- Archaeology Without Borders
Back in the days of the Iron Curtain, joint research was hardly possible. Now, archaeologists like the Georgian Joni Apakidze work hand in hand with their colleagues in Germany.
- Albania’s Forgotten Export Success
Be it sage, yellow gentian or rosemary – Albania is an important player on the European medicinal herb and spice market. But as an Albanian-German research study shows, Europe’s poorest country could make much more of its green treasure.
- The Anatomy of Fear
Where do the emotions live and what happens when negative emotions like fear or stress find their own feet and stop being controllable? How do the emotions influence our supposedly rational decisions? Neuropsychiatrist Raymond Dolan finds the answers to these questions in the interaction between various regions of the human brain.
- Tracking Down Michelangelo
Since the 19th century, researchers have been allowed to use the Archives of the Fabric of St. Peter’s in Rome – and they certainly do use them. Yet, despite this, genuine treasures are still uncovered in the various archives at the Vatican and St. Peter’s. Just recently, art historian Vitale Zanchettin made a spectacular find.
- Through the Eyes of a Bee
A bee’s brain is about ten thousand times smaller than that of a human being and still accomplishes amazing things. The Australian bee researcher Adrian Dyer investigates how bees learn complex tasks and can even recognise human faces. The processes going on in the bee’s brain could become the model for computer systems for facial recognition, at airports for example.