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Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

There is no rest for a baby's brain – not even in sleep. While infants sleep they are reprocessing what they have learned. Working with researchers from the University of Tübingen, scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have discovered that babies of the age from 9 to 16 months remember the names of objects better if they had a short nap. More Infants create new knowledge while sleeping

20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships at Freie Universität Berlin

20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships at Freie Universität Berlin

The "Postdoc International" POINT research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin. More 20 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships at Freie Universität Berlin

Dwarf planet Ceres in the spotlight

Dwarf planet Ceres in the spotlight

Planetary scientists have never seen dwarf planet Ceres from this close up. The German-developed Framing Camera on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft acquired this image on 25 January 2015 from a distance of just 237,000 kilometres. More Dwarf planet Ceres in the spotlight

Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Why biologists set up coloured soup bowls on Kilimanjaro and how this helps them find out that bees still live at an altitude of 4,550 metres and other interesting facts: New findings in biodiversity research. More Wild bees at Mount Kilimanjaro

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme

The Leibniz-Association and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offer fellowships for highly qualified, international postdoctoral researchers, who completed their doctoral studies no more than two years ago, the opportunity to conduct research at a Leibnitz Institute of their choice. More Leibniz-DAAD Research Fellowship Programme