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Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain

Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain

The oldest known Old World monkey, Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its fossilized skull was discovered on an island in Kenya’s Lake Victoria, where it lived 15 million years ago. An international team led by Fred Spoor of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and University College London (UCL), UK, has now visualized this monkey’s brain for the first time: The creature’s tiny but remarkably wrinkled brain supports the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate family tree. More Old world monkey had a tiny but complex brain

"Research in Germany" at the 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience

"Research in Germany" at the 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience

The "Research in Germany" initiative will attend to the 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience. For the first time, the meeting will take place in a Latin American country. It will cover most important areas and topics of current neuroscience research. The goal is to deepen understanding of brain structure and function, from molecules to behavior, in lectures by distinguished scientists, symposia and minisymposia with thematic leaders of different countries, and posters open to scientists, postdocs and students all over the world. More "Research in Germany" at the 9th IBRO World Congress on Neuroscience

90 Years of Promoting “Change by Exchange”– A Success Story

90 Years of Promoting “Change by Exchange”– A Success Story

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) was established 90 years ago on the initiative of a student from Heidelberg. Since then the DAAD has become the world’s largest funding organisation for academic and scientific exchange. More 90 Years of Promoting “Change by Exchange”– A Success Story

Only 340 Craters Left

Only 340 Craters Left

The geologists Prof. Dr. Stefan Hergarten and Prof. Dr. Thomas Kenkmann from the Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences of the University of Freiburg have published the world’s first study on the question of how many meteorite craters there should be on the Earth’s surface. More Only 340 Craters Left

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