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The brown dog tick opens up habitats in Germany

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Temperatures around 25 degrees Celsius, dry and preferably a dog in the household. If the brown dog tick had to post a...

Horses and donkeys revive a desert biotope

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A few feral horses and donkeys scratch the sand with their hooves in the Mojave Desert until they reach the groundwater at...

Cause of mass death of bald eagles discovered

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With criminalistic flair, researchers have solved the mystery surrounding the mysterious mass death of bald eagles in the...

Climate fight looks to CO2 storage

On the roof of the waste incineration plant in Hinwil near Zurich, the air is as low in carbon dioxide as it was before...

Radiation fraud must be exposed

Many people think that science is somehow immune to frauds and misrepresentations. Application of the "scientific method"...

Do Animals Have Supernatural powers?

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Credit: Wikipedia, Kallerna, Creative Commons In my book titled : "Exact Lies of Social Engineering - The Silent...

Body clock research wins the 2017 Nobel prize in physiology

On 2nd October 2017, the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology was awarded to three American scientists Jeffrey C. Hall,...

Swarms of robots go with the flow to reveal the mysteries of the ocean

About 70% of Earth's surface is covered by oceans. Yet, they remain mysterious: we have more detailed maps of the surface...

Nanomachines win Nobel Prize

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry was awarded last month by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to a trio of European...

Looking through 'Smart' Windows

Have you ever wanted a window that you could control how much light and heat it let in? Thanks to scientists at the...

Bacteria Needed to Save Coral Reef

We increasingly hear about how important bacteria are for our bodies and our health, but scientists are now becoming aware...

"Happy little accident" opens new avenues for amazing future batteries

Who wouldn't want a slim phone that stays charged for days and holds its capacity for years? Beyond consumer electronics,...

Eating away at efforts to alleviate climate change

A couple of the greatest challenges we face are climate change and how it impacts the way we feed the world's growing...

A bright window into our past, present and future

A small track for a rover
Look up at a clear night sky and you won't miss it, shining bright like nothing else---the Moon. Its romantic, unique...

Gravity waves a 'Hello! I am here!'

Gravitational waves finally make an appearance
"Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it!" This is the historical announcement with which...

Power for a charger-free world

Pulling out the plug
A team of engineers at the University of Washington devised a system that uses regular WiFi to power small electronics at...

A second wind for exoplanets habitability

Artist rendition of a rocky planet orbiting a red dwarf. With the right conditions, perhaps habitable.
Earth is the only planet we know that has life, so it's easy to think that any other habitable planet must look like...

Converting classrooms into "smart" rooms

Integrating smartphone technology within the conventional classroom setting in universities maybe the next paradigm shift, given the ubiquitous nature of smartphones. But how do we implement this?
Imagine a classroom setting in a university, where students have their heads bent down - not taking notes as you imagine...

The yin and yang of social interaction

At some point in our lives, all of us have found ourselves in a crowded bus stop or grocery store or a music concert. But...

Even cheap wine can taste great

How marketing affects consumer's perception of products
"It's cheap wine so it will not taste great." Does this imply that the wine is really tasteless? Or is one so prejudiced...
Photo by Daniel Pelaez Duque

Healthy reefs survive coral bleaching from heat waves

Relatively recently, a heat wave in the southern summer of 2016/2017 triggered coral bleaching with devastating damage...
Photo by Alexander Tsang

Climate protection: great goals, but no way to get there

Helmut Kohl already knew how to make politics with climate targets. In 1995, shortly before a UN climate conference in...
Image by Gerd Altmann

Pathogens, the invisible historians

Before Covid-19, it was the world's deadliest disease. In 2018, the World Health Organization estimated ten million people...
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Indoor farms are particularly environmentally friendly

Glass display cases in grocery stores are nothing unusual. But what is this one doing in the vegetable section of a...
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Mathematical modelling could reduce infection rates

A quick scan of the cell phone display and the long-awaited entrance to a movie theater, a concert, a handball hall, or...
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Artificial snow to preserve glaciers

Felix Keller is visibly excited. He doesn't seem to mind the double-digit temperatures at 2100 meters above sea level at...
Image by Sebastian Ganso

Mystery solved: The origins of flying dinosaurs

Fossils of pterosaurs, the earliest reptiles to evolve powered flight, were unearthed in the 19th Century but their...

Two billion euro program for innovation in Bavaria

Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) has presented a two-billion-euro program to expand research and innovation in...

Climate Change and Mathematical Modelling Illusions

For the past three decades, human-caused global warming alarmists have tried to frighten the public with stories of doom...

Antibiotic shows antiviral potential

Researchers at Yale have discovered that a type of antibiotic surprisingly displays antiviral properties in...

A green way of coloring denims blue

A new research study led by the University of California, Berkeley engineering Professor John Dueber has shown that indigo...

Future smart devices might provide you with a feel for virtual textures and shapes

Imagine you are browsing the just-released iPhone that you would like to purchase on your tablet. Normally, what would...

Planting trees no longer an option to mop up our increasing CO2 emissions

Nations around the globe are stepping up, determined to uphold the 2015 Paris climate agreement of limiting the global...

Seven "Earth-ish" planets herald a new season in the search for alien life

Astronomers found seven approximately Earth-sized, rocky planets about 40 light years (235 trillion miles) from us. They...

Revolutionizing clean energy by recycling not-quite-so-rare earths

Steel was the material of progress during the industrial revolution, while the twentieth century was the age of Mylar,...

Are we there yet- The long journey to Mars

How close are we to the giant leap to Mars? Recently the partial success of the European Space Agency's (ESA) ExoMars...

How interfering with your vision can shatter your recall of the way things look

How do we recall our stored knowledge of the physical properties of objects? Do we "see" things all over again when asked...

Mars welcomes its latest orbiter ExoMars

On 19th October 2016 the European-Russian mission ExoMars arrived at its destination. It delivered the Trace Gas Orbiter,...

Welcome to the neighborhood, Proxima b!

Scientists of the European Southern Observatory (ESO, headquartered right here in Munich!) discovered a planet orbiting...

Turning a new leaf in the search for lower emissions

Carbon dioxide (or CO2) is probably the most notorious atmospheric public enemy. Being a potent greenhouse gas, it...

Welcome to Jupiter!

How did planets form? Where did they get the ingredients for life, like carbon and nitrogen, that we hold so dear on...

Stretching quantum cats could make for better computers

A team of physicists at Yale demonstrated that the inherent quantum weirdness can be harnessed to make quantum computers,...

Predicting the tipping point of complex systems

While preparing soup, have you ever wondered at what point does a pot of boiling water start evaporating? Now, we know...

Networking: Nature or Nurture?

Interview with expert science communicator Alaina Levine who is the author of 'Networking for Nerds'. Could you tell us...

Even Chimps Trust Friends

Trust plays an important part in any friendship. We trust that our friends will be there for us in a time of need, even if...

A 300-year old mystery solved!

Professor Andrew Wiles (pictured above), faculty at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford has won the most...

When the sea comes marching in

Take the year 2100- although many of us in our 20s and 30s today may not live that long, yet our own children and...

Climate change may not alter Southeast Asian Monsoons

Climate change is a looming threat of the 21st century, and seems to be the talk of the town. One way that the human...
Ready for the movies

Computers of the future may have eyes of an insect

Hold a pencil in front of you and look at it with one or the other eye closed: it appears to shift a little. That's the...
Sometimes exercise is just not enough

Why you won't lose weight with exercise alone

If magazines and health clubs are to be believed, the new year should coincide with a whole new you. Many gyms see up to a...

Religiosity as a predictor of a child's kindness

A recent study on the influence of religion on altruistic behavior among children was conducted by Dr. Jean Decety, at the...
Future traffic jams won't be pollution nightmares

Cooperation catalyzes the evolution of cleaner cars

Cars generate lots of pollution, as the Volkswagen Diesel scandal lately reminded us. From the same two countries where...
The recent Volkswagen emissions scandal has affected up to 11 million vehicles worldwide.

How basic research helped expose VW's dirty secret!

German auto giant Volkswagen's (VW) recent fall from grace is a result of the same greed that brought down Toyota nearly...
A slope with dark streaks caused by water seepage in Valles Marineris, photographed by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Flowing water found on Mars

In a press conference on September 28th, NASA scientists announced that they have solid evidence of liquid water on the...

New approach tries to clear the air over fossil fuels

With an ever-increasing energy demand, the use of fossil fuels is steadily on the rise. But so are air pollution and the...

Pluto's icy breath, young look and big heart: what we learnt from New Horizons so far

On July 14th, NASA's New Horizons probe completed its nine-year-long journey flying close to Pluto. "This mission has been...

Can we influence the evolution of an idea...

Read part 1 of this series at: http://www.themunicheye.com/news/The-yin-and-yang-of-social-interaction-3211 Can you...
Eyes: Windows to the soul and your personality

Eyes wide open

Eye contact is the most basic interaction with another person. When people look into each other's eyes, they spontaneously...
A cartoon depicting that Philae is awake!

Rise and shine, Philae!

After going off the grid for seven months, Rosetta's lander Philae is back. On November 12 2014, it became the first...
The device used in the experiments. Heat traveled slower through this tuning fork when subjected to a magnetic field.

Hot and attractive: magnetism can control heat transmission

From power plants to car engines, from houses to laptops, pretty much everything we do and use disperses a lot of energy...