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Three new primate species discovered in Madagascar

21/04/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists have described three new mouse lemur species. They live in the South and East of Madagascar and increase the number of known mouse lemur species to 24. more info

The ecological role of fruit aroma

13/04/2016 German Primate Center

Scientists show that the aroma of ripe fruits may be an adaptation whose function is to attract primates to consume the fruits and consequently disperse their seeds. more info

Unnoticed Sex Reversal in Amphibians

06/04/2016 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

Hormonally active substances can affect the hormonal system and the sexual development of animals. Artificial estrogen can lead to a complete feminization of genetic males.  more info

Sex with the other species

16/02/2016 | Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisherie

Mating of European and Eastern tree frogs in the lowlands of Poland results in hybrid frogs that carry sex chromosomes from both species.  more info

Spinosaurus

11/02/2016 Museum für Naturkunde

The first life-sized skeleton model of the giant predatory dinosaur in the world goes on display at the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. more info

King Kong was inflexible

06/01/2016 | Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

Scientists reach the conclusion that the presumably largest apes in geological history died due to their insufficient adaptability. more info

Tristan – Berlin bares Teeth

06/01/2016 Museum für Naturkunde

Berlin has a new cultural highlight, crowd-puller and a unique research object. Tristan Otto (Tristan for short) is one of the best-preserved specimens of Tyrannosaurus rex in the world.  more info

Evolutionary Ecology

20/11/2015 Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries

When animals “differ from the rest” they may be able to conquer new ecological niches. Scientists have provided evidence for this phenomenon. more info

Chimpanzees cannot learn a new language

06/11/2015 German Primate Center

Researchers postulated they would have found the first evidence that non-human primates can learn different “referential calls” for the same object. Julia Fischer took a critical look at the data. more info

Surface of the oceans affects climate more than thought

02/10/2015 | Leibniz-Institut für Troposphärenforschung

A study underlines the global significance of the chemical processes at the border between ocean and atmosphere. The identified photochemical reaction is important to improve climate models.   more info

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