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Liquid water found on Mars with increasing regularity

Liquid water found on Mars with increasing regularity

Today, Mars appears bone-dry and dusty – but new analyses of Istok crater provide evidence of periodic flows of debris from its walls into its interior. "What is surprising is that it must have happened reasonably often," explains Ernst Hauber, a planetary researcher at the German Aerospace Center. More Liquid water found on Mars with increasing regularity

Do your PhD in Dresden

Do your PhD in Dresden

The Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP) offers great opportunities for outstanding and enthusiastic graduates who wish to work towards a PhD in a highly interactive, interdisciplinary and international scientific community. Read more about the requirements and register until 7 July 2015. www.dresden-ipp.de > Application Do your PhD in Dresden

Cancer drug prolongs life in flies

Cancer drug prolongs life in flies

Humans, yeasts and fruit flies began to evolve separately millions of years ago. Nevertheless, the cellular processes which regulate cell division and cell death – and therefore the mechanism of ageing – are similar in all of them. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne and University College London have now succeeded in controlling this mechanism, thus extending life expectancy in fruit flies by around twelve percent. More Cancer drug prolongs life in flies

A win-win situation in the rainforest

A win-win situation in the rainforest

Bats in tropical regions are fertilizing trees with their excretions. An international team of scientists recently discovered that seeds of a tropical tree species, which regularly hosts bats in large hollows, contain nutrients from bat excreta. More A win-win situation in the rainforest

Scientists film shock waves in diamond

Scientists film shock waves in diamond

Researchers have used ultra-short pulses of X-rays to film shock waves in diamonds. The study headed by DESY scientists opens up new possibilities for studying the properties of materials. Thanks to the extremely bright and short X-ray flashes, the researchers were able to follow the rapid, dynamic changes taking place in the shock wave with a high spatial as well as a high temporal resolution. More Scientists film shock waves in diamond