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We pollute not only the oceans and the air, but also the skies – with light. Light pollution sounds harmless, but it is in fact a serious pr ...Read more
A “Cheerful Pessimist”
Kelly Nguyen likes to explore new paths and is often surprised by her own success. Just recently, the molecular biologist presented groundbr ...Read more
Good Days, Bad Days
Psychological problems are on the rise worldwide. Even though taboos around psychological ailments are now making room for a new reality, t ...Read more
The Pillars of Energy Transition
Thanks to Research and Development, renewable energy is being generated in ever more efficient facilities – in India, China and Scotland, as ...Read more
Colorful, not Black and White
When it comes to the equality of people from diverse backgrounds, religions or sexual orientation, much is still left to be desired. Why a c ...Read more
The Quest for Eternal Life
Longevity is more than just a trend. It is a field of research which increasingly takes center stage – particularly in the US. Are dreams of ...Read more
Play is deeply rooted in the history of humankind – evolutionarily as well as culturally. Should adults play more? A close-up view of the w ...Read more
What does the future of research look like?
In many areas of life, there are high hopes and expectations for far-reaching developments and innovation in the future. But what does this ...Read more
A Dangerous Game of Hide-and-Seek
It is a race against time: more and more bacteria are developing resistance to antibiotics. How do they do that? Molecular biologist Tanmay ...Read more
Scientific research and lab products: How important is the past for the future?
“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” — Isaac Newton, 1675Read more
A Flourishing Life
Nature provides us with health and happiness; it has been hailed as a teacher and healer for millennia by peoples all over world. The chirp ...Read more
Back to Nature!
The global community is declaring war on the extinction of species. The goal: by 2050, humans are to find their way back to a “life in harmo ...Read more
Castles Made of Sand: Coral Reefs and their Symbionts
Towering coral, vibrant with color, and teeming with life is a common image when thinking of coral reefs. Scores of fish, sharks, sea turtle ...Read more
Bacteria Versus Body Cells
Do our bodies contain far more bacteria than human cells? Researchers have found that this is not the case. The ratio is approximately equal ...Read more
Some Like It Toxic
Certain plants are capable of extracting heavy metals from contaminated soil while at the same time supplying important raw materials. This ...Read more
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 stud ...Read more
Women continue to be in the minority when it comes to senior positions in science and research. Why is this? An attempt at finding explanati ...Read more
A Broader Scope
They are the ones who make science accessible – researchers who blog and who are active on social networks are becoming the digital voices o ...Read more
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