Yoghurt: This milk is alive

Yoghurt is on its way to becoming the new star amongst the foodstuffs. It not only stabilises bones and improves the intestinal flora, but seems to also protect brain cells.

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Portrait: No Computing, no Science

As Head of IT at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY, Volker Gülzow is master of almost infinite amounts of data. Without him and his colleagues, modern science would be nothing

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Siberia: Mysterious permafrost crater

A mysterious crater was discovered in the North-Siberian tundra. Scientists now have solved the riddle of its origin. It seems to be a geological phenomenon that could increase in frequency in the future.

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Erwin Schrödinger Prize: A molecular powerhouse

Researchers have developed a hormonal substance that lowers blood sugar, slims people down and improves the fat metabolism. This opens up new treatment options for type 2 diabetes and obesity. They were now awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Prize for their scientific endeavour.

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HELMHOLTZ extreme: The most obscure research object

Nobody knows for sure what it is or where to find it: dark energy. Alongside dark matter, it is one of the greatest mysteries of astrophysics.

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