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.

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  • Special exhibitions

    Multifaceted insects – Interview on the development of the exhibition

    The travelling exhibition “Multifaceted Insects: Diversity I Endangerment I Protection” offers information, fun, participation and confidence – because everyone can help to protect insects.

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    Faces of the LIB, LIB

    Faces of the LIB: Johanna Hollensteiner

    She is responsible for events at the LIB in Hamburg. When not engrossed in planning here, she is drawn to travel the world.

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  • Museums, Research

    Inflammation promotes evolutionary innovation in “pregnant” ricefishes

    By combining anatomical and molecular analyses, the researchers found that cells and signaling pathways involved in the formation of the ricefish plug usually control inflammation.

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    Treasure of the month

    Our treasure of the month: More than just bribing with sweets

    Our treasure of the month belongs to a group of butterflies that have a particularly interesting interaction with ants.

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  • Press releases, Research

    Social behavior of the honeybee helped to colonize vast areas of the globe

    Closing the knowledge gap on honeybee evolution is important to understand the evolution and genetics of this globally very important pollinator.

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  • Press releases, Research

    World Arachnid Catalogue promotes borderless research

    Borderless arachnid research: With the World Arachnid Catalog, a new international research platform for almost all arachnids has now been launched.

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