- © Michael L Smith.
Tuesday, 05. December 2023
Architectural marvels of honey bees and social wasps
Honey bees and social wasps developed a similar solution for nest building although evolution separated them 179 million years ago.
Monday, 20. November 2023
How we play together© Universität Konstanz, Elisabeth Böker
Psychologists from the Cluster of Excellence Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour are using EEG to research what games reveal about our ability to cooperate.read more
Tuesday, 07. November 2023
The mystery of phosphite – a scientific detective story
Konstanz biologists have discovered a phosphorus-based bacterial metabolism that is both new and ancient. In a special role: a calculation from the 1980s, a sewage plant, a new bacterial organism, and a remnant from around 2.5 billion years ago.read more
Thursday, 02. November 2023
Genetic traces of the woolly rhinoceros – in the middle of…
A woolly rhinoceros in southern Germany? Researchers from the universities in Konstanz and Tübingen as well as the Landesamt für Denkmalpflege Baden-Württemberg reconstruct the flora and fauna of the Stone Age based on genetic clues in hyena coprolites.read more
Wednesday, 11. October 2023
Not lazy at all: honey bee drones© Elisabeth Böker
Sometimes it is worthwhile to look at the details, to study aspects that seem to be uninteresting or were previously ignored, and see noteworthy phenomena come to light.read more
Thursday, 05. October 2023
Collaborative research on proteostasis: a look back and…
Proteostasis research is a young interdisciplinary field dedicated to the fundamental biochemical processes of life.
Wednesday, 27. September 2023
People, cars and the elements© Public domain.
It contributed to a whole new perception of nature and yet soon became an environmental problem: How automobility changed people’s relationship to the environment and how this is reflected in American road literature is the subject of the ERC project of literary scholar Timo Müller, professor of Ameread more
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Monday, 18. September 2023
Shadow profiles: the data of others
Shadow profiles in social networks contain information about people who are not members. At the moment, shadow profiles are almost impossible to prevent using technical means, pose a collective problem for society and are a matter that has gone virtually unregulated so far.
Friday, 11. August 2023
Can music fight pollution?© Sara Leigh Lewis
How are concerns about ecological degradation, human poverty and hunger crises expressed through music in African countries? And how do artists use music as an instrument for climate justice?read more
- © Christian Ziegler / MPI f. Verhaltensbiologie
Friday, 28. July 2023
Computer vision and AI count bats in Africa’s largest…
The method produced an overall estimate of between 750,000 and 1,000,000 bats in Kasanka National Park.