Biologists from Freie Universität Berlin use fungi to study the effects of global warming.
Climate change is in full swing, but how do flora and fauna respond to it? Are there only losers, or do some species actually benefit? And how do certain species manage to adapt? Biologists all over the world are engaged in lab experiments to find out. But how realistic are they?
Literary and media scholar Stefan Keppler-Tasaki studies how authors used early film.
Princeton, New Jersey, January 1938: Before the journalists arrive, Albert Einstein takes a moment to himself. Sixty at the time, Einstein knew what he owed his audience. With a few practiced motions, he fluffed out his gray-white mane until it stood out in all directions. Then he entered the library at the elite university, where the camera crews from the American weekly newsreels were already waiting for him.
Several top athletes are students at Freie Universität; professors act as mentors, helping them to better balance the demands of their studies and competitive sports.
When competitive athletes are also students at the same time, they are often faced with a balancing act: Attendance obligations and test dates need to be coordinated and juggled with training camps and competitions. But because the Olympics and world championships are not geared toward the rules of study programs, nor are test dates scheduled around sporting events, the situation frequently requires compromise.