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Schlager researchers Mirco Limpinsel (left) and Vinzenz Hoppe. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Queue Up the Next Song - Two German literary scholars listen to Schlager music in the service of science

High culture isn’t everything: this is the basic idea underlying many hit Schlager songs, according to Vinzenz Hoppe and Mirco Limpinsel. Udo Jürgens’ evergreen “Greek Wine”, for instance, speaks of guest workers in a tavern who...
20. Sep 2017
High culture isn’t everything: this is the basic idea underlying many hit Schlager songs, according to Vinzenz Hoppe and Mirco Limpinsel. Udo Jürgens’ evergreen “Greek Wine”, for instance, speaks of guest workers in a more ...
Porpoise. Photo: Wikipedia.org/Ecomare.

The Dolphin’s Shy Relative - Genetically analyzing endangered cetaceans in the Baltic Sea

You need some luck to see them. Porpoises are shy and inconspicuous. These two-meter animals flash their dark fins above the water only to immediately dive back down again. Researchers have been observing them in the North Sea...
15. Sep 2017
You need some luck to see them. Porpoises are shy and inconspicuous. These two-meter animals flash their dark fins above the water only to immediately dive back down again. Researchers have been observing them in the more ...
Prof. Dr. Martina Giese. Photo: Karla Fritze

The Middle Ages Are Not So Far Away After All - Martina Giese wants to tap new historical sources

Who has not admired artful masterpieces in museums or sacral buildings of times long past? Such treasures continually inspire writers’ and filmmakers’ imagination for action-packed stories. Imagination can certainly also inspire...
15. Sep 2017
Who has not admired artful masterpieces in museums or sacral buildings of times long past? Such treasures continually inspire writers’ and filmmakers’ imagination for action-packed stories. Imagination can certainly more ...
Prof. Dr. Ariane Walz. Photo: Karla Fritze.

Nature Conservation from Space – Researchers develop new methods for monitoring protected areas

Earth is being increasingly observed, measured, and photographed. Satellites orbiting our planet at altitudes of hundreds to a thousand kilometers are continuously collecting detailed data on the earth’s surface, humidity,...
08. Sep 2017
Earth is being increasingly observed, measured, and photographed. Satellites orbiting our planet at altitudes of hundreds to a thousand kilometers are continuously collecting detailed data on the earth’s surface, more ...
Dr. Natalia Ospina-Alvarez. Photo: Karla Fritze.

In Her Element – Why thallium and other trace elements are becoming a problem for the environment and what can be done about it

They are everywhere: in the soil, in the water, and sometimes even in the air, albeit often in such small quantities that they are hardly traceable. Many trace elements have been known for a long time – yet more in name than in...
01. Sep 2017
They are everywhere: in the soil, in the water, and sometimes even in the air, albeit often in such small quantities that they are hardly traceable. Many trace elements have been known for a long time – yet more in name more ...
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