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To create a balanced composition of popular science pieces, the content is divided in the following five categories (Inspiring Science, Dossier, Inside Eppendorf, Bright Minds and Exploring Life). Scientific topics and research projects from all over the world are combined and in each article experts are consulted in order to meet the needs of the demanding international readership. A special feature is the booklet-in-book concept: Eppendorf’s product-based topics are placed on eight pages long special ("Inside Eppendorf"). The magazine is published twice a year in German and English since 2016.
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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
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
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
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
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
Claudia Kessler, a German aerospace engineer, was denied the dream of flying to the moon. Today, the 56-year-old heads the private foundati ...Read more
Everything to Our Satisfaction?
Sociologist Martin Schröder studies what makes us feel content: he analyzed a huge database, compiled over 34 years. Five findings that resu ...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
Things We Cannot Manage Alone
Community cohesion is considered to be the “glue” of our society. In times of crisis, it ensures that people will collaborate, close ranks – ...Read more
From Patterns and Models
Our daily lives are steeped in mathematics. According to Gerta Köster, professor at the University of Munich, there is hardly an area that ...Read more
Good for the Brain
Shane O’Mara studies how leisurely walks affect our muscles, our immune systems and our brains. Read here how 5,000 steps a day can make a d ...Read more
In Harmony with Nature
New building materials may open up a future in which buildings and their environments can interact with one another. Whether organic or inor ...Read more
Understanding Our Cosmos
Curiosity about our universe is as boundless as the universe itself. Space explorers study it with probes, satellites and telescopes – conti ...Read more
Thirsty – Lights On!
For his PhD, American scientist Christopher Zimmerman studied how neuronal structures influence the behavior of drinking. His findings have ...Read more
The Emergence of a Sense of Us
A good community is not created from nothing. Small groups, more togetherness instead of solitary struggle, and a sense of humor foster a st ...Read more
Grand Old Lady Boston
Boston, the capital of the New England state of Massachusetts, on the East Coast of the United States of America, charms visitors – not only ...Read more
And Then There Were Fewer …
A well-known fact: insects play a critical role in food networks and ecosystems. Another known fact: it is mainly terrestrial insects which ...Read more
Through the Magnifying Glass
During a crisis, the problems and challenges of living together become evident. And suddenly, things are possible that were previously consi ...Read more
And It Goes On
Crisis? Not with me! This is how you manage to turn the supposed threat into an opportunity.Read more
When Cells Learn to Talk
The young Switzerland- based biotechnologist Randall Platt develops tools for genetic research. His method is the first to allow the efficie ...Read more
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