Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
Scientists discover giant insect genome
The largest genome of any insect, seven times the size of the human genome, was recently discovered in a grasshopper.
Study proves collision of fin whale with ship
Finnis’ imposing skull with its powerful shoulder section cannot be overlooked in the foyer of the Museum der Natur Hamburg.
An innovative method for estimating the age of fossil deposits
Fossils are the key source of information of the life that existed on Earth millions year ago. But sometimes researchers are missing an important piece of the puzzle to see the whole picture.
Alien land snail species are increasing exponentially
Invasive land snail species can displace native species and harm human health.
„Big muscles and wrinkled skin”: the Hercules pseudoscorpions
In their latest publication, researchers at LIB have discovered and described three new genera with a total of twelve new species of pseudoscorpions.
Dinosaur teeth reveal what they didn’t eat
Comparison of microscopic tooth surface textures of Allosaurus and Tyrannosaurus shows no difference in uptake of abrasive bone with food.