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The crispy dog treats look a bit like peanut puffs. Photo: Karla Fritze.

The Early Bird Catches the Worm - Nutritionists develop an insect-based dog treat

They are a healthy, protein-rich, and very common food in Asian and South American countries: Crickets, mealworms, and locusts enrich the daily diet of some two billion people and provide a sustainable alternative to conventional...
23. Jun 2017
They are a healthy, protein-rich, and very common food in Asian and South American countries: Crickets, mealworms, and locusts enrich the daily diet of some two billion people and provide a sustainable alternative to more ...
Phewa Lake, an attraction of Pokhara city. The lake was dammed by rubble from the high Himalayas. Whether this was a consequence of major earthquakes in the Middle Ages is not yet clear. Photo: Oliver Korup

On Shaky Ground - Geoscientists analyze silent witnesses to historical natural disasters

The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range on Earth – and one of the most active, growing by about a centimeter a year, which regularly shakes the earth. Landslides and debris flows bringing boulders, mud, and water barreling...
16. Jun 2017
The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range on Earth – and one of the most active, growing by about a centimeter a year, which regularly shakes the earth. Landslides and debris flows bringing boulders, mud, and water more ...
Prof. Dr. Elke Dittmann. Photo: Thomas Roese.

Old as the Hills and Still in Top Form – Cyanobacteria are survival specialists – and the research focus of Elke Dittmann

It could have all turned out differently. Looking back, Prof. Dr. Elke Dittmann attributes her success in becoming Professor of Microbiology at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam in 2009 to a...
13. Jun 2017
It could have all turned out differently. Looking back, Prof. Dr. Elke Dittmann attributes her success in becoming Professor of Microbiology at the Institute of Biochemistry and Biology at the University of Potsdam in more ...
Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan: The jagged canyon reveals sediment layers of former oceans. Photo: Guillaume Dupont-Nivet.

Looking into the past and the future - Geo-researchers investigate prehistoric climate changes

The poles had no ice caps, and the sea level was 100 meters higher than today. 66 million years ago, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, most of the earth had a tropical climate. About 34 million years ago, however, it started...
09. Jun 2017
The poles had no ice caps, and the sea level was 100 meters higher than today. 66 million years ago, when the dinosaurs roamed the earth, most of the earth had a tropical climate. About 34 million years ago, however, it more ...
Looking for geological traces: Bodo Bookhagen working in the field. Photo: Bodo Bookhagen

The Long Path to Excellence – Geoscientist Bodo Bookhagen speaks about working on the cluster application

April 3 was the big day: Those universities that wanted to apply for a cluster of excellence within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal State and the State Governments had to submit their 25-page outlines to...
30. May 2017
April 3 was the big day: Those universities that wanted to apply for a cluster of excellence within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the Federal State and the State Governments had to submit their 25-page more ...
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