Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism
Ape Fossils Shed New Light on Evolution of Bipedalism

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

The 12-million-year-old bones of a previously unknown species named Danuvius guggenmosi challenge the prevailing view about when and where our ancestors first started walking upright.

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German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Shawna Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats.
Joachim Messing, Developer of Shotgun Sequencing, Dies
Joachim Messing, Developer of Shotgun Sequencing, Dies
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2019
In addition to his work on widely-used techniques, the researcher was known for engineering crop plants.
Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Project DEAL in Germany Reaches Agreement with Springer Nature
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
Elsevier is now the only big scientific publisher that hasn’t struck a bargain with the German consortium of libraries and research institutions.
Germany Announces Continued Increases to Research Funding
Germany Announces Continued Increases to Research Funding
Jef Akst | May 6, 2019
State and federal ministers say they will pump up science budgets by 3 percent per year for the next decade, as they have done since 2006.
As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making
As Elsevier Falters, Wiley Succeeds in Open-Access Deal Making
Diana Kwon | Mar 26, 2019
The divergent strategies of scholarly publishers to forge licensing agreements with libraries are yielding different results.
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
US Government Shutdown’s Effects on Science Ripple Overseas
Catherine Offord | Jan 30, 2019
From canceled conferences to delayed publications, fallout of the shutdown spread beyond US borders, prompting concerns about long-term damage to international collaboration.
German Institutions and Wiley Reach Open-Access Publishing Deal
German Institutions and Wiley Reach Open-Access Publishing Deal
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 16, 2019
The three-year contract, in which all articles will be published as open access in exchange for an annual fee for journal subscriptions, is a triumph for Project DEAL.
Max Planck Society Ends Elsevier Subscription
Max Planck Society Ends Elsevier Subscription
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 20, 2018
The move is a show of support for Project DEAL and the open-access movement.
Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals
Universities in Germany and Sweden Lose Access to Elsevier Journals
Diana Kwon | Jul 19, 2018
Consortia in both countries are pushing for open-access subscriptions with the publisher.
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access
Ashley Yeager | May 16, 2018
A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Pinpointing the Origin of Marbled Crayfish Clones
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2018
Research suggests that the invasive, all-female Procambarus virginalis originated in a German aquarium back in the 1990s.
Shoddy Preclinical Data Used in Clinical Trial Proposals
Shoddy Preclinical Data Used in Clinical Trial Proposals
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2018
Applications for Phase 1 and 2 human studies in Germany frequently lack sufficient information about an intervention’s efficacy in animal experiments, according to a new study.  
Nitrogen Dioxide Linked to Thousands of Premature Deaths in Germany
Nitrogen Dioxide Linked to Thousands of Premature Deaths in Germany
Diana Kwon | Mar 11, 2018
The findings of an official report come a month after a German court ruled in favor of banning diesel cars.
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
German Scientists Resign from Elsevier Journals’ Editorial Boards
Diana Kwon | Oct 18, 2017
These researchers join around 200 research institutions that have cut ties with the publishing giant to support the ongoing push for open access and favorable pricing.
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Potential New German Coalition Government Likely to Clash on Energy
Diana Kwon | Sep 27, 2017
After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.
Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification
Image of the Day: Delayed Gratification
The Scientist Staff | Jul 7, 2017
Eighty years ago, a Neanderthal femur dating back more than 120,000 years was recovered from a Southwestern Germany cave. Now, the ancient bone reveals new clues about the bedfellows of human ancestors. 
German Minister Resigns
German Minister Resigns
Kate Yandell | Feb 12, 2013
The minister of education and research has stepped down after being stripped of her doctorate following accusations of plagiarism.
German Politician’s PhD Revoked
German Politician’s PhD Revoked
Dan Cossins | Feb 7, 2013
The German minister for science and education has been stripped of her PhD after she was found guilty of plagiarizing chunks of the dissertation she wrote in 1980.
Deadly Trait Combo Arms German E. coli
Megan Scudellari | Jun 27, 2011
The virulent strain that has killed 48 people produces Shiga toxin and sticks to the intestinal wall.