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Archive: News

Ancient Languages and the Benefits of Slowness – Classical Philologist Ursula Gärtner

Ursula Gärtner gets carried away when talking about Catullus’ love poems – and her passion is contagious. She talks about how the Roman poet’s use of the “narrating I” when talking about his feelings immediately spoke to his...
28. Sep 2015
Ursula Gärtner gets carried away when talking about Catullus’ love poems – and her passion is contagious. She talks about how the Roman poet’s use of the “narrating I” when talking about his feelings immediately spoke more ...
The skeleton of Richard III. Photo: University of Leicester.

The True Richard III – How Professor Michael Hofreiter decodes the DNA of the English King

No, Richard III did not have a hunchback; Lars Eidinger is exaggerating. When the actor prepares for his role as king of England at Berlin’s Schaubühne and adds a hunch to his back, this is just theater. It is his way of...
22. Sep 2015
No, Richard III did not have a hunchback; Lars Eidinger is exaggerating. When the actor prepares for his role as king of England at Berlin’s Schaubühne and adds a hunch to his back, this is just theater. It is his way more ...
Test setup of XPRAG. Photo: Choonkyu Lee.

I Spy with My Little Eye… – Linguists research how information is processed in the brain when we change our perspective

“I might speak differently to you than I would speak to someone else,” Isabell Wartenburger says. This is how the Professor of Patholinguistics/Neurocognition of Language summarizes one of her current research projects. Since she...
15. Sep 2015
“I might speak differently to you than I would speak to someone else,” Isabell Wartenburger says. This is how the Professor of Patholinguistics/Neurocognition of Language summarizes one of her current research projects. more ...
Walking back to the base camp after a long day of measuring. Photo: Stephan Schennen.

Thaw in the Permafrost – Will the Siberian tundra become a source of carbon emissions?

The permafrost soils of the Arctic are the cold stores of the North. What they shut in over thousands of years is kept safe: plant remains, animal bones, microorganisms. But it seems that climate change is slowing this cooling...
08. Sep 2015
The permafrost soils of the Arctic are the cold stores of the North. What they shut in over thousands of years is kept safe: plant remains, animal bones, microorganisms. But it seems that climate change is slowing this more ...
Mormyrids in an experimental aquarium. Picture: Karla Fritze

The Electric Code for a Partner – Mormyrids rely on electrical signals to choose partner

How do new species develop? This question has plagued researchers for centuries and remains one of the most topical questions in evolutionary and biodiversity research. Potsdam biologists are looking for mechanisms in the...
01. Sep 2015
How do new species develop? This question has plagued researchers for centuries and remains one of the most topical questions in evolutionary and biodiversity research. Potsdam biologists are looking for mechanisms in more ...

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