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Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

Researchers from the University of Tübingen and the Senckenberg Nature Research Society say hunting by humans appears significantly cut mammoth populations in western Europe around 30,000 years ago. More Ice Age hunters decimated mammoth populations 30,000 years ago

"Research in Germany" at the 47th AGU Fall Meeting

"Research in Germany" at the 47th AGU Fall Meeting

The congress of the AGU taking place in San Francisco in mid-December will attract almost 24,000 participants. For the fourth time, the “Research in Germany” initiative has teamed up with Clusters of Excellence and other outstanding German research institutions in the geosciences to inform about achievements and opportunities of the German research location. In addition to a collaborative booth, there will also be daily Lunch Lectures, a Career Café and a DFG Leibniz Lecture followed by a German Social as special events. More "Research in Germany" at the 47th AGU Fall Meeting

Neurons listen to glia cells

Neurons listen to glia cells

Scientists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have discovered a new signal pathway in the brain that plays an important role in learning and the processing of sensory input. More Neurons listen to glia cells

Interplay between gas and water molecules

Interplay between gas and water molecules

Scientists from the University of Göttingen and the Institut Laue Langevin in Grenoble have discovered a new form of ice. Ice XVI is the 17th discovered form of ice and the least dense of all known crystalline forms of water. More Interplay between gas and water molecules

What Quails can teach us about the gait of Dinosaurs

What Quails can teach us about the gait of Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs did it. Human beings and monkey do it. And even birds do it. They walk on two legs. And although humans occupy a special position amongst mammals as they have two legs, the upright gait is not reserved only for man. In the course of evolution many animals have developed the bipedal gait - the ability to walk on two legs. More What Quails can teach us about the gait of Dinosaurs