout a year ago, I took  on the best imaginary job out there: CEO of CryoThaw, the finest company that never existed. ...

 

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May 2021 −Bright Minds

Everything to Our Satisfaction?

 

Sociologist Martin Schröder studies what makes us feel content: he analyzed a huge database, compiled over 34 years. ...

 

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May 2021 − Exploring Life

A Broader Scope

 

They are the ones who make science accessible ...

 

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May 2021 − Exploring Life

Dangerous Encounters

 

Borreliosis, Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, Ebola, Malaria or Covid-19 ...

 

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November 2020 − Inspiring Science

Dossier - After the Crisis Comes Opportunity - #02-2020

 

Time and again, throughout the course of history, humans have found themselves facing the abyss. ...

 

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November 2020 − Exploring Life

Viruses: Better Than Their  Reputation

 

Image correction: if you say virus, people think of disease, transmission, pandemic; but, ...

 

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November 2020 − Exploring Life

A Cloud for Science

 

Research is becoming more and more interdisciplinary, but efficiency could be improved if scientists had access to data from different disciplines. ...

 

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November 2020 − Bright Minds

Musical Beats For a Healthy Heart

 

We would like to introduce what may be the most ecologically beneficial animal on earth: the earthworm. ...

 

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November 2020 − Bright Minds

The Secrets of Eternal Ice

 

With the help of satellite images, Angelika Humbert studies the ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica. ...

 

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November 2020 − Inspiring Science

Leaving My Comfort Zone

 

I never thought I would venture far from home. ...

 

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November 2020 − Inspiring Science

Research in Space

 

During their mission, astronauts are on their own. ...

 

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November 2020 − Inspiring Science

How a White Coat Sharpens Your Mind

 

A short excursion into the dressing room of life.  ...

 

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November 2020 − Inspiring Science

Legendary Lakes

 

They hold a fascinating secret and they are the sources of myths and poetry: lakes which, based on their unusual origins or scientific phenomena, are unique on Earth. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

Dossier - No Easy Decision - #01-2020

 

In times of unlimited options, we must decide – a thousand times a day. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

Outstanding

 

There are approximately 65,000 known tree species worldwide, and some of them have made quite a name for themselves. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

Live From the Lab

 

Students and researchers connected by video call: the online platform “Ring-a-Scientist” brings scientists into the classroom – to everyone’s benefit. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

Can of Worms

 

We would like to introduce what may be the most ecologically beneficial animal on earth: the earthworm. 141 scientists from 57 countries have published the first world atlas of the worm. It uncovers surprising findings. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

The Lock-and-Key-Principle

 

Hanns Hatt has dedicated his career to the sense of smell. His research paves the way to new diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities, based on the finding that the fragrance receptors are not limited to the nose. ...

 

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May 2020 − Inspiring Science

Let Your Stars Shine

 

All over the world, doctoral students are working on innovative technologies. Perfect conditions for setting up companies. ...

 

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May 2020 − Exploring Life

Differently Sick

 

When women suffer a heart attack, it often goes unrecognized. ...

 

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May 2020 − Exploring Life

50 Years of Internet

 

From the first message, to roughly four billion Internet users worldwide, it has come a long way: a retrospective review of 50 years of Internet – and a brief preview. ...

 

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May 2020 − Bright Minds

Science in Your Ear

 

Whether it is comedy, culture or a personality show – many, mostly young, listeners love podcasts. ...

 

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May 2020 − Bright Minds

Wonder Women

 

Jess Wade leads a double life. She is polymer physicist during the day. ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Dossier - Curiosity - #02-2019

 

Curiosity helps children understand the world. Later in life, it is essential for successful learning. In the fields of science and economics, it drives innovation.  ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

To the Limit

 

Only approximately four percent of the land mass on Earth is habitable for us humans. Scientists, however, frequently push forward into the most extreme corners of the planet and even into space. Four projects illustrate how it is possible to work in such places – and endure.  ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Unique

 

With his microscope, biologist Gary Greenberg discovers the world anew each day. His favorite object: sand. ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Thinking in Algorithms

 

Computers can only do what we teach them – but what can we learn from them? Efficient problem solving is one example. However, “ computational thinking” is a learned skill. ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Bacteria Paint Pictures

 

For the past 20 years, Erich Schopf has collected single-celled organisms that are invisible to the naked eye. The inventor of “Bacteriography” ensures their transformation into visible art. ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

But Seriously, it’s Science

 

For off-the-wall science that at first strikes you as funny, Marc Abrahams has invented the Ig Nobel Prize, the Anti-Nobel prize. At Harvard University®, Abrahams celebrates the winners in a flamboyant ceremony. Why? ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Start-up With Courage

 

All over the world, doctoral students are working on innovative technologies. Perfect conditions for setting up companies. ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Noah’s Ark for Plants

 

The threat of environmental disasters and wars surrounds us, and crop plants disappear. Seed banks promise a solution – a backup for eternity?  ...

 

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November 2019 − Inspiring Science

Academia's Forgotten Footnote

 

In my third year of grad school, everything seemed to fall apart. I was dealing with my grandmother’s death, and then my girlfriend and I broke up. ...

 

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April 2019 − Inspiring Science

Global Beauties

 

Cosmetics firms send their scientists out into the world for the purpose of researching ethnic personal care traditions. ...

 

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April 2019 − Inspiring Science

The Business of Science

 

Entering the keywords "science fake" into an Internet search engine will yield 760 million results. ...

 

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April 2019 − Inspiring Science

Science Facts, not Science Fiction

 

Artificial intelligence is on the rise. In this interview, Dr. Ulrich Eberl explains where machines already surpass us – and the limits within which they operate. ...

 

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April 2019 − Exploring Life

My Microbiome

 

Our bodies – inside and out – are practically teeming with microscopic life forms, which together make up our microbiome. ...

 

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April 2019 − Guest Contribution

My second Chance

 

I thought that attending a top-ranked university in the West, and especially the United States, would be a guaranteed ticket to success. ...

 

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April 2019 − Exploring Life

Keepers of Microbes

 

The scientists at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ in Braunschweig conduct their research in the realm of the invisible. ...

 

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October 2018 − Inspiring Science

With Prudence and Foresight

 

 

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October 2018 − Inspiring Science

The Alternative is Liquid

 

 

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October 2018 − Inspiring Science

Diversity at the Top

 

 

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October 2018 − Inspiring Science

Peak Cognitive Performance

 

 

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October 2018 − Inspiring Science

Brainless and Bright

 

 

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October 2018 − Exploring Life

Who Wants to Live Forever?

 

 

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October 2018 − Exploring Life

Scientific Myth

 

 

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October 2018 − Exploring Life

A Quantum Leap

 

 

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October 2018 − Exploring Life

Respect your Food!

 

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October 2018 − Guest Contribution

My Lessons in Mentorship

 

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April 2018 − Exploring Life

Loose Goods

 

 

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April 2018 − Exploring Life

Foreign Green

 

 

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April 2018 − Guest Contribution

The Journey of a Scientist Mother

 

 

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October 2017 − Inspiring Science

Buzz, buzz, buzz ...

 

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April 2018 − Exploring Life

A Deeper Look into Ice Cold Molecules

 

 

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April 2018 − Inspiring Science

From Inspiration to Final Product

 

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October 2017 − Exploring Life

Harnessing Super Plants to Combat Eco-Sins

 

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October 2017 − Exploring Life

In Every Nook and Cranny

 

 

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October 2017 − Inspiring Science

It’s All in Your Head

 

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October 2017 − Exploring Life

The Desert is Alive

 

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October 2017 − Guest Contribution

The Transcontinental Scientist

 

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April 2017 − Exploring Life

How Safe Are Gene Scissors?

 

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April 2017 − Exploring Life

The Lily of the Desert – the Myth Never Dies

 

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October 2016 − Inspiring Science

The Power of Fragrance

 

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April 2017 − Inspiring Science

Paper Writing Gone Hollywood

 

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