Fig. 1: The nucleus of the diatom in bright blue


Long-standing marine mystery solved: How algae get nitrogen to grow

Newly discovered symbiosis between Rhizobia and diatoms could also open new avenues for agriculture

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Abb. 1: KI-designed picture of a candy landscape

Artificial sweetener as wastewater tracer

New study by the University of Vienna shows what the sweetener acesulfame reveals about groundwater flows

08.02.2023 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: Graphic of a person with a dandelion blossom and a dandelion

How to reverse unknown quantum processes

Time evolution of a single photon reversed with a universal rewinding protocol and a quantum switch.

07.02.2023 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: abstract picture of crowds

How we navigate through crowds

Our brain has its own GPS and it helps us navigate by detecting the movements of the people around us.

01.02.2023 | [weiter]

A silvery fish.

Ocean warming reduced the body sizes of fishes in the "twilight zone" in past interglacial

Smaller mesopelagic fishes to be expected with climate warming

17.01.2023 | [weiter]

A hand is holding a coffee cup into which milk foam is being poured.

"Can you make me a coffee?"

Length of speech pauses signals speakers' willingness to do others a favour

16.01.2023 | [weiter]

Abb. 1: Chlamydiae, known as bacterial pathogens of humans, originally evolved in single-celled microorganisms long before gaining the ability to infect humans. The image shows soil amoeba (labeled in green) and their chlamydial symbionts (labeled in orange).

Chlamydiae expand our view on how intracellular bacteria evolve

Despite being intracellular symbionts, some chlamydiae could gain important genes through gene transfer from other bacteria.

10.01.2023 | [weiter]

A plant is stuck in a liquid-filled jar. There are also black balls floating in it.

From the road to the plate: lettuce takes up toxic additives from tyre wear

Chemicals from tyre wear could get into our vegetables via sewage sludge and waste water

02.01.2023 | [weiter]

Illustration of an Asgard archaeon. Under water, a roundish structure with several worm-like appendages. In some places the cell membrane (blue) is not drawn, so that the inside becomes visible: granular material connected with fine rods (orange). In the background, some bean-shaped structures (bacteria) and more Asgard archaea are blurred.

Shedding light on the origin of complex life forms

Researchers at the University of Vienna and ETH Zurich cultivate "missing link" microorganism

21.12.2022 | [weiter]