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Plate tectonics is the reason for the Earth’s dynamic surface. But when did it first emerge? And will the present-day continents last forever?
There might be a universal code for decoding acoustic signals – from amphibians to mammals.
For years, researchers had assumed that a highly unstable intermediate state had to exist in the reaction. No one was able to verify this. Until now.
Researchers use a simplified model of a protein network to explain how apoptosis is regulated, whose malfunction is linked to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.
These chemical compounds might offer several advantages compared with traditional metal catalysis.
Green algae produce hydrogen, a potential energy source of tomorrow. But how did they acquire the enzymes for that purpose?
It’s as though a tiger has left his cage, although the fence is too high to jump over it.
Spatial cognition or visual sense – which one are rats more likely to use when they have to navigate an unfamiliar location?
Why do barriers ensure that there is less pushing and shoving at the entrance to a concert venue? Researchers from Bochum and Jülich have solved this puzzle in an experiment.
This mechanism could be a crucial step in the cellular degradation of pathogens.
The envisaged industrial application necessitates catalysts to do their job for years. This new method could assist in achieving it.
Up to now, pure biodiesel has caused problems in conventional engines. This could change.
Chemically aggressive conditions prevail during the manufacture of hydrogen from water. This wears out the catalysts used. It would be practical if they were to regenerate themselves.
At present around 17 per cent of the youth in Europe are unemployed. An EU project wants to remedy that.
In the first attempt, the chemists investigated alcohols using their new procedure. Later, they want to work on larger molecules. This could help when developing medications.
Children who are confronted with a foreign language at an early stage at school have no problem learning it. A commonly held view. It would seem, however, that this is a rather simplistic notion.
Even though they don’t have any hands, they have something in common with humans.
We usually imagine comet impacts as a threat and not as the source of life. But perhaps they were precisely that. Researchers in Bochum are looking for evidence for this theory.
In many African countries where English is an official language local varieties of English have developed. This can lead to problems for students in those countries.
An early and precise cancer diagnosis is crucial for successful treatment.