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  1. "It would be nice if there were more of us!"

    AcademiaNet interview with Nicola Spaldin, Professor and Chair of Materials Theory at ETH Zürich

    25.05.16 | Nicola Spaldin about multiferroics, leadership, Women in Science and her passion for being an University Professor.

  2. Smelling and tasting what's good

    Polyamine receptors boost food selection and reproductive success

    18.05.16 | Dr. Ilona Grunwald Kadow's team at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology has identified the receptors enabling insects to recognize polyamines in food. The study suggests that the ability to identify polyamines could have influenced animal survival and reproduction.

  3. "Arctic warming is twice as fast as the global average"

    Interview with Prof. Karin Lochte, Director at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar Research

    11.05.16 | And what currently happens in the Arctic will affect the whole of Europe, says Prof. Karin Lochte, coordinator of the EU-PolarNet project. Lochte stresses the importance of international research in the Arctic, and cautions that these sensitive ecosystems need to be protected.

  4. Globalisation of the Distant Past

    About Nicole Boivin, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology at University of Oxford

    05.05.16 | Archaeologist Nicole Boivin studies how humans have become connected across the world, using plant, animal and linguistic evidence. Soon she will start as Max Planck director at the Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.

  5. Fuel Cells: Cheaper Platinum Alloys

    27.04.16 | A team of researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and the University of Copenhagen, among them Dr. María Escudero Escribano, discovered alloys that are efficient catalysts for oxygen reduction in fuel cells.

  6. Atoms Chat Long Distance

    Experiment opens new possibilities in quantum simulation

    20.04.16 | A research team of experimental physicists led by Francesca Ferlaino and theoretical physicists led by Peter Zoller has measured long-range magnetic interactions between ultracold particles.

  7. How Plants Control Symbiotic Fungi

    13.04.16 | Symbioses with mycorrhizal fungi provide plants with enhanced access to resources. Caroline Gutjahr's team at LMU Munich now discovered a mechanism that may allow host plants to control the extent of symbiosis formation.

  8. GenPort: the EU's Gender Portal

    06.04.16 | Project coordinator Jörg Müller explains why it's important to the EU Commission to pool results from research projects on 'gender and science' that it helped to finance.

  9. Award Inspired by Suffragettes for Lori Passmore

    30.03.16 | To honour her major contribution to science, Dr. Lori Passmore received the 'Suffrage Science Scheme Award' this month. Passmore is one of eleven female scientists chosen for their scientific achievements, and their ability to inspire others.

  10. EU Prize for Women Innovators 2016

    For female researchers who succeeded in business

    23.03.16 | The prize aims to give these researchers more recognition and visibility for their achievements in the private sector. Dr. Susana Sargento won the first prize with her company Veniam that turns city vehicles into wifi hotspots.

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