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The UN's Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development formally opens on February 15. In the following interview, Professor Gert Wörheide tells us why the oceans urgently need more attention. more

In collaboration with researchers from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, LMU-palaebiologist Christine Böhmer found support for a one-hundred-year-old hypothesis regarding the evolution of the giraffe’s long neck. more

An international team of scientists found evidence that a rapid climate change some 180 million years ago probably triggered the evolution of the famous long-necked dinosaur giants. Their results were now published in the prestigious scientific journal „Proceedings of the Royal Society of London“. more